2 year old George’s mother first contacted me to ask “Can homeopathy help my child’s weak immune system?”. She told me more:
- George had already had 12 courses of antibiotics, including some in hospital into his vein.
- his illnesses included repeated & severe conjunctivitis, chest infections, impetigo, hand foot and mouth, scarlet fever and also some nasty infections that couldn’t be identified.
- low IgA (an antibody deficiency), that was most likely genetic, had been diagnosed
- He had even been tested for leukaemia. (Fortunately he didn’t have this.)
- His paediatrician had suggested he might need regular preventative antibiotics
When George came for his 1st consultation, we first discussed his immunity. He had been very unwell the previous winter. His mother was therefore particularly concerned how he would be over this winter.
We also explored much more broadly what George was like. I needed this information to pick the best remedies for George.
I learned that he suffered from constipation. He was a fussy eater and would hardly eat when ill. He was also prone to dramatic meltdowns which could last hours.
I chose 2 remedies that I felt matched George’s story well. Of these, one focused on his bowels and digestion and the other was for him overall and his history of severe infections. I also prescribed some herbs (homeopathically prepared) for immune support.
5 weeks later, George’s Mum told me he was the best he had been for ages. He was well and had taken no laxatives or antibiotics. In addition, everyone had noticed that his behaviour had improved – he had had no meltdowns at all.
We discussed next steps. I recommended that we use remedies aimed at clearing any persisting effects from the many antibiotics he had had. As George had also had all his routine vaccinations, we would first use remedies aimed at these. George’s mother was a little unsure about doing this. However, she agreed and when I saw them again 2 months later, she felt it had gone very well. We were now approaching the end of the winter. She reported the following changes in the 3 months since the first consultation:
Improvements after 2 prescriptions
- no significant infections this winter
- no antibiotics
- “it’s been brilliant – he’s like a different boy”
- nursery say “it’s all just clicked for him”
- no meltdowns since his first consultation
- so much calmer and happier
We shall now go ahead with remedies to clear effects from all the antibiotics. After that, I shall probably just recommend that I see George again for another boost as next winter approaches.
Can Homeopathy help my child’s weak immune system?
So let’s return to this question. George’s mother would now have no hesitation in saying “yes”!