care with Homoeopathy
The tonsils are masses
of lymph tissue that act as two guards located on
the right and left at the back of the throat. Tonsils
act as a filter and prevent the spread of infections
in the throat, mouth and sinuses from spreading to
other parts of the body. The tonsils produce antibodies
or cells that fight disease, when they are first encountered
at the throat. Inflammation of the tonsils due to
infection is called tonsillitis.
Tonsillitis is mainly caused due to bacterial infections.
When the general immunity is low, there is a tendency
to develop sensitivity so that tonsillitis may be
triggered due to cold food and drink, cold weather,
change of weather, certain foods like package food
which contain artificial coloring agents and preservatives
Tonsillitis is spread by close contact with an infected
person. Droplets pass through the air when an infected
person breathes, coughs, or sneezes; then become infected
after breathing in these droplets. Infection can also
occur by contact through skin or on objects that come
in contact with mouth, nose, eyes, or other mucous
Children who are prone to tonsillitis, repeated exposures
to the triggers lower the immunity of the child and
tonsils become chronically inflamed.
• Sore throat, irritation in the throat with
hoarseness of voice
• Difficulty and pain while swallowing
• High fever and Loss of appetite
• Swelling of neck glands
• Fatigue or body pain sometimes
When the infection becomes chronic, the tonsils swell
and block the airway and make breathing and swallowing
Gargle with warm water and salt
Drink ginger and honey tea
Hot soups and beverages can soothe the throat
Homeopathic treatment helps to cut down the frequency
and severity of attacks and improves the immunity
so that external factors like food and temperature
do not bring on tonsillitis. Surgery can be avoided
by curing the condition with Homeopathic medicines.
In acute phase of tonsillitis, homeopathic medicines
act on the tonsils to cut down the infection and promptly
bring down the pain, soreness and fever.
Homeopathic treatment is the best way to treat a case
of tonsillitis esp. in children. It is also very convenient
to administer the medication to young children.
Vomiting is a very common condition. It is not
a disease but a natural protective mechanism of
the body to get rid of some underlying infection.
It is a sign that body is trying to get rid of some
abnormal harmful substance. Nausea is a vague, intensely
disagreeable sensation of sickness or queasiness
that may or may not be followed by vomiting.
Vomiting is the forcible expulsion
of the contents of the stomach. The strongest stimuli
for vomiting are irritation and distension of stomach.
Prolonged vomiting, especially in
infants and elderly people, can be serious since
the loss of fluids can lead to disturbances
in fluid and acid-base balance.
Children are very prone to vomiting as they often
have a sensitive stomach and succumb to infections
very easily. This decreases the appetite and affects
the immunity and growth of the child.
• Food poisoning
• Migraine headaches
• Any mechanical obstruction can cause vomiting
• Post operative
• Any kind of underlying disease
• Psychogenic (anticipatory vomiting)
• Oral contraceptives
Most causes of acute vomiting are mild, self limited,
and require no specific treatment but if its not
brought under control by any household measures
than medicinal intervention is required.
• Have clear liquids and small quantities
of dry food
• Lot of fluid intake should be done to prevent
• Spicy and oily food should be avoided
• Tea or coffee should also be stopped till
the condition subsides
• Citrus fruits or juices can be taken
• A lemon can be squeezed with hot milk and
a little quantity can be given sip by sip.
Homoeopathic medicines certainly act very well in
persons having vomiting as a chronic problem. In
this condition the medicines given have to be mild
on the stomach and not increase the acidity; and
here the homeopathic medicines are very useful.
If vomiting is due to some underlying disease than
the disease condition is treated first otherwise
the vomiting may only be temporary relieved.
Homoeopathic medicines have shown best results in
cases of vomiting which are psychogenic (anticipatory
Vomiting during pregnancy has also been effectively
treated by the medicines as they are very mild in
action and are safe for the pregnant woman and the
intolerance (milk allergy)
In some people, especially in children and older
people, the small intestine fails to produce enough
lactase, which is essential for the digestion of
lactose or milk; this results in a condition called
• Lactase deficiency;
• other gastrointestinal disorders;
• Crohn’s disease; malnutrition;
The severity of symptoms varies, from relatively
minor to sufficiently serious to require medical
Bloating, Abdominal cramps, Flatulence
and diarrhea is seen. These are worsened by the
intake of milk, and any diary products like curd,
butter, ghee, cheese etc.
In children there is generally vomiting
after milk, and regurgitations which look like curdled
milk. There may also be recurrent coughs or respiratory
allergic conditions with the lactose intolerance.
Lactose intolerance is very well treated by homoeopathy.
Once a detailed case is taken, the treatment is
started with a constitutional medicine with a regular
follow up; this treatment will remove the allergic
tendency of the person towards the milk or its products.
The homoeopathic medicines also
correct the metabolism and absorption of the digestive
system and clear the lactase deficiency.
In case of children who throw up
milk, homoeopathic medicines are very effective
because they are mild in action, with no side effects.
