Teething problems

Symptoms

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.

Aconitum

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.

Belladonna

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.

Calcarea Carbonica

With slow teething in chubby babies who sweat at night, try Calcarea Carbonica 200C.

This remedy follows well after Chamomilla. Slimy mucus in stools.

Chamomilla

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.

Coffea cruda

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.

Colocynthis

Your child has abdominal pains, colic. Give 200C.

Mercurius Solubilis

With red gums, excessive sweat and saliva, green stools, give Mercurius Solubilis 200C.

Podophyllum

Your child has diarrhea and a desire to rub or press on the gums. Give 200C.

Sulphur

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.

 

 

Homeopathic Childhood Remedies

While they are growing up children get into many situations where homeopathic remedies can be quite useful. You will see this once you have experienced amazing changes in a short period of time, even seconds. Many people have characterized the results as magical.

It is said that what is considered magic today becomes the technology of tomorrow. Try a thought experiment of returning to the 17th century and explaining TV, mobile phones, the Internet, planes, automobiles, etc. to a person you meet. You might end up in a castle dungeon, or burned at the stake.

Consider stocking up on some or all of these homeopathic remedies to help your child pass more smoothly through the possible childhood traumas listed below. Start with one you think will be needed.

Even though these pills are very small, they are quite effective when they correspond to the symptoms of your child. You only need to give one pill. Their function is to stimulate the body to heal itself.

An analogy could be to insert a pen drive in a computer for carrying out some diagnostics and running a repair procedure. In the case of a homeopathic pill, your body runs the diagnostic program indicated by the pill, and repairs itself.

Homeopathic pills are similar to keys. If a key fits the lock, it will open. So if the homeopathic remedy corresponds to the symptoms, then you get rapid results, if not, then nothing happens and no harm is done. You then can try the next possible remedy.

Homeopathy is not like orthodox medicine. It has different rules of the game.

Below you will find situations that commonly arise during childhood, with indications for remedies you can use to help your child get better rapidly.

Included are:

  • animal bites
  • baby colic
  • bee stings
  • bronchitis
  • chickenpox
  • earache
  • falls and injuries
  • mumps
  • measles
  • nosebleed
  • pinched fingers and toes
  • rusty nails
  • splinters
  • teething problems
  • tonsillitis
  • vaccination

Animal bites
If your child is bitten by a dog or other animal that can be infected with rabies, give Lyssinum 200C right away to protect against rabies. Follow up some hours later with Ledum 200C and Arnica 200C.

Baby colic (crying episodes for several hours a day)
For baby colic, give the baby one pill of Colocynthis 30C or 200C, then wait an hour or so to see whether there is any change. If no change, try again one more time, but no more.

Bee stings
After a bee or wasp sting, give you child Apis 200C once. You may have to repeat it some hours later, depending on how your child feels. Usually the pain will have subsided rapidly. Follow up later with Ledum 200C and Arnica 200C.

The remedy Apis 200C can prevent anaphylactic shock after a bee sting in those who are allergic to bee poison. If your child has this allergy, you should have Apis 200C available at all times. Just one pill will do.

Should your child have difficulty swallowing with saliva in the mouth, which could be due to epiglottitis (swollen epiglottis), give Apis 200C immediately before rushing the child to hospital.

Bronchitis
For bronchitis, give one pill of Antimonium Tartaricum 200C and wait an hour or so. If there is no improvement, try Oscillococcinum (also known as Anas Barb) 200C. If no improvement, call your homeopath.

Chickenpox (Varicella)
For chickenpox, give Rhus tox 30C, wait a few hours, then repeat. If there is insufficient improvement you can try Rhus tox 200C, and wait for some hours to gauge response.

The remedy Antimonium Tartaricum 30C or 200C can also be used here in alternation.

Earache
For earache, use Aconite 30C or 200C if the inflammation is recent and the ear is red, hot and painful. The patient in this case is usually thirsty, worse from cold and worse in the evening.

Give Belladonna 30C or 200C if the inflammation appeared suddenly and there are boring, violent pains. The face is red, swollen and hot, the ear swollen, with possible pus formation. Pain may extend to the throat. The child is not thirsty.

Give Pulsatilla 6C, 30C or 200C when there are sticking and tearing pains in and behind the ears. There will most likely be a “poor me,” wimpy attitude. Possibly there is a thick, yellowish green discharge from the ear. The ears feel swollen and closed, with lack of hearing. The 6C potency will clear the Eustachian tubes.

