If not Antibiotics, then what?

probiotics-vs-antibiotics1Part 3 of 3: Treatment options for minor infections

Antibiotic-overuse for minor infections causes inefficiency when antibiotics are used for serious infections. We should therefore look at alternatives before treating minor infections with antibiotics. Overuse of antibiotics is also damaging to the immune more information on this can be found here ( Part 1 and Part 2 of “If not Antibiotics, then what?”)

One of the secrets of fighting infections without antibiotic use is to fight them as soon as they start. At the same time, always remember to look after the immune system.

(For more on the immune system see part 2 of “If not Antibiotics, then what?).
Here are some wonderful infection fighters to use at the first sign of a variety of minor

infections (you can click on some of them to read more):

Blocked nose or mild sinusitis

  • Euphorbium Nasal Spray
  • Saline Nasal Rinses
  • Olbas oil
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Freshly cut onion next to the bed: A simple but surprisingly effective way to helpfight mild cold symptoms. Cut up fresh onion put it in the bedroom and it will release infection fighting substances into the air. These are then inhaled during the night..

Coughing

  • Herbal cough mix
  • Nectadyn cough syrup
  • Hedera Helix / Ivy preparations
  • N-Acetyl Cysteine
  • Nebuliser with saline
  • Humidifier
  • Olbas oil
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Freshly cut onion next to the bed

Sore throat

Sore ears

  • Euphorbium Nasal Spray
  • Similisan ear drops
  • Prevent recurring ear infections by keeping the ears dry after swimming. Youcan do this with “Swimmers ear drops” available from most pharmacies.(Do not use with grommets).
  • Freshly cut onion next to the bed

Bladder infection

Wound/skin infections

Tummy bugs

  • If someone is vomiting, just use a teaspoon of “rehydrate”-solution (availablefrom most pharmacies) initially every 20-30 minutes until they keep it in. Then increase rehydrate intake and very gradually start with food again (such as peeled and grated/cooked apple).
  • For diarrhoea and stomach cramps you can use:
    – HumigoldNaturefresh
    – Parasite Remedy
    – Naturefresh Olive Leaf Extract
    – AIM Herbal Fibre Blend
    – Probiotics
    – Because you loose a lot of water and electrolytes even when you“only” have diarrhoea, you also need to take some “rehydrate”-solution.

Please note: Always consult a medical practitioner to keep an eye on infections. The above mentioned infection fighters are all meant to be used for minor infections only and are no replacement for treatment and diagnostics by a qualified medical practitioner.