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The Flu

The flu (or influenza) is a viral infection that causes body aches, fever, and fatigue. Some people also experience a sore throat, coughing, nausea and vomiting, or a runny nose. Often times, people become anxious or irritable or sensitive to their surroundings. Honing in on the symptoms that appear most strongly can help home prescribers select the most helpful homeopathic prescription.

Most Common Remedies What to Do

What to Do

At the first sign of illness, carefully select your most prominent symptoms or those that bother you the most. This can include physical as well as emotional issues. Match those with a corresponding homeopathic medicine described below Take 2 pellets of a 30C potency four times daily for up to three days. Stop when symptoms go away. Start up again if they return. If you do not see a change within three days, if symptoms worsen, or if you cannot find a remedy that matches, then seek the care of an experienced professional homeopath (See directory) who can research the complete homeopathic materia medica (of several thousand homeopathic medicines) and design an effective treatment plan for you.

Most Common Remedies

Arsenicum album

Flu associated with fatigue, chills and anxiety Diarrhea and vomiting Thirst for tiny sips of water or tea

Eupatorium perfoliatum

When the flu comes on with strong symptoms including fever and severe body aches Terrible aching felt in the bones and muscles Nothing seems to help lessen the aching pain

Nux vomica

For the flu with intense chills that cause shivering Desires a hot bath but doesn't want to get out from the warmth of the bed Stomach sensitivity with cramping or nausea Sensitivity to noise, light Great desire to get back to work

Bryonia alba

For the flu associated with severe aching with every movement Desire to stay still to prevent the pain Severe left sided headache or head pain in the back of the head

Gelsemium

For influenza when the most prominent symptom is weakness and fatigue Arms and legs feel heavy and it is difficult to lift one's head Chills run up and down the spine Headache at the back of the head

Remember

With the flu, stay hydrated and rest as much as you can. To prevent a relapse, stay home from work or school for one day more than you think is needed.

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