Quick tips

Just a normal first aid bag

Here you will find tips that come from my posts, sorted by alphabetical order.

BREAST FEEDING:

to INCREASE milk production: use a LOW dilution (such as 6C). Take 5 pellets of Ricinus communis 6C morning and evening for 2 weeks. You can renew the treatment if needed.

to WEANING OFF breast milk: use a HIGH dilution (such as 30C). Take  5 pellets of Ricinus communis 30C every 3 hours for 3 to 7 days. You can combine it with Lac Caninum 6C.

CANKER SORES:

  1. You can do mouthwashes with  Baking soda (half a tea-spoon in a glass of warm water) several times a day. It changes the acid/alkaline balance in your mouth and provides relief.
  2. HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES:  there are mainly 2 that I used myself and recommended to others and that I found quite effective: Borax 6C and Mercurius solubilis 6C. You can alternate 5 pellets of each (under your tongue) every hour. One tube contains 80 pellets, so one tube of each would last 3 days (you should see an improvement before you finish the tubes).

COUGH

  • For a wet productive cough, you can use those two homeopathic medicines to make the expectoration easier:

Ipecac 6C and Antimonium Tartaricum 6C: take 5 pellets of each every hour

  • In order to relieve a dry cough take 5 pellets of each of the following medicines every hour

Drosera 30C, Spongia tosta 6C and Cuprum met 6C.

CRADLE CAP

Calcarea carbonica 6C: Just dilute 5 pellets in a little bit of water and have your baby sip on it. Do this twice a day.

CRAMPS IN THE CALVES, AT NIGHT:

Cuprum metallicum 6C: 5 pellets before bed and 5 pellets when cramps occur.

DIAPER RASH

Calcarea carbonica 6C (that comes from the oyster shell): 5 pellets everyday for 2 to 3 days. You can put the pellets in a baby bottle and dilute them in water and have your baby sip from it. Topically, apply a thin layer of Calendula ointment before putting the new diaper on.

DRY MOUTH AND STUFFED NOSE AT NIGHT:

A very easy trick, especially when there is very little humidity in the air and your mouth gets very dry and your nose is all stuffed: at night, put water in a bowl and place it next to your bed. You can add 2 or 3 drops of essential oils such as Eucalyptus or Pine tree. It is a simple way to humidify the area around you while you are sleeping. I recommended it to many people and always heard good results.

EARACHE IN A PLANE:

Ferrum Phosphoricum 6C: this is a homeopathic eardrum protector.

Take 5 sublingual pellets 10 minutes before take off and 10 minutes before landing. You can repeat the dose if you start feeling pain in the ears.

EYE DROPS:

A trick when you use any kind of eye drops: try to never touch your eyes with the tip of the bottle, for 2 reasons

  •  if you are using a bottle that is supposed to last several day, you want it to stay as ”clean” as possible, so if you have an infection you will contaminate the whole bottle. Of course this is not a concern with single dose since you will use a new unit dose each time.
  • if you are using it on both eyes and one of your eyes is infected, you will pass on the infection to the other one that was not so bad so far!

FOOD POISONING: You can get great relief of the symptoms (mainly the GI ones such as diarrhea) by taking 5 sublingual pellets of the homeopathic medicine: Arsenicum album 9C 0r 30C. You can take it several times a day for 1 or 2 days. When you vomit as well, the pellets are very appreciated because you do not need to take them with water (that would trigger more vomiting). It is definitely a medicine I would take with me when I travel abroad and I am not sure of the food and water quality.

HEAVY LEGS:

Start the treatment a week before the flight if you already suffer from heavy legs. If this is only happening when you fly, start one or 2 days before:

Arnica Montana 6C, 5 sublingual pellets 3 times a day

Hamamelis 6X, 20 oral drops in a glass of water 2 times a day

Vipera redi 6C, 5 pellets 3 times a day. This is particularly effective in people who cannot bear having their legs dangling when they sit and who get relief by raising their legs up for several minutes.

After arrival, carry on with the treatment for 2 to 3 days. You should also massage the legs with Boiron Arnicare gel 2 to 3 times a day.

HICCUP:

Cuprum metallicum 6C: 5 pellets asap. Repeat if necessary.

HOT FLASHES:

Lachesis mutus 30C :

  • 5 sublingual pellets 2 to 3 times a day. If hot flashes happen mainly at night, take 5 pellets at dinner time, and again before bed.

Then, add:

If there is profuse sweating: Belladonna 6C

  • Take 5 pellets in the afternoon until perspiration subsides. Or 5 pellets when needed.

Or:

If there is throbbing headaches in conjunction with very sudden hot flashes: Glonoinum 6C

  • Take 5 pellets at each sudden flash until symptoms are relieved.

INSECT BITE

Combine Ledum palustre 6C (Wild rosemary) and Apis mellifica 30C, 5 pellets every 15 minutes, than every hour. For people hypersensitive to mosquito bites and who react with big edema, Ledum 30C, 5 pellets/day during the period of exposure, is a good way to make sure you have it already in your system when you get stung.

JELLYFISH STING

Urtica urens 6C. Take 5 pellets sublingually every 10 minutes for an hour and then every 2 hours

MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM

Take 5 pellets of Dulcamara 9C and 5 pellets of Cinnabaris 9C (also called Mercurius sulphuratus ruber) in the morning, and 5 pellets of Thuja occidentalis 30C

This treatment should be taken for at least one month and you should see results after three weeks: the lesions will start to dry up and then they will fall off.

You can also use this treatment to prevent the lesions from coming back (after scraping for instance).

