Summer heat headaches and other "hot weather"  homeopathic remedies

What's the first clue that you may need a "hot weather" homeopathic remedy?

Heat Headaches.

The heat in summer can be dangerous. Emergency rooms often fill up with patients who did not feel the heat in time. Heat headaches are often the first clue that you are entering the danger zone. Fortunately the homeopathic remedy that matches your heat headache can also help your other systems battle the heat as efficiently as possible.

Although nothing helps as much as an air conditioner and drinking lots of water and electrolyte drinks, here are some helpful keynotes to homeopathic remedies that can ease your headache, sunburn and other hot weather symptoms.

Hot Weather Homeopathic Remedies

Belladonna - #1 for heat: as soon as the face gets flushed, especially if not perspiring, get this homeopathic remedy out. The full picture of symptoms includes dilated pupils, a throbbing headache, radiating heat with little or no sweat. A cold compress to the head may feel the most soothing.

Bryonia - This headache might not start while on the field, but if a worse-with-motion frontal headache sets in after the game or the next morning, Bryonia is a homeopathic remedy that can save your day.

Ferrum phos - As the iron cell salt, this homeopathic remedy relieves heat related headaches (when temples and vertex throb or ache), plus physical weakness, fatigue and similar symptoms that say the body is over-taxed.

Lachesis - As heat is a part of almost everything about Lachesis, it can be a very cooling homeopathic remedy. Hot flashes, hot sweats, hot heavy headaches and the fatigue that follows heat, all can find help here.

Pulsatilla - Though they love fresh air, and dread stuffy rooms, Pulsatilla people wilt in the sun with pressing 'as if bruised' throbbing headaches.

Headaches #33 - With Belladonna and Aconite for sudden flushes of heat and Bryonia to cover the after effects of heat, this is a very handy homeopathic remedy combination to take along wherever you go.

Fever #7 - Whether the heat comes from your internal furnace or an external source, this cooling homeopathic remedy can be very helpful for cooling off and minimizing the fatigue that usually follows.

Bioplasma or Tonic Tissue E - Make sure you have these homeopathic cell salts on your side whenever you are facing stresses.

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Please note: these statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Homeopathy's Sunburn Solutions

The new talk is that we too often want a cold splash which makes the difference in temperature even greater and can lead to worse burning. (Same for scalds and burns.)

So it is best to start with tepid applications and let it cool with your skin. Ideally you mix up a bath with Calendula and Hypericum non alcoholic solutions in the water and stay in it as it cools.

Cantharis: a dose or two can ease symptoms of pain and minor blistering due to sunburns, scalds and minor burns.

Urtica urens - relieves pain and itch symptoms due to prickly heat or minor sunburn especially if area has burning, itching sensations and red blotches..

Keokuk Burn Ointment - Keep one by the stove, one by the iron and one by the pool! This ointment is great for easing symptoms of minor burns, scalds and sunburns, including pain, redness and minor blistering.