Atrophy of Children

Homeopathy treatment for Atrophy of Children from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Atrophy of Children…

Marasmus Infantum

Abrotanum [Abrot]

Marasmus with emaciation, sometimes only of lower extremities; voracious appetite, craves bread boiled in milk; weak, sinking feeling in bowels; frequent colicky pains; distended abdomen; hard lumps may be felt in different parts of the abdomen; alternate diarrhoea and constipation; food passed undigested; helminthiasis, especially ascarides; hydrocele; emaciation, mostly of legs; great weakness and prostration. with some hectic fever; FACE WRINKLED AS IF OLD, COLD AND DRY: comedones with emaciation; peevishness; child is cross and depressed, (<) from mental exertion.

Acetic-acid [Acet-ac]

Anorexia; GREAT THIRST, much pain in stomach or abdomen; diarrhoea with undigested stools; sleepless nights; much

emaciation; abdomen and legs much swollen; excessive weakness with great irritability; face pale, waxen, emaciated; eye sunken and surrounded with dark rings.

AEthusa-cyn [Aeth]

VIOLENT SUDDEN VOMITING OF THE MILK, immediately after nursing, followed by curdled milk and cheesy matter, then falls asleep as if from exhaustion, awakens and wants to nurse again. Milk disagrees and produces colic., constipation or diarrhoea; great general weakness, often coming suddenly; emaciation; want of power to hold the head up, cannot bear its weight upon its limbs, cannot stand up; great disposition to perspire from the slightest physical effort; after failure of other well selected remedies.

Aloe [Aloe]

Child passes substances looking like jelly-cakes, small or large, but adhering together like congealed mucus; green-colored or transparent; offensive flatulency passes and relieves colic; extreme prostration with perspiration; face sickly, sunken.

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

Vomiting of food and drink as soon as it is taken; after nursing the bowels move, stools watery, with little hard lumps, or containing undigested food or hard lumps of curd; tongue heavily coated, milky-white or yellow; great desire to eat, but gets no strength with sense of emptiness in pit of stomach and want of animal heat; CHILD IS FRETFUL AND PEEVISH, turns itself away and cries when touched; child emaciated to a skeleton; (<) from over hearing, during summer, from cold bathing or washing.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Nausea and retching with vomiting, sweat on forehead, followed by languor and sleep, with frequent jerks of the limbs during sleep; disgust for food; stools brown-yellow, faecal, watery, profuse, with sharp cutting pains in abdomen.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

Diarrhoea of green foetid mucus, passing of with much flatulency, (<) at night and from drinking; INTENSE DESIRE FOR SWEETS; emaciation most marked on the legs, moving upward (Natr. m. downward); child looks old, sallow and withered; exhaustion, the results of rapid loss of fluid, as in cholera infantum, or of long-protracted diarrhoea and defective nourishment.

Arnica [Arn]

Forcible and painful distension of abdomen from foul flatulency;

lienteric stools; ANOREXIA DURING DAY WITH CANINE HUNGER IN FOREPART OF NIGHT, but eating bloats and causes colic; general prostration and drowsiness, but sleep does not refresh, with horrible dreams; capricious humor, repels caresses; face pale bloated or emaciated.

Arsenicum-iod [Ars-i]

Peaked, cadaverous face, with a purple, livid hue of skin; intense thirst with uncontrollable desire for cold water, which is almost immediately ejected; almost constant copious watery diarrhoea, and distressing nausea and vomiting; stools foul, irritating, excoriating the parts around anus; heaviness of the cold limbs, with weariness of the whole body and great vital prostration; rapid emaciation.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Stools painful, offensive, containing quantities of undigested food; pale and waxy look; dry, parchment-like skin; hollow eyes with blue margins; great restlessness at night; short sleep, broken by starts and convulsions; great debility, weariness, with constant desire to lie down; cold hands and feet; night-sweats; the child feels constantly chilly; food and drink cause instant vomiting and diarrhoea; burning thirst for iced drinks, which cause distress in stomach till they are ejected again; stools green, slimy, bloody, dark, watery, undigested, excoriating and intolerably offensive; urine suppressed; the child lies in stupor, hot and twitching, and when aroused is restless, demanding frequent change of position.

Arsenicum-sulph-flav [Ars-s-f]

Stools green, slimy, watery, offensive,(>) during day (Arsenicum alb., (<) after midnight).

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.