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Homeopathic remedies for a baby with a cold

By on Feb 16, 2011

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Colds and blocked noses are a common condition that affect nearly all babies. Conventional remedies cannot generally Homeopathy for a baby with a coldbe given to very young children. Menthol and eucalyptus based products should not be used in children under the age of three months. Paracetamol based products should not be used for baby snuffles or colds, as these products are not cold remedies.

There are however a number of safe and effective natural homeopathic remedies that you can confidently give to your baby to help clear this blocked mucus.

Before we talk about the specific remedies, there are two natural products that can be used alongside the homeopathic remedies. Saline (salt water) nose drops are very effective before feeds, to help relieve the nasal congestion. These drops can be used safely from birth. The other product is Calendula cream. This cream will help to treat the soreness around the nose, and can be applied up to three times a day.

The following homeopathic remedies should be given in the 30c potency, three times a day for up to one week. If the symptoms persist, please consult a qualified homeopath. These homeopathic remedies can be given in various forms. They are available as drops, which can be diluted in a little water. The homeopathic remedies can also be given in the form of tablets or pills, which can be crushed between two spoons, or as a soft tablet, which dissolves in the mouth.

Pulsatilla. This remedy has many indications for babies and young children. Pulsatilla should be given if the mucus is greenish yellow in colour, and if the symptoms are changing, i.e. if the nose alternates from being blocked to runny. Your baby may also be more clingy and tearful.

Sambucus is one of the main remedies for baby snuffles. This homeopathic remedy is indicated if your baby’s nose is dry or blocked by thick mucus. The symptoms may improve by sitting your baby up. Sambucus will help to relieve the nasal congestion, and make it easier for your baby to breathe through the nose.

Nux Vomica can be given for a blocked nose which may be streaming during the day, and blocked up at night. Your baby may also be very irritable.

Merc Sol is a homeopathic remedy that is indicated for if your baby has a cold with thick and yellowish green mucus. Your baby may also be sweating a lot, and their breath may be offensive.

Hepar Sulph is for colds with thick yellow mucus. Your baby may also be irritable and very sensitive to wind and draughts.

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