Homeopathic Remedies for Fever

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A fever is the body’s way of fighting an infection. All healthy people will occasionally have fevers. The body will naturally heal itself of a fever, without any sort of intervention. Homeopathic remedies can speed healing and will aid the body’s natural process of healing itself.

All remedies listed in this article can be used for adults as well as children.

Childhood Fevers: When to Seek Professional Help

  • If your child is 6 weeks old or younger and has a fever of 101 or higher: Go to the doctor or hospital immediately
  • If your child is 7 weeks to three months with a fever of 101 or higher: See your doctor within a few hours
  • Has signs of meningitis infection: Stiff neck or neck pain, vomiting, headache, bright lights hurt the eyes.

See your doctor if your child has a fever of 104 or more and does not respond to the following treatment:

Belladonna: The first remedy to try in cases of high fevers. This person will have a flushed, red face. The fever has a quick, rapid onset. The skin is burning hot and the eyes are red and pupils are dilated. They may also have a throbbing headache.

Aconite: These fevers look similar to Belladonna fevers. This person may be thirstier and is extremely fearful and anxious. Whereas someone needing Belladonna will be more irritable, a person needing Aconite will be more fearful and may even believe they are going to die.

Dosage: Give the above homeopathic remedies in a 12C or 30C potency (strength) every 15-30 minutes. As the fever starts to improve, dose less frequently. If there is no noticeable change within an hour, try another remedy.

If your child’s high fever of 104 or more has not responded to homeopathic remedies, try acetaminophen or ibuprofen before seeing your doctor.

With medium to low fevers, try Ferrum Phosphoricum 6X Homeopathic Cell Salts. This remedy is a good specific remedy for moderate fevers. Give every 15-30 minutes for a few doses, then space apart doses less frequently as the fever improves.

Other Homeopathic Remedies for Fever

Nux Vomica: This person is extremely chilly and needs to be covered with a lot of blankets. The fever will often begin after overeating, going without sleep, or using too much alcohol or drugs. This person may also have digestive symptoms and there is irritability. Their symptoms are worse in the morning.

Pulsatilla:This person is clingy, weepy, and craves affection. They are worse when warmly covered or in a warm room. The fever often begins after eating too much rich or fatty food. There is no thirst.

Dosage: Give the above homeopathic remedies in a 12C or 30C potency (strength) every 15-30 minutes. As the fever starts to improve, dose less frequently. If there is no noticeable change within an hour, try another remedy.

See Homeopathic Remedies for Flu to learn about other homeopathic remedies that may be useful for a fever.

References

Feldman, Murray and Gabrielle Pinto. “Homeopathy for Children,” C.W. Daniel, Saffron Walden, UK, 2000.

Dr. Sears Website “Childhood Illnesses: Fever”

By Sonya McLeod
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