Homeopathy/Hand Foot and Mouth
Molly C wrote at 2007-08-15 01:20:12
Dr. Irish that is preposterous. Homeopathy is amazing because it is SAFE. Safe because you'd have to take the whole freaking bottle of pills to even begin to think about proving a rememdy...Rest assured parents everything is OK. Give a child a remedy 3x and if you see no change for the better discontinue and try something else
shocked reader wrote at 2007-09-05 23:32:55
OMG! Nice bedside manner "Dr" Irish - not! I'd hate to see what you're like in person!
Monica wrote at 2008-04-25 23:43:37
In regards to what the "Dr" said. Who are you to be so cruel to someone seeking help? Isn't the point of a dr. to help, you can do that without being so mean.
I am under homeopathic treatment and have taken classes by who is treating me. In the several years I have Never had the "wrong" remedy prove itself as you are saying. I know there are a few remedies that can be dangerous when used in critical situations and in case of any Emergency situation one does not want to guess as not using the right remedy could keep you from using the right one that could save someones life.
I recommend to the reader to look at Rhus Tox, Mercury, Psorinum and Sulpher for the Hand foot as that is what I will be testing a child for this evening.
ABC homeopathy could be a good site to look up specific remedies and oddities that apply to each remedy.
Melissa wrote at 2008-07-31 22:15:40
This Dr. should have his/her license taken away (if he/she really has one) for being an utter retard. I am a student of Alternative Medicine and seeing a reaction like this makes me wonder where in the world he/she recieved their clinical internship? Everyone knows that Homeopathy poses no side effects because it is simply herbs/water dilluted 100-1000's times if not greater. Then shaken, which "increases" the power or strength of the remedy. Anyways most people experience, if at all, a placebo effect which is kinda like taking a sugar pill. Sure it helps some people because the mind is the most powerful object and is what really heals us. Okay Dr. Alva Irish, please explain to us how James Randy a famous skeptic, took a whole bottle of homeopathic sleeping pills and nothing happened? They have tested Homeopathic remedies down to the cellular level and have found they don't effect anything at all.
HM wrote at 2008-10-06 00:41:26
To Melissa, shame on you. You may be a student of "alternative medicine" but you are certainly no student of homeopathy. For your information there have been many trial of the effects of homeopathic medicines at a cellular level which have shown positive results. Try googling "homeopathic effect at a cellular level", you will find plenty of studies confirming this. That would have been the clever thing to do before posting your wildly inaccurate claims, not to mention your outdated 'placebo' theory. In future please do homeopathy a favour by NOT defending it.
concerned reader wrote at 2008-11-02 20:38:07
Dr., you ought to be ashamed of yourself. Perhaps you'd like to be a bit more EDUCATED on homeopathics instead of making blanket statements and tearing down a parent.
I truly hope you don't treat your patients like this and that this was an over reaction on your part.
Shame on you
Dr. Samantha Sheilds wrote at 2009-09-23 05:10:16
"Dr." Alva Irish:
First, let me say I seriously doubt you are a true Doctor as you claim. Secondly, you are a complete mess and freak show! You cleary have no idea what you are talking about, and certainly very little education when it comes to Homeopathy.
Get a life you freak! You are a cruel and inhuman IDIOT!!
shelley wrote at 2009-09-25 20:07:59
that was an answer??? how freakin lame is that??? and you call urself a doctor??? i will NEVER seek advice from you after reading how you responded to that person!!!
Stop overmedicating! wrote at 2009-10-02 15:09:40
Apparently Dr. Alva is not a homeopath or has dealt with homeopathic remedies because he/she would know it wouldn't have caused injury or worsened the case unlife the multitude of pharmaceuticals doctors like to prescribe!!
M. wrote at 2010-01-15 07:23:26
"Dr." Alva. Giving a child a homeopathic, even if it is the wrong remedy, would never cause a serious problem or the onset of symptoms unless an incredible amount was given. I highly doubt you could be a doctor of any reputation if you speak that way to parents looking for help.
