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Can homeopathy ease my baby's teething pain?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
People have reported success using homeopathy to treat teething pain. Chamomilla is the most widely used for teething. It is indicated when the child's gums are so inflamed that she cannot get comfortable, is screaming and demanding, and has one flushed cheek while the other is pale. Ignatia may be recommended if the child is distressed but not so irritable. If the gums are red and spongy, and the child is suffering from extreme pain, kreosotum may be prescribed.
Homeopathic remedies may help ease your baby's teething pain, although the evidence for their effectiveness is thin. Homeopathic practitioners usually recommend pulsatilla and chamomilla. Avoid products that contain belladonna, which is toxic.

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