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    What is the best way to treat childhood illnesses (cold, flu, etc.)

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  • Nyema Hermiston

    Homeopath, Naturopath, Registered Nurse

    Nyema has been in ‘general practice’ treating adults and children for acute and chronic illnesses for over 20 years. She is Vice President of The ... View Profile

    One of the best general treatments that I use for kids runny noses is the combined tissue salts Ferrum Phos and Kali Mur. These come in chewable tablets and can be given every 2-3 hours, depending on how intense the runny nose is. The earlier that this is given after the onset of the runny nose, the more likely it is to abort the cold. Mothers love these tissue salts. They are available singly, or in combination. The combination often includes another tissue salt called Nat Mur, which works well too.
    The success does depend on the reason behind the runny nose - the above is for runny nose caused by viruses.
    When kids get frequent colds - more than two or three a year, there may be an underlying cause, and that's another story…………

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