Top 10 Homeopathic Medicines For Your Child!
Becoming a parent completely changes your world. You are more concerned about your kids health, their safety, diet and hygiene. All you want to provide them is best of everything. Now a days parents are aware of the side effects caused by conventional medicines. Hence most of the parents opt for safe and natural way of treating even minor ailments.
Homeopathic medicines are the most safest and side effect free compared to other holistic treatment available. Hence millions of the parents across the globe prefer homeopathy over any other mode of treatment for their kids. Due to the safety these medicines provide, it is ideal treatment option for infants, toddlers and older children.
Homeopathy medicines are effective in treating various symptoms that a child faces. It could be allergies, simple cold, fever, infantile colic, constipation, earaches, dentition problems or even behavioural disorders, homeopathy has a cure for all. The medicines work on strengthening the immunity and hence keep illnesses away.
Here are the top 10 homeopathic medicines you can keep it with you to deal with minor health issues if your child
1) Aconitum napellus
2) Allium cepa
3) Apis mellifica
5) Arsenicum album
8) Ferrum phosphoricum
9) Hepar sulphuris (for this medicine, please use a 30c dilution)
10) Nux vomica
Some guidelines to remember-
I recommend dilution of 30c. In general, though the potency selected depend on your child's symptoms
You are on your way to make your own homeopathic kit!
Be sure to check with your paediatrician if you child continues to have fever for more than 2 days, if the child is acting confused, if he/she has any breathing troubles, or if he/she looks dehydrated or is in severe pain.
Always try to make your child eat foods like eggs, beans, green leafy vegetables, yoghurt, milk etc. Which are very rich in vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, calcium and other nutrients.
Many parents have a query as to what special protection to be taken for the small children in view of this corona pandemic.
I as a pediatrician, advise for no special protection for the children. Take routine/ normal care of your child.
If parents follow the protective measures and remain safe from corona virus then children too remain protected. To keep your child protected, you need to keep yourself protected.
Some children have to read or hear something once and it gets imprinted in their minds. Others may struggle to understand concepts. As a parent, your first response may be to think that your child’s teacher isn’t giving him or her enough attention. However, this could indicate a specific learning disorder.
Learning disorders are an umbrella term that covers a range of learning difficulties. If your child is diagnosed with a learning disability it does not mean that he or she is any less smart as compared to their classmates. It simply means that they process information differently. There are many different types of learning disorders.
These are categorized by the skill set they affect most.
There is no known cure for learning disabilities. However, there are ways to improve the child’s skills. For this, you must tailor a learning strategy to your child’s strengths. For example, illustrating a word problem may help the child understand it better. Similarly, mnemonic devices and poems could help them memorize mathematical formulas. Converting one type of problem into another can also help them understand concepts. For example, you could turn a word problem into a math problem and vice versa.
In addition, you may also need to consider consulting a learning specialist. They can help determine the type of learning aids your child would benefit most from. Your child may need special education at a school that is equipped with the right services for him or her. The important thing to note is that early intervention is the key to treating learning disorders.
As a new mother, you will be always in a constant state of worry whether you are doing things right. And of those many, many things you worry about, your baby’s bowel movements are one of them.
A baby’s poop is a sign of his/her health. Thus, you do need to know what is normal and what needs medical attention. Read on to know more about your baby’s poop.
The kind of poop depends on how you are feeding your child. If you breastfeed the baby, his/her poop will be:
Small in size—no bigger than a coin
Light in colour, usually a greenish-brown or bright yellow
Sloppy in texture
The first few weeks of breastfeeding will produce waste daily, after each feed. The frequency will diminish later, but that is not a concern, as long as the waste is easily passed and is soft.
If you are feeding your child formula, the poop will be different. You will notice that the poop is:
Yellow-ish brown or pale yellow in colour
The next worry you have is when you change your baby’s feeding routine. When you switch from breastmilk to formula, you will notice:
The poop is darker in colour.
The texture becomes thicker.
The smell also becomes stronger.
The other dramatic change you will see is when your baby starts eating solids.
What isn't Normal?
If your baby has diarrhoea, you will notice:
The poop is runny
Frequency and amount of poop is increased
And if you suspect constipation, be aware of the following signs:
Your baby finds it difficult to poop
The poop is dry and small
The tummy is hard when you touch it
There might be blood in the poop
If you're breastfeeding, green poo can be a sign that your baby is taking in too much lactose (the natural sugar found in milk). This can happen if she feeds often, but doesn't get the rich milk at the end of the feed to fill her up. Make sure your baby finishes feeding on one breast before you offer her your other one.
