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Local Homeopathic Remedy
It’s worth checking if homeopathic remedies are available on prescription in your area. Many pharmacists such as Boots will also stock pre-made homeopathic remedies that you can buy over the counter. Your local homeopathic pharmacist or practitioner is a healthcare professional who will have a postgraduate training in homeopathy and be regulated by their relevant professional body.
You can find a local practitioner on the British Homeopathic Association website search facility. You can also register with a GP who is a qualified homeopathic practitioner or be referred to one of the four homeopathic hospitals in the UK.
- Cost: Approximately £4.20 for vial (small bottle) of 7g granules
- Strength: Chammomilla 30c (stronger than commercial brands)
- Ingredients: Typically Chammomilla and sucrose (check with your homeopath or pharmacist at purchase.)
- Ease of Administration: Typically dispensed in a small vial of 7 grams. Tip approximately 10-20 granules into the cap and then into baby’s mouth. No fiddling with tricky sachets. Easier to give to baby when out and about.
- Available: Available 0n prescription from your GP. You local homeopathic pharmacist and also at your local pharmacist such as Boots, who also supply local homeopath remedies. Consulting a homeopath directly allows you to ask questions and procure the correct dosage for your baby’s individual needs.
Nelsons is the UK’s largest manufacturer of natural healthcare products. They are a family business and have been providing natural medicines to the general public since 1860. You may be aware of their Rescue™ Remedy and Bach™ Original Flower Remedies.
- Cost: £4.80 for 24 sachets
- Strength: Contains a 6c homeopathic potency of natural Chamomilla.
- Ingredients: Chamomilla and lactose. Also contains xylitol and starch.
- Ease of Administration: Sachets allow you to pour the powder into baby’s mouth, but it is difficult to assess half dosage recommended for babies under six months of age.
- Available: Holland and Barrett, Boots, Lloyds pharmacies and independent healthfood and pharmacy stores
Ashton & Parsons Infants’ Powders
Ashton & Parsons teething powders are owned by the international consumer product company SSL International. SSL are a large global corporation with well know brand names such as Durex and Scholl. Ashton & Parson’s sits within their UK Over the Counter (OTC) brand portfolio which also includes children’s Medised paracetamol based analgesic and Woodward’s gripe water.
- Cost: £2.53 for 20 wrappers (13p per wrapper)
- Strength: Tincture of matricaria 0.002 ml
- Ingredients: Tincture of matricaria 0.002 ml (an alcoholic decoction of Matricaria Chamomilla, a carminative related to chamomile) and lactose.
- Ease of Administration: The thin paper wrappers can be a bit ‘tricky’. Its easier to put onto a spoon first.
- Available: Most pharmacies and some selected grocery / supermarkets.
- Cost: £6.50 for bottle of 15g granules
- Strength: 3X homeopathic potency of Matricaria chamomilla radix, 1ml (equivalent to 0.001g Chamomilla root in 100g)
- Ingredients: The base granule is made from sucrose and won’t cause problems for lactose-intolerant infants. Suitable for vegans.
- Ease of Administration: Granules can be crushed and dissolved in boiled and cooled water for very small children.
- Available: Online and health stores.
Notes on Using Homeopathic Remedies:
- Always read the instructions on the packet and check the use by date.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- If symptoms persist longer than 5 days seek advice from your GP or homeopathic practitioner.
- If your baby overdoses it will cause diarrhoea due to excessive lactose intake. Treatment would be withdrawal of the product and supportive measures such as oral rehydration therapy.
- See article on chammomilla teething granules for more information.
Homeopathy for Mother & Baby British Homeopathic Association Royal Pharmaceutical Society Fact Sheet, Homeopathy, June 2007 NHS Evidence, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, Introduction to Homeopathy