Carmen de Zulueta Appenzeller -
Lic. en Medicina y Cirugía 35/35/04460 - Médico homeópata
Who has never had to deal with a baby who cries in anger and been desperate not knowing what to do and how to calm him down? You give him what you can and he throws it away if you try to put him to bed, he cries, if you pick him up again, he cries; a continuous dilemma that will put you in a state of panic. This is the typical situation for chamomile that will calm the baby down instantly.
Chamomile is characterised by hypersensitivity to pain and irritability where even the patient doesn't know what he wants. The patient tends to have one side of his face that is red, the pain is made worse by heat and improved with movement or when rocking the baby. The main application for this remedy is for babies’ teething problems. The baby cries and is in distress, one cheek is red and the other is white. The baby can have diarrhoea that is greenish, slimy and very smelly.
The baby wants to be held and rocked but the tranquillity doesn't last long and he becomes irritable again and it is impossible to distract or calm him down.
It is also useful for ear pains when the ear is red and the patient is very irritable. It is also used for colics of breastfed babies when the baby cries and cannot be soothed, he squirms, is red and sweats. The heat and hot bottles make it worse. Those are the most frequent uses that have been tried in the history of this remedy. If you don't get results when applying it, it is recommended to see a homoeopathy doctor. The diagnostic may be wrong and another treatment may be necessary or the doses and strength may have to be adjusted.