BRAUER BABY & CHILD PAIN & FEVER
Brauer Baby & Child Pain & Fever includes ingredients traditionally used in homeopathic medicine to provide temporary relief from pain and mild fever. Baby & Child Pain & Fever may be used in babies from 6 months of age: the natural blackcurrant flavour and included oral measuring dropper make it easy to give to your child.
• Offer your child plenty of clear fluids while they have a fever, but don’t be worried if they don’t have much of an appetite for a couple of days.
• Keep your child lightly dressed while they have a fever.
• Contact your health care professional if you are concerned about your child’s fever or if it doesn’t improve within 24 hours.
• Get urgent medical attention if a headache and stiff neck accompanies your child’s fever – this combination of symptoms may suggest meningitis.
Infants and children 6 months to 2 years: Initially, give 1 mL every half hour for up to 4 doses if required until symptoms abate. May be given 4 hourly thereafter. Children 2 to 12 years: Initially, give 2 mL every half hour for up to 4 doses if required until symptoms abate. May be given 4 hourly thereafter. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.
Each 2 mL dose contains 2 μL of each of: Aconitum nap. 6X; Belladonna 6X; Cimicifuga 6X; Euphorbium 6X; Ferrum phos. 6X; Gelsemium 6X; Merc. sol. 12X; Pulsatilla 6X.
• Artificial colours, flavours and sweeteners
• Gluten and lactose
Since homeopathy was first developed, there has been extensive documentation of clinical experience with this therapy — that is, doctors and other healthcare professionals documenting how their patients respond to treatment prescribed in accordance with the law of similars. In the 19th century, homeopathy became very popular because of impressive results reported in treating people for illnesses that were common then. These results were published in 1900 in a book by T L Bradford MD titled The Logic of Figures or comparative results of homoeopathic and other treatments.
More recently, the results of randomised clinical trials, where homeopathic treatments are compared with a placebo (dummy treatment) or with conventional medicines, have begun to build a more comprehensive picture of homeopathy’s effectiveness. There are now more than 150 scientific studies of homeopathy which fulfil strict evidence criteria and have been published in highly-regarded medical journals. Many of these studies have shown favourable results for homeopathy when compared with a placebo or conventional medicine. 2,3,4,5,6
An extensive review of homeopathic clinical trials (known as a meta-analysis) was published in the British Medical Journal in 1991. This meta-analysis found that 81 of the 107 studies reviewed had a result in favour of homeopathy compared with placebo, while 24 studies did not.5
In late 2011, the Swiss government published the results of its five-year review of homeopathy involving many independent international university researchers. The report has been published as a book and is the most comprehensive review of homeopathy ever undertaken by a government body. The review confirmed that high potency homeopathic medicines appear to stimulate balancing or normalising effects and specific changes in cells or living organisms.
Examining 22 different meta-analyses of homeopathy, the review found that 20 of these showed a trend that was at least in favour of homeopathy.7 The authors concluded that clinical evidence supports a finding that homeopathic treatment is both effective and cost-effective.8 On the other hand, a review of this conclusion suggested that this report is scientifically flawed and misinterprets studies previously exposed as weak.9