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Slow learning child or Down Syndrome

General characteristics

Most children with Down syndrome have some of the following physical traits:

Short stature. A child often grows slowly and, as an adult, is shorter than average.
Weak muscles throughout the body. A child may seem to have less strength than other children of the same age. Weak abdominal muscles also make the stomach stick out. Normally, children's stomach muscles gradually strengthen around age 2.
A short, wide neck with excess fat and skin. Usually, this trait is less obvious as the child gets older.
Short, stocky arms and legs. Some children also have a wide space between the big toe and second toe.
A single crease across the center of the palms of the hands. This is called a transverse palmar crease or simian line

Facial features

Down syndrome often results in distinct facial features, such as:
Small, low-set ears.
Irregularly shaped mouth and tongue. The child's tongue may partly stick out. The roof of the mouth (palate) may be narrow and high with a downward curve.
A nasal bridge that looks pushed in. The nasal bridge is the flat area between the nose and eyes.
Tissue buildup on the colored part of the eye (iris). These areas are known as Brushfield's spots and do not affect the child's vision.
Irregular and crooked teeth that often come in late and not in the normal sequence.

Other medical conditions

A child may have other medical conditions related to Down syndrome, such as:
Cognitive disability (mental retardation). Most children with Down syndrome have mild to moderate cognitive disability.
Heart defects. About 50% of children with Down syndrome are born with a heart defect.2 Most defects are diagnosed at birth or shortly thereafter.
Diseases such as hypothyroidism, celiac disease, and eye conditions.
Children with Down syndrome are also prone to developing other health problems. For example, respiratory infections, hearing problems, and dental problems are common.
  girilal on 2006-07-11
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Simian line is a great indication of down syndrome. Some children have half Simian line so they have half the problem.

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girilal last decade
Down syndrome

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Foot symptom.

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Another hand picture.

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Typical Down’s syndrome hand

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Typical Down’s syndrome foot

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girilal last decade
If a child has learning disabilities and Down Symdrome is suspected.

Treatment of Down’s syndrome


Bufo Rana 30 and Barayata Carbonica 30

Dissolve both medicines in one liter mineral water each in separate bottles.

Give one tsp of each medicine twice a day. One medicine a day and other at alternate days.
girilal last decade
just curious, but if one had Downs Syndrome what improvements could they expect to see with these two remedies?

Great effort on this thread by the way.
Jay 15 last decade
Quicker the child is put on Barayata Carbonica or any Barium derivatives, better are the results.

Bufo Rana suits to children with small head (frog like appearence) Barayata suits to children with large head. But I recommend both medicine. In almost all cases improvments are seen.
girilal last decade

WOW! This is so interesting. It would have never occurred to me that homeopathy could help a child with Down Syndrome.

I have the same question. How does homeopathy affect the child? Does it help them with his/her thinking?

Pat2006 last decade
Of-course homeoaphty helps the child.
girilal last decade
Dr. Girilal,

Its is just great.. Your spirit to help human being is appreciable.. I am impressed. and thankyou you from the bottom of my heart.

Daas13 last decade
I am new in here and have read your suggestions for homeopathy and down syndrome. You did not specifically say what areas these remedies would improve with such a child.....growth? cognitive abilities? mood/temper? sleep?
Also, how do these remedies fit all of down syndrome child if each case is individual?
Thank you for your time!
freenmaddie last decade
I have suggested following two remedies for physically and mentally challenged children:
Barayata carbonica
Bufo Rana

1. Barayata Carbonica:

Is specially indicated in infancy and old age. This remedy brings aid to scrofulous children, especially if they are backward mentally and physically, are dwarfish, do not grow and develop, have scrofulous ophthalmia, swollen abdomen, take cold easily, and then always have swollen tonsils.

It is number one medicine for autoimmunity disorders.

It would help in proper growth in children and believe it works wonders.

Let’s say it works more on physical level of child.

