Dewey gives the common homeopathy remedies for the treatment of Diarrhoea in an easy question-answer format. …

When is Aconite indicated in Diarrhoea?

When of inflammatory origin with watery, slimy and bloody stools; occurring in summer from cold drinks or checked perspiration also chipped spinach stools.

Give Diarrhoea of Aloes.

STools of Jelly-like mucus, a weak sphincter ani, with great prostration following; the patient loses confidence in his sphincter and passes stools when the thinks he is passing wind; tools are involuntary. There is a weight and fulness in. the pelvic region. This full feeling drives patient out of bed in morning o stool.

How is this compared with the Diarrhoea of Apocynum can?

Here we have a copious yellow or watery diarrhoea discharged with force, like a cork from bottle; stools escape while passing flatus, and after stool an all gone feeling in abdomen.

What drug has a stool expelled all that once, preceded by cutting about navel, followed by great relief?


Give diarrhoea of Apis.

Thin, watery, yellow diarrhoea worse in the morning, in debilitated children. the bowels move with every motion of the body as if the anus stopped open.

What other drug has the symptom of a sensation as if the anus stood open.

What other drug has the symptom of a sensation as if the anus stood open?

Phosphorus, which has green mucous stools worse in the morning, often undigested and painless. The stools pass as soon as they enter the rectum; contain white particles like rice or tallow.

Give Diarrhoea of Argentum nitricum.

Diarrhoea following great excitement, fright, etc. The stools are slimy and green with much flatulence, worse at night. The bowels move every time the patient drinks; the child appears to have but one one bowel extending from mouth to anus.

What other drugs have Diarrhoea from fright?

Gelsemium, Opium, Veratrum alb. and Pulsatilla.

What drugs have Diarrhoea after eating?

China and Arsenicum.

What is the Diarrhoea of Arnica?

The stools are foul, slimy, bloody and even purulent; there is great urging and straining.

Give in brief the indications for Arsenicum in Diarrhoea.

The stools are yellow, undigested, slimy or bloody; they are scanty and attended with great burning in the rectum, the burning being all out of proportion to the stools. these are the characteristics;

1. The small quantity.

2. The burning.

3. The offensive odor.

4. the great prostration following.

Compare Carbo veg. with Arsenicum.

Also a useful remedy for diarrhoea from chilling of the stomach, but has no restlessness.

How does Secale compare?

The Secale movements are copious and come in spurts, with no restlessness.

Give the stool of Mercurius.

The stools are slimy and bloody and accompanied by great tenesmus, which continues after stool, “a never get done feeling.”

Is Belladonna ever indicated in Diarrhoea?

When it arises from cold and is associated with tenesmus, with slimy and bloody discharges stools may be yellowish green, looking like chalk; summer complaint of children.

What is the stools of Chamomilla?

Hot, yellowish-green diarrhoea like chopped eggs, mixed with bile and causing soreness of the anus, and having sulphuretted- hydrogen odor; worse evenings and from dentition.

What other drug has a hot stool smelling like rotten eggs?


Name some remedies having greenish stools.

Borax, Calcarea phos., Magnes, carb. and Hepar.

Give the Diarrhoea of Hepar.

Greenish, slimy, undigested, white or sour; the whole child smells sour.

Name four prominent remedies for sour stools.

Magnes. carb., Calcarea carb., Hepar and Rheum

What are the symptoms calling for Rheum?

Sour stools, the whole body smells sour; stools are frequent, brown and frothy, attended with staining and crying.

How does Magnesia carb. differ here?

Both have sour, slimy stools. Magnesia is the deep acting remedy.

What is the Diarrhoea of Bryonia?

It is a morning diarrhoea, worse from motion, provoked by indulgence in vegetable foods or stewed fruit or by getting overheated it comes on after getting up and moving about; stools are pasty or dark green; involuntary discharge of this stool while sleeping at night.

What other drug has a morning diarrhoea which is worse after getting up and moving about?

Natrum sulph.

Mention some other drug which have early morning Diarrhoea.

Sulphur, Kali bichromicum, Aloes and Rumex.

What is the Diarrhoea of Sulphur?

The stools are changeable in color and may contain undigested] food. It occurs in. the morning and drives the patient out of bed; there is a great deal of abdominal uneasiness the odor of the stool clings to the patient for a long time, and there is much soreness at the anus.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.