If you are feeding your baby formula milk, the brand you are using could be turning your baby's poo dark green. It may be worth switching to a different formula to see if that has any effect.
If the symptoms last longer than 24 hours, visit your health visitor or GP. The cause may be:
a food sensitivity
side-effects of medication
your baby's feeding routine
a stomach bug
Very pale poo:
Very pale poo can be a sign of jaundice, which is common in newborns. Jaundice causes your newborn's skin and the whites of her eyes to look yellow and usually clears up within a couple of weeks of birth. Tell your midwife or doctor if your baby has jaundice, even if it looks like it's going away.
Also tell your midwife or doctor if your baby is passing very pale, chalky white, poos. This can be a sign of liver problems, especially where jaundice lasts beyond two weeks.
It is often difficult for most of us to make your kids eat healthy food and keeping them away from junk and unhealthy food is a much bigger task. It is always easy for them to finish off a packet of chips than a cup of vegetables or fruits. Read on to know some of the healthiest foods that your kid should be biting into.
Ensure these things find a way into the kid’s plate. In addition, some junk or fried stuff is always allowed!
हनी बच्चों और वयस्कों दोनों के लिए ऐज-ओल्ड का इलाज है और व्यक्ति के मूड को बढ़ाता है। अपने बच्चे को किसी भी नए भोजन से परिचित कराना, पितृत्व के सबसे रोमांचक चरणों में से एक होता है।
हल्के और बिना पका हुआ शहद पोषक तत्वों का एक पावरहाउस होता है और पर्याप्त स्वास्थ्य लाभ प्रदान करता है, जो इसे बच्चों के लिए अच्छा बनाता है।
बच्चों में संक्रमण और खांसी के लिए शहद इलाज के लिए एक महान औषधीय पूरक होता है। यह पाचन क्रिया को साफ रखता है और दस्त से भी बचाता है। अपने बच्चों को कच्चा शहद परोसने के अलावा, आप इसे दलिया और फलों में या किसी अन्य बेक्ड खाद्य पदार्थ में मिला सकते हैं।
खनिजों, एंटीऑक्सिडेंट, अमीनो एसिड और एंजाइमों में समृद्ध, शहद बच्चों में बेहतर स्वास्थ्य को बढ़ावा देने के लिए आवश्यक पोषक तत्वों से भरपूर होता है। हालांकि, इस मीठे शहद का अधिकतम लाभ उठाने के लिए, शहद को चुनना सबसे अच्छा होता है जिसे संसाधित नहीं किया जाता है। बच्चों के लिaए शहद के संभावित लाभों में शामिल हैं:
शहद में एक पदार्थ होता है जो डेक्सट्रोमेथोर्फन के रूप में कहा जाने वाला एक कफ सप्रेसेंट के रूप में कार्य करता है।
बच्चों को सर्दी, खांसी या बुखार के इलाज के लिए थोड़े से गर्म पानी में थोड़ी मात्रा में शुद्ध शहद मिलाएं। अच्छे परिणामों के लिए दिन में दो बार अपने बच्चे को इसका मिश्रण दें।
जो बच्चे ऊपरी श्वसन पथ के संक्रमण से पीड़ित हैं, उन्हें रात में सोने से पहले एक चम्मच शहद दिया जा सकता है ताकि वे खाँसी कम कर सकें और साथ ही नींद की गुणवत्ता में सुधार हो सके।
यदि आप अपने बच्चे के आहार व्यवस्था में शहद को शामिल करना चाहते हैं, तो आप अपने पसंदीदा खाद्य पदार्थों में इसे थोड़ा सा शामिल कर सकते हैं। किसी भी तरह की एलर्जी से बचने के लिए उनके आहार में धीरे-धीरे शहद डालना फायदेमंद होता है। अपने बच्चे के आहार में शहद को शामिल करने के लिए निम्नलिखित तरीकों में से कोई भी प्रयास कर सकते हैं:
12 महीने को पार करने के बाद ही बच्चों को शहद दिया जाना चाहिए, यानी वे 1 साल से ज्यादा होने पर शहद दें। शहद में एक दुर्लभ प्रकार का जीवाणु, क्लोस्ट्रीडियम बोटुलिनम होता है जो बच्चों में अत्यधिक भोजन विषाक्तता का कारण बन सकता है। हनी बच्चे के उभरते हुए दांतों के लिए भी खराब है, इसलिए 1 वर्ष से कम उम्र के बच्चे द्वारा शहद का सेवन करने की सलाह नहीं दी जाती है।
इसमें कोई शक नहीं कि शहद के फायदे अद्भूत होते हैं और बच्चों के प्रतिरक्षा में वृद्धि करते हैं। शहद खाने के सही समय में यह गाढ़ा तरल आपके बच्चे के आहार व्यवस्था के लिए एक उत्कृष्ट अतिरिक्त के रूप में कार्य करता है। इसके आप अलग-अलग शहद रेसिपी भी तैयार कर सकते हैं, हालांकि, इसके लिए तब तक इंतजार करना आवश्यक होता है जब तक आपका बच्चा कम से कम 1 वर्ष का हो जाए।
यदि आपका बच्चा 12 महीने से कम उम्र का है, तो उनके आहार में तरल शहद शामिल करने से बचना चाहिए।
इसलिए, अपने बच्चे को पूरक के रूप में या उनके भोजन में शहद शामिल करने से पहले, उनकी उम्र को देखते हुए यह बहुत महत्वपूर्ण होता है। अपने बच्चे को शहद देने से पहले बाल रोग विशेषज्ञ से परामर्श लेने की भी सलाह दी जाती है।
