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so my friend used them...my doctor says not to use them...i don't know what to think. anybody else use them, not use them or have any thoughts.<br>
the specific ones i am thinking of trying are Hylands homeopathic teething tablets with the ingredients being:calcarea phosphorica, chammomolla, cofea crudea and belladonna(thats what my doctor says not to use them because of)... i am interested to hear your thoughts.<br>
also if you have any other suggestions for what helped your babies when teething, i'd love to hear it!
 

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My mainstream ped specifically recommended them or Motrin, he doesn't care for Orajel. I use the hylands teething gel though, the tablets have milk in them and DS is allergic to milk.
 

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I used Hylands tablets with dd1. With dd2 I tried gum-omile oil from herbs for kids. I found what seemed to work best though was cold rag for them to chew on or me sticking my finger in ice water and then rubbing the gums.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My mainstream ped specifically recommended them or Motrin, he doesn't care for Orajel. I use the hylands teething gel though, the tablets have milk in them and DS is allergic to milk.</div>
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Does the label mention milk? I have been giving them to dd for months and she has a dairy allergy. I don't remember reading milk on the ingredients list.
 

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the tablets have lactose<br><br><a href="http://www.hylands.com/products/teething.php" target="_blank">http://www.hylands.com/products/teething.php</a>
 

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I had heard this too from a doc. I checked with the pharmacist and she said they are perfectly harmless. She said docs say that because they don't understand how the tablets are made. She said if they truly understood how little Belladonna is in each tablet they would have no concern over them.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had heard this too from a doc. I checked with the pharmacist and she said they are perfectly harmless. She said docs say that because they don't understand how the tablets are made. She said if they truly understood how little Belladonna is in each tablet they would have no concern over them.</div>
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this is very true. there is only the molecular fingerprint of the original ingredient in a homeopathic remedy.
 

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Boiron(s) makes a homeopathic teething liquid that works well. It has been a long time since I have needed it but I found it to work better than hylands.<br><br>
can clove oil be used with babies?
 

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That's funny because my mainstream pedi specifically told us to use Hylands. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Concern over things in homeopathic remedies is a misconception based on ignorance.<br>
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! I so hate when that happens!<br><br><span style="color:#800080;"><span style="font-size:x-large;">Homeopathy IS FINE for a baby!</span></span> If it's the right remedy it will WORK. If it's NOT, it won't, it's that simple! You are NOT taking any amount of a substance which will harm you in ANY WAY.<br><br>
Here is what is <span style="color:#FF0000;">true</span> about homeopathy -<br><br>
From the Society of Homeopaths in the UK:<br><br>
"Are homeopathic remedies safe?<br>
Homeopathic remedies are a unique, potentised energy medicine, drawn from the plant, mineral and animal worlds. They are diluted to such a degree that not one molecule of the original substance can be detected (after the 6c potency).<br><br>
They work by gently boosting the natural energy of the body, and are very safe, even for pregnant and sensitive patients. There is no danger of addiction or toxicity.<br><br><br>
Homeopathy for Babies and Children<br>
Introduction<br>
Homeopathy is ideal for babies and children as it is a gentle yet highly effective system of medicine. The mildly sweet pills, powders or liquids are easy to dispense and are more palatable than many conventional medicines. The highly diluted natural substances that form homeopathic remedies mean that they are safe to use in the very young, including newborn babies. More than that, homeopathy can raise the immunity of your children to help deal with illness throughout their childhood.<br><br>
Homeopathy not only helps when your child is ill. It can also help prevent illness and give support through difficult periods of their life." See: <a href="http://www.homeopathy-soh.org/about-homeopathy/what-is-homeopathy/babies.aspx" target="_blank">babies and homeopathy</a><br><br><br>
Here are some common childhood (including babyhood!) remedies:<br><br>
Teething - Chamomilla 30c – inconsolable and angry child<br><br>
Colic - Magnesium phos 30c – baby doubles up in pain<br><br>
Nappy-rash - Calendula 30c and Calendula cream – soothing and antiseptic<br><br>
Earache - Pulsatilla 30c – clingy child, greenish discharge from ear<br><br>
Fever - Aconite 30c – sudden fevers after getting chilled<br>
Belladonna 30c – very high temperatures with a red face<br>
Gelsemium 30c – slow fevers with chills, bone pain and fatigue<br><br>
Coughs and colds - Bryonia 30c – miserable, irritable, better for keeping still<br>
Pulsatilla 30c – plenty of yellow/green mucous; clingy and upset<br>
Vomiting Nux vomica 30c – bilious and bad tempered<br>
Arsenicum album 30c – after bad food, with diarrhoea and restlessness<br><br>
Bumps and bruises - Arnica 30c – also for shock and exhaustion<br><br><br>
Good luck - we've been using homeopathy at home for over 20 years. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Do NOT worry about the Belladonna!
 

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We are using chamomilla homeopathic pellets that I had on hand. They are really helping!<br><br>
I had purchased some Hyland's teething gel, but noticed that it has parabens in it, so we won't be using it. I know the gel has worked well for a lot of babies, though!
 

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We use the tablets too... they work on mild days, not so much on bad days. Our doc didn't specifically say not to use them, just that he does not endorse homeopathics or any other treatments that the mainstream medical field has not tested in controlled studies... in other words, who cares what the doc says, if you know it works & that it is safe, go for it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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thanks! i feel a lot more informed now. i will give them a try. i had a feeling that it was maybe a matter of my doctor being unable to "endorse" homoeopathic stuff. anyway,thanks again ladies!
 

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Yep. It's cute to watch his face when it's melting because he never tastes anything but breastmilk.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had heard this too from a doc. I checked with the pharmacist and she said they are perfectly harmless. She said docs say that because they don't understand how the tablets are made. She said if they truly understood how little Belladonna is in each tablet they would have no concern over them.</div>
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Exactly. I went to an allergist once and I asked her if she understood what homeopathy was about and she assured me that she did but then lectured me about taking white arsenic homeopathically...that was the end of the appointment for me...obviously knows nothing about homeopathy.
 
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