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using biochemic salt for 9moths old from last 5 months


my son has gers and i hv been giving him biochemic salt SILICA 6x twice in a day ( 5 months now).
i want to know if there is any harm in giving him silica?
also if i stop it the symptoms come back....
  cheenu on 2006-02-09
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You state "my son has gers".

Did you mean GERD ? (Gastro esophaegal reflux disease)

If so the remedy you are using Silica 6x twice daily is not his remedy and should not be given to infants.

I would prefer that you give him Nat Phos 6x dose 1 tablet dissolved in his feed.

You may also consider changing his formula if you are bottle feeding him. Otherwise his mother's milk may be the problem which will have to be examined by specialists.
Joe De Livera last decade
thanks for replying joe.
yes i meant gerd.
i will try nat phos ( homeopathy or biochemic?)
he drinks both breast milk and formula. more of formula and it suits him.
the only problem is whenever i discontinue silica his symptoms come back.
e.g-spitting ( medium)
waking up every 45 min in night and daytime.
he rubs his nose , wakes up agitated and makes gulping sounds...
are there going to be in side effects of silica? it has been adviced by a homeopath here...
cheenu last decade
Silica is accepted as a deep acting remedy and should not be used for infants on a long time basis.

The Nat Phos 6x helps adults by preventing the cause of GERD and is very safe in use. It is the Biochemic salt that I referred to. It has been reported by adults who use it that it helps them to sleep deeply and it is possible that it may also help baby to sleep better.

Report response in a few days.
Joe De Livera last decade
thanks again joe. i will write back in few days...
cheenu last decade
Hi Joe

I hv been giving NAt phos to my son from last one week.
he is as controlled now as he was while having silica.
that means it s working.
Also i hv been giving it twice a day because he has trouble in the night while sleeping. is that ok?

Another thing i want ot know is would there be any side effects of giving silica which i hv been doing from last 5 months??

Also he has two lower teeth and i hv been giving him calcarea phos from last 6 months once a day. can i continue doing that?
and for how long .

thank you for you patience and help. i appreciate it.
cheenu last decade
and yes he has been sleeping better now...
thank you so much
cheenu last decade
Glad to note that your baby is better today.

I would prefer that you stop the Silica and the Calc Phos and stay only with the Nat Phos which as you have seen seems to help. I presume that you give him only 1 tablet after each feed and you may try reducing this down to just 1/2 tablet. I have observed that adults who were suffering for years with GERD and one who was due for surgery due to long years of Hiatus Hernia was cured with the Nat Phos 6x in about a month. It seems to work by breaking the cycle and the patient is soon cured.

In the case of your baby too, he will get over his problem and you should try to gradually reduce the dosage and see how he reacts.

It is understood of course that the Silica and the Calc Phos which I did not recommend, will be discontinued forthwith.
Joe De Livera last decade
Hi Joe

Sorry for the inconvenience but my son has started having the problem again. yesterday the whole day he couldnt sleep and the night was worse.
yes i discontinued silica and calcarea( which was for teething) last week only.
the day you replied i discontinued everything and started Nat Phos.

Last night and day he couldnt lie down again.
1) he had something coming to his mouth .
2) woke up everytime hwling.
3) was sniffling as well.

what do you suggest. me and my husband both had a very bad night. pls help.

cheenu last decade

4) his mouth smells sour as well
cheenu last decade
stop nay-p for now

single dose (3 pellets) chamomilla 30c

no acid foods for child or for mother if breastfeeding

what is his daily diet consist of at this point?breast fed?

John Stanton last decade
hv tried cammomila earlier. only thing which affects him is silica but that has not beenn adviced for babies. he is 10 months now. breast fed 3 times a day. no oily and spicey food..
cheenu last decade
if breast feeding--then mother single dose chamomilla 30c --not child at this time
John Stanton last decade
much of what is diagnosed onchildren has effect through breast milk--mother's state of well being must always BE CONSIDERED when breast feeding is envolved...
John Stanton last decade
much of what is diagnosed onchildren has effect through breast milk--mother's state of well being must always BE CONSIDERED when breast feeding is envolved...
John Stanton last decade
he is back on Silica single dose and thats what is helping so far. i hv tried cammomila 5 months back. both on him and me...

thank you
cheenu last decade

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