Children Diseases – Colic of infants

Homeopathy treatment for Children Diseases – Colic of infants from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Children Diseases – Colic of infants…

Aconite [Acon]

Dry, hot skin, sleeplessness or restless sleep; the child cries much, bites its fists and suffers from green or watery diarrhoea.

AEthusa-cyn [Aeth]

Colic and crying accompanied by violent vomiting of curdled milk, as soon as taken, with drowsiness.

Alumina [Alum]

Rapid trembling of chin during every of fit colic; distension of stomach, (<) after meals; even soft stools expelled with difficulty.

Arsenicum [Ars]

The food passes undigested, the stools are offensive; much crying during and after nursing, or as soon as the child begins to take food; emaciation; anguish and restlessness.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

Useful in colic of dwarfish children, who do not grow; the child feels hungry but does not eat; repletion after a little food, as if the food causes a load on the stomach.

Belladonna [Bell]

The child cries out suddenly, and after a while it ceases crying as suddenly as it began, and appears as if nothing had been the matter; starting, with jerking of muscles; the child cries and moans a great deal, and BENDS BACKWARD DURING COLICKY PAINS; abdomen full of wind.

Borax [Bor]

Child cannot bear a downward motion, even during sleep, which awakens it and cries; hiccough of infants; flatulent distension after every meal; painless stools containing undigested food and mucus.

Bryonia [Bry]

The child has to be kept very still in order to relieve its colic and other sufferings; the stools are dark, dry and hard, as if burnt.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

White chalklike stools; long-continued crying; inguinal hernia; repugnance meat, which passes undigested.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

Tardy dentition of thin, fretful children, who want to nurse all the time and yet don’t at every attempt to eat, bellyache; sometimes they refuse to feed, because the milk is too salty.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Sour breath; pinching pains; flushed cheeks, hot face, hot perspiration; tongue deeply covered with a thick, moist, yellowish-white coating, often with indented edges; distress after nursing; stools smell like rotten eggs, are green, chopped, and consist of while or yellow mucus; often from violent emotions of nurse.

China [Chin]

Colic comes on at a certain hour every afternoon.

Cina [Cina]

The principal seat of the pain is a fixed point above the navel; pulse normal, sometimes a little frequent; pale and pinched face; colic relieved by pressure (Podophyllum); the child is seldom quiet or good-natured, whether sleeping or awake; does not want to be touched; wants to be rapidly rocked, will sleep only while being rocked.

Colocynthis [Coloc]

The child writhes in every possible direction, doubles itself up, and seems in great distress; painful crying; colic; BETTER BY CARRYING CHILD ON ITS STOMACH; stools during or right after nursing and undigested; stools small, bilious, frothy, frequent, preceded by severe colicky pains, coming on in paroxysms.

Coffea [Coff]

Gastric derangements of infants; cramps in stomach; terrible colic, with horripilations and violent tossing of limbs during paroxysms; diarrhoea of liquid, faecal, offensive stools from sudden joy of nurse or when infant took cold in open air.

Croton-tigl [Croto-t]

Colic and diarrhoea (<) after nursing or eating; stools profuse, watery, coming out in a gush.

Dulcamara [Dulc]

When the child gets worse at every cool change of the weather; griping, nausea, followed by diarrhoea; during dentition.

Ignatia [Ign]

Colic after taking the breast of the mother or nurse, who suffers from grief.

Illicium-anisatum [Anis]

Three months colic, especially when it occurs at irregular hours; violent wind colic.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

Convulsions from overindulgence in sweets, fruits, etc.; sickness of stomach and fermented stools; excessive nausea and gagging.

Iris-vers [Iris]

Protracted nausea and painful vomiting of an extremely sour fluid, especially about an hour after a meal; belching up of wind from stomach with considerable force, or profuse emission of flatulence; colic, and diarrhoea of bilious stools; abdominal complaints in spring and autumn.

Jalapa [Jal]

The child is good all day, but screams the whole night.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

The child always screams before urinating, and is relieved immediately afterwards; much rumbling and rattling in abdomen.

Magnesia-carb [Mag-c]

The colic is always relieved, whether by day or by night by a green liquid stool; poorly nourished children with mouth full of aphthae.

Magnesia-phos [Mag-p]

Wind colic of small children, with drawing up of legs, with or without diarrhoea; flatus neither passes up nor down; (>) by warmth and bending double; nutrition not interfered with though crying day and night.

Mercurius-sol [Merc]

Colicky pains, relieved by a slimy, bloody stool, passed after much straining.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

COLIC, WITH CONSTITUTION (Chamomilla, with diarrhoea), caused by the stimulating food taken by the mother or nurse; large amount of flatus; constipation, with apparent frequent desire and effort to evacuate the bowels.

Opium [Op]

Abdominal troubles, caused by fright.

Physostigma [Phys]

Colic with squirming during nursing.

Podophyllum [Podo]

At attack of colic at daylight every morning, causing an absolute retraction of the abdominal muscles.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Gastric catarrh from ice-cream, fruit or pastry, partaken by the nurse; child (<) from evening all through the night, peevish, pale, chilly, satisfied with nothing (Chamomilla and Nux v., vehement and angry; Arsenicum, anxious, restless).

Rheum [Rheum]

Violent pain, with cutting; the with seems to rise up into the chest; very sour stools.

Senna [Senn]

The child turns blue during its cries caused by incarcerated flatus; the little patient seems to be full of wind.

Stannum [Stann]

The child’s is relieved by firm pressure upon its abdomen (Cin.); relief can at once be obtained by resting its abdomen upon the shoulder of the nurse.

Staphisagria [Staph]

Sufferings of pot-bellied children, with much colic land humid scald head; pains caused by a fit of charging or indisposition of the nurse; children in bad humor and cry for things, which, after getting, they petulantly throw away.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Pimply eruptions, filled with pus; excoriations; redness about the anus after a stool; it frequently cures the gastric and colicky troubles of children; child dislikes to be washed or bathed.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

Terrible colic, with coldness of the forehead; very cold feet with the colic; cold sweat on the skin, especially on the forehead.

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.