Below are some of the most commonly used homeopathic remedies, that can be found in a Homeopathic First Aid Kit, for children who are experiencing difficulty during teething. Always remember to read “How To Take Remedies” first and of course consult a healthcare professional if you are at all concerned over your child’s health, the following is not medical advice. Remember, as a parent you know your child better than anyone else and their health is your number one aim, so always trust your instincts.
Belladonna: Both cheeks will be red, hot and maybe swollen. The symptoms appear suddenly, so the child may be fine one minute and then screaming as from a violent pain the next. If there is a fever it will be a dry fever (no sweat).
Calc Carb: The child tends to chew its gums, even while sleeping. Teething is a slow and difficult process for these children. There may be diarrhoea and some lumps of undigested food may be present in it.
Chamomilla: The pains make the child scream and cry and he/she can hit out and kick. Being rocked or carried usually helps. The child will demand things, such as a toy or to go to a specific person, but then change his/her mind almost immediately. He/she will puts its fingers in its mouths to try to alleviate the pain and one cheek will be red while the other is pale.
Remember the above are the most common remedies for teething but that there are others, so if these do not help your child contact your homeopath who will be happy to help you with your child’s teething and other health challenges.