Have you ever heard of teething tablets? Or have you seen a box of something in the store described as a “natural” teething remedy? These are most likely a homeopathic remedy. To learn how homeopathic remedies work, visit this post.
Homeopathic remedies found in stores that have catchy trade names like “Teething Relief“, “No Jet-Lag“, or “Insomnia” are often combination remedies. A combination remedy is just as it sounds. Several commonly used homeopathic remedies for a specific symptom are combined so that you have a better chance of healing because you are covering several remedies at a time.
One commonly used teething remedy is Boiron’s Camilia Teething Relief. This is a liquid in single use doses. It contains the homeopathic remedies Chamomilla, Phytolacca, and Rheum Officinale. You can read reviews from parents here.
- Chamomilla is the classic teething remedy for babies with swollen, inflamed, tender gums, intense pain, irritable, whining demeanor. They may ask for things then refuse them, and want to be carried. Pain is often worse between 9pm and 12 am. This was my go-to remedy of choice for my youngest son. It did the trick.
- Phytolacca is indicated when the child needs to clench down on gums or teething rings.
- Rheum Officinale is indicated for kids with digestive upset and diarrhea.
The dose of each of these in Boiron’s Camilia is between 5c and 9c which is an extremely low dose, so you will have to give this remedy often, about every 15 minutes until there is relief.
If you get the single remedy you need in 200c, you can give a dose an hour until relief (usually between 1 and 3 doses) and experience longer periods of relief.
Combination remedies are a great option, but it is even better if you can locate the ONE remedy that is the most similar to the symptoms being experienced. The one primarily indicated remedy will work faster and deeper than if you use a combination. However, in a pinch or if you don’t have access to the one remedy you need, these combination remedies make it easy to use.
There are many other remedies indicated for teething, which is why some people find teething combination remedies work well, others find they don’t. This is because a different remedy that is not in the combination is more indicated for the childs specific symptoms. For a more complete list of teething remedies, check out this link.