Use of natural and homeopathic remedies in children ailments

Stephen Buskin, Maria Pilar Riveros Huckstadt, Silvia Salatino

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7175/cmi.v10i2.1252

Abstract

In recent decades the use of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) has increased significantly, not only among adults but also in the pediatric population.  Perceived efficacy of homeopathic or natural treatments, fear of drug adverse effects, dissatisfaction with conventional medicine, and the need for more personal attention are the main reasons given by parents who treat their children with homeopathy.

In the present paper the use of natural and homeopathic remedies  for the treatment of children ailments are considered. In particular we focus on minor disorders of early childhood with a major impact on the well-being of the whole family, namely infant colic, teething, upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and tonsillopharyngitis. The results of recent studies on homeopathic products for the treatment of these disorders are be presented and discussed.

Keywords

Homeopathy; Children; Infant colic; Teething; Upper respiratory infections (URTIs); Tonsillopharyngitis

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