Dentition can be a nightmare for few children and of course, for their parents as well. The irritability, tearing and biting, fever, convulsions and diarrhea… all can lead to a bad time period for the parent to manage one of the most important epochs of life.
Homeopathy can help you during this tough phase to promote a healthy and natural teething without much complaints or difficulties.
Here are five best homeopathic friends during teething age
Whenever you see a cranky child that is throwing a lot of temper tantrums during the period of dentition, you will be considered as the biggest savior after prescribing Chamomilla. It is the most useful remedy for dentition problems, especially when they are associated with marked irritability and violent manifestations. Child who needs chamomilla is peevish and fretful. You can’t stand his irritability and if it crosses your threshold, you may feel like giving a tight slap to that child to make him quiet. The child wants to be carried always and can demand lot many things, which when given are refused or rejected.
There is associated fever with one cheek red while the other pale in appearance. Head and scalp sweat easily and in large quantities. Child also gets diarrhea which is greenish and with offensive odor. Chamomilla usually works well in medium potency.
A child that always lands into an episode of high-fever, with a lot of congestion of the face, eyes, ears and throat, is an ideal candidate to prescribe belladonna. It always presents itself with congestion and intensity. The symptoms appear suddenly and can reach its peak within few hours. Thus a child who was playing calmly in the evening can develop high-grade fever and extreme prostration within no time.
Like chamomilla, there is marked violence but of tearing and biting kind. The dental irritation leads to an impulse to bite everything.
It is suited in the condition of cerebral hyperaemia and tendency to convulsions. Belladonna is the most commonly used remedy for febrile-convulsions.
Not all dentition difficulties manifest themselves as diseases. In some children, dentition may not trouble with a disease, but the dentition itself can be slow and difficult. Calcarea carb, a homeopathic remedy prepared with oyster shell, helps those children who show slowness in teething, with convulsions, or opposite state, where children teeth too rapidly. Calc-carb has shown good results in cases of backward dentition,where the gums are pale and shiny and teeth taking a long time in coming through.
A typical child who needs this remedy shows chubby body that perspires heavily, mainly on the scalp. The perspiration smells sour.
Kreosote is an excellent teething remedy, especially when the dentition is very painful and difficult, the gums are spongy and painful, and the child worries and tosses all night. There is either constipation or undigested diarrhoeic stools that go with the dentition symptoms.
This remedy can be indicated in children who get profuse diarrhea during the time of dentition. Each tooth will lead to profuse, watery, pungent smelling, offensive stools that further lead to prolapse of the rectum. The condition is usually painless.
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