Homeopathy for kids is life changing, in my experience. As a mama, I have used homeopathy, both on my own and supervised by our family homeopath more times than I can count.
Because it works.
Because it’s successful.
Because it does no harm.
We’ve all been there with a child who won’t calm, has pain that won’t subside, or that runny nose that just won’t go away. My friend Desiree Brazelton has put together a fantastic list of homeopathy notes for children. This is a great resource to print out and keep on hand. All of these homeopathic remedies listed can be found at a natural foods store or co-op with a suggested potency of 30c.
In homeopathy, there is not just one remedy for “earache” or other commonly labeled conditions. Instead, you must look at how the person is presenting — how are they acting, what do you or they see/taste/smell, what makes the condition better or worse, etc. The remedy is selected based on what aligns best. If you need help selecting a remedy, or what you are using doesn’t seem to be helping, seek out a homeopath for guidance. For a “101” about what homeopathy is and how it works, check out this post.
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For Ear Pain
Left-sided ear pain
Often comes with first separation (to daycare, mom being away more often, or being gone on a trip)
Wants to be held all of the time, whiney when put down
Nose can have thick, yellowish mucus
Feels better walking slowly in the fresh air
Right-sided ear pain
High fever, which can spike in the afternoon/early evening
Glassy eyes, dilated pupils
Hot, flushed face
Screaming with pain
Pain can come on after teething
Very sensitive to pain; ear seems extremely painful
Better being carried (rocked, bounced, driving in car)
One cheek red, one pale
Capricious, nothing pleases them but they need you to keep trying
Worse from touching the ear
Irritable with unbearable pain
Face can be swollen and sensitive
Don’t want to be touched in painful area or at all
Worse at night
Better from cold drinks or cold packs on gums
Anger with the pain
Worse after midnight
Better from pressure on outside of mouth
Worse from being outside
Severly painful, unbearable pain
Screaming and shrieking with pain, especially at night
Better from warmth on the mouth
Hard stool at first then pasty or large
Hard stool that’s difficult
Mood is more sedentary, can be delayed in walking
Angry, chilly Ineffectual urging to stool or no desire to go
Small quantities of stool at a time
Desiree Brazelton is a classical homeopath in Minneapolis. She is a graduate of the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy and has been in practice for over 10 years. In her practice, Desirée specializes in pediatric homeopathy and complex health concerns. Check out her course on Homeopathy for Moms.