Does Your Baby Have a Cold? – Homeopathy Can Help

No one likes a cold, and no one less than a newborn or their parents. Try to remember that we need to get ill to build a healthy immune system, and this too shall pass. Get support and rest where you can, and definitely sleep when your baby does.

There are so many remedies for coughs and colds- many hundreds. Below are just some of the top few. Identifying symptoms for newborns can be the trickiest thing. Try to keep to objective symptoms – colour of discharges, what makes them feel better or worse, different times of day for aggravations, things like this. It can be hard to work out what’s going on at the beginning, but soon it becomes easier when you get your eye in.

If your baby seems to have a constant cold, with chronic catarrh, then get them check out by a homeopath. There is more to this than first aid prescribing.

Nux Vomica

  • Catches a cold easily
  • Developed after getting chilled
  • Burning mucous from the nose (red top lip)
  • Nose runs during the day but is blocked at night
  • Breastfeeding is difficult due to the blocked-up nose
  • Eyes watering
  • Distressing suffocative cough
  • Difficult breathing

Allium Cepa

  • Streaming eyes, with a bland discharge
  • Streaming nose, with a burning discharge (red top lip)
  • One sided nasal catarrh
  • Worse in a warm room
  • Painful hacking cough


  • Streaming eyes, with burning discharge (eyelids red and swollen)
  • Streaming nose, with bland discharge
  • Eyes sensitive to light
  • Cough only in the daytime, with lots of mucous being hawked up

Hepar Sulph

  • Catches colds easily
  • Complaints from a cold wind
  • Worse for fresh air
  • Smelly, yellow mucous from the nose
  • Sneezing when uncovered when sleeping
  • Dry barking cough, worse in the evening

Arsenicum Album

  • Eye and nasal mucous burning
  • Lots of mucous coming out of the nose
  • Lots of sneezing
  • Dry, hacking, exhausting cough, worse at night
  • Cracked lips

Antimonium Tart

  • Loud, rattling, whooping cough
  • Breathing is rattling and loud too
  • Irritable, drowsy, whiny and clingy
  • Don’t want to be examined
  • White coated tongue
  • Thirstless


  • Yellow/green bland mucous
  • Sneezing
  • Exhausting, constant cough
  • Symptoms change
  • Better for fresh air
  • Thirstless
  • Clingy, teary, moany, do not want to be left alone

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