To the parents, I know this was a long time ago, but I hope your child recovered well and that you found the assistance you were looking for.
another "expert" wrote at 2010-02-26 20:50:00
Dr. Alva is obviously a part of the $ making western medicine machine. It used to be that doctors were intellegent and caring, now they are nothing more legalized drug dealers that have sold out to the paychecks they receive. Pharmaceuticals are killing people almost daily and the AMA and FDA don't seem too alarmed. Homeopathic medicine looks for real solutions to the problems, but does not always have the instant gratification that pills offer. Dr. Alva is in the business of keeping us sick and enacting an "unspoken" form of poulation control, as so many other doctors are.
Dr. Dahlgren wrote at 2010-03-23 18:03:45
I am truly appalled by this response left by Dr. Alva Irish. This parent is trying to use safe medications to relieve the suffering of a child and there is no place for such a vicious and unfounded attack on the character of the parent. Parents should not be afraid to use homeopathic medications in low potencies to treat their children.
Rivka D wrote at 2010-06-01 00:30:18
What a HEARTLESS answer from Dr. Irish! Using a good guide book is not "guessing". I am sure that Dr. Irish is aware that, in fact, the low dosages available over the counter are extremely unlikely to cause any problems. My professional is from HAHNEMANN CLINIC; she says to give 2 or 3 doses max, and if no improvement stop. If it is improving, also stop because you have now mobilized the body to heal itself.
Carrie wrote at 2010-06-23 16:29:31
homeopathic remedies given in low doses to children will not cause side effects or cause them to get whatever the remedy 'cures' or causes....this is a very ineducated and assinine statement. Our family has been given low doses of homepathics to our children for years and if one doesn't seem to be helping the symptoms then we try another. The guide that comes with the homeapathic kit can steer you in the right direction but sometimes you may have to try several different remedies before the correct one is found. No ill health effects have EVER occurred to anyone in my family when we try different remedies.
Mochazirra wrote at 2010-06-25 01:08:12
"Dr. Alva Irish",
Your response was utterly unwarranted and I am appalled at your unprofessionalism & disappointed that your response was approved for publication. Nothing in your response is helpful in any way to the individual requesting help and a discredit to homeopathic professionals - if indeed you are one. "Peter" was attempting to gain some assistance from soemone who was indeed more knowledgeable on the subject, than he. I sincerely hope that he found someone who was actually interested in the wellbeing of the child rather than in posting harmful and hateful responses. I would also like to put forth that for one to PROVE a remedy, one must usually take a remedy for an extended period of time - sometimes years. Attempting to treat a fleeting illness with the "wrong" remedy is most often completely inconsequential in the long run.
Peter, I hope you found someone to help as I do not have information about your particular issue. Best of luck.
Maida wrote at 2010-07-06 01:34:40
And you are an ignorant idiot. Obviously you have absolutely no knowledge about homeopathy and even if you would this is nor time nor place to judge!
julbah wrote at 2010-08-10 01:57:14
I'd just like to assert the total and complete WRONGNESS of addressing ANYONE in the way the above poster "answered" the original question.
The original poster is a loving parent. I would send you to hell but you are obviously already living in one of your own making. Try compassion some time and see how much happier it makes you and everyone around you.
Ali wrote at 2010-08-25 13:27:29
Hi. You don't need to publish this. I just want to say I was shocked at the harshness of your response to this man. Unless you know him personally and know he's trying to purposefully inflict harm.... why would you be so mean to someone who is likely simply lacking knowledge? I understand you are exceptionally bright.... but you squashed this guy.
ladyblue wrote at 2014-05-23 15:12:21
Ok. Your response is unprofessional. A doctor will tell you they have no medicine for this viral illness. Now, what homeopathic remedies can alleviate their symptoms and discomfort.