Appearing as early as the fourth month in some cases, the baby’s first teeth are often the cause of many disorders, some more annoying than others. Thus, irritability, repeated crying bouts, loss of appetite, sleep disturbances and diarrhoea of varying intensity are generally among the most common symptoms of teething. Always very unpleasant for babies, this stage of their development rarely takes place without any manifestation of the aforementioned disorders.
Certainly, there now exists a variety of conventional drugs that can be taken to alleviate pain and relieve babies during particularly painful episodes. However, for those who prefer gentler and more natural methods, it is possible to opt for a homoeopathic treatment will not only effectively decrease the intensity of pain, but will also relieve the baby by acting directly on the symptoms related to the teething process.
In general, the first signs of teething appear in the baby’s gums that swell up and become inflamed. In most cases, this inflammation of the gums is also accompanied by abundant salivation. Because of the pain and discomfort associated with the appearance of its first teeth, the baby tends to become irritable and chew on objects that are within its reach.
Most of the time, teething is accompanied by ENT disorders like otitis or rhinitis, as well as digestive problems such as diarrhoea. In addition, this diarrhoea can often lead to diaper rash that is more than unpleasant to babies, especially when they have a particularly sensitive and reactive skin. Finally, sleep disorders of varying intensity should also be taken into consideration, knowing that the pain caused by teething very often interferes in the baby’s sleep.
To relieve pain resulting from the teething process, it is recommended to administer the baby 5 granules of Chamomilla vulgaris 9 CH three times a day, especially when the baby’s tears are accompanied by symptoms such as irritability or anger. Furthermore, this remedy is also very effective when the baby’s tears are relieved by rocking.
Particularly indicated for the treatment of pain linked to the appearance of teeth, Chamomilla vulgaris is a remedy that may also be used in case of hypersensitivity to pain. Consequently, babies with low pain tolerance need to be administered 5 granules of Chamomilla vulgaris 9 CH or 15 CH three times a day until the most troublesome symptoms finally disappear.
In case of painful teething accompanied by profuse salivation, it is advisable to take 5 granules of Mercurius solubilis 15 CH 3 times a day, in combination with intakes of Chamomilla vulgaris, until the baby’s saliva levels return to normal. It will also be possible to give the baby 5 granules of Phytolacca decandra 9 CH three times a day if, in addition to abundant salivation, the baby cannot help but chew on objects it holds in its hands.
If the symptoms are not alleviated despite the administration of the homoeopathic treatment, it is best to consult a paediatrician without delay. Similarly, priority should be given to this last option if the baby becomes increasingly irritable and does not stop crying. Finally, it is strongly recommended to turn to a physician in case of significant inflammation affecting the ENT area, or in case of frequent diarrhoea, fever or bleeding gums.
Chamomilla vulgaris is a homoeopathic remedy that is especially effective in the treatment of pain related to the appearance of the baby’s first teeth, which is why it is recommended to systematically use it for the duration of the teething process.
Nevertheless, it can sometimes be useful to tailor the treatment and opt for different dilutions so that the remedy can retain all of its therapeutic effectiveness. It is then possible to turn to a health professional in order to determine the most appropriate form of treatment, adapting the dilutions to the patient’s symptoms and overall condition for best results.
Good to know: Although there are several remedies that can be taken to alleviate the intensity of pain, homoeopathy remains a therapeutic method of choice in the treatment of teething. Thus, Chamomilla vulgaris is a remedy that is particularly well-suited in this case, thanks to its broad range of action and its renowned therapeutic effectiveness.