Homeopathy for CHILDREN
Homeopathy For CHILDREN
Infants, toddlers, children and teenagers have very good immune system as compared to adults and elderly. They cope up very early and very easily if they get unwell, sometimes even without any medication. But if our young ones get frequently exposed to recurrent antibiotics or any other medicines then gradually their immune system gets weakened. Further they get frequently ill with recurrent bouts of symptoms and the cycle continues.
Homeopathy is very effective in treating and curing our kids by boosting the immunity and restore the health quickly. There are no side effects and the medicines are very easy to take. Usually children often resist taking conventional medicines but they love taking sweet homeopathic pills.
Homeopathy has proved its efficacy in treating infant teething or colic (pain in abdomen), cold, cough , fever and flu, skin diseases (boils, warts, eczema), or curing recurrent tonsillitis and adenoid imflammation, worm infestation, earaches, delayed milestones, growing pains and injuries, constipation and diarrhoea issues, loss of appetite, sleep disturbances, allergies, poor concentration, anaemia, behavioral problems (excessive crying, thumbsucking, clinging always to mother, bed wetting, mud or chalk eating, angry, irritable and obstinate child, stammering, hairpulling, nail biting, fear and shyness, eating disorder, sleep talking, ADHD, school phobia, slow learning, reading and writing problems), etc.
Here I will discuss few Homeopathic medicines for children which improves and strengthens their immune system.
In acute cases, Homeopathic medicines work miraculously and gives result quickly.
Wheras in chronic problems, we need to select the Constitutional medicine which cures the disease. Child Psychology in Homeopathy plays very important role in selection of remedy/medicine. We take into account a child's present complant, his past history, family history, mental and emotional symptoms, modalities, associated symptoms, thermals, appetite and thirst, unique symptoms, etc. And then after analysing the totality of symptoms and individualisation of the case, we select the most similar medicine i.e. the similimum , which is potent to cure the disease from its root cause and further prevent its recurrency.
Lets study different Child personalities and psychologies.
The Baryta carb child is a very shy personality. The child is just dull and stubborn, reluctant to talk, lack of interest even in playing. Milestones such as walking, smiling, talking, teething, etc are delayed. BARYTA child faces difficulties in speech, writing or social interaction with poor concentration, dyslexia, behavioral abnormalities, etc. There is emotional immaturity. The child hides head behind mother or the chair and avert the eyes to the floor (aversion to strangers). Mental and physical dwarfishness is present. The child is very suspicious and self conscious, assumes that people are laughing at or talking about him. Baryta child is routinist, does same work again and again, does not like to try new games, or tasks. There is slowness in understanding and reacting. there is increased thirst and the child feels chilly (sensitive to cold temperature).
Physical symptoms which homeopathic medicine Baryta Carbonicum covers in a child are :
recurrent tonsillitis, quinsy, offensive foot sweats, glandular enlargements, bleeding gums, improper growth, pain in abdomen( frequent colic), general weakness, chronic cough,etc.
The Pulsatilla child is very emotional and sensitive. The child is easily hurt, discouraged, weepy and can cry easily on any reason. There is fear of abandonment which makes the child always clinging to mother.
Also there is sibling rivalry or jealousy ( when other siblings are favoured by parents or classmates are praised by the teachers) and sometimes the child can even feign illness to get attention and love. Pulsatilla child is timid with strangers and is afraid in dark, have fear of being alone, of ghosts.. Though Pulsatilla child is chilly but dislikes hot weather and coverings, likes to be in open air.
Physical symptoms of homeopathic medicine Pulsatilla are: indigestion (after fatty food or eating too much pastries or icecreams) colic, eye affections, diarrhoea, sinusitis, headaches and bedwetting, etc. Usually there is dryness of mouth without thirst even if there is a fever. Pulsatilla Child gets frequent cough and cold and there is thick greenish discharge. There is changeability in symptoms.
The Calcarea carb child is very stubborn with fatty and flabby appearance. Milestones are delayed ( walking and talking at late age) but catch up quickly as compared to baryta carb child. There is physical and mental slowness. Calcarea carb child likes to play alone and is affected by cold weather (chilly). There is fear of darkness, insects, animals, heights, new challenges, etc which can make calcarea child clingy. The child is sentimental, retain their toys for longer.
