Children diseases – Cholera infantum

Homeopathy treatment for Children diseases – Cholera infantum from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Children diseases – Cholera infantum…

Aconite [Acon]

Stools green like chopped spinach, brown, watery; abdomen very hot, often from effect of low temperature in the room; where there is dry heat of body and restlessness, there may also be vomiting; in summer from cold drinks or checked perspiration.

AEthusa-cyn [Aeth]

The disease sets in insidiously with sudden and forcible VOMITING OF THE MILK ETHER CURDLED OR JUST AS IT WAS SWALLOWED; vomiting without preceding nausea; after vomiting the child feels exhausted and from sheer exhaustion falls asleep, and as soon as it wakes up takes the breast again; vomiting or purging the child lies stretched out in an unconscious condition, with pupils dilated and a fixed and staring look. LINEA NASALIS (surface of pearly whiteness on upper lip, bounded by a distinct line from the outer nasal orifices to the angles of the mouth). Face red or pale; mouth either moist or dry; spasmodic hiccough; vomiting of white frothy matter; stools inodorous, liquid, light yellow, greenish, often with violent tenesmus and exhausting the child; convulsions, with clenching of thumbs and turning downward of the eyes; clammy, cold sweat; restlessness with great anguish; INTOLERANCE OF MILK. (Milk must be prohibited in cholera infantum.)

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

Child cannot bear being touched or looked at; will not be washed with cold water (Sulphur; cannot bear washing at all). Amidst the watery discharges are frequently found solid, hard lumps; after nursing the child vomits the milk in little white curds, but refuses to nurse afterwards; absence of thirst, white-coated tongue; stomach weak, digestion easily disturbed.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Vomiting of food, with great effort, followed by debility; chilliness and SLEEPLESSNESS; vomits even the smallest quantity of water, with eager desire for it; watery, sometimes slimy and greenish diarrhoea, increased each time after taking the breast; pitiful whining before and during the attack, child only gets short naps; aversion and disgust for milk and every other kind of nourishment.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Child is inclined to stupor, our of which it starts, with a loud, shrill scrams; eyes have a reddish tint, head hot; tongue dry, but very little thirst; skin dry, hands at time cold and blue; urine suppressed; abdomen sunken in and tender to pressure; diarrhoea (<) morning, mixed with mucus, sometimes offensive or involuntary, containing flakes of pus; rawness of anus; oedema of feet and genitals; anterior fontanelle open and sunken. Tedious cases tending to hydrocephaloid.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

THEN, DRIED-UP CHILDREN, LOOKING ALMOST LIKE MUMMIES; legs nothing but skin and bones; stools green, slimy, with noisy flatus, (<) at night; often provoked by the use of sugar.

Arnica [Arn]

Slimy, blood, purulent stools of foul odor, with graining and urging to stool; foul breath, slimy, yellow-coated tongue; tympanitic distension of abdomen.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Child lies with eyes half open, eyes gummy, glazed, seldom or never winks; dry, harsh, hot skin; great restlessness; rapid emaciation; diarrhoea and vomiting, much thirst for cold water, which is immediately vomited; stools dark green; watery, scalding and offensive, (<) after midnight, with or without vomiting; coldness of extremities; pale and cadaverous face.

Arsenicum-iod [Ars-i]

Intense thirst with uncontrollable desire for cold water which could be almost immediately ejected; distressing nausea and vomiting; almost constant watery discharges; continual aching in anus, with a seeming inability to keep the sphincter closed; great emaciation and prostration; cold limbs.

Belladonna [Bell]

Child lies in a stupor, starts up suddenly in sleep; when awake angry and violent, cries for hours without cause; head hot, often rolled from side to side, feet cold; face mostly purple, red, hot or very pale and cold; tongue red on edges, or coated whitish- yellow, or two white stripes of coating down both sides of tongue; thirst moderate, abdomen hot; stools clay color, green or consist of white or granular yellow mucus, and very frequent.

Benzoic-acid [Benz-ac]

Watery stools running right through diaper, horribly offensive, the odor pervading the whole house, grayish-white with a deposit looking like soapsuds, often bloody, frothy, preceded by chilliness and followed by exhaustion; cold sweat on head; restless and sleepless; strong-smelling urine of a very repulsive odor.

Bismuth [Bism]

ONLY WATER IS THROWN UP, while other substances entering the stomach are retained; abdomen bloated, cadaverous smelling stools; thickly coated white tongue, pale face, blue rings under eyes; body warm, child wants company; great prostration and listlessness.

Bryonia [Bry]

Hot weather developed the attack; child vomits its food immediately; lumpy diarrhoea; colic with much thirst for large quantities at a time; lips dry and parched; (<) morning then beginning to be moved.

