Homeopathy First Aid in the Home

Important first aid actions and guidance

This is useful, practical first aid information to help treat and support children and young people facing a minor physical or mental emergency at home. 

The information is neither exhaustive nor comprehensive but it does offer a place to start. We have the skills to care for our children at home and to know when something more serious requires professional medical help. The aim is not to replace doctors but to empower parents and carers to help their children at home, when they can. 

Simple first aid to support in an emergency:

  • Breathe – focus on the out-breath to clear the lungs. Pause then breathe in ensuring that you fill all of the lungs
  • Count – either with or without a focus on breathing
  • Emotional Stress Release from Touch for Health – pain relief and calming the mind. Hold the forehead gently during and after a stressful situation
  • 5 Flowers / Emergency Essence – repeat as necessary
  • EFT tapping –  repeat as necessary
  • Havening – stoke the face and arms while thinking about the event / situation that causes stress 
  • Drink water – it is impossible to hyperventilate whilst drinking
  • Catch a ball – this is an automatic reflex that takes the mind off the issue  

Make sure the child / young person knows there is a way out of the situation 

Always consider the ‘5S’:

  • Safety – is the person in immediate danger?
  • Stop any harm – will they harm themself or others in the future?
  • Support recovery – in-the-moment techniques to help them manage their feelings now (see above)
  • Someone to listen – listen without judgement. This is one of the most powerful things you can do for someone suffering with mental health issues
  • Show support – how can you support them now and in the future?


Homeopathic First Aid Kits

Homeopathic First Aid Kits are available to support your children and family with everyday minor illnesses and injuries but please be aware that kits available from Homeopathic pharmacies may only be collected after contacting them directly to discuss your requirements. All kits come with traditional first aid and specialist Homeopathic remedies together with a booklet outlining how to use the remedies at home.

Get Homeopathic First Aid advice (normally free) from:

Here are some useful things to consider always having at home:

Your invaluable emergency kit:

  • bicarbonate of soda – great for bee stings
  • white vinegar – great for wasp stings
  • rehydration salt and sugar sachets
  • thermometer
  • sling
  • plasters (hypo-allergenic)
  • micropore (hypoallergenic)
  • stretch bandage
  • cotton wool
  • safety pins
  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • lavender oil 
  • tea tree oil
  • 5 Flower / emergency essence – diluted or full strength – not aromatherapy
  • 5 flower / emergency essence cream
  • shepherd’s purse tincture / womb string – for after birth uterine bleeding and period disruption
  • arnica cream
  • calendula cream
  • aloe vera gel / plant in the house – cut into one leaf and rub on the affected part
  • coconut oil
  • eye wash cup

FREE Online Homeopathy Home Prescriber Course

If you would like to learn more about home prescribing, for a limited time you can access this free course:  CHE Online | The Home Prescriber Course | Hilery Dorrian

More complex symptoms 

If you/your child is experiencing more complex symptoms, or your First Aid remedies are not holding, as well as getting conventional medical advice, please seek 1:1 support from a qualified and registered Homeopath. 

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