As parents watch their children grow, they take pleasure in seeing their kids perform simple activities like crawling, rolling, talking, walking, etc. However, a child’s intellectual development could be hampered, and they could have an intellectual disability (ID). While the symptoms are obvious during infancy in some children, others show symptoms only during their schooling period. There are associated mental conditions like seizures, mood disorders, vision/hearing problems, autism, etc.
In medical terms, a child is said to be affected by ID if his/her IQ is less than 75. Normal IQ ranges between 85 and 115, with the average being 100. There are various tests that a doctor would do to test if the child’s IQ is affected. The following are some milestones that the family can observe to help in diagnosis.
Causes: While the exact aetiology is not established, in 2/3 affected children, ID is the result of when the brain development is affected. Some of the causes include the following:
Diagnosis: In addition to IQ tests, other structural abnormalities can be diagnosed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and an electroencephalogram (EEG) to look for evidence of seizures, etc. Observing the child, interviewing the parents, and testing the child can together help in confirming the diagnosis.
Management: The family has to work together to get the child to lead a normal life. Speech therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition counselling, physical therapy, etc., are all available as support systems to work on improving various aspects. The parents play a critical role and in addition to above, they can do the following:
Honey is an age-old treat for both babies and adults and elevates a person’s mood. Introducing your baby to any new food is one of the most exciting phases of parenthood.
Mild and unpasteurized honey is a powerhouse of nutrients and offers ample health benefits, making it ideal for babies.
Honey is a great medicinal supplement for treating cough and infections in babies. It keeps the digestive tract clean and also prevents diarrhea. Apart from serving raw honey to your babies, you can add it to porridge and fruits or in any other baked foods.
Rich in minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and enzymes, honey is full of essential nutrients to promote better health in babies. However, to get the most out of this sweet nectar, it is best to pick honey that is not processed. Possible benefits of honey for babies include:
Honey contains a substance that acts as a cough suppressant termed as dextromethorphan.
Add a little amount of pure honey in some warm water for treating cold, cough or fever in babies. Give the mixture to your baby twice a day for the best results.
If you want to introduce honey in your baby’s dietary regime, you can just add a bit of it to their bit to their favorite foods. It is beneficial to introduce honey slowly in their diet to avoid any allergic reaction. Try any of the following methods to incorporate honey in your kid’s diet:
Babies should be given honey only after they cross a 12-month mark i.e. they are more than 1 year old. Honey has a rare type of bacterium, Clostridium botulinum that can cause extreme food poisoning in babies. Honey is also bad for baby’s emerging teeth, that’s why consumption of honey by a baby who is less than 1 year old is not recommended.
There is no doubt health benefits of honey are exceptional and increase immunity is babies. This thick liquid serves as an excellent addition to your baby’s dietary regime, however, it’s necessary to wait until your baby is at least 1 year old.
If your baby is less than 12 months old, it does not matter whether raw or mass-produced, you must avoid including liquid honey in their diet.
Hence, before giving honey to your baby as a supplement or including it in their meals, considering their age is very important. It is also advised to take consultation from a pediatrician before giving honey to your baby.