Cadmium-sulph [Cadm-s]

Excessive vomiting and deathly nausea; vomited matter and alvine discharges consist of nearly gelatinous, yellowish-green, semifluid masses; EXCESSIVE PROSTRATION, nearly unconsciousness; child child can hardly move a limp; child sleeps, if at all, with mouth open; rolling of head, with open eyes; coldness with cold sweat, especially on face; violent thirst.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

UNUSUAL CRAVING FOR EGGS: milk disagrees and is vomited in sour curds or passes downward in white curdled lumps; ravenous appetite and thirst, (<) evenings; stools greenish, watery, sour.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

CRAVING FOR BACON AND HAM; great emaciation; lienteric stools with much foetid flatus, or profuse, watery and hot, or flaky from admixture of pus; frequent easy vomiting; complexion dirty white or brownish; too rapid decay of teeth.

Camphora [Camph]

The skin is cold as marble, yet the child will not remain covered; great prostration and diarrhoea. Sometimes these cold spells only come on at night and pass off in the morning; there may be neither vomiting nor purging, but only coldness and extreme prostration; rapid breathing; cold sweat of face and upper part of chest, with icy cold feet; hoarseness.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

When Bryonia fails. Putrid or bloody, offensive stools; face pale or greenish; the gums recede and bleed easily; abdomen distended; emission of large quantities of flatus; skin cold; tongue band breath cold; voice hoarse or lost; child likes to be fanned.

Carbolic-acid [Carb-ac]

Cholera infantum FROM DRINKING IMPURE WATER, from bad drainage; great prostration, head hot; foetid of breath and of all excretions; discharge from bowels putrid, like rice-water to like odor of spoiled eggs.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Child very peevish; gums very hot, cheeks red at times, only one cheek; wants to be carried constantly; colic, draws its legs up, (>) for short time after a stool; vomiting of food and sour mucus; stools green, mixed with white mucus or chopped; discharges hot, excoriating, frequent, sometimes smelling like rotten eggs.

China [Chin]

Collapse after violent, long-lasting cholera; breathing rapid; surface cool, hardly any vitality left.

Coffea [Coff]

Vomiting of yellow, sour, slimy, offensive-smelling masses, looking chopped; great emaciation with bloated abdomen, small and frequent pulse, eyes sunken and half open during sleep; convulsive movements of eyes while awake; restlessness; copious diarrhoea.

Colchicum [Colch]

Frequent, profuse, watery, jelly-like stools, with tenesmus, or scanty with spots and streaks of blood, accompanied by tenesmus and prolapsus ani; EVEN THE SMELL OF COOKING FOOD NAUSEATES.

Croton-tigl [Croto-t]

The child has a stool as often as it is fed or nurses; discharges sudden, noisy, violent, consisting generally of yellow water; lips dry and parched; great prostration after each passage.

Cuprum [Cupr]

Tendency to convulsions from the very onset of the disease; brain symptoms, convulsions of hands and feet; rolling of eyes; coldness of nose and chin; vomiting and violent from abdominal spasms.

Elaterium [Elat]

Watery stool, of olive-green color, coming out in gush.

Ferrum-phos [Ferr-p]

Stools frequent, quick and sudden prostration, causing hydrocephaloid, with stupor, dilated pupils; red face, rolling of head and soft, full-flowing pulse; from checked perspiration in hot summer;s day.

Gratiola [Grat]

Violent vomiting and purging of yellow substances; with much flatulency.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

BEGINNING CHOLERA INFANTUM in fat, pale children; excessive nausea; vomiting of food and drink as often as one drinks, or vomiting of green mucus, with pale face and oppressed breathing; diarrhoea with pain, screaming and tossing about; stools fermented, green as grass, or covered with red, bloody mucus; tongue clear or slightly coated; spasmodic, loose cough and rattling of mucus; blue margins around eyes; fontanelles still open; nosebleed, with pale face; drowsy, with starting and jerking during sleep; faintness; wants to lie down; ill humor; spasms.

Iris-vers [Iris]

Tympanitis; diarrhoea and vomiting; vomiting of food, bile, or of a VERY FLUID; profuse, frequent, watery stools, or mushy, pappy stools, attended with discharge of foetid flatus, with an excoriating raw feeling in anus; (<) towards early morn; burning in rectum and anus and after stool; pale face, with blueness around eyes; prolapsus recti; intense feeling of exhaustion from the beginning.

Kali-brom [kali-br]

Brain irritated, face flushed, pupils dilated, eyes sunken; rolls head, awakens now and then screaming; extremities cold; discharges watery; twitching of hands and fingers; skin cold and clammy; collapse.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

Stomach so weak that it cannot retain or digest food, which is vomited either immediately or hours after eating (gastromalacia); VERY PAINFUL, DENTITION; CRAVING FOR SMOKED MEAT; child resists the tightening of anything around the abdomen which increases its pain and restlessness; bleeding or hiccough when child is carried, MUCH THIRST, GUMS HOT; coldness of hands and feet; stools watery, papescent, dark brown, containing undigested food and of cadaverous smell; PAINFUL DENTITION; incipient hydrocephaloid and somnolence.

