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When do you give Belladonna?

Posted by on Nov. 30, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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My daughter had a slight fever the other day, it wasn't even really a fever, and the only reason I took her temp was because she said her tummy hurt and she was tired. 
It was 99.2.....not even a fever IMO.
So she stayed home from school, rested and downed lots of water, and had tea with honey a couple times. But nothing else.

I told my mom the next day, through casual conversation about Hannah's day and she said "Poor thing, you should have given her some tylenol or motrin, then she could have gone to school"


Right.


So send my sick kid to school with a minor fever when she isn't feeling well. Not to mention, give her medication when she doesn't need it. But it made me feel like crap, like I made my daughter suffer because I didn't "Treat" he fever :(


Sometimes I wish I could just get a little more support on our decisions. 


Anyway, at what point to you give belladonna for a fever? 

by on Nov. 30, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 8:54 AM
Belladonna is easy to know about. You give it with any ailment accompanied by dilated eyes, always look for that.

One of the awesome things about homeopathy is that it is 100% safe, zero side effects (unless there is an allergy to the carrier of course). So if you give it, worse case scenerio it doesn't work, but it can't make anything worse.
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Mommy2justone
by Bronze Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Okay, thanks!

Quoting jellyphish:

Belladonna is easy to know about. You give it with any ailment accompanied by dilated eyes, always look for that.

One of the awesome things about homeopathy is that it is 100% safe, zero side effects (unless there is an allergy to the carrier of course). So if you give it, worse case scenerio it doesn't work, but it can't make anything worse.


RheaF
by Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:01 AM
I thought Belladonna was poisonous? Or is that only in large doses?

Anyway, you were right to keep her home. Even if you had treated the fever she could have had a virus that would have spread. Good rule is to keep them home.
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 9:39 AM
Yup. ALL homeopathic remedies are made with natural toxic substances. They are diluted until there is no remaining material left though, this is why it is so safe for everyone.

Quoting RheaF:

I thought Belladonna was poisonous? Or is that only in large doses?



Anyway, you were right to keep her home. Even if you had treated the fever she could have had a virus that would have spread. Good rule is to keep them home.
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peaches_04
by Platinum Member on Dec. 1, 2012 at 5:04 AM
Treating the fever would have impeeded the bodies natural defense system you were right to not treat it
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thundersky
by on Dec. 1, 2012 at 5:12 AM
I know how you feel. My dd started with a slight stuffy nose and my mom wanted me to give her dymatap to clear her right up. My dd end up with a couph for 2 weeks but I want her immune system to get stronger so it can protect her better.
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