Dr. Kate Hunter is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor practising in Toronto, who specializes in Auricular & Bioenergetic Medicine, which is a unique combination of Naturopathy, Medical Intuition and Acupuncture.
I am currently in the midst of getting over a very strange medical happening - I was bit by a spider at the cottage which created a very bad infection and abscess on my chin! The infection spread quickly down my neck and into my jaw resulting in a few days of cognitive impairment. I am writing you about this randomness not to scare you but because it is important to be prepared for whatever life (or the insect world!) throws at you.
I have created a go-to Natural first aid kit to help you with any sudden medical conditions that may arise:
Homeopathic Remedy - Arsenicum Album 200 CH . If diarrhea occurs, take 3 pellets at onset and every 15 minutes for 1 hr. Then up to 4x/day until symptoms improve or as needed.
For bumps and bruises, aches and pains:
Homeopathic Remedy - Arnica montana 200CH - Take 3 pellets at onset of symptoms 3x/day until symptoms subside.
For minor burns:
Homeopathic Remedy - Cantharis 200CH - Take 3 pellets at onset of symptoms 3x/day until symptoms subside.
Topically use Callendulla cram (St Francis has great combos) 3x/day.
Berberis Formula by Seroyal - this natural antibiotic is my go-to for bacterial infections - take 2 pills 3x/day (be sure to take away from probiotics)
Oil of Oregano or Echinacea tincture - follow dropper dosage on the bottle, can be used for up to 15 days straight. Great to take on trips or send with your kids to camp!
Throat or Ear Infection:
Grapefruit Seed Extract - (by Nutribiotics)
Throat Gargle - Stir 3 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) into a small (3 oz. or more) glass of water. Gargle several times. Use as often as needed. Always dilute.
Ear Rinse - Thoroughly mix 3-5 drops of GSE with 1 oz. of glycerin or alcohol. Apply 1-2 drops of this solution in affected ear 1-2 times daily. Use as often as needed. Do not use full strength in ears.
Severe swelling and itching can indicate a B vitamin deficiency - supplement with a B multi through the summer months.
- Ledum 30CH (for infected bites) - Take 3 pellets at onset of symptoms 3x/day until symptoms subside.
- Apis 30CH (for swollen, redness) - Take 3 pellets at onset of symptoms 3x/day until symptoms subside.
Wishing everyone a healthy and infection free rest of your summer!! :)