Originally Posted by SpottedFoxx
I second this.
Anaphalixis must be treated immediately with epinephrine. That's it. End of story. For this "homeopathic" somebody to suggest trying something else is irresponsible and borders on criminal.
There is no homeopathic remedy that will stop an anaphalatic reaction.
OMG- just because it didn't work for you, doesn't mean it doesn't work.
Obviously, in emergency cases like an ana reaction, you're not going to ONLY use homeopathy and ignore everything else. And yes, suggesting otherwise is irresponsible- but I don't think anyone has suggested that. Also- the OP very specifically stated that it could reverse a "serious reaction
"- it says nothing about anaphylaxis.
For us personally, I give homeopathics as SOON as I see a hint of a reaction starting- if I see one tiny hive or blotchy spot near DD's mouth, I toss a couple pellets in her mouth and watch closely. Sometimes
it stops the hives in their track, and they are gone within a minute. Sometimes it doesn't, and the reaction progresses, in which case we move on to other options. We haven't had to use our epipen yet.
What has actually worked for us for one of our recent major facial swelling reactions was vitamin C. We weren't threatened with anaphylaxis, since we only had swelling (not near her mouth), so there was no emergency. We tried homeopathics with no results. Doc said to give benadryl... did NOTHING. Two hours later, I gave her a large dose of vitamin C, and the swelling started going down within about 5 minutes and was gone the next day.
You also have to know your own child- if you know your child goes into full-blown anaphylaxis within 30 seconds, certainly don't mess around with a treatment that you don't know will work- go straight for the big guns, no questions asked.