Originally Posted by Ruthie's momma
In my home, conventional medicine augments homeopathy. Homeopathic treatments are utilized first and conventional medicine is utilized, if necessary.
DD's severe teething pain simply wasn't relieved with teething tablets, cold wash cloths, or wooden teething rings alone. DD was given some acetominophen (Tylenol) when she was in noticible teething pain. During these periods, I wasn't giving her more than two or three doses per 24 hours (late afternoon, before bed and middle of the night). These periods usually lasted no more than 2 days.
We try everything else first, distraction, cuddles, hylands, teethers, cold things to chew on, etc. If nothing works I give her one dose in the afternoon (when it usually peaks), one before bed if she is in pain again, and very rarely in the middle of the night if she is inconsolable.
It is a last resort to me but if everything else fails to bring her comfort and calm her down, I don't hesitate to relieve her pain. I think the important thing is that you do try other remedies and don't go for the drugs first!