Diarrhea is increased stool frequency (more than
3 bowel movements per day) or watery stools. Frequent
diarrhea can result in dehydration and electrolyte
The most common cause of this in infants and young
children is during teething. There are frequent
stools and greenish in color. The child may be cranky
and irritable. And homoeopathy gives a very effective
remedial measure to cure this. Replacing the fluids
and preventing dehydration is very important, and
the medication is needed to control the problem.
• Fluids in the form of tender coconut and
ORS have to be given.
• Till the diarrhea subsides bland food should
be given and spicy food should be avoided.
• Pomegranate juice is advised during this
• Leafy vegetables like especially spinach
to be avoided.
In acute cases and in children the results of medication
are very prompt; the medication being combined with
fluid replacement. Even the diarrhea during teething
responds very well to Homeopathic medicines.
Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) is passage of urine
without knowledge during sleep at least three times
a week in a child aged 5 years or older. It is seen
in both boys and girls below 16 years. It can be
a distressing experience for the child and may lead
to loss of self-esteem and isolation.
It is usually caused by a combination of three factors.
Over production of urine at night; hyperactivity
of the bladder; lack of waking up with the urge
to urinate. Other causes are stress in the early
childhood and fears at night.
Homoeopathy has excellent treatment for bedwetting
in children. The medicines act on the immune level
of the child and corrects the over activity of the
bladder and also reduces the tendency to increased
formation of urine. Once a constitutional treatment
is started there will be a very good improvement
in the state of the child. Within few courses of
medicines the child can be totally cured of this
Attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder. Is a neurobiological based developmental
disability resulting from chemical imbalance or
deficiency in certain neurotransmitters; which are
chemicals that help brain to regulate behavior.
is characterized by
Inattention – The child may fail to attention
to details or may make careless mistakes in school
work and is unable to sustain attention in tasks
and in play activities. The child does not seem
to listen while being talked to, and does not follow
through the instructions and so fails to finish
school work, or the task at hand. The child will
avoid or dislike doing anything which requires sustained
mental effort. He is very easily distracted and
is forgetful in daily activities
The child is very fidgety with his hands or feet
or squirms in seat; and often leaves the seat in
class room or in other situations when remaining
seated is expected. The child is often ‘on
the go’ or often acts as if ‘driven
by a motor’, and can run about or climbs excessively
in situations in which it is inappropriate. The
child can talk excessively, and continuously.
The child has difficulty awaiting their turn, and
often interrupts or intrudes on others, e.g., butts
in to conversations or games. They often blurt out
answers before questions have been completed.
The homeopathic constitutional treatment helps the
mental parameters that are deviated to normalize.
The attention span increases to the extent of being
able to do normal tasks on their own, and develop
sustained interest in activity. The hyperactive
state comes back to a more controllable state; and
the impulsivity comes down to the extent of being
able to listen completely and then respond appropriately.
The treatment has no side effects and is mild, causing
no drowsiness or dullness during the treatment.
Autism is a developmental and bio-neurological disorder.
Autism is a spectrum disorder, also known as ASD.
A child with autism has difficulties primarily with
social interaction and spoken communication.
This is first evident in children 2- 3 years of
age, when age - appropriate social and communication
skills, like making and sustaining eye contact,
smiling in response to another person or responding
when spoken to do not appear in time, or when the
child has difficulties in relating to people, plays
differently, or displays unusual responses to the
The child may be under-reactive or over- reactive
to stimulation in sensory areas of touch, light,
sound etc. Children with autism play differently.
Their play is more stereotypic in nature (like arranging
cars in a line). A marked feature of autism is the
lack of pretend play.
There is a withdrawal from social contact; and the
child seems to be engrossed in a world of their
own. An inability to relate to other people and
to respond appropriately to stimuli in the environment
can also be observed. They may insist on sameness
and routines, which seem to give comfort.
Other signs include craving for
or recoiling from movement, flapping hands, spinning
around, uneven gross and fine motor skills, spinning
objects, unusual attachment to certain objects.
Behaviors like aggression, frustration, or withdrawal,
which seem inappropriate, are often due to their
inability to articulate and express through spoken
Some children with autism may have mental retardation
or learning disabilities.
Aspergers syndrome can be identified when the child
is intelligent, verbal but with marked difficulties
in social communication, has a preoccupation with
a particular area of interest, shows insistence
on routines and has certain compulsive behaviors.
With Homeopathic medicines, the aggressive behaviors
can be significantly brought down. As the Homeopathic
medicines are very mild and do not contain heavy
drugs, there is no induced drowsiness or dullness.
A holistic approach to the issue with Homeopathic
medicines, Yoga therapy, diet, sensory integration
therapy, communication and holistic development
are advised, based on the individual needs of the
child. An assessment of the individual profile is
done, which enables attention to be focused on both
abilities and special needs, so that the child is
enabled to function optimally.
The aim of treatment is to enable the child’s
potential to develop, minimize disruptive behaviors,
by attending to the underlying causes for the behavior
and to include the child effectively in mainstream