It is nearly impossible to avoid getting sick living with small children. What are the best methods to manage cold symptoms, such as congestion, runny nose, sore throat, and cough? Many homeopathic treatments include a warning against use by MS patients.
You will need to be specific regarding which homeopathic remediy is causing you concern. For instance Echinachea, “stimulates the immune system” and many patients will take this as a homepathic remedy for colds. You would not want to take it all the time but it appears to be safe for short term use. In most cases it is the viral syndrome that worsens MS symptoms, not the remedy you take to alleviate the cold.
Please let us know if you have specific concerns about a homeopathic remedy.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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