Children diseases – Cholera infantum

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.