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Vitamin C and Arnica?

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sebsmama Mon 25-Feb-13 11:46:41

Thank you Icompletely i knew arnica was for bruising but had thought it was for general healing also. I have picked up some tea tree for the bath, and couldnt find arnica tablets anyway. Calendula sounds better, I will look into it, thank you.

ICompletelyKnowAboutGuineaPigs Sun 24-Feb-13 21:51:33

As EauRouge said homeopathic remedies will be fine. Arnica, however, is predominantly for bruising. For infection of wounds Calendula is excellent (it is the homeopathic 'antiseptic') - both tablets and tincture are helpful. If your wounds are slow healing then other remedies to supplement calendula could also be indicated.

sebsmama Sat 23-Feb-13 19:50:17

Thanks EauRouge. Very helpful!

EauRouge Sat 23-Feb-13 18:20:12

Arnica tablets are homeopathic and don't contain any active ingredients, so totally safe (as are all homeopathy products). There's some information about various vitamins here.

sebsmama Sat 23-Feb-13 14:20:50

Quick question: my c section scar has become infected. I am on anti-bs which are apparently safe for my ebf 3 week old.
I want to take vitamin c and arnica tabs to promote healing and hopefully avoid further courses of anti biotics. Are these safe when breast feeding?

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