The flu has hit my house! (Ok technically, it’s the “I” word for influenza but I was going for the effect.) My little guy came to my room early this morning with a tummy ache. Honestly, I thought he was constipated (and was hoping that was all it was) because his lower abdomen hurt and I thought that made sense until he started coughing and gagging and then I realized oh he’s got the stomach flu.
As the day has gone on, his symptoms have become more clear. He has a headache, a bit of a fever, he’s blah on the couch and he slept for 2 hours. Sure signs for him that he is sick because he’s usually really active and never naps.
So the million dollar question…what remedy am I going to give him? NONE for now at least because I think his body can work this out. I will watch his fever and keep him hydrated as much as I can without inducing more vomiting. For myself, however, I just took a dose of Influenzinum 9c as a preventative because all he wants to do is cuddle up with me. I will continue to do this once per week during the flu season. Below are some other homeopathic remedies that may help for the flu depending on your symptoms.
Arsenicum album Burning pains anywhere in the body. Diarrhea and vomiting, restless, very chilly.
Bryonia Most symptoms made worse by any motion. A great thirst for large amounts of cold drinks. Very irritable, wants to be left alone. Hard, dry cough made worse by any movement.
Gelsemium Exhausting flu-feel like run over by a truck, thirstless, chilly, dull, out of it, muscle ache throughout body.
Influenzinum Prevents the flu, relieves flu symptoms and treats after effects of the flu.
Rhus-Toxicodendron Extreme muscle aching and stiffness. Flus that come from overexertion or getting cold or wet. Better with continued motion, anxious, restless.
All of these remedies (except Influenzinum ) should be available at your local health food stores. You can buy Influenzinum 9c locally at Kemp Homeopathics in South Park or Arcana Pharmacy in Carmel Valley.
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