In this post, I shall discuss the best homeopathic medicine for teething or top homeopathic remedies for teething.
Best Homeopathic Medicine for Teething – Treatment in Homeopathy
What is Teething?
Most parents get worried when their sweet little baby suddenly cannot stop crying and needs to be carried all the time. It usually happens when the baby is about 6 months old and the first tooth can appear between 4-6 months. teething is a process of eruption of the milk teeth of the baby through the gums. The time of teething can vary from child to child. There are some cases where it starts at as soon as three months of age. When it starts, the first teeth to appear are two middle teeth in the lower jaw and followed by the two middle teeth in the upper jaw and then followed by the teeth on the sides and back as well.
Some teeth can become more discomfort as compared to the rest of the teeth when the break out. For example, molars take up more surface area and do not break out as easily as smaller teeth that cause prolonged discomfort. In most of the children, all of the milk teeth (20) appear by the age of 2-3 years. Teething for most of the babies is a painful experience and is a good explanation for the changed behavior of the child. Homeopathic remedies for teething can ease the symptoms like swelling and irritability in teething babies.
Symptoms of Teething
In some babies, the teething process is smooth without any pain, complaint or discomfort. For some toddlers, however, teething can be a hard nut to crack. It can cause problems while teething:
- Excessive drooling of saliva (it may cause a mild rash around the mouth)
- Sleeplessness at night
- Swollen, sore, red, tender gums
- Putting fingers in the mouth
- Irritability, crying, fretfulness, cranky behavior, restlessness
- Formation of fluid-filled blister around the erupting tooth
- Decreased intake of feed
- Excessive chewing of things
Diarrhea and Teething
There is a misconception which is common among the people that teething causes diarrhea. It is not false, in fact, diarrhea is caused because of an infection of the gastrointestinal tract. It is because babies during teething tend to chew on different things to ease the discomfort and can catch an infection from unclean things with ease. Teething also occurs during the phase when a child is being weaned off the milk of the mother. When a child gets new food then it can also cause change in the gut bacteria in the system of the child and cause diarrhea. It means teething does not cause diarrhea but it is the introduction of a pathogen in the child’s gut that results in disturbed bowel movements or diarrhea.
Babies pick up bacteria from different sources because they want to chew on to relieve the symptoms of teething including painful gums or sore gums. Mild fever during teething is a normal condition but high fevers are not. Diarrhea or a very high fever during the phase of teething is entirely unrelated to the process of child’s teething. Frequent diarrhea during teething can also cause dehydration so you need to take care of the baby to see he gets enough milk, clear fluids and water to stay hydrated.
Homeopathic for Teething
Homeopathic remedies are effective and safe to manage children complaints such as teething. The source of homeopathic remedies is natural that is why they are safe to use even on toddlers. They are devoid of side effects and can cure the symptoms of teething very effectively and gently. Homeopathic medicine for teething is chosen according to the individual symptoms shown by the baby. For example, some babies become irritable, cranky and stubborn while teething, while others may become clingy and keep weeping. Some babies are particularly irritable at night. Keeping in mind these symptoms, homeopathic remedies are chosen on a case-to-case basis. The best homeopathic medicines to relieve the symptoms during teething are Calcarea Phos, Chamomilla, Merc Sol, Cina and Podophyllum Peltatum.
Homeopathic Medicines for Teething
Chamomilla – The Real Tooth fairy
Chamomilla is the best homeopathic medicine to treat teething but it is not the only medicine that homeopathic physicians use to treat teething. It is so commonly used that it is usually suggested unless the symptoms of infant clearly indicate the need for a different remedy.
The most common symptoms of children who require Chamomilla are excessive saliva oozing from the mouth, inflamed gums and a desire to keep fingers in the mouth. Usually, one cheek of the baby is hot and red while the other one is pale and dentition diarrhea is often green in color.
The child is hyper-irritable and may scream and hit. The patient gets relief only when they are being carried. Someone has also called it (Chamomilla) as ‘a real tooth fairy’.
Calcarea Phos for Teething – Toddler Teething Remedies
Calcarea Phosphorica is another homeopathic remedy to consider during the developmental period of toddler. It is prescribed for those toddlers who are late in learning to walk and talk and also face teething problems.
Merc Sol – Homeopathic Medicine for Teething with Swollen Gums
Merc Sol is a useful homeopathic teething remedy which is useful when the gums get swollen and tender. There is excessive drooling during teething is also present. The gums appear swollen, red and are painful to touch. So it is a homeopathic medicine for teething pain too. A foul smell from the mouth of the child with excessive drooling is also present. This homeopathic medicine works well to soothe a teething child at night when the child is cranky and restless.
Cina – Homeopathic Remedy for Teething to manage Irritability
Cina is another homeopathic teething medicine used to manage the irritability in babies who are teething. The child may also scream, weep, bite and strike others or ask to be carried all the time. Extreme stubbornness and crankiness with restlessness during sleep are some other features that indicate the use of this remedy.
Podophyllum Peltatum – Homeopathic Remedy for Teething with Diarrhea
Podophyllum Peltatum is one of the best homeopathic remedies for teething when the teething baby has a watery stool which is yellowish-greenish and foul smelling. Mucus may also be present in the stool with unpleasant smell of flatus.
Tips to Soothe a Teething Baby
Teething infants tend to be clingy and irritable, and there are some home remedies for teething toddlers that can help soothe the swollen gums:
- Rubbing the gums of the baby – With a clean finger, or a slightly wet piece of gauze, gently rub the gums of the baby. Use a gentle pressure to ease discomfort.
- Use a cold compress: A cold compress in the form of a cold, wet cloth, a chilled spoon or a teething ring can help ease the swelling and soreness in teething gums.
- Chewing upon hard foods: If the teething child is old enough to handle solid foods, a solid food item like peeled carrot or cucumber can help to give relief. The child can gnaw on the food. Care must be taken to make sure that the child does not choke on any small bits that get chewed off.
Note: Medicines mentioned here are for information purpose only. Kindly do not self-medicate.
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