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Yes, hylands is just a sugar placebo, you can use it with anything.
For those who practice homeopathy, you might want to read the wikipedia articles on homeopathy and "water memory." There's usually nothing in homeopathic treatments other than sugar, water, and alcohol. If you believe in the power of "water memory" then what you're believing in is religion, not science. "Water memory" doesn't exist in science, nor do the "miasms" (e.g. evil energies) that homeopaths believe make us ill. Homeopathy fails to stand up to rigorous scientific testing and the principals behind it are pure fantasy. From wikipedia: "Homeopathic remedies generally contain few or no pharmacologically active molecules, and for such remedies to have pharmacological effect would violate fundamental principles of science." I will repeat: homeopathy is religion. If you're religious then it's no problem to believe that evil spirits can be ousted from your body with magical potions. If you put more stock in the scientific method than in religion, though, be aware that homeopathy has been debunked.
That being said, my son likes Hyland's. I think the sugary dissolving action of the tablet distracts him from his teething discomfort. The only concern I have with things like Hyland's is that they aren't regulated by the FDA. Due to the FDA's loosey-goosey standards, there have been some cases of homeopathic treatments poisoning people with arsenic and zinc. The people poisoned by the zinc permanently lost their sense of smell.
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