What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a theory of healing that is intended to work with your body to relieve symptoms and restore itself. It is based on the principle called "the Law of Similars". The principle states that "like cures like", or that a substance can treat a sick person's symptoms if it can cause a similar sickness in a healthy person. Under homeopathic theories, homeopathic medicines seek to stimulate the body's inherent healing response, working to return it to a state of health.

What is the difference between homeopathic and allopathic medicines?

According to the National Center for Homeopathy, among other differences, homeopathic medicines seek to stimulate a healing response, while most conventional allopathic cold medicines seek to control symptoms. Both homeopathic and allopathic medicines are regulated by the FDA.

Why should I choose homeopathy?

Homeopathy has been practiced for more than 200 years. According to the National Center for Homeopathy, homeopathy is practiced by a wide variety of health-care practitioners.

Based on recent news on homeopathy, will Zicam® still be available?

Zicam® Cold Remedy products will remain on the shelves. We hope you continue to choose Zicam to help shorten your cold and get better faster when taken at the first sign of a cold! Our passion for providing people with ways to get better faster has driven us to continually improve our existing Zicam® Cold Remedy products' delivery methods. All of our Cold Remedy products are homeopathic and made with zinc to shorten colds.

I have read that Zicam® products can cause you to lose your sense of smell. Is that true?

Articles you may have seen reference former Zicam® nasal products from 2009. A clinical link between the use of those products and loss of sense of smell was NOT established. However, out of an abundance of caution, we voluntarily recalled Zicam&reg Cold Remedy Nasal Spray and Nasal Swab products and reformulated all of our Zicam nasal products you see on the market today.

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