Children diseases – Constipation in children

Homeopathy treatment for Children diseases – Constipation in children from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Children diseases – Constipation in children…

Aconite [Acon]

Much heat about the child’s head; child feverish, restless, sleepless, gnaws its first; stools hard and difficult.

Alumina [Alum]

Inertia of rectum; long-standing cases which resisted other drugs; abuse of farinaceous food; child has to make great effort to pass even a soft stool.

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

constipation with difficult hard stools, faeces too large; costiveness with incarcerated flatus; hard lumps of curd; useful after abuse of laxatives.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Constipation in meningeal affections of children; who are restless, scream our in sleep, scanty urination, and grasp the occiput where they feel the pain.

Bryonia [Bry]

Faeces hard, dry as if burnt and of a dark color, and so large as to give great pain in passing; dry lips and mouth; alternation of constipation with diarrhoea.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Hard, undigested, chalky stools of a light color; poorly developed bones; dry scald head.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Constipation during dentition; excessive dryness of faeces; crumbling during stool, from inactivity of anus.

Causticum [Caust]

TIMID CHILDREN; AFRAID TO GO TO BED ALONE; abdomen swollen and hard; knotty stool, like sheep’s dung, with red face from straining; nocturnal enuresis.

Graphites [Graph]

Mucus coated stools of uncommon, size and very large; humid eruption on body, especially behind ears, oozing out a transparent gluey discharge.

Hepar [Hep]

Constipation, stools hard and dry, especially with eruption in bend of elbows or in the popliteal space; faeces, not hard, expelled with difficulty.

Hydrastis [Hydr]

Colic with constipation; excoriation on or about the anus.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

CONSTIPATION IN EMACIATED CHILDREN, during dentition; stools hard, dark, day, only passed after a terrible effort, during which child struggles and screams as if it would go into a fit.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Child cries before and while urinating, as well as during and after stool, which is difficult, dry and hard, much flatulence; red sand on diaper; severe pain in back before urinating or defaecating.

Magnesia-mur [Mag-m]

Stools crumbling as they pass the verge of the anus (Chamomilla); knotty like sheep’s dung (Causticum); abdomen distended; frequent desire to stool.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Chronic diarrhoea of children; greenish, bloody, watery stool, often chafing; irregular stools; sometimes two or three days, then constipation.

Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]

Pain of evacuation great during and and after passage, as though the little sufferer and fissura ani; moisture about anus; (<) in warm weather.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

CHILD IS BROUGHT UP TOO EARLY ON ANIMAL FOOD, or the nurse takes too much coffee and lives too high; stools difficult, or small, frequent and painful, with much colic. Antiperistaltic action of


Opium [Op]

Stools in round, hard, black balls; total inertia of bowels.

Platina [Plat]

Stools only after great effort, so that the faeces must be extracted by manual operation; faeces composed of small, hard, black pieces (Alumina, dry and pale).

Plumbum [Plb]

Stools composed of conglomerated hard, black balls; with urging and terrible pain from constriction or spasm of anus.

Podophyllum [Podo]

OBSTINATE CONSTIPATION FOLLOWING DIARRHOEA in artificially brought-up children; stools very hard, of a clay color, streaked green, very sticky and tenacious; excessively offensive; rolling of head, with moaning during sleep; eyes half open.

Psorinum [Psor]

Obstinate constipation of children after failure of usual drugs; painful straining with colic, (>) by passing foetid flatus.

Sepia [Sep]

Stools very difficult to discharge, hard, knotty, mixed, or covered with mucus; they seem to remain in the lower part of rectum and to require the assistance of the nurse for their removal (Platina).

Silicea [Sil]

Stools are with difficulty forced to the very verge of the anus, when they slip back again; rectum inactive; spine weak; the child’s head and face perspire copiously directly upon its falling asleep.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Intertrigo, pimply eruptions, soreness of anus, so that it screams at every attempt to evacuate the bowels, from excoriations of anus and adjacent parts. Failure or well- indicated drugs.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

Faeces cannot be passed, from inertia of rectum, but a healthy stool can be procured at any time by an injection; pallor and cold sweat from the exertion, with exhaustion after stool; general depression of vitality.

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.