Babies and Infants Treatment Perth
As prescribed in this Perth naturopathic clinic, we find homeopathy
is ideal for the treatment of babies and infants. Not only is it
completely safe, but it is also tasteless and low dose. Parents are
often amazed at how quickly a young baby learns to open its mouth as
soon as he or she sees the bottle.
All prescriptions are made individually after a private consultation. That is the beauty of homeopathic treatment: that it treats the person to improve their health in general.
Some of the conditions that homeopathy can treat in the newborn and infant include:
- Sleeping difficulties
- Colic and reflux
- Intolerance of mother's milk
- Cradle cap (seborrhoea dermatitis)
- Nose obstruction and "snuffles"
- "Milk rash" (milia)
- Unexplained crying and inability to settle
- Hives and other allergy reactions
- Teething (dentition problems) including delayed dentition
- Delayed milestones
- Frequent colds
- Tonsillitis and enlarged adenoids
- Ear infections (otitis media)
- Constipation and diarrhoea
- Fevers and convulsions
note that in cases of serious or lifethreatening complaints,
parents are encouraged to seek a doctor's advice or hospital admission
if the child is not responding quickly to homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathy is an ideal treatment for babies and infants because it
stimulates the child's immune system to work on the underlying problem.
Under the influence of a homeopathic medicine, it is the child's life
force itself that is doing the healing. The next time the infection or other complaint occurs, the body is better able to deal with the problem.
Homeopathy is very effective for children's
ear infections. Studies have shown that those treated with these
remedies have fewer recurrences over a period of time than those
treated with antibiotics. (See the page on treatment of ear infections
for references.) Furthermore, the use of antiobiotics suppresses the
immune system and contributes to allergies and other sensitivity
reactions, especially in children under one year of age.
is a real, effective alternative. It deals very quickly with the
symptoms of fever and pain in ear infections, while it works
effectively on the underlying problem.
As a result of
antibiotics given early, our experience shows that a child is also more
likely to get eczema, asthma and other problems as they get older. The
use of steroids to treat these problems further compounds the problem
For any chronic problem in babies or young children, such as eczema or asthma, homeopathy does not suppress the symptoms; it works towards resolving the problem. In any case of atopic disease
like this, the homeopath views the problem as the tip of the iceberg.
Just suppressing the symptoms with cortisone weakens the system
further. It is our belief, verified by experience, that this
suppression results in more serious problems later in life.
any chronic problem in children and babies, the approach of homeopathy
is to treat the patient as a whole. A constitutional remedy is given to
treat the patient on all levels, both emotionally and physically.