Homeopathy safety issues
Homeopathy safety issues that you should be aware of
Homeopathy has been described as a safe alternative medicine where the risks of
harm is very small. This concept of safety dates back to the very beginnings of
homeopathy where it has always been the stated objective that no remedy should
have the potential of causing harm.
This does not mean that there are no risks associated with homeopathic medication. As always these risks increase dramatically in the case of self diagnosis and self prescription of remedies.
As in the case of most "off the shelf" medications and remedies the precautions that should be taken and factors that should be considered are common sense but I repeat some:
Making these remedies yourself, unless you are a qualified homeopath versed in the preparation of remedies, could be very dangerous for you and the people you are attempting to heal.
Keep in mind that many deaths occur because a treatment or procedure started too late.
The conditions and symptoms that must immediately be referred to appropriately qualified medical professionals are many and there are many publications that list these available from your local GP or hospital. I only mention an obvious few (so please do not take my list as complete in any way):
Vomiting or coughing up blood or the presence of blood in stools
Sores or bumps that do not heal - moles/blemishes that itch or change shape or color
Lumps in or bleeding of breasts or genital organs
Bad, persistent headaches.
And way too many more symptoms of fatal/life changing conditions and ailments.
Fully inform your medical practitioners:
Never stop taking medication without referring to your doctor.
Never start taking medicine without consulting your doctor.
Never administer any medicine to children without referring to your doctor.
Never exceed recommended dosages.
I realize that the above and so much more not covered by me is just plain common sense that goes without saying but it is amazing how many people do not heed simple common sense. Please take care.