Swollen and tender gums, increased salivation, fever, irritation, crying, restlessness, interrupted sleep.
If you have given your chubby child Calcarea Carbonica 200C once a month for several months, the teething problem can be minimal.
Give Aconitum 200C if there is fever with much restlessness. sleeplessness and pain, and the child cries and has sudden involuntary jerks, jumps or twitches.
In case of convulsions caused by teething give Belladonna 200C. Here sound, long sleep follows the convulsions, which ends when new convulsions wake the child up.
Your irritable child can start from sleep with a frightened expression and have eyes with dilated pupils. There can be burning heat in the palms of the hands and in the temples. The body can become stiff.
With slow teething in chubby babies who sweat at night, try Calcarea Carbonica 200C.
This remedy follows well after Chamomilla. Slimy mucus in stools.
Give Chamomilla 200C. This is the remedy most indicated for teething problems, especially if there is unbearable pain. One cheek may be red, the other pale and the child feels better from being carried. A peculiar feature with Chamomilla is that they refuse something they want when offered.
The child tosses about at night, wants to drink often, has spasmodic jerks and twitches in the limbs during sleep. Your child can have a hacking cough, short, quick noisy respiration, mouth hot. There can also be slimy, watery, green diarrhea which is worse at night. Your child can be very irritable.
The child has insomnia, wakes very excited, wants to play, laughs, and can’t fall asleep again. Your child is in constant motion, very agitated, laughs, then cries, is nervous and excited, but won’t sleep.
Your child has abdominal pains, colic. Give 200C.
With red gums, excessive sweat and saliva, green stools, give Mercurius Solubilis 200C.
Your child has diarrhea and a desire to rub or press on the gums. Give 200C.
In case of white stools, give Sulphur 200C.
Decide on a remedy, dissolve a couple of pills in water and give it via a teaspoon on the tongue. The tongue should be free of taste, i.e. your child has not ingested anything the past 15 minutes or so. After giving the remedy, don’t give anything else to ingest for about 15 minutes.
Only give one remedy at a time and wait up to some hours for it to take effect. Often the effect will be very rapid when the correct remedy is selected.
If you don’t have the potency 200C, you can give 30C.
Use receptacles made of plastic that you can throw away as they will be impregnated with the remedy and the next time someone drinks from them, they will receive a dose of the remedy.
If your child does not improve with any of these remedies, contact your homeopath.