Question: Teething Rash of 5 year-old. My daughter just turned 5 and is having 2 permanent teeth push through, one on her right bottom front and one is a molar on the right side as well.
She has a rash under her bottom lip, in the corners of her mouth and on her chin, sometimes it burns on her skin at the rash site. Does any parent have experience with this happening with their young child?... And how would anyone recommend treating the rash and minimizing the burning sensation that it is causing?
Thank you very much!, Ronda
(Wokingham, Berkshire UK)
My 15 month old grandson is miserable. He's not in any pain he just cries/whines a lot. He had a rough start in life. Premature, had NEC and had to have some of his intestine removed. Need I say he's had a lot of antibiotics. Not to mention he's had some ear infections. Anyone have any ideas?
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
In the ABC Herbal by Stephen Horne, he says, “one of the greatest problems with nutrition is lack of trace minerals in our food.” And then goes on saying, “we found that giving half a teaspoon of herbal minerals along with a half a teaspoon of licorice root TincTrack just before bedtime to solved a bedwetting problem with both of our sons. It said, “many people have tried all sorts of kidney herbs for this problem with no success but when we heard Dr. Lendon Smith say that Bedwetting can be a blood sugar problem with a mineral imbalance we decided to try this approach. It worked well for us and has since worked well for others.” Lots of people are deficient in minerals these days! Best of luck!
Re: Giving turmeric to babies or children
Turmeric has completely helped my husband and I deal with boils - after 2 or 3 each we have had no more. We mixed turmeric with warm water and milk to drink, and also applied paste of turmeric and honey.
But when my daughter developed extremely large painful ones, we weren't initially able to get any turmeric inside her. So we tried a few tricks that we don't normally turn to, and she's done better with them. Antibiotics did NOT work -- they cleared the infection while she was taking them, then the boils returned again.
External applications of turmeric are also fine for children, and draw out pus very quickly. We use a mixture of turmeric and honey, with a few drops of tea tree and lavender essential oil -- mix well. Note that tea-tree is safe for mucous membranes/genital area; lavender is not recommended on those areas for young kids unless very well diluted.
Here are some suggestions for parents who want to try giving turmeric orally to kids; I hope they can help someone!
1) Curcumin in capsules has a less offensive taste than straight turmeric -- we sometimes use that in our dosing by breaking open the capsules and using half the powder each time.
2) Put some turmeric/curcumin on a spoon with manuka honey (itself great against infections)- follow with milk or another bit of honey.
3) If all else fails, icecream is a good cover-up because it's cold and sweet, although of course the sugar isn't so great
Best to try when your child is hungry! Always start with a sip of water and a spoonful of the sweet stuff to lubricate the mouth and to make the experience appealing! Then turmeric, then honey/icecream again.
Good luck everyone.
EC: Thank you! Reminder: please do not give honey to babies under a year old.
When my son was 2 years old, he had a severe stomach pain. he was crying constantly for 2 hours at that night. eversince, i took him to different doctors in 3 different countries, went through blood test, x-ray and usg. finally the doctor said that it was normal for a child to have stomach pain at least twice a week!!! i couldn't believe what he said. my mum visited us 2 years ago, and started to give him tumeric and honey. you wouldn't believe it. it WORKS!!! never again he has stomach pain.
Just wanted to add that turmeric is used in India on infants as well with good results. Babies are regularly bathed with turmeric paste to prevent infections (not on the head though, since it prevents hair growth). The quality of the turmeric must be checked though and the infant's skin watched carefully the first few days after using. A harmless side effect is that it colors the skin/nails for a while. A pinch is also put on the baby's tongue and used to clean it.
Recently my 2 year old daughter has started developing small boils/abscess that resemble insect bites with a purulent center on her lower abdomen. They dont bust or drain, but they get red and painful to touch. Our diet has changed recently due to moving, unable to cook healthy meals. We drink alkalized water, level 3. I cant seem to get her to drink ACV for obvious reasons. I've been increasing the probiotics in her milk/juice and she takes fish oil gel capsules daily. I don't want to start her on antibiotics. I'm going to start cleaning the bumbs with ACV, maybe a ACV soaked cotton ball and band aid. I know turmeric works well for MRSA/boils but that is impossible to get into a 2 year old. How else can I get her alkaline and fight these boils?
(Olivehurst, Ca, United States)
Tumeric for eczema. My little 6 month old granddaughter was born with a red spot between her eyebrows and when she laughs or cries it puffs up. A couple of months ago, the area started to look raised and crusty. Then she started scratching it and it would bleed and this became a cycle. The doctor put her on internal and external antibiotics which cleared up the area. But a week later it started to come back. Then she started to get breakouts around the mouth, noes and one side of the face. When the spots start to clear up, it leaves the area around it white. My daughter is concerned. She took her to the doctor yesterday and was given another antibiotic ointment to use on her face. My daughter has taken her to the doctor several times and has been told the baby could have MERSA (she did not), impetigo, strep, or eczema. I am believing that this child is going to be healed and whole. I want to know whether the turmeric could be used on her face and specifically on the area between her eyebrows. Thank you.
I would like to ask if frequent urination is normal for a 15-months old toddler drinking milk formula? If not, how to remedy the condition?
urinary tract infection in toddler
I am in need of advice asap. My 1.5 yr old daughter has had a runny nose for a couple of days two days ago i noticed her urine smells awful when i change her. Today she woke up with fever and is very uncomfortable,it appears as though it hurts when she urinates. i have had a uti so i know that is a symptom, i have been giving her echinachae and kefir. any other suggestions i dont want her in pain but i know the drs will just put her on antibiotic. pls help.
(Fort Lauderdale,, Florida, Usa)
Hi Ted or anyone else .. Please I am in need of some wisdom whether to let a pediatrician administer Vit K injection to a new born baby. There are many pros and cons on line that really confuses me. Any information or knowledge will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
The Synthetic Vitamin K shot is given to infants all over America, I happen to live in a state where it is mandatory and I already know of the side effects and am dreading having to give this again to another child [as I am pregnant]. One of the side effects being jaundice. My question what are ways to detox this out of the body, for instance I have a friend whose baby developed jaundice...I am aware that breast feeding can help but is there anything the mother can give or take that will help baby remove this out of body. any information will be helpful as there are many babies suffering form this vaccine and unfortunately the govt has made it so that we no longer have a choice in whether or not we want this to be administered to our children.
My son is 3 1/2. This morning, dropping him off at school, I found a white hair in the midst of his very thick chestnut brown hair. My son was born with lots of hair and it grows very fast. I'm trying to figure out if this could be related to stress or nutrition. Any thoughts? Thanks for any answers I can get.
Interesting article in today's Wall Street Journal by Justin Lahart entitled, New Light on the Plight of Winter Babies - Researchers Stumble Upon Alternative Explanation for the Lifelong Challenges Faced by Children Born in Colder Months.