Cold season is nearly upon us. Colds occur mostly during fall and winter months because the viruses that cause them seem to survive better in lower humidity.
You can reduce your risk of getting a cold by washing your hands often with soap and water; avoiding touching your mouth, eyes, or nose; and staying away from people who are already sick.
Even if you take all of these precautions, you may find yourself coming down with the tell-tale signs of a cold. Here’s where homeopathy can help. “Homeopathic medicines are known for their reliability, and therefore considered by many as an excellent first choice for relief of cold symptoms when self-medication is an option,” said Christophe Merville, a pharmacist for Boiron. “These medicines do not mask symptoms that may develop or indicate a more serious condition, which is especially important due to complications that may be brought on by a cold.”
Boiron ColdCalm addresses symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and minor sore throat pain during each stage of the cold.* For a more individualized solution, homeopathic single medicines can help stop the sniffles and even curb a cough. Some of the more popular medicines include:
- Antimonium tartaricum offers relief to those suffering with thick mucus and nonproductive cough.*
- Kali iodatum relieves frontal sinus pain with runny nose that’s worse at night.*
- Natrum muriaticum helps put the brakes on a runny nose.*
- Pulsatilla relieves colds with thick, yellow discharge.*
- Spongia tosta takes on your dry, barking cough.*
Use Boiron’s Medicine Finder app to pinpoint your symptoms and find the right medicine in just three clicks.
*These “uses” have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.