Children diseases – Cholera infantum

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.

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.