If you think your child has come in contact with or eaten any of the following poisonous plants, check if she’s experiencing any difficulty breathing, shortness of breath or swelling of the mouth or throat.
If it is a life-threatening emergency – call 911.
If the child develops a skin reaction or upset stomach, call your child’s doctor and have him/her evaluated.
You can also call the poison control hotline (800.222.1222).
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.