Children’s teething and other oral issues
‘Out of the mouths of babes’
Children often say the funniest things, but their timing can be a bit awkward too! The digestion process starts in the mouth and its how we express ourselves the most. Here are 4 common oral ailments and what to do:
- Cold sores
These are small fluid-filled blisters which appear on the edge of lips. They are caused by the Herpes simplex virus and are often painful and sore. Eating lysine rich foods such as red meat, parmesan, eggs and soya beans helps to decrease the severity of cold sores.
- Sore throats
Pain on swallowing or the sensation of a lump in the throat can be very unpleasant for children. Warm soup or sucking ice cubes can alleviate the pain. The remedy Merc viv in the kit is fantastic for sore throats.
This can be a very trying time for babies and parents alike! Babies often dribble and want to bite down on anything hard. This is to try and alleviate the pain in their gums. Cool teething rings can really help with this. The remedy Chamomilla in the kit is our no.1 teething remedy which can give real relief for baby – and you!
- Toothache and Tooth extraction
Tooth pain can be excruciating. It can stop you eating and/or sleeping. Clove oil can ease toothache until you can see a dentist. If it’s red and throbbing, you can use Belladonna from the kit. Arnica is great for bruising and shock, before and after seeing the dentist (also in the kit).
Minor issues in the mouth tend to heal quickly as it is a relatively sterile environment. This is due to the constant supply of fresh saliva washing over everything.
Homeopathic remedies can help support the body in easing pain and discomfort safely and naturally. Learn about how to use the kit effectively here.