When my husband and I noticed our normally mild-tempered son acting inordinately whiney, we were caught off guard. While it would have been easy to write it off as he needs a nap, I suspected something was up. Turns out, he was teething; a surprise, perhaps, since he is six years old.
A check of the back of his jaw showed 3 of the 4 six-year molars at various stages of putting in an appearance, from just poking through, to almost halfway there.
I knew that the Bach Flower remedy Walnut was good for any time kids go through changes and transitions, including getting teeth. I wondered, would the homeopathic teething tablets I’d given him as an infant, help in this case?
Although he told me there is no pain from the teeth pushing through, he was incredibly whiney and fatigued. His cheeks were a bit puffy as well and he told me his ear felt hot, though it didn’t hurt. I began a therapy of Hyland’s teething tablets, along with two drops of the Bach Flower remedy Walnut. All of his symptoms ceased, almost immediately.
I had actually read about administering the flower remedy to kids getting their 12 year moalrs, as it helps with the symptoms, including emotional ones. I can attest that it helps with the six year molars as well.
By far, however, the best remedy, has been the homeopathic teething tablets. They quickly eliminated all uncomfortable symptoms associated with the new teeth.
I would suggest that these remedies be considered when kids are losing their baby teeth (milk teeth). The symptoms may not be as obvious as when the kids were infants, but getting adult teeth can be every bit as traumatic an experience.
The homeopathic and Bach Flower remedies can make a positive difference, making everyone’s life that much easier.
incidentally: Walnut is good for adults going through changes as well, such as a new job, having just gotten married, moving across the country, etc. And there are no side effects and no contraindications when taking medications.
Update: As my son is now losing his baby (milk) teeth and getting his adult ones, he occasionally experiences discomfort. I give him teething tablets and all discomfort resolves quickly.