Natural Teething Remedies

Teething is a natural biological process whereby infants at 6-12 months of age have their teeth start erupting from below the gum line. These teeth are present and hidden below the child’s gum line since birth.

Some child may also have natal teeth-a teeth at the time of birth, which is normally removed and is in a very rare case linked to a syndrome.

When a child reaches 6-12 years of age, the primary teeth degenerates and the onset of permanent teeth takes place.

All these primary teeth comes above the surface by the age of three. There is a certain pattern in which these teeth come.

The order of teeth eruption is as follows

  1. Front incisor
  2. First primary molar
  3. Canines
  4. Second primary molars

 

Here, wisdom teeth are last to come and that too at an adolescent age. 

Though the process of teething is a natural process that self sustain itself but the symptoms can make your child irritable.

For some babies, it is a mild experience but for some medical intervention might be needed.

At this age, we highly recommend you to introduce only natural treatments such as homeopathy to avoid any chemical drugs which in most cases have shown to damage their delicate body system.

Symptoms among infants may vary but there are certain common symptoms which mark the onset of teething. These symptoms may well be visible even before teething occurs and can make the experience painful not only for your child

Some common symptoms

  • Swelling of gums
  • Drooling
  • Slightly raised temperature
  • Irritable
  • Dislike eating food
  • Like to chew on hard things
  • Diarrhea

 

Normally, fever or vomiting are not the associated symptoms of teething but their occurrence at the same time as that of teething can give you a faulty outlook.

Therefore we recommend you to have a consultation with a homeopath.

Homeopathic teething remedies

Using the suppression treatments of the over the counter drugs is not needed when you can heal this condition through natural teething remedies such as homeopathy.

The homeopathic remedies are all safe and natural and can be given for infants and nursing mothers as well.

There are various reasons I don’t entirely recommend the conventional treatments.

Over the counter treatments  for teething contain benzocaine which has been associated with serious side effects.

When child needs pain relief, sometimes a doctor may recommend small dose of over the counter drugs also such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

But if you think they are entirely safe? No,  there is no research validating its safety in long run.

Opting for an instant chemical based remedy for treating teething condition now can  attract more severe consequences in future for your child.

Opting for an instant chemical based remedy for treating teething condition now can  attract more severe consequences in future for your child.

When we have already read so much about the harmful consequences of the western medicine system on the adult human body so much, do you think they can be safe for an infant or child whose immune system is still under development?

Many teething products are also available in the market.

It is must to remember that simply selecting any teething product can harm your child’s health as it may contain various harmful substances.

So,what is the ultimate treatment?

Natural teething remedies such as homeopathy doesn’t disturb the natural systemic processes of your child.Instead it tries to raise their own healing powers.

Homeopathic medicines are very effective to relieve the symptoms of teething.

Top homeopathic medicines for teething

  • Belladonna
  • Calcarea carbonica
  • Chamomilla
  • Ignatia
  • Kreosotum
  • Pulsatilla
  • Sulphur

 

Some other natural options which can be tried along homeopathy are

  • Massage gums with the clean finger
  • Offer unsweetened teething cracker
  • Avoid teething necklaces
  • If he is likes to eat solid foods offer vegetables such as cucumber, carrot, but under supervision.

 

Now since the symptoms may vary, a consultation with an expert homeopathic practitioner is recommended. So the best way is to analyze what is suiting your child and try to work on from there to soothe his teething pain.

Homeopathic medicines for teething are safe, non-addictive and does not cause any side effects.

If you still have any doubts or queries, leave me a message at info@RChomeopathy.com.au and I will get back to you soon.

Note: Do not self medicate any of the remedies listed above. Take the expert advice of a homeopathic practitioner.