Are you stuck on the antibiotic merry-go-round??!!!

This is something I see quite a lot in clinic. Exhausted and frustrated parents trying to do the best for the children. With conventional medicine we are left with just a few options. If your child is suffering with recurring infections and repeated antibiotics have not solved the issue but rather worsened it then homeopathy can be the answer.

What are antibiotics?

Antibiotics are prescribed by a physician in the event of a bacteria infection.  The first antibiotic was penicillin. Penicillin-based antibiotics, such as ampicillin, amoxicillin, and penicillin G, are still available to treat a variety of infections and have been in use for many years.

Several types of modern antibiotics are available, and they are usually only available with a prescription in the United States and Europe. Topical antibiotics are available in over-the-counter (OTC) creams and ointments.

Doctors prescribe antibiotics for different reasons. Sometimes they prescribe them when they’re not sure if an illness is caused by bacteria or a virus or are waiting for test results. So, some patients might expect a prescription for an antibiotic and even ask their doctor for it.

For example, strep throat is a bacterial infection, but most sore throats are due to viruses, allergies, or other things that antibiotics cannot treat. But many people with a sore throat will go to a health care provider expecting — and getting — a prescription for antibiotics that they do not need.

What is your immune function?

Immune function is like the army within your bodies cells that mount an attack when a virus/illness arises.The overuse or repeated use of antibiotics has caused a depression in immune function. Often times the gut microbiome has been compromised as the drugs used to fight the infection are also killing off the important bacteria that naturally occurs within the body to fight infection. 

How does homeopathic medicine help?

When a Homeopathic medicine is prescribed in this situation the immune system of the child gets a huge boost. Homeopathic remedies work with the body as opposed to “anti” against the body. It promotes an immune response and helps with immunity reserves so your body can fight infection. 

The time between the first prescription and the second is so important. During this time an acute infection can occur. We work together so that antibiotics are not needed or used and the immune system has a chance to do what it is built to do – fighting infections.

If you need help with your family’s healthcare needs; or you are interested to learn how to use natural medicines such as Homeopathy, feel free to get in touch and find out how we can work together.

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