Flu, or influenza is a viral illness that is more intense than a common cold, and can include fever, muscle aching, headache and fatigue. Homeopathic remedies can help in flu prevention, to lessen the severity of a flu and aid in your recovery. Homeopathic remedies are selected by looking at your particular symptoms and matching them to the symptoms characteristic of that remedy.
For flu prevention I recommend the homeopathic remedy Influenzinum 9C. Take one dose per week for 5 weeks, then take one dose per month during flu season. If you are being constantly exposed to the flu (in your workplace or in your family for example), during outbreaks you can take one dose per week. One dose = one pellet dissolved under the tongue, 5 minutes away from eating or drinking.
If you have a history of allergies, upper respiratory problems or an auto-immune disorder I will also recommend you take the remedy Thymulinum 9C. You will pick a different day of the week and take one dose weekly for 5 weeks, then take one dose per month during flu season (on a different day as the Influenzinum).
You can check my blog (www.merylcook.ca/blog) for home prescribing for the flu.
Post flu recovery
Homeopathic remedies can also help with symptoms that linger after a flu has passed. China is indicated for physical weakness and sweating after a flu. For mild depression after the flu, Kali phosphoricum can be indicated. Gelsemium can be indicated for weakness and heaviness that lingers after a flu (China has more weakness and sweating). Take a dose of the indicated remedy in the 30C potency every 4 to 8 hours for up to 3 doses.