Croup is a potentially serious event, but while croup can be scary and can sometimes necessitate a visit to emergency, there are times when homeopathy can be a good additional support.
There are three commonly and traditionally used remedies in homeopathy for managing the early stages of croup.
You could use these remedies alongside your plan from your GP or as a first step, even if you are preparing for a trip to the hospital.
What is the Croup Trio?
- Aconite 30c – the first stage of croup when the child wakes coughing and gasping, often in the middle of the night, and you as a parent are freaked out.
- Spongia 30c – this is often the second stage (we try not to generalise in homeopathy) when the cough is barking like a seal and sounds really nasty.
- Hepar Sulph 30c – this is often stage three where the cough becomes loose and hacking and may linger and take time to resolve.
See our recommendations for use under the Directions tab.
Set of 3 bottles available in either 25ml drops or 10g pilules
If your child is having recurrent and/or severe bouts of croup then it is not appropriate to treat this yourself, although these remedies may ease the severity and duration.
Your best option to reduce the frequency and severity of croup is a consultation with a registered and experienced homeopath to look at the underlying family medical history and to work out individualised remedies for your child. This should help break the cycle and bring the system back into balance.
Always see your GP or ED for fever in a child under 6 months old or any age if your child is having trouble breathing.
These remedies are only suitable for short term, infrequent occurrences of croup and should not be used for recurrent, frequent or severe croup without referral to your homeopath or other healthcare professional.
Use only as directed.
Always read the label/information supplied.
If symptoms develop or persist consult your healthcare practitioner.