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Swine Flu is a viral infection that was first seen in Mexico in March 2009. It has a sudden onset of symptoms, which can include fever, sore throat and muscle aches.
Homeopaths have been among those on the frontline, helping people who prefer an alternative approach to flu and respiratory infections.
Homeopathic medicines, known as remedies, can be used at home in acute conditions, but recurrent viral infections should been seen by a professional homeopath as there may be an underlying imbalance causing the problem.
Remedies which might be helpful include:
Gelsemium: the number one flu remedy, with symptoms slow to come on, where there is much heaviness and drooping, fatigue, clammy skin, flushes of hot and cold, dizziness and congestion.
Bryonia: the symptoms are slow to come on, there is much dryness and pains are worse from even the slightest movement. Firm pressure on the affected area is helpful. They are irritable and want to be left alone. Children may reject what they just asked for.
Belladonna: indicated where the symptoms have come on suddenly and there is heat, throbbing and pain, with great irritability, and symptoms worse from jarring.
Rhus tox: slow onset with high temperature and great restlessness, constantly changing position, muscles stiff and painful. Any draft or cold air will aggravate. There is a feeling of heat inside, but skin is cold to the touch. There is a desire to sip water.
Expert constitutional homeopathic treatment is advised (see chronic conditions)
Those who are concerned a99ut vaccinations should see Talks at Drakefield