2. Bufo Rana

Acts on the nervous system and skin. Uterine symptoms marked. Lymphangitis of septic origin. Symptoms of paralysis agitans. Striking rheumatic symptoms.Arouses the lowest passions. Causes a desire for intoxicating drink, and produces impotence.Of use in feeble-minded children. Prematurely senile. Epileptic symptoms. Convulsive seizures occur during sleep at night. More or less connected with derangements of the sexual sphere, seem to come within the range of this remedy. Injuries to fingers; pain runs in streaks up the arms.
Let’s say it works more on neurological aspects on child.

Both Barayata Carbonica (and all Barium derivatives) and Bufo Rana has permanent effect in physical and mental growth in children.

Third medicine I used extensively is Belladonna-30 It works wonders in ADD, ADHD and Autism but effects are temporary. If Belladonna works this always tell is shortest amount of time (in few hours to a day or two) that the problem is curable. In that case once can find proper medicine with permanent effects. Anyway a dose of Belladonna works for a week then gradually effect slows down.
girilal last decade
Thank you for prompt reply and information. I have a lovely daughter, age 6, diagnosed w/ds at birth. To date she is doing wonderfully in school system about to enter 1st grade level. I have tried only one remedy for sleep issues called Serotoninum which had zero effect on her sleep, I am sorry to report. I continue to take note of anything that helps child w/ds in growth and moods/temperment. I have noted your protocol for this condition.
freenmaddie last decade
For sleep try Sulphur and Belladonna both in 30 potency. Check which one works on her on what extant.
girilal last decade
Thank you for the suggestions on sleep issues which have been long going issue with my daughter. You mentioned 2 remedies, do I give one on one day and the other the next or both in one day at different times? I'm sorry to say I have little knowledge of homeopath except the testimonials I hear and the few that I've tried with my daughter.
freenmaddie last decade
my daughter unnathi is 9 months old(dob 10/01/06) diagnosed with trisomy 21.she was born with pulmonary hypertension and it took her abt 2 mnths to recover.she has started sitting since the last 1 month i.e. we gotta make her sit.i am giving her dr. warners three medicine protocol which includes hapcaps dmg and flax seed oil.how else can i help her.please guide.
meghnaa_vineeth last decade
Why don't you try these two medicines I have suggested. I have cured almost half cases with these two.
kuldeep last decade
Dear Kuldeep,

I did not know that hemeopathy can treat such cases, thank you for the valuable information. How long the medicines (Baryta carbonicum and Bufo Rana) should be taken? While dissolving the medicines in water, how much of the each medicine should be used?
manzul last decade
Dear Manjul

Don't believe everything you read.

Baryta carb continuously will make your child more dull and lethargic.

Similar remedy

Single remedy

minimum dose

are fundamentals of homeopathy.

Please read the following threads

Article on pseudo homeopathy

The theory of Suppresion

Reaction from pseudo homeopathy

why to follow guidelines.

Use the search button to the left of you, to get all these threads.

Homeopathy is not a 'this for that' therapy.

It is unfortunate that some people are maligning the name of homeopathy, with irresponsible prescriptions like these, and rising false hopes.

gavinimurthy last decade
anybody pls. inform if they have used the medicines mentioned in post and what was their experience. was there any minor/major improvement in the patient ?

my son is also suffering from down syndrome and he is one month old. kindly provide any help to me.

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downsynd123 8 years ago
Hope some one will reply for you.

In the mean time, please note that Girilal is a very honored prescriber. I would suggest to try his prescription on wetdose (Bufo Rana 30 and Barayata Carbonica 30), even if you end up getting no testimonials on this post.

Reva V
Reva V 8 years ago
Baryta Carb is a good suggestion and one may start medication with Baryta Carb. Later appropriate decision may be taken on the basis of patient's response.
Girilal has written a nice presentation.
kadwa 8 years ago
thanks for your inputs..
downsynd123 8 years ago

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