This stuff, oscillococcinum (that we affectionately call o-silly-o), works.
I rarely endorse or recommend a homeopathic to anyone outside of the family. Even then, I'm rather tight lipped. Hairy eyeballs, skeptics abound and I live in the home town of a rather famous condiment...so alternatives, they fall on deaf ears.
Further, I've always believed that most people need to find their own way to a homeopathic remedy. Typically after an exhaustive course of every other school of medicines before they become a believer. Even then, I've witnessed nay-sayers to their own health.Bah a fluke. If it really worked, my Dr. would know about it.
And so it goes with quack treatments and quack users, we just shrug. Lol.
This time, I'll stretch the neck out and give my thumbs up on a product that is readily available at walmart, of all places.
Testimony from the last 2-3 weeks...
The gal that checked me out who was clearly suffering from horrid head congestion, "does that stuff work?". "yes. Yes it does." I assured her.
My mom and my sister from the drug section at a walmart 300 miles away, " Kyle shared Gatorade with his best friend who has h1n1....what's that stuff mom is talking about?" she later reported three of her children having symptoms present for about a day and a half. Treating each new complaint with oscillo while her children's friends lost a week of school.
From my sweet Dane just after all the pellets dissolved,"omgosh mom, my sore throat is gone!!! It's like magic. No! It has to be dust from God!!"
My dear husband Brian," are you kidding me? Does the sugar coating mask the sore throat or something?"
Forrest the teen, " mom where's the remedy?" lol he has a healthy respect for mom's bag of tricks.
Madison suffered the longest, her symptoms presented like a stomach virus but I still had her back on the soccer field in 3 days. It's worth noting that her school reported to the state of Minnesota with over 100 H1N1 absences in one day last week. The vax is expected to arrive in town in unlimited quantities next week...
So there ya go. That's all I have to report on our little dance with the swine; Success and reduced suffering times. Brian told me i have to tell people about this stuff and this time i think he's right.
Have a box in your bag of tricks. It's just 10 bucks. Treat the first onset of a sore throat or headache with it, then continue to take it as symptoms present themselves...it's a symptomatic treatment, not a course of drugs like an antibiotic.
Good luck friends you can step away from the hand sanitizer...there's real help from our friends, Boiron, in France.