Taking the Remedies
Firstly, it’s important to note that an acute is something that comes on suddenly and is usually short lived. It is a one-off illness as opposed to a chronic complaint that is low lying, constantly there in the background with flare-ups of the illness from time to time.
An example of an acute is the onset of flu with fever while a chronic complaint is more likely to be eczema or asthma. If you have a chronic complaint then it is advisable to see a qualified homeopath as we look beyond the complaint.
It is very important when treating acute illnesses to be observant to the symptoms. For example:-
- The time of the day or what caused the acute to come on
- Sensation – is it stinging, cramping or itching?
- If it’s a fever does the person feel hot and dry or is there perspiration?
- Is the person irritable, exhausted, no energy, tearful, angry?
- Are they thirsty?
- The location of the ailment.
Taking the Remedy for an acute symptom/illness
Take one small tablet under the tongue every hour until you start to feel better. As soon as there is an improvement STOP taking the remedy.