Natural Alternatives to Prescription Drugs

Posted by jeff on 8/5/2010 to Oils
There are a number of reasons why you should consider using natural alternatives to prescription drugs. One of them is that drugs can cause a negative side effect to your child. You may be causing more damage to your child instead of helping them.

Essential oils have been researched over and over again and have a tremendous track record. They are safer on the body and have gentler results than most prescriptions. They also have fewer side effects than prescribed drugs.

Amoxicillin is the most popular drug prescribed to children. It can help with infections such as fever, earaches, and colds. An alternative to Amoxicillin is lemon, peppermint, or frankincense.

When your child runs in to allergies they may be prescribed Singulair. While it does help with sneezing and allergy symptoms, it also has possible side effects, which include headaches, dizziness, and nausea. A safer alternative is to use lavender, which can be taken internally to fight off allergy symptoms.

Albuterol Nebulizing Solution is often prescribed for children suffering from asthma. There can be severe allergic reactions to this drug that can lead to severe nausea, dizziness, tremors and swelling. Frankincense can be inhaled, diffused, or applied to the feet or chest to help with asthma and has no ill side effects on the body.

Even something as simple as poison ivy can be treated by natural means. Your doctor may prescribe prednisolone sodium phosphate to treat poison ivy, but again it has a lot of possible side effects to the medicine. A much safer route is to use lavender or frankincense.

When you use these alternatives you it is very important to use them correctly. Just like any prescription, you have to have the right dosage. Some essential oils are safe to use with children, while others are not. Be sure to always check with a professional before ever starting your natural treatment.

There are different ways you can apply these natural essential oils. Some can be put in a glass of water; others can be applied to the chest or throat, or put in a diffuser. Talk to your doctor or aromatherapist for specific directions and instructions.