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Nail biting

My son has been/still is a thumb sucker and has been progressively getting his nails and now his toes and the skin on his nails bitten off too. It worries me greatly and I am also afraid of giving him the wrong remedy...A little more info about him, that might be helpful: he is always hot, kicks his covers off, likes sweets, emotional, ADHD diagnosed after a few issues at school this year where he would not listen, touch and bug his classmates, wold not follow the teacher's instructions and allways justify his behaviour by others doings. When i sit to study w him he is a very fast learner! Phenomenal with math, very creative child, things he is not good at he gives up easily, does fidget a lot... I would appreciate any help!
  koiato on 2012-05-23
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Please give him a single dose of Phosphorus 200 and see how that affects him in next 15 days.

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 2 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 2 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.
[message edited by kadwa on Thu, 24 May 2012 08:35:32 BST]
kadwa 8 years ago
it was recommended before that he takes Nat Mur. Any toughts on that one?
koiato 8 years ago

i cured one case of nail biting of 4 years old kid with natrum mur.

natrum mur 6x

put one grain in hot one cup water and dissolve the pill, then one table spoon 3 times a day for one week.

after natrum, kali phos helped to finish the case.

i intrupted because i thout it might help you.

tabish007 8 years ago
thanks for that info Tabish-
What was the kali phos dosing
to finish the case>

Have a couple nail biter kids in my

thank you,
simone717 8 years ago
In a previous post I was told to give him one dose Bat Mur 200c and watch the effects.
koiato 8 years ago

[message deleted by simone717 on Thu, 24 May 2012 20:45:40 BST]
simone717 8 years ago
it is under my user name Koiato and you can find it by searching '7 yo nail biting' it was answered by dr. Mahfooz
koiato 8 years ago
I can't tell you who to pick, but I will
say that if you feel it is ADHD under
all this- that you should also look at this


this is a ongoing thread with Reva V,
another homeopath who has a protocol
for ADHD, because she believes there is
a brain inflammation causing this and
has a different treatment method.

You need to decide what you are going
for as in - don't separate out nail
biting as a different treatment than
for ADHD.

You can make a new post and ask
for Reva if you want to do that.

Or pick someone who has already
given you advice and stick with them.
as otherwise it becomes too confusing
and no one knows if you are their
patient or not.
simone717 8 years ago

I read the post of 'Reva V' and I fully agree with him/her. ADHD is not an easy thing to treat and specially when you apply classic homeopathy, most of the time you fail because it is never easy to get the full symptoms from a kid.

When I was working on a kid, I tried many medicines but none of them worked and one day suddenly when I was holding his hand just to see his skin, I noticed that his hands were little cold and then i touched feet and those were also below normal temp. and his head was hot. I analysed and then given Belladona 30 (4 pills in a cup of water, just one dose one tablespoon). His appetite was so very poor he was hardly eating anything and was on just 2 bottles milk in whole 24 hours. As soon as i given Bell, after 20 minutes he asked for the food and when he was given he started eating like he was hungry from ages. He slept well, and started taking food. Nail biting is stopped and he is getting better. He is still under my observation and I know what medicine I am going to use after Bell, because I know bell is not gonna give permanent relief. But he is improving very fast and doing very good. Whenever he gets nasty and stops taking food, Bell is being given.

The Natrum Mur kid was an easy case (because he used to lick salts whenever he gets that on dining table) and Kali phos was given in a single high dose (4 pills of 10M just one dose).

I never knew that ADHD kids have some kind of Mucus membrane swelling and I knew it by experience that they suffer from very mild swelling of mucus membrane. It can be in brain or throat and stomach. This is just my experience because in all the cases I got success when I used anti inflammatory drug like Apis, Bell, Ars, China and other. When I was working with classic approach, I failed. I used Apis without any visible symptoms and I got success.

These things we learn by experience and we can not generalize it for everyone. In kids we need to work with very limited symptoms and here experience counts.

I can help 'koiato' if he can provide me much info about his kid, but if someone else is already seeing the case then my wishes are with you.

Warm Regards
[message edited by tabish007 on Fri, 25 May 2012 16:06:52 BST]
[message edited by tabish007 on Sat, 26 May 2012 09:08:43 BST]
tabish007 8 years ago
thank you for the post. I think what
you have found and Reva V( if you
click on her name and see profile she is
a homeopath from India here in USA)
is very valuable info- as I have directed
people with autism adhd to some different homeopaths where they say
they have success but never share
what they are giving a person. So again
I find that sharing results is so important.

On the Kali phos 10m-( I am studying
homeopathy and would like to know
how you arrived at 10M? You can put
it on another thread if you want bc it
is off topic here or click my name
and send me an email.

thank you for being on this forum.

simone717 8 years ago
Simone,, thank you so very much for taking interest in our situation! I would live to follow your advise and ll provide any/all info u 'd need, just let me know what you need in more detail:)
[message edited by koiato on Fri, 25 May 2012 21:25:39 BST]
koiato 8 years ago
Not homeopathic remedy, but successfully helped a number of people by getting them off cow milk products of all kinds. most common food sensitivity.Could be another one.
Food sensitivity >>inner anxiety, which can manifest in nail biting, or inability to focus(ADD).
Knowitall 8 years ago

Kali Phos is a great medicine specialy for nervous disorder. Whenever I finish a a case of nervous disorder, I use single high dose of Kali Phos.

Previously I used to give Kali Phos in 6x dose, but sometimes low potency make things complicated.

As Kent suggested, Kali phos should be used in a Single and hight potency and this medicine has great value in weak nervous system and one should always try it.

Recently i treated Chronic acrid leukorrhea by giving just single dose of Kali Phos 10M and then followed by two CM dose.

I keep trying these kind of methods and I have got great success whenever I used Kent's method of Single and high dose.

[message edited by tabish007 on Mon, 28 May 2012 14:45:19 BST]
tabish007 8 years ago
Hi Koiato,

I read your post -wrong- I thought
you were asking for Tabish ( not me!)

Please post and ask for Tabish to treat
your child. I am a student of homeopathy,
and volunteer my time on here mostly
doing 'housework' of helping threads
stay in order, where to get medicines

Tabish: thanks for that post, I have read
numerous cases, where it is followed
up with Kali phos 6x, which seems
not to do the job, and then the entire
case gets off track bc people go to
another remedy then with or without
Kali Phos.
simone717 8 years ago
Hello simone,

You r right. I also notice that some docters actually choose the right medicine but just for the extra precaution they run bio-chemic along, and that actually makes the case worst. Even if they are so concerned to run bio-CHEMIC along, they need to minimize the dose, very very minimal. like one or half grain in 2 cup of hot water and just one tablespoon once a day. for me, just one medicine at a time. if you prescribe 2-3 medicines in a go that means you need to analyse the case again.

multiple medicines actually make the case more complicated and tough to heal.

if you give someone kaliphos 3x 4 times a day 2 teblets, you will notice that the paitent will actually start getting bowel symptoms, constipation or something more. i am talking about chronic and sensetive paitence here.

kali phos works best in high potency and single dose.

tabish007 8 years ago
I agree with tabish.
Info.rahiq 8 years ago

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