There are a wide range of teething products that make teething much easier for children and parents these days. Most parents will believe that teething babies may also develop diarrhea and fever during the early stages of teething, and such symptoms may probably coincide and appear the same time teething has set in. Parent usually opt for the conventional or traditional treatments for teething children while few may consider any form of homeopathy because of the belief that kids are not supposed to be exposed to such treatment in the early parts of their lives.
Natural and homeopathy remedies have been proven to help alleviate pains, even in teething babies, but the way mothers apply such therapy can make the homeopathy either safe of unsafe. Aside from being effective in helping babies deal with tissues, there are a number of homeopathic toys that can be used by babies which are even more comfortable to use. Babies can chew on these toys and massage their gums, this will eventually allow their teeth to come through.
The United States FDA is presently investigating the connection between the homeopathic teething products for babies, and adverse reactions to such. For this purpose, the FDA has decided to study more than 400 babies, especially for seizures, vomiting, constipation, shortness of breath, and many more. There were reported 10 cases of death among some babies who used certain homeopathic products for teething. Though the product linked to several symptoms and death have been pulled out of the shelves by pharmaceutical companies, this does not mean that all homeopathic teething products are unsafe.
The FD were first alerted at the possible problems from homeopathic products as far back as the year 2010 when certain teething products known as “Hyland’s Teething tablets” were discovered to have contained Belladonna, which is a substance that was found in several analgesics. As of now, the symptoms and incidences recorded after some certain teething products have not been officially linked to the homeopathic teething brands, because the FDA is still at the preliminary investigation phase. The use of homeopathic products in the treatment of several health conditions are still being regarded as unethical by numerous medical practitioners. Many people have continued to use homeopathic products despite all these beliefs.
The warning from the FDA about the abuse of homeopathic products, including baby teething brands can serve as an eye opener, especially for parents as regards the use of such products. Homeopathic products can be safe, but they should be used sparingly on kids, because of their sensitive bodies and nature. Here are some of the precautions recommended by the FDA to mothers, on the use of homeopathy products;
#1: Parents, especially mothers must check that a homeopathy product for babies, do not contain harmful or banned substances , these include all forms of heavy metals, and non-heavy metals such as Belladonna, which has been found in numerous poisons and processing chemicals. For this reason, parents are advised to check the label of all homeopathic materials, and any product that is not clearly labelled must be reported to the appropriate authorities for investigation.
#2: Parents must avoid newly released homeopathic products. Some parents are fond of jumping at any available new brands of products and that can expose them and their kids to dangers that have not been investigated nor proven. Most of the newly released Homeopathic products have partially or never been investigated, hence it will be unsafe to use them for babies who have little or no exposure to such homeopathic products.
#3: Never change a baby’s homeopathic teething product abruptly. Aside from teething, any homeopathic product that works fine with a baby should not be changed, even if the brand is not the best in the market. Children can react quickly to a brand that has just been changed and that may affect their health. It is important to stick with type of homeopathic product and they should not be changed unless the doctor has advised otherwise. Most parents are quick to switch to another brad of homeopathic product when they are not getting the most from the current one.
#4 Ask for reviews and recommendations- Conducting some research before purchasing or deciding on which homeopathic product to use, is very important. You need to consult with knowledgeable people, most especially mothers who understand the use of such homeopathic products. Do not rely on online reviews because numerous homeopathic brands do purchase reviews online, and they do everything to eliminate honest reviews that tend to expose their sharp and corrupt practices. You need to ask for recommendations from experience mothers who know how to check for the best homeopathic products that are baby-friendly.
#5 Do not forget to check information on a product on the FDA or other relevant website- Current information on most homeopathic products are displayed on appropriate websites, these information include whether the product has been banned and the reason why it was banned. It is important to check on all these information in order to ascertain which homeopathic products are currently legalized in the country and which have been banned for containing some bad ingredients that are unsafe for babies and adults.
In conclusion, babies deserve to benefit from the power of homeopathic products, hence they should not be prevented from enjoying such benefits. The notion that homeopathy is generally unsafe for babies should be discarded because many of such homeopathic products have been approved for human usage, and most of them can be used by underage kids and toddlers. Consulting a physician before embarking on the use of homeopathy for babies is very important, especially when the child has some allergies that can be triggered even by safe and natural substances.
Homeopathy has a way of speeding the healing of the body, it can also help provide relief against certain medical conditions that could have been difficult with conventional medicine, however, it is very import to exercise caution when it comes to using such with underage children.