Children diseases – Aphthae in infants

Homeopathy treatment for Children diseases – Aphthae in infants from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Children diseases – Aphthae in infants…

AEthusa-cyn [Aeth]

The aphthous condition causes great distress; profuse salivation or dryness of the mouth; vomiting of milk, or of a substance resembling milk; diarrhoea of undigested food, or constipation; much crying, as if from colic.

Apis [Apis]

Rosy-red mouth and fauces; mucous surface swollen; stinging pains; tongue swollen and studded with small blisters, also in clusters on the tongue or along its border, which feels scalded; little thirst.

Arsenicum [Ars]

The aphthae assume a livid or bluish appearance, with great weakness or diarrhoea; ptyalism; great exhaustion; restlessness and mental irritability.

Arum-triph [Arum-t]

Great swelling of lining membrane and tongue; will not or cannot open mouth raw, burning, bleeding; putrid; odor; lips as if scalded; lips and nose chapped and bleeding; picks nose and lips; profuse salivation, saliva acrid.

Baptisia [Bapt]

Gums ooze blood and look dark, purplish; foetid odor; tongue brown; great exhaustion; offensive stools; can swallow only fluids, even a small lump of thickened milk causes gagging; profuse salivation.

Borax [Bor]

Thrush after cholera infantum; child frequently legs go the nipple, showing signs of pain in mouth from nursing; mouth hot, mucous surface of palate shrivelled; red blisters on tongue; urine hot, and of the odor of cat’s urine; aphthae with salivation; greenish stools day and night with painful crying; child fears downward motion, hence rocking cradle, etc.

Bryonia [Bry]

The mouth is usually dry with thirst; dry lips rough and cracking; the child does not like to take hold of the breast, but when once its mouth is moistened it draws well.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Dry mouth alternating with salivation; canker sores during teething; constitutional symptoms will give the indication.


Burning or smarting vesicles and canker of mouth; great dryness of mouth; constant desire to urinate, passing only a few dros at a time; constipation or diarrhoea, aversion to all kinds of food.

Capsicum [Caps]

Suitable to fat, but flabby, sluggish children; small, burning blisters in mouth, having a carrion-like odor.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Gums recede and bleed easily; oozing of blood; mouth hot; bloody saliva; edges of gums yellow, indented; tongue black.

Helleborus [Hell]

Mouth, gums and tongue full of flat, yellow ulcers, with elevated gray edges or red swollen bases; carrion-like odor; salivation; ulcers painless.

Hepar [Hep]

White aphthous pustules on inside of lips and cheeks and on tongue; base of ulcer resembles lard.

Hydrastis [Hydr]

Tenacious mucus hangs in shreds from the mouth; tongue red, raw, blistered, red papillae; weak children; eczema on forehead; at margin of hair, (<) from being washed; bloody, purulent mucus from nose.

Iodum [Iod]

Aphthous eruptions in the mouth, offensive odor; copious saliva; nasal catarrh thin, excoriating.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

Aphthous ulcers, deeply corroding; stringy mucus in mouth and throat; nasal catarrh.

Kali-brom [Kali-br]

Colicky babies; intestines seem to roll into a ball that can be moved about in abdomen; constipation or diarrhoea, or bowels normal; mouth hot, covered with aphthae; swallowing liquids causes choking.

Kali-mur [Kali-m]

Follicular stomatitis with extreme foetor and great tenderness of affected parts; gangrenous stomatitis in children in asylums; salivation.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

Putrid odor from mouth; rapid emaciation, glands of neck swollen; intense thirst, bleeding from gums and from nose; gums spongy and scorbutic.

Lachesis [Lach]

Ulcers bluish, fluids return through nose, they are sensitive to touch, with ichorous, offensive discharge; can bear nothing to touch face or neck.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Parts bleed when touched, fistulous with hard, everted edges and inflammatory swelling of aphthous parts.

Mercurius [Merc]

Scorbutic gums; saliva copious, offensive, bloody; ulcers with bases like lard; inflammation of the whole buccal cavity and ulcers upon gums; glands swollen; diarrhoea, with tenesmus.

Mercurius cor [Merc-c]

Mouth terribly swollen; lips swollen and everted; ptyalism; nose sore and stuffed up with a gluey secretion.

Muriatic-acid [Mur-ac]

Stomach ache of nursing children; patch on the right side of tongue, large, irregular, very deep; tongue sore, bluish, deep ulcer with black base and vesicles; mouth as if glued up with insipid mucus; salivation, foetid breath.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Scorbutic gums, blisters in and around the mouth, etc.

Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]

Offensive, yellow ulcers; blisters on lips, salivation; gums sore, cadaverous odor from mouth; saliva foetid, acrid; stinging pain in ulcer; edges irregular.

Phytolacca [Phyt]

Small ulcers on inside of right cheek, very painful, profuse salivation.

Ranunculus-scel [Ran-s]

Tongue looks as if covered with “islands.”

Salicylic-acid [Sal-ac]

Mouth dotted with white patches; burning, scalded feeling; ulcers on tip of tongue; foetid breath.

Secale [Sec]

Gangraena oris from anaemia, burning in mouth and throat with violent thirst, bleeding of gums; (<) from warmth.

Silicea [Sil]

Profuse salivation; ulcers bleed easily; discharge very offensive; fistulous openings; surroundings parts hand, swollen, bluish-red.

Staphisagria [Staph]

Gums ulcerated, spongy, white, receding, bleed easily; mouth and tongue full of blisters; child weak, sickly; sunken eyes and surrounded with blue rings; cervical glands swollen; offensive odor from mouth.

Sulphuric-acid [Sul-ac]

Mouth very painful: lemon-yellow aphthae in mouth and on gums; whitish ulcers; salivation; bleeding gums; ecchymoses; vomiting of sour milk or sour mucus; child smells sour despite all cleanliness; stools lemon-coloured, slimy, like chopped eggs; belching of wind after cough.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Child does not take its usually long sleep, it awakens often; has a dirty odor; gums bleed; blisters and vesicles; saliva mixed with blood; excoriation at and around anus.

Thuja [Thuj]

Malignant aphthae on a sycotic basis.

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.