My favorite book for treating acute illnesses with homeopathy is:
The Complete Homeopathy Handbook A Guide to Everyday Health Care by Miranda Castro R.S.Hom . This lovely book covers “Safe and effective ways to treat fevers, coughs, colds and sore throats, childhood ailments, food poisoning, flu and a wide range of everyday complaints.”
The book is well laid out and covers a brief overview of the history and theory of homeopathy, which complaints can be treated safely at home and the basics of case taking and prescribing. The remedy information (materia medica and repertory) is clear and easy to read. I love the section on Complaints you can treat, as it contains a wealth of practical information (organized into DO, DON’T AND SEEK HELP IF) to complement your homeopathic prescribing.
Published by St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1990 and available from http://shop.mirandacastro.com and amazon.ca (see link above).