Laurocerasus [Laur]

Severe cholera infantum; green watery stools; drink rolls audibly through oesophagus and intestines; suppression or retention of urine; dilated pupils; slow, feeble breathing; irregular, imperceptible pulse; skin cold and livid; constant thirst for cold water, refuses food.

Magnesia-carb [Mag-c]

Watery, yellowish-brown diarrhoea; milk causes pain in stomach and is ejected or passes bowels undigested; sour eructation, whole child smells sour; great thirst; especially evening; vomiting of mucus; extreme and rapid emaciation.

Natrum-phos [Nat-p]

Acid children from overfeeding with milk and sugar; sour eructations, vomiting of sour fluid or curdlike; greenish diarrhoea; crampy pain in bowels; golden-yellow coating of tongue.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Watery diarrhoea with colic; incessant thirst with nausea; abdomen bloated; emaciation beginning at or principally at the neck.

Natrum-sulph [Nat-s]

Frequent attacks of violent colic, with rumbling in abdomen, (>) by violent discharge of yellow water with large quantities of flatus, stools more frequent during morning hours, after the child has been taken up and is moved about (Bryonia).

OEnothera-biennis [Oeno]

Summer diarrhoea, exhausting, watery, without effort, accompanied by cerebro-spinal exhaustion and even threatening hydrocephaloid.

Opium [Op]

Vomiting during heat of summer; child spreads its arms and legs as wide as possible, then lies prostate and helpless; the lower jaw drops and eyes are turned upward; face red or pale, pupils act sluggish or not at all, and there may be neither diarrhoea nor vomiting; FATALLY ADVANCING STUPOR, AS IF DRUGGED.

Oxalic-acid [Ox-ac]

Empty feeling in stomach, wants to nurse all the time; constant involuntary stools after eating and lying down; short; hurried breathing, fainting; hands and feet cold, as if dead, numb and weak; sweets disagree, aggravate pains and diarrhoea.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Diarrhoea and vomiting; desire for cold water which is thrown up as it becomes warm in stomach; diarrhoea (<) morning; stools consist of green, mucous, brown fluid, white mucus, or containing little grains like tallow.

Podophyllum [Podo]

Drowsiness or restless sleep, with grinding of teeth and rolling of head; vomiting of frothy, mucous, green matter or of food; diarrhoea (<) morning, discharges more frequent at night than during day (Petroleum, only during day); stools green, watery or mixed with mucus, or chalky, profuse and painless; prolapsus ani during or after stool; catarrhal cough during dentition; cramps of lower extremities; emaciation.

Psorinum [Psor]

Nervous and restless at night, awaken as if frightened, cry out during sleep, and after a few days diarrhoea follows, stools profuse, watery, dark-brown or black, putrid odor, (<) at night.

Secale-corn [Sec]

Great debility, vomiting and diarrhoea; pale face, sunken eyes, dry heat, quick pulse, restlessness and sleeplessness; great aversion to heat or to being covered; profuse, watery, offensive stools, in fits and starts.

Silicea [Sil]

Fontanelles open; much perspiration on head; great thirst; emaciation; rolling of head; suppressed urinary secretion; watery, very offensive stools (Calcarea, sour stools).

Sulphur [Sulph]

The disease generally begins after midnight with vomiting and diarrhoea; stools watery, green, involuntary, smelling sour or very offensive; sour vomiting (like Calcarea), with cold perspiration on face (Veratr., on forehead); pale face; fontanelles open; hands and feet cold from the start; the child lies in a stupor, with his eyes half open; not much thirst and entire suppression of urine. The child does not scream out violently as in Apis, not roll his head as under Belladonna; excoriating discharges.

Tabacum [Tab]

The child wants its abdomen uncovered, as it ears the nausea and vomiting produced by motion.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

The least motion increases the nausea. Cold sweat on the forehead from vomiting, with great prostration; stool from the least movement of the body, thin and painless, with rumbling of the bowels; faintness at stool or immediately after; violent thirst for cold water, although the least quantity of fluid excites vomiting, with cold sweat, cold breath, and prostration; gushing, profuse, watery, flaky, often inodorous stools, with pains before stools, or cramps in hands and feet and spreading all over, or painless.

Veratrum-vir [Verat-v]

The disease has been induced by extreme heat; fever and headache, buzzing in ears, partial vision; vomiting; smallest quantity of food or drink is immediately ejected; stools mushy, preceded and followed by cutting in bowels; trembling, as if the child were frightened and on the verge of convulsions; paralysis.

Zincum [Zinc]

HYDROCEPHALOID; face pinched, contracted, cool; head boring in pillow; strabismus; pupils contracted, eyes staring; sleeps with eyes half closed; screaming out in sleep; throwing limbs around; urine scanty; stools of green mucus with hardly any faecal matter.

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.