Homeopathic remedies for the symptoms of Meningitis from A Dictionary of Domestic Medicine by John H.Clarke….

This is a popular name for many different affections. Properly speaking, it should be confined to acute mental derangement. There is delirium, tremor, wasting, refusal of food, attempt to injure himself or others, sometimes stripping naked. With all this excitement there is absence of any increase of temperature. This distinguishes it from ordinary fever with delirium. Of course this cannot be dealt with in a work on domestic medicine. Scarlet fever with violent brain symptoms is sometimes called “brain fever,” but more correctly it is given to typhus fever, in which the brain symptoms are always severe. The term is also applied to inflammation of the brain or its covering membranes (meninges as these are called, and meningitis as the disease is called).

Meningitis is more common in children than in adults. The children of consumptive parents are especially liable to it. It is a very fatal disease, and when recovery does take place, it is long before the patient can exert his brain again.

General Treatment.- Most vigilant nursing, and feeding with small quantities of the most nourishing food. It will sometimes be necessary to shave the head.

Medicines.-(Every hour until relieved.)


Flushed face, wild delirium, bright eyes.


Fever more of typhoid type, low delirium, head drawn back.

John Henry Clarke
John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica