Homeopathic remedies can be given to any age group, including newborns and can be used during pregnancy. Always check with your homeopath that this is appropriate for your own situation and keep your GP/specialist informed. Always seek medical advice for fever in a child under six months old.
Remedies do not generally interact with other forms of medication and can be used alongside Panadol and other drugs, but if you are in any doubt consult your homeopath or your medical professional.
If you cannot choose between 2 remedies, alternate them rather than give together (see below). This is for those of you who prefer single remedies to combinations.
If you are anxious about giving pilules whole, crush between two clean teaspoons and tap a little into baby’s mouth.
If you find pilules difficult to administer, put 1 pilule in 1/4 glass of water. Stir vigorously and give 1 teaspoon as the dose.
For animals and birds, remedies can be made up as above and if unable to give by mouth, drop on the beak, top of the head or other area where the remedy can contact the skin.
Remedies made up in liquid generally will not last as long as pilules and can be more easily contaminated if the mouth touches the dropper.
Remedies can be subtle in their differences so sometimes it may be a close choice between two remedies. You can either give them separately – try one for a few doses, then the next – or you can alternate them – give them 10 or 15 minutes apart.