Your Guide to Homeopathic First Aid for Back to School

School is back in session, and you’ve stocked up on notebooks, snacks, and other necessities for your family. But what about supplies for those unexpected moments? Keeping a first aid kit of homeopathic medicines on hand at home or when out and about is a wise idea, especially this time of year.

Taking charge of your family’s health with homeopathy can be empowering. There are a wide variety of medicines that allow you to individualize treatment based on your child’s needs and activities. Here are a few back-to-school scenarios where homeopathic medicines can come in handy.

Injury and Pain

Playgrounds, gymnasiums, and sports fields are some of the many places where a kid can get injured. You’ll want to have Calendula Ointment in your kit to soothe and heal minor skin irritations.* This all-purpose ointment is ideal for cuts, scrapes, and other minor wounds.

The homeopathic single medicine Arnica montana in oral pellets or tablets is particularly useful for athletic injuries. It works as a pain reliever to address muscle aches, stiffness, and swelling from injuries.* You can also find it as the active ingredient in Arnicare Gel. As a topical treatment, Arnicare is excellent for spot treating sore areas and addressing tender bruises. It’s quickly absorbed by the skin and has no strong medicinal smell.   

Nausea and Stomach Upset

The carpool to school can quickly turn south if your child suffers from motion sickness. Children ages 2 to 12 are particularly susceptible to it. MotionCalm is a convenient choice for relief as it prevents and treats nausea, vomiting, and dizziness from motion sickness.* The meltaway tablets dissolve in the mouth without needing water, chewing, or swallowing. An added plus is that it’s non-drowsy, so it won’t leave your child feeling foggy at school.

Upset tummies from too many sweets and snacks can be addressed with Nux vomica. This homeopathic single medicine relieves nausea, cramps, and other digestive troubles from overindulgence.*

Stress and Sleeplessness

Consistent, high-quality sleep is crucial for your family’s overall good health. Not being able to sleep can also impact the ability to focus or concentrate at work or school. Coffea cruda relieves occasional sleeplessness with racing thoughts and an overactive mind* It’s ideal for kids (and adults!) who can’t fall asleep despite being fatigued.

Overwhelmed by homework and tests? Kali phosphoricum is used to relieve symptoms of physical and mental fatigue. It helps address tension headaches, concentration difficulties, and occasional sleeplessness caused by overworking.*

To discover more homeopathic options to customize your family’s health kit, browse the Boiron Medicine Finder.

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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