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

When is Aconite the remedy in Dysentery?

Especially when it occurs in the autumn, when the days are warm and the nights are cold; stool frequent, scanty and with tenesmus, Hot., dry skin and general Aconite symptoms.

What are the indications for Capsicum in dysentery?

The stools small and frequent; slimy;with burning and tenesmus, with thirst, yet drinking causes shivering. Soreness of anus.

What are the indications for Aloes in dysentery?

The stools are of a jelly-like mucus and covered with blood, accompanied by griping in. the epigastric region.

What are the indications from Arsenicum in Dysentery?

Scanty stools, burning in the rectum; tenesmus and thirst, and great prostration following.

What are the symptoms of Cantharis in dysentery?

Discharge of blood-streaked mucus, looking like scraping of the intestines; cutting and burning in the anus; the tenesmus of he bladder predominates over that of the intestines.

What remedy clinically has proved useful in dysentery?

Ferrum phos. In case which are less acute than those calling for aconite. The is more blood also with the stool. All the symptoms are less intense than those calling for Aconite.

When is Mercurius corrosives indicated in Dysentery?

When the tenesmus is extreme, and when the stools are scanty, of mucus and blood, with great burning at the anus, and at the same time tenesmus of the bladder.

Compare Carbo veg. and Cinchona in Dysentery.

Both have dark, offensive, fluid discharge; both have distention of stomach both have great weakness and hippocratic face. Cinchona alone has movement provoked by eating. The flatus of carbo veg. is much more offensive.

Give a differentiating point between Mercurius and Nux vomica.

In Nux vomica the desire ceases after stool; in Mercurius it continues.

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.