Antibiotics and homeopathy


Hi all. The focus this week will be on antibiotics and why a few well-timed doses of homeopathic remedies can save you and your child from problems later down the track.

Before going on, I'd like to be clear that I am not here to criticise antibiotics as they can produce amazing results, or those who use them. I just want to caution their use, and most definitely their overuse.

It is well known that in order to kill the unfriendly bacteria making your child sick, antibiotics also kill the friendly bacteria, which does not always grow back. Obviously, repeated use of antibiotics will deplete the gut flora further. The effects of this loss are pretty far-reaching; high on this list perhaps being suppression of the immune system and an overgrowth of unwanted microorganisms such as Candida.

There are probiotics on the market specifically for infants and children which can help to redress the balance after antibiotics, and the NHS states that probiotics can help prevent against children getting diarrhoea if taken during a course of antibiotics.

However, as with anything, prevention is better than cure. Homeopathic remedies do not have side effects and can very effectively nip childhood illnesses in the bud and thus neatly avoid prescriptions of antibiotics. Please check out my blog entries on how to help your child using homeopathic remedies to manage a good number of childhood illnesses. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if I can clarify anything. Thanks for reading.