Infant Teething | Using CalcareaPhosphoricum for teething problems By: Wonder parenting
Introduction • Worried about infant teething? Infant teething comes with so many pieces of advice and suggestions from everyone around the baby. • Once the baby is born we look for his or her growth and development. For better immunity, we are always ready to shield them. It includes using home remedies, medicines or over layering of clothes to protect the child in winters. But what should we look for to assess that if they need it or is it unnecessary? Especially when it comes to dentition or infant teething difficulties. www.wonderparenting.com
Understand the developmental milestones When talking about the GROWTH and DEVELOPMENT these are two different aspects. • Growth is a measure of physical maturation and is quantifiable like weight and height. • Development is an acquisition of skills like head support, grasping, walking, talking, development of attitudes, adaptation to family and society. And all these become the developmental milestones of a child because they are acquired at different times in their active phase of initial years. One of the most important phases of child development is during active infant teething. It is not a disease but yes it is associated with a lot of troubles. And parents of toddlers know that by now what all troubles they have faced during initial months of infant teething. Common signs and symptoms of infant teething are restlessness, gum rubbing, thumb sucking, cranky child, drooling of saliva, loss of appetite. Above these symptoms, an infant will try and put everything in the mouth which is the main cause of concern. It usually leads to infection and other complaints like diarrhea, fever, vomiting, irritability etc.
More about dentition • Deciduous teeth refer to milky teeth or temporary dentition which starts appearing around 6-7 months and start feeling trouble 1-2 months earlier. At around two and a half year old, they will become 20 in number. • Permanent teeth are 32 in number and start erupting at 6-7 years of age. • Age of eruption of teeth is approximate and should not be taken as a benchmark, it may be earlier or little late. • Average temporary teeth are 6 at the age of 12 months, 12 teeth at 18 months, 16 teeth at 24 months and 20 teeth at 30 months. • Lower incisor (front teeth) come up first.
Structure of teeth Teeth are the hardest substance of our body. Parts of teeth include- enamel, dentin, pulp, cementum and periodontal ligament. Enamel part is made of calcium and phosphate. www.wonderparenting.com
Should we give CalcareaPhosphoricum 6x during infant teething? • This question must have arrived in every parent’s mind before they give something medicinal (they think without side effect). But the answer is “NO”, we should not give it to every child because every child does not need it. • From any source, newspaper, print media, neighbor, grandmothers or anyone else, one must have heard to use CalcareaPhosphoricum as soon as a child starts to show signs of dentition or infant teething. Many must have used it too. • Have we ever thought why? It is like any other homeopathic medicine and so we should not use it without a prescription by a certified doctor. • In Homoeopathy, medicines are always selected on the basis of the totality of symptoms and on basis of similimum, not on the name of the disease. Individualization is the key. It means one medicine given for one condition is not mandatory for a similar condition in another person. The reaction of the body is different for every individual, so when the reaction is different medicine will also vary.
The indication of CalcareaPhosphoricum in infant teething: When we use it! • It is a great remedy in defective nutrition. • When the child is thin, looks unhealthy, weak. • Slow in development of teeth and bones, though well fed. • They are anemic, dull and insensitive. • Vomiting of milk, colicky pain, worse from any change of weather are additional features. • Diarrhea is a very prominent feature. • The stools are green and “sputtering”, passed with great noise. They will feel complaints more when thinking of them.
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