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Handle Fevers with Homeopathy, Not Drugs

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

April 19th, 2012  |  15 Comments

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As a parent, is there anything more frightening than a young child with a high fever? Even those of us who have decided to raise our children without the use of drugs could find our resolve weakening without proper preparation in the face of a thermometer reading north of 103⁰. Before you grab the Tylenol, take the time to memorize these three fever remedies.


This is the whole point of my recently introduced system How to Raise a Drug Free Family. We owe it to our families to learn this stuff now, before the fever hits or the flu appears.


Here’s my easy to remember ABC guide to treating fevers with homeopathy:


A) Aconitum 30: This remedy is useful for a fever with quick onset. In contrast to an illness that develops over several days, fevers that can be helped with Aconitum are suddenly high. However, if you don’t catch the fever within the first 12 hours of illness, don’t bother with this remedy. It won’t be the correct choice at that point.


B) Belladonna 30: If the fever is very high, think Belladonna. The child’s face might be flushed bright red from the heat and his eyes may be glassy with dilated pupils. He may even appear delirious.


C) Chamomilla 30: Chamomilla is an extremely useful remedy for fevers accompanying teething. The child who needs Chamomilla is fractious, unable to be comforted, and irritable. He may beg to be picked up, but then demand to be put down again. If you see a child arching his back in frustration while being held, this is a good indication that Chamomilla is the remedy required.


Give a dose of your chosen remedy every 3 hours up to 4 doses and stop as soon as there’s improvement. If your child falls asleep, that’s a great sign that you’ve probably selected the proper remedy. If the fever has returned when he awakens, then continue using that same remedy.


If you’ve selected correctly, you’ll witness a thing of beauty.  Remember, we’re really not treating a fever; we’re just using the characteristics of it to help us determine the remedy that needs to be used to treat the child as a whole.


The fever will inadvertently melt away, but more importantly, the child will be well—most noticeably in his demeanor.  If you don’t see this occur, then you've chosen incorrectly or not used the correct procedure because homeopathy ALWAYS works when the remedy is right on.  There you have it!  Now you’re a fever expert.



Just a gentle reminder that if you find this kind of information useful , then consider studying with a select group of mothers and others in my year long system;  How to Raise a Drug Free Family. I promise you’ll love what you and your family will get out of this. 


Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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15 thoughts on “Handle Fevers with Homeopathy, Not Drugs”

  1. paxagrarian says:

    Chamomilla has been invaluable for all three of my children when teething. I so grateful for it.

  2. Beth says:

    Do you recommend homeopathic remedies only for fevers in a child who has had a febrile seizure?

    1. Seizures in a child who has no history of epilepsy, etc, only means that the fever has heightened, quickly. It’s not a measure of severity of illness.

      Many moms have a difficult time resisting treating a fever, so homeopathy would work nicely in this situation . Having said that, I don’t believe it’s important to ever treat a fever in normal childhood illness.

  3. Bryce says:

    My sister used Chamomilla for her baby when he was teething. it worked great!

  4. Giesu says:

    Joette, thank you for the webinar on helping our children with homeopathy! It’s given me the confidence to to that it really works. I use belladonna and chamomilla all the time.

  5. Jake says:

    Nice guide. Aconite is one of my favorites. There also many remedy finders, such as the ones at abchomeopathy.com, ainsworths.com, incredicure.com, which help you choose the right homeopathic flu remedies.

  6. Amalija says:

    Hi, here in Germany I can buy camomilla c30 or d30. Which one would inuse for a baby irritable from teething?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      At 30the potency, they’re pretty much interchangeable.

  7. Jj tintoc says:

    Hi joette! What if i gave a dose of belladonna when there were signs of improvement already? Though there was slight fever of 37.8? Because I feel like I made it worse by giving her a dose. She is back to 40 degree Celsius! Please help. Her fever has been going on for 3 days now.

  8. Jj says:

    Hi joette pls help me, i might have made my toddler’s fever worse. She’s back to 40 degree celsius fever after giving her a dose of belladonna when her temperature was going down but not clearly gone. What can i do? Do i still give or stop? Is it already producing the symptoms its made to stop?

  9. Kristina says:

    I was always told to never use Belladonna since it has a high rate for causing brain bleeds in its users. Is this not accurate?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Belladonna in gross form can indeed cause such, but you do understand that when a substance is potentized homeopathically that the toxic aspect is lost and the curative aspect brought to the fore. Right?

  10. Kristin Sgro says:

    Hello! Is it okay to have to use belladonna every 3 hrs for a fever that is very stubborn and for a child that is not comfortable as fever increases and therefore can’t rest without fever reducing a bit? (I have seen where others say every 6 hrs or if needed more) I am new to homeopathy and my sons fevers usually responds well to Belladonna in past sicknesses but I’m only seeing little improvement even With this extra dosing I’m using? I felt like his fever maybe responded better when I treated his intense belly pain yesterday morning with Arsenicum …he still had fever but stomache cramping was the more intense complaint at the time so I went that route ….but he no longer has stomach cramping ….would u ever switch and go back to Arsenicum for the fever even though their is no stomach cramping

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      We pivot in acute conditions as needed, so your thinking is on the right track. Indeed, when one medicine doesn’t act given its due or another works better, its time to move along either in frequency or medicine switch.
      But you must read up on the medicines so that you know the scope of what you’re using.
      CHeck your materia medica.
      Here’s mine


      but there are others that can be found on line for free.

      I can’t urge you enough to get skilled up by joining one of my study groups, Gateway to Homeopathy found here

      Stay with it, Kristin, you’ll not be sorry for the time and effort is worth more than gold.

  11. Kristin says:

    Hi there!

    Just want to post a success from my post above-
    I did end up using the Arsenicum 30 and it’s def what he needed. I could tell that was the right remedy based on things you have mentioned in previous posts….it was the first time since his sickness started (He was sick about 48 hrs) that he was able to have a 102-103 fever and YET be up and playing , wanting to eat , napping, and laughing…I stuck with that remedy thru last night and he slept great and he’s back to health today! Thank you for all the info you share on your site!

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