MOTION SICKNESS

Petroleum 6C: 5 pellets 1 h before the trip, 5 pellets on board before departure and then as necessary. Specifically efficient in seasickness that happens on an empty stomach (you usually feel better by eating before getting on board and by closing your eyes).

There are also 2 other very efficient medicines for motion sickness: use them the same way (5 pellets 1 h before, 5 pellets before departure and then as necessary)

Tabacum 6C: This is the typical treatment when you need fresh air (open the window in a car, or go on the deck)

Cocculus 6C: If you need heat and confinement (and cannot stand the smell of tobacco), Cocculus is for you.

If you have mixed symptoms, just alternate those 3 medicines.

NIGHTMARES:

Stramonium 30C : the child is afraid of the dark and have nightmares. The sleep is of bad quality, often interrupted.
Kalium bromatum 30C: the child has nightmares and talks while sleeping.

When the situation is mixed, you can give five pellets of each 10 minutes before bed time and again if the child does wake up in the middle of the night.

NOSEBLEED:

There are many different homeopathic medicines that can be indicated in nosebleed according to its characteristics in each patient. I only selected 3 that are frequently used:

-In all cases take 5 pellets of Arnica montana 6C  or 12C 2 times a day for a few days.

Ferrum metallicum 6C: especially for nosebleed related to rhinopharyngitis  and accompanied with a mild fever. If it happens regularly, take  5 pellets 3 times a week for 3 month

Phosphorus 6C: if the nosebleed happens without a history of previous episodes, and without obvious reason, take 5 pellets every 10 minutes for an hour.

OSTEOPOROSIS

According to the condition of the bones:

  1. The patient is thin and has a family history of osteoporosis but the bone density is still within normal range: 10 sublingual pellets of Silicea 15C once a month.
  2. There are early signs of decreasing bone density (called osteopenia): 10 sublingual pellets of Silicea 15C once a week.
  3. There is demineralization of the bones, meaning osteoporosis has begun: 5 sublingual pellets of Silicea 15C once a day.

ROOT CANAL

Take 5 sublingual pellets of each of the following medicines 3 times a day, starting the night before the procedure. Continue the treatment as long as needed (usually one to three days). It will lessen the pain and discomfort, and will allow you to heal faster. Of course, if there is severe pain or if you suspect an infection, you will have to talk to your dentist, if can still talk…

Staphysagria 6C: this is a medicine that is particularly efficient in surgical wound

Hypericum perforatum 6C: one of its major indications is nerve trauma

and of course Arnica 6C: for all cases of trauma, swelling and bruises.

SEASICKNESS

Petroleum 6C: 5 pellets 1 h before, 5 pellets when and then as necessary. Specifically efficient in seasickness, and when you feel better by eating before getting on board and by closing your eyes.

There are also 2 other very efficient medicines for motion sickness: use them the same way (5 pellets 1 h before, 5 pellets when and then as necessary)

Tabacum 6C: This is the typical treatment for a patient that needs fresh air (opens the window in a car, or go on the deck)

Cocculus 6C: For a patient who needs heat and confinement (and cannot stand the smell of tobacco)

If you have mixed symptoms, just alternate those 3 medicines.

STAGE FRIGHT/NERVOUS APPREHENSION

If need to urinate often, especially right before the test, cogestive headaches and blanking: Gelsemium  sempervirens 30C

If there is less inhibition, but haste, diarrhea and sleeplessness: Argentum nitricum 30C

Take 5 pellets the night before, 5 pellets the morning of and 5 pellets 15 minutes before. If you do a lot of competition (or for a big test or several test over a few days), you can even take 5 pellets per day for 4 weeks prior to the event.

SUNBURN

Apis 30C and belladonna 6C: alternate 5 pellets of each every 15 minutes then every hour and 3 times a day. This will relieve the edema, the sensation of heat, the redness, and the pain. Apply Calendula ointment first then lotion, several times a day and cover with gauze. Make sure the skin is totally repaired before stopping the applications.

SURGERY (plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, tooth extraction etc):  5 pellets of arnica 12C or 30C, 3 times a day, at least 2 days prior to the procedure and then carry on for 5 to 10 days according to how you reacted to the surgery.

SWIMMER’S EAR: Capsicum annuum 6C 5 pellets every hour for 2 hours and then 3 times a day for 2 to 3 days. Use as soon as possible and of course, see a doctor if pain becomes hard to control or if there is dizziness, or any other signs of a more serious condition.

TORTICOLIS

Cuprum metallicum 6C: 5 pellets asap. Repeat if necessary.

UPPER BACK PAIN related to working on the computer:

Cimicifuga 6C : take 5 pellets 2 to 3 times a day.

VACCINATION

After any vaccine, give your child five sublingual pellets of Thuja 9C morning and evening for five to 10 days (10 days if there is a history of bad reactions in the family, especially among siblings). This is to help protect the child from the rare post vaccination syndrome (that is responsible for various serious chronic health issues).

Also, for the immediate local reaction (swelling, edema, pain, redness and burning sensation), use 5 pellets of Apis melifica 30C and five pellets of Belladonna 9C every 15 minutes the first hour following the injection, and then every two hours as long as needed.

I recommend this protocol to adults as well.

YEAST INFECTION

Yeastaway (Boiron):  one vaginal suppository every night for 7 consecutive nights. Ideally, you should use it at the first signs so you get faster relief.

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  1. Kathaleen Forest says:

    From time to time, always encounter earaches one way or another. I just remedy this disease by taking antibiotics and of course ear healing oils derived from herbs. ‘,”,*

    Warm regards http://www.foodsupplementdigest.com/niacin-flush/

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