Give Chamomilla 30C or 200C if the patient is very sensitive and irritable, possibly angry, and there are intense stabbing, tearing pains in the ears. Your child is definitely better from being carried.

Give Rhus tox 200C if there is inflammation of the middle ear with a thick, yellow discharge and itching inside, possibly as if something were crawling inside.

Falls and injuries
Arnica speeds up the healing process after falls, operations, dental work, physical and emotional shock—anything that causes injury to your child.

Depending on the severity of the injury you give a pill of Arnica 200C once a day for a day or two until the pain and/or bruises subside.

Mumps
In mumps, give Jaborandi 200C once and await response. If there is testicular inflammation, give Pulsatilla 200C once.

Measles
For measles Pulsatilla 30C or 200C is an excellent remedy. Give once and await response.

Nosebleed
Millefolium 30C is good for simple nosebleeds.

For recurrent nosebleeds with profuse bright blood give Phosphor 30C.

Give Ferrum Phosphoricum 6C for nosebleeds that occur for no obvious reason.

Pinched fingers, toes
For pinched fingers the standard remedy is Hypericum.

Use whatever potency you have, a lower potency such as 6C, 12C or 30C is convenient, but any will serve.

Hypericum is the specific remedy for injury to nerve-rich tissue. It also comes as a cream, which you can apply to the site of injury.

Rusty nails
If your child steps on a rusty nail, give Ledum 200C immediately. It will prevent your child from getting tetanus (lockjaw). The remedy is quite powerful, it has even been seen to stop lockjaw while a rigid jaw was setting in.

Ledum 200C is the remedy for any puncture of the skin from whatever cause, such as insects, snakes, needles, etc.

Splinters
For splinters, thorns and spines from animals give Ledum 200C first. Then use Silicea 6C or 30C. This will drive the foreign body out of the body. You may need to repeat 6C every day or 30C twice a week.

It is not recommended to take Silicea if the patient has implants such as pacemakers, metal parts, etc. in the body as it will attempt to drive such out.

Teething problems
With teething problems, use Chamomilla 30C or 200C first, especially if there is unbearable pain. One cheek may be red, the other pale and the child feels better from being carried.

Try Belladonna 200C if the child is irritable, restless, flushed and delirious.

With slow teething in chubby children who sweat at night, use Calcarea Carbonica 200C. This remedy follows well after Chamomilla.

With red gums, excessive sweat and saliva, green stools, give Mercurius Solubilis 30C.

Tonsillitis (very sore throat)
For tonsillitis give Mercurius Corrosivus 6C or 30C, especially if the tonsils are red, possibly with white spots. Repeat if necessary.

If the lymph glands of the upper neck are quite enlarged and sore, give Phytolacca 6C or 30C. (Phytolacca 6C taken for some months regularly will clear the lymphatic system.)

If the sore throat is due to a sudden fever after exposure to cold, give Aconitum 200C. This will most often stop the onset of flu.

Vaccination
After every vaccination your child receives, you are advised to give Thuja Occidentalis 200C to reduce side effects and any possible later complications such as allergies, autism, attention deficit, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune disease.

See my article Homeoprophylaxis: homeopathic immunization—safe and 90% effective on this blog.

This applies especially if your child is upset, complains, gets a fever and/or muscle pains after a vaccination.

For greater detail regarding the treatment of childhood traumas, see my book Family Homeopathy and Survival Guide, which you can buy from this blog under Products, eBooks.

You can find remedies for other acute problems on the lookup database at: http://tinyurl.com/zs45vuf

You can purchase the remedies indicated above at your local homeopathic pharmacy or from the following websites:

In the US: www.homeopathyovernight.net
In the UK: www.helios.co.uk

Local pharmacies in Caracas are:
Farmacia Belladona, Centro Javier, behind Centro Comercial San Ignacio
Farmacia Elice, Calle Elice, Chacao
Farmacia La Roca, Av. Francisco Solano López, Sabana Grande
Farmacia El Ingenio, Centro Comercial Bello Campo
Farmacia Rio de Oro, Cumbres de Curumo

References:
See the post: How to Take Homeopathic Remedies on this blog.

See the Articles menu tab on this blog:
Homeoprophylaxis: homeopathic immunization—safe and 90% effective, by Ken Oftedal.

What Is Classical Homeopathy, by Ken Oftedal.

E-Book: Family Homeopathy and Survival Guide, by Ken Oftedal, which you can purchase from this blog under Products, eBooks.