Medical Expert Shares Health Tips for Parents
Hobart, NY – Now that it’s summer, chances are your kids are by the pool or out playing in the park. And with this increased outside activity comes increases in insect bites, accidents and other seasonal health issues.
Sometimes this usually means a trip to the doctor’s office, but what if parents are conscious of over treating their children with traditional medicines and want to seek natural alternatives?
As a physician trained in both standard and holistic medicine–and as a parent herself–Lauren Feder, MD presents the facts about children’s health in her books Natural Baby and Childcare (Hatherleigh Press) and The Parents’ Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations (Hatherleigh Press), just released in a digital edition for ebook lovers.
Among alternative solutions to the common summer childhood concerns, Dr. Feder offers these suggestions:
Bee Stings and Insect Bites. Summer is about being outside, and having to share the space with Mother Nature which also means more insect stings and bites.
Dr. Feder recommends the following natural medicines: Apis mellifica is a homeopathic medicine known for the effects of a bee’s sting.
Ledum palustre is well-known as an acute homeopathic for bites, stings and wounds. Both are available in tablet and topical forms.
Bumps and bruises. Accidents and other types of trauma are a fact of life. As a busy mother of boys, Dr. Feder knows to expect complaints after a soccer match or a day at the beach.
Arnica montana (Arnica) is the homeopathic first line treatment for injuries–big and small. Arnica comes as chewable tablets to topical gels and creams.
Colds. Catching a chill on a late summer afternoon following a day of sun and fun can lead to colds with runny noses and congestion. When possible avoid extreme temperature changes of heat outside and cold air conditioning inside.
Onion slices on a plate by the bed help clear sinuses during the night. Allium cepa is a homeopathic remedy for early colds and runny noses. Vitamin C, Echinacea and other immune boosters can speed the healing process.
So keep your children safe and naturally well this summer while enjoying the good weather and all the season has to offer.
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