Another possible remedy to take for fear of contagion if Arsenicum doesn’t seem to help is Calcarea carbonica. Bach Flower Rescue Remedy can help ease fears as well.If you feel like you are coming down with an illness and the symptoms have just started, possible choices would be Homeopathic Aconite and Boiron Oscillococcinum (“Oscillo”). If there is a high fever then homeopathic belladonna is a possible choice. Other acute onset remedies include the homeopathics Ferrum phos, Gelsemium, Bryonia or Arsenicum if the symptoms match.
If symptoms progress to coughing or respiratory difficulty, remedy choices might be Antimonium tart, Byronia alba, Phosphorus, Squilla, Kali carbonica or Lycopodium, and if severe, Carbo veg. The remedy would need to be selected based on symptoms. This is where your local homeopath can help.
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To boost immunity on a daily basis: elderberry, Vitamin C, Astragalus, Source Naturals- Wellness formula or other combo immune support supplements are available at natural pharmacies. Vitamin D3 is important for immunity. If you're unsure if you need a supplement, get tested so you have a baseline of your level and can determine how much to take. Supplementing with probiotics or fermented foods can help support the immune system. Avoid sugar, white flour, processed foods; eating a whole foods diet provides the body with beneficial nutrients. Airborne or a supplement like Gaia Rapid Immune Response can be helpful if you are going to be in a crowd or feel like you are coming down with symptoms. Zinc and Selenium act as birth control for viruses. There are many other herbs and supplements to help support the system during an illness.
Common sense prevails to practice good hygiene. If you are sick, seek medical attention. Remedies can be used while seeking medical attention. Have a homeopathic remedy kit or top acute remedies on hand should the need arise. If you have questions, you can schedule an in-person, phone or Skype consultation with our homeopathic practitioner. Wishing you good health!