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