Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Teething and Homeopathy

There is nothing more distressing that watching a young baby in pain because teeth are beginning to grow through the gums. Parents feel helpless, the baby is helpless too, and because (s)he is loved, everyone feels the pain. Homeopathy can help, and it has two remedies, one of which usually works - Chamomilla and Pulsatilla.

How do you know which one to give your child? Well, he (or she) will let you know!

If the baby is crying hard, is irritable and stroppy, and nothing you do seems to help, Chamomilla 30c is what is required.

If the baby is crying hard, but is miserably,pitiful, clingy, and needs to be held and comforted all the time, Pulsatilla 30c will usually work

There are other remedies too, such as Belladonna (whose symptoms are lots of redness, burning, high temperature0, but homeopathy is safer, more effective, and less expensive than conventional treatment.

Bonjela, for instance, is known to cause ulceration, possibly because the active ingredient is based on aspirin, well known to be a stomach irritant.