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Infant jaundice is a common medical condition, particularly in preterm babies i.e., babies born before 38 weeks gestation. It is the most common clinical sign in neonatal medicine. Treatment of infant jaundice often isn't necessary, and most cases that need treatment respond well to non-invasive gentle therapy like homeopathy
As per American journal of diseases of children, bacterial infection should be considered as the possible cause of neonatal jaundice, whatever the clinical condition of the baby. As per pediatric reasearch in Rigorous Journal, it is associated with the development of allergic diseases in early childhood.
Causes: Excess bilirubin (hyperbilirubinemia) is the main cause of jaundice. Risk factors include premature birth, significant bruising during birth, and difficulty in nursing.
Symptoms: Yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes, Poor sucking or feeding, backward arching of the neck and body, Fever
Homeopathic remedies by indications for Infant Jaundice
Dr.K.S. Gopi a researcher, academician, practitioner, and author of best seller book Homeopathy Easy Prescriber has identified important remedies for this condition
Lupulus 30 is one of the most effective homeopathic medicines for jaundice in newborns, also known as neonatal jaundice. The symptoms are yellow pigmentation of the skin and a slow pulse. The yellow discoloration of a newborn baby's skin and eyes is due to excess of bilirubin (a yellow pigment of red blood cells) in baby’s blood. Lupulus facilitates the baby's liver to break down and remove the bilirubin from its blood
Lycopodium Clav 30 is another effective remedy for infantile jaundice. It is prescribed when the babies are irritable and constipated. The belly rumbles and is full of gas. The irritability and colic are worse from 4 pm to 8 pm. This digestive imbalances may be due to a liver condition such as biliary atresia which is common in infant jaundice.
Arnica Montana 30 is indicated for jaundice caused by difficult traumatic birth. The baby is bruised or swollen. A bruise occurs when blood leaks out of a blood vessel and makes the skin to look black and blue. The healing of large bruises can cause high levels of bilirubin and your baby might get jaundice. Give Arnica immediately after a difficult delivery to prevent jaundice from developing.
Aconitum napellus 30 is used for jaundice that appears acutely and suddenly. It is used especially if the mother and/ or baby are suffering shock after a difficult or unexpectedly short labor.
Chamomilla 30 - A specific remedy for infant jaundice. Jaundice immediately after birth.
Cheledonium Maj. 30- is a prominent liver and jaundice remedy in which there is marked lethargy and sluggish bowels. Clay-coloured stools often occurs with jaundice which may be due to the buildup of bile chemicals in the body. Regular bowel movements, is essential to remove bilirubin from baby’s body.
Merc sol 30 is an effective remedy for infant jaundice. It should be given when the jaundice is not cured within one week. For babies with prolonged jaundice investigation should be directed towards making a timely diagnosis and avoiding secondary complications.
China 30 this medicine is usually given after Merc sol above
Source: blog article in ks-gopi dot blog spot dot com
Tip For best results, the medicines should match the indicated symptoms or as advised by your doctor
Note: above medicines are available in 2-dram medicated globules or 30 ml dilutions (sealed unit).
Dosage: (Pills) Adult and children 2 years of age and older: Dissolve 4 pills under the tongue 3 times a day until relieved or as directed by a physician. (Drops): The usual dosage is 3-4 drops in a teaspoon of water 2-3 times daily. Dosage may vary depending on the conditions. Always consult a Homeopathic Physician before taking medicines
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