Although homeopathic substances listed in this article are generally not known to cause serious side effects, their effectiveness has not been demonstrated by scientific research. Consumers should check labels carefully, since a homeopathic product that is not diluted, or not diluted enough, may contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, side effects, or interactions. It is always advisable to discuss any new treatment program with your healthcare practitioner.
For more information, see Homeopathy FAQs, "What Is Homeopathy?," and “Using Homeopathy with Professional Guidance” in Homeopathic Medicine.
Earaches can have several origins: allergies, infections, foreign bodies, earwax blockage, or swimmer's ear. Children often have earaches during colds. Homeopathic medicines can be taken at the onset of earaches to decrease congestion and pain. If fever increases or if symptoms last more than three days, see a doctor.