In the wake of steadily changing life style, especially in urban areas and cosmopolitan cites, environmental changes, the concern about well being of children has taken center stage. Parents are becoming increasingly concerned about the mildest of ailments of their children such as common cold and diarrhea, etc., and consulting physician for their treatment and their sickness regularity. Many times the antibiotic available over the counter are unnecessarily fed for viral infection which do not respond to bactericidal antibiotics and, therefore, not required. It is forgotten that the inherent immune response or vital force effectively acts against microbial infection and bestows immunity against them. It is little known fact that vast majority of drugs commonly used for the infant and child health problems have not been adequately tested on pediatric population.
Conservative use of conventional drugs with newborns infants and children is recommended, since their bodies are still developing, the organs and glands are learning how to function, in correct and the immune and defense reactions are in the process of maturation. Pregnant women should avoid medications during pregnancy and yet once child is born, they forget that their bodies are still in the process of growth or development , delicate state that can still be affected by many commonly used medications. Symptoms are the responses of the organisms to deal with the infection or some type of internally or externally derived stress. They represent the best efforts of the body to try to defend the heal itself. Homeopathy is a medical system in its own right which is quite different from the conventional medicine in its basic tents, and practical approach to therapy, even both methods share the aim of healing the sick. Homeopathic medicines are repeatedly used with success in the treatment of multitude disorders of the children and this has been clinically verified. They are safe, devoid of any adverse side effects, cost effective, build resistance to infection and are exceedingly likened by children.
Success in the treatment of infants and child and grown ups too with Homeopathic remedies depend very much on how much well the case is taken. Case taking especially in the case of infants who cannot speak, is an art. Even a child able to talk, but in active distress, is simply not in position or mood to describe its suffering and answer our questions. Sometimes a child non-cooperative out of fear of doctors. It then becomes responsibility of the physician to tactfully elicit which subjective symptoms he can get, the attending mother, who is usually is the best person to give correct information as she watches her child growing. However, physician should guard against accepting their interpretations about the cause. Beside this we should carefully observe the objective symptoms as well.