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Homeopathic Remedies for Teething and What Could Go Wrong

written by: R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen • edited by: Diana Cooper • updated: 9/29/2010

Teething is a very uncomfortable time for children. It is also a hard time for adults. However, there are some homeopathic remedies for teething that can help make this time easier for both the child and the parents.

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    Teething is a difficult time for both the teething child and their parents. There are not many medical remedies available to help alleviate the pain and discomfort of teething so many parents are turning to homeopathic remedies for teething and its complications. These remedies are safe for the child and are effective for most children. All remedies should be properly diluted and given as directed by a doctor. Not all children may find these homeopathic remedies equally effective. Parents should let their child's doctor know about all medications their child takes and about any ailments the child has prior to starting their child on any of these homeopathic remedies.

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    Belladonna

    Belladonna can be an effective remedy when the child is experiencing facial flushing, intense inflammation, warm skin, and gum pain. This homeopathic remedy may also be effective for teething babies who are easily startled, restless, and crying out in their sleep. Belladonna works on the nervous system.

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    Chamomilla

    Chamomilla can be an effective remedy when the child is angry, in severe pain, and when the child is extremely irritable. This homeopathic remedy may also be effective for teething babies who have greenish diarrhea and who have severely tender gums that cause severe pain when touched. Chamomilla helps to alleviate the emotional issues associated with teething as well.

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    Coffea Cruda

    Coffea cruda can be an effective remedy for teething when the child has trouble sleeping or is excitable because of teething pain. Applying something cold, such as a freezable teething ring, in conjunction with coffea cruda can increase its effectiveness. Coffea cruda stimulates organ functional activity which in turn increases vascular and nervous activity.

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    Ignatia

    Ignatia can be an effective remedy when the child seems upset, very emotional, or sad due to teething. It may also help when the child's legs and arms are twitching and jerking, and when the child's sleep is restless and light. Ignatia works to alleviate spasms and emotional issues.

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    Kreosotum

    Kreosotum can be an effective homeopathic remedy for teething when the child has severe discomfort and irritating saliva. This remedy may also be beneficial when the child's teeth decay shortly after coming in. Kreosotum works with and for a large variety of body systems and ailments.

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