It’s the middle of winter, and now is a good time to be prepared for the inevitable colds, flu, bumps, and bruises that are sure to turn up at your door. With the warm weather, it seems that cold and flu season has started a bit later this season. Last week, Stroller in the City hosted an event with Washington Market Pediatrics and Boiron. Dr. Tiffany Knipe, founder of WMP, and Dr. Kaufman from Village Pediatrics were some of the special contributors.
The Washington Market Pediatrics space was filled with influencers and conversations about cold and flu, tips on how to avoid spreading or catching these illnesses, and how Boiron homeopathic medicines can help be part of a healthier, more natural lifestyle. This is very apparent, because Boiron provides products that work without causing drowsiness or drug interactions. And, Dr. Knipe couldn’t stress enough the importance of washing your hands often, and teaching your children to do the same.
Here is a description of some of the Boiron products discussed:
Oscillococcinum works naturally with your body to temporarily relieve flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, body aches, chills and fever. Oscillo has been shown in clinical studies to help reduce both the duration and the severity of flu-like symptoms. It does not cause drowsiness or interact with other medications. Oscillo’s sweet-tasting pellets dissolve quickly under the tongue; no water, chewing or swallowing is required. Recommended for everyone ages 2 and up, Oscillococcinum works best when taken at the first sign of flu-like symptoms.
Children’s Coldcalm addresses the symptoms at every stage of a cold, such as sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion and minor sore throat.* It does not cause drowsiness or interact with other medications. Recommended for everyone ages 3 and up, Coldcalm is available for adults in a box of 60 quick- dissolving tablets.
Children’s Chestal Cold & Cough syrup temporarily relieves symptoms of the common cold such as nasal and chest congestion, fitful cough, sneezing, minor sore throat, and runny or stuffy nose.* Available for everyone ages 3 and up, Children’s Chestal Cold & Cough is offered in a 6.7 fl. oz. bottle.
Arnicare Gel – Before pain gets in your way, relieve it naturally at the first sign with Arnicare and feel better faster. Arnicare temporarily relieves muscle pain and stiffness, swelling from injuries, and bruising. Arnicare Gel has a cooling effect for fast pain relief.* This non-sticky, non-greasy gel is quickly absorbed by the skin. It is unscented and paraben-free. Arnicare Gel is available in 2.6 oz. and 1.5 oz. tubes. Boiron Arnicare is also available as a cream or an ointment as well as orally in pellets or tablets.
Calendula Cream – Naturally heal skin irritations with Calendula Cream. It helps promote the healing of cuts, scrapes, chafing, minor burns and sunburn.* The moisturizing texture of Calendula Cream makes it ideal for use on dry or chafed skin. It has no artificial colors or perfumes. Calendula Cream is available in 2.5 oz and 1.33 oz tubes. Boiron Calendula is also available as a gel, lotion or ointment.