Carahealth Large Homeopathic First Aid Kit
The large kit includes 25 remedies for day-to-day childhood & personal accidents, lumps, bumps & illnesses. This kit is formulated by a degree qualified homeopath & mother of 7 through personal experience
ACONITE – This is a good remedy when chills, fevers, coughs, croup etc. come with a rapid onset. Also a great remedy for mental/emotional fright or shock after bad news, or an accident.
APIS – This is for bee stings, insect bites and jelly fish bites where there is a lot of swelling, heat, redness and stinging pains. Urinary tract infections with stinging pain. It is > cold applications and < heat. It is also an emergency measure for anaphylactic shock to give on the way to the hospital!
ARNICA - For any physical shock or trauma. Give first in any accident or injury, for bruises, bumps and bangs. It can be taken before and after dental extractions and any other surgery.
ARSENICUM ALBUM – for food poisoning with diarrhoea and vomiting. Feel cold and fearful – frightened to be left alone. < 11.00pm – 1.00am. Complaints after exposure to wet and damp.
BELLADONNA – Fever with great heat which follows Aconite well. Red, hot, skin, dilated pupils, throbbing pains. < light, noise and jarring. Throbbing headaches and mild sunstroke. > bending backwards, sitting or standing erect. Sudden and violent onset of conditions.
BRYONIA – A dry remedy. Dry fever, dry cough < for any movement, company or talking. Dry lips, thirst, irritable. Bursting headache < any movement. Must stay still. Red swollen, shiny joints, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sciatica. A stitching pain > pressure. Appendix symptoms which develop slowly – specific. < heat > cold.
CANTHARIS – bad burns and scalds with blistering. Stops the pain.
CHAMOMILLA – great sensitivity to pain. Teething in babies. Very irritable. One red cheek
CHINA – Any illness when a patient is weak after the loss of vital fluids e.g. vomiting, haemorrhage, sweating, diarrhoea. Distension of abdomen, flatulence, burping and discomfort. Oversensitivity.
COLOCYNTHUS – for colic in babies which is > doubling up > hard pressure. Also menstrual colic.
EUPATORIUM PERFORLATUM – Flu, fever with great thirst, aching, bone pain, bruised and aching muscles in back, chest and limbs. Scanty sweat. Restless, chilly, nausea. Weakness. < cold air < 7 -9am < motion. Sick headache, nausea at the sight of food. > vomiting.
GELSENIUM – Also for flu but no thirst. Comes on over a couple of days. Nerves affected. Heaviness in limbs. Face a dusky red colour with heavy droopy eyelids. Chills up spine
HEPAR SULPHURIS – Eruptions, boils, infections, Ailments that are made worse by a draft of air. Abscesses, sensitive to touch. Sore throats, earache that has yellow thick discharge. Pain that is splinter like.
HYPERICUM – is the homeopathic remedy for injuries that are rich in nerves, like fingers, toes. Specific for injury to the coccyx. Use the tincture or cream for very painful cuts, grazes and burns. Shooting pains
IPECAC – Colic with nausea. Giddiness, vomiting. Profuse saliva. Any complaint where there is strong nausea. No thirst.
LEDUM – Puncture wounds, which are cold to touch, wounds from rusty nails, bites, needles, wasp stings. It prevents post injury infections. (Aches and pains that are > ice)
MAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE – Bad cramping pains which are > heat > pressure and doubling up. Especially period pains.
NUX VOM – Hangovers. Illness after too much rich food > fresh air < indoors. Chilly and irritable. Fever when every movement causes shivering even when wrapped up. Piles. Contipation constant ineffectual urge
PHOSPHORUS – After effects of anaesthetics particularly after injections for dental treatment. Jet lag. Dry irritating cough. Loss of voice. Craves ice cream and ice cold drinks. > for sleep. Nose bleeds.
PULSATILLA – Earache. Weepiness, clinging dependant, whining. Craves attention. Crave fresh air, like the windows open. > walking in fresh air. Very changeable. No thirst. Cough > vinegar
RHUS TOX – Aches and pains which are < first movement > on continued movement. < damp < rest < cold > warmth. Restless. Often stops the irritation in chicken pox.
RUTA GRAV – Strains, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Bone injuries, dislocations and eyestrain. < with motion < lying on painful side. < cold > warmth
SULPHUR – > open air. Boils, inflammations, a hot person, burning pains, offensive discharges.
SILICA – splinters, promotes rejection of thorns, glass etc. Boils, abscesses. MUST NOT BE USED if patient has anything artificial in body like new hip joint, pacemaker as it may cause rejection.
HOW TO TAKE THE REMEDIES
All remedies listed are in 30C potency except Arnica which is a 200C. Take 2-4 small pills (one dose) under the tongue until dissolved. Tip pills into cap for administering them to avoid touching the pills. Repeat dose after 1-2hrs if needed. For acute symptoms take one dose every 30 minutes for the first 3-4 doses, then drop back to one dose every 1-2 hrs if needed. Once condition improves stop taking the remedy. If symptoms change, then change the remedy. For babies/infants you can put pills in glass of water, swish around with teaspoon and feed a tsp of water mixture into mouth. You do not need to wait for pill to dissolve. Alternatively, crush the pills and feed directly.
HOW TO KEEP THE REMEDIES
Homeopathic remedies maintain their potency for many years. Keep them away from strong smelling substances like essential oils, toothpaste, artificial perfumes and cleaning agents. Keep them away from strong electrical interference like airport security conveyors, mobile phones and microwaves etc. Store in a cool, dark, dry place where possible.
Carahealth does not endorse the use of homeopathic medicines as an alternative to vaccination for the prevention of serious infectious diseases. Carahealth recommends that members of the public seek the advice of their GP, and/or relevant Department of Health guidelines, concerning vaccination and protection against disease. This kit may be suitable for someone who cannot have vaccines due to medical reasons.