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Homeopathy for Teething

By on Apr 29, 2010

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Babies usually start teething at the age of 6 months, and this process continues until all 20 milk teeth grow out. This normally lasts until the age of 2 ½ to 3 years of age. Teething can be a very painful experience for the infant and can be accompanied with a fever, skin rash, diarrhoea, colic, nasal congestion and can be the cause of emotional upset. The infant may have disturbed sleep, irritability, and a loss of appetite. There are great benefits of homeopathy for teething & the distress relating to it.Homeopathy for teething

Homeopathy provides an excellent range of natural remedies that are very effective and safe to use. There are some specific remedies for teething that may be helpful. These remedies can be used as an alternative to Paracetamol for pain and mild fevers.

Chamomilla. This is the most commonly used homeopathic remedy for teething. The infant is irritable, wants to be carried, and can have angry tantrums when left alone. They normally have one cheek which is hot and red, the other is pale. The pain is intense and the gums are tender and swollen. The infant’s symptoms are usually worse in the evening, and may have painful colic, with diarrhoea which is slimy and yellow-green in colour. The infant’s symptoms will be worse in the warmth, and will be better for cold applications in the mouth.

Belladonna is a good remedy if the teething pains start suddenly, there is inflammation, a high fever. The infant will be restless, and may cry out during sleep.

Calc Carb will be the effective homeopathic remedy if the infant has delayed or slow teething. The gums will be swollen, and the infant may have watery diarrhoea. This remedy will be for infants who are flabby and fair. They have sweaty heads which can be sour smelling.

Calc Phos is the remedy of choice if the gums are inflamed and painful. This remedy will be indicated if the infant starts teething late.

The  tissue salts Calc Phos and Calc Fluor can both be given throughout the teething period to help strengthen the teeth.

Staphisagria will help when the pain is very intense. It is recommended to try Staphisagria if there is no relief with Belladonna. The gums will be very tender and there may be bleeding. The infant may scream out with the pain.