Dentition is a purely physiological process and should run a normal, uneventful course. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and there is no doubt that many infants are unnaturally peevish and uncomfortable and have derangements of digestion when they are teething.
The child is peevish, irritable, feverish, with swollen, irritated gums, some diarrhea and vomiting and evidently in marked pain,
Here we discuss some REMEDY RESONANCE for this particularly difficult time for the child.
Aconitum — Heat, redness, pain, swollen gums, and restlessness. Aconite, is often invaluable during dentition.
Chamomilla — This remedy may follow Aconinte, for dry cough; short breathing; and fretfulness ; flushed cheek ; loose, green or frothy stools. A sovereign remedy in many of the ailments of dentition.
Coffea — Excitability, sleeplessness, restlessness, and frequent changes. It is especially indicated in the absence of fever.
Belladonna — There is restless sleep. The child bores his head into the pillow. The head is drawn backward and he rolls it from side to side. There is pain in the ears and the child cries out in sleep. The mouth is dry ; there is vomiting and diarrhœa. The bowel movement is thin and green, and there is pain in the abdomen.
Calcarea phos — Slow or late dentition, especially in scrofulous children subject to loose bowels, with loss of flesh and strength.
Silicea — Similar symptoms to those of Calcarea especially when the teeth, though on the point of coming through, are still tardy. Silicea generally obviates the necessity of lancing the gums. Silicea is valuable in rickety children.
Mercurius., Kreosotum., Ipecac, Nux vomica, are some more remedies that can be indicated.