Physical symptoms of homeopathic medicine Calcarea carbonicum are : craving for eggs, icecreams, indigestible things (chalk, mud, coal,etc), potatoes, sweets and salts; profuse sweat on head and feet (even wets the pillow); indigestion, earache, constipation or diarrhoea, common cold, teething issues, colic, diaper rash, etc.
The Chamomilla child is very irritable and angry, does not like to be looked at or touched, always wants to be carried or to rock. The child is very temperamental, demand toys and then discards or throws them, whines loudly and is very restless. There is thirst for cold drinks and increased sensitivity to cold. Very impatient, easily angered, rude and snappish. Always complaining.
Physical symptoms of homeopathic medicine Chamomilla are: pain in abdomen (colic), anger, nervous restlessness, teething problems, indigestion, toothache, earache, sour smelling stools, sleeping problems, convulsions (in nursing children after fit of anger in mother), hypersensitivity to light and noise.
The Silicea child lacks stamina and gets easily disturbed by unfavourable circumstances. There is lack of self confidence and stubbornness is present. Silicea child has fixed ideas or views and is also physically and emotionally slow. The lack of energy makes the child extremely chilly. There is desire to eat indigestible things such as sand, mud, chalk ,hair,etc. Also there is craving for cold food and drinks.
The child gets easily irritated by small things. The child does not try new things due to fear of failure which makes him appear shy on outer level. Most of the problems may arise due to bad effects of vaccination.
Physical symptoms of homeopathic medicine Silicea are: poor appetite and poor assimilation of foods, constipation (partly expelled stools recede back), increased sweat (head and feet), boils, sinusitis, splinters, diarrhoea, weakness,etc.
The Sulphur child is active everytime, very curious and very talkative. The child loves to create his own theories about things and speak them up with full confidence. There is increased thirst (cold drinks) and sensitivity to hot weather. Sulphur child is careless with others possessions but himself collects or retains even old ragged clothes or broken toys. The child does not like to bath and is always messy.
Sulphur child looks like a little old man with big head, big belly and emaciated (weak) limbs. The child cannot stand straight, always bends or stoop forward. There is difficulty in thinking and misplaces or can not find proper words when talking or writing. Besides being hyperactive, the child is lazy to do any tasks given to him, he is always hungry and always tired.
Physical symptoms of homeopathic medicine Sulphur are dirty or dry skin, eczema, itching and burning sensation in skin, boils, fever, sore throat, bed wetting, allergies, styes, headache, etc.
The Tarentula child is hyperactive and very impulsive, restless - dances up and down. There are fits of nervous laughter then screaming. Tarentula child can be cunning and selfish, of destructive mentality, destroys whatever he can lay hand on, tears the clothes , breaks the toys,etc. Desire to strike himself or others, very angry, bangs head on wall. The child is obstinate, disobedient, pulls hair of children in class and can be kleptomanic (steals things). Tarentula child loves music and dancing but is very impatient, wants things at once (hurried).
Physical symptoms of homeopathic medicine Tarentula hispanica are : constipation, headache, cough, boils and carbuncles, sleep disturbance, hyperactive restlessness, tingling and numbness. There is increased sensitive to cold temperature.
The Tuberculinum child is also hyperactive and destructive (but less than tarentula). There is fear of animals, dogs. The child uses foul and filthy language. Tuberculinum child is precocious mentally and weak physically. There are fits of violent temper, the child wants to fight and throws anything at any one even without a cause.
Physical symptoms of homeopathic medicine Tuberculinum are enlarged tonsils, headache, sudden diarrhoea, skin diseases, fever, dry cough, pneumonia,epilepsy, etc.
Note : These medicines should be taken after the advice of qualified Homeopathic Doctor. A constitutional medicine is prescribed according to case history and individualization of patient.
Why Choose Homeopathy Online for Treatment of Your CHILDREN?
With Homeopathy Online , during your first online consultation, case history is taken which includes your CHILD'S present main complaint, duration of the symptoms, family history, mental symptoms, any treatment if taken before. Also, we take into account the overall picture of patient – the emotional makeup and general health, the type of illness and specific “modalities” that make the symptoms better or worse. In this way we individualize one patient from another, hence the medicine is then prescribed.
After the consultation, finally we provide you the required steps which you need to take to get rid of the problem from its root cause :
1. The medicine prescription, if medicines are required to be taken
2. Diet Chart
4. Weekly or Monthly follow up, depending upon the severity of problem