Children diseases – Convulsions in children

Melilotus [Meli]

Convulsions in nervous children during dentition, with loss of consciousness; easily furious; (<) from nosebleed.

Mercurius [Merc]

Convulsions, with cries, rigidity, bloated abdomen; itching of nose and throat; (<) at night; swelling of gums, profuse ptyalism or from suppressed salivation.

Monotropa [Mono]

Excessive nervousness; convulsions from dentition, worms. temper of nurse; SPASM RENEWED BY LEAST TOUCH, followed by deep sleep.

Opium [Op]

Child wakes up apparently frightened, crying and screaming, finally spasms set in, child jerks from head to foot, throws its head back, with upturned eyes, open mouth and quivering chin, legs and arms spread out followed by deep sleep; spasm from fright or anger; from approach of strangers; in newborn babes screaming even during spasm.

Platina [Plat]

Tonic spasms without loss of consciousness in anaemic children, preceded and followed by constriction of OEsophagus and respiratory embarrassment.

Secale [Sec]

In thin, scrawny children; affecting single muscles; twisting of head to and fro; labored and anxious respiration, hands stretched out.

Silicea [Sil]

Spasms returning at change of the moon; after vaccination; at night; attacks preceded by coldness of left side, shaking and twisting of left arm; sweating scalp.

Stannum [Stann]

Spasms during dentition, with worm symptoms, more excitability, more disturbance of the brain and more fear than in Cin.; opisthotonos and unconsciousness.

Stramonium [Stram]

Suppression of an eruption, or the exanthem fails to come out; the child is afraid and shrinks back from objects on first seeing them; opisthotonic convulsions from bright, dazzling objects, water, or touch; abdomen puffed; body very hot; spasms continually change character; (>) in light, (<) in dark room; child wants company and cries out frightened as soon as it falls asleep.

Sulphur [Sulph]

After suppressed eruptions; often removes tendency to convulsions when other remedies fail.

Terebinthina [Ter]

Dentition accompanied by suppression of urine and convulsions; child is wakeful at night, screaming as frightened, has a staring look, clenches his fingers; twitchings in different parts of the body; picking of nose; dry, short cough; aching in limbs and head; burning soreness and interstitial distension of gums; OTITIS INFANTILIS.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

Convulsions of children, with pale face and cold sweat on forehead; cough before or after the spasm; trembling all over, after sudden violent emotions.

Veratrum-vir [Verat-v]

Convulsions in anaemic children from exhausting diarrhoea; opisthotonos.

Zincum [Zinc]

Child cries out during sleep, and if awakened expresses fear and rolls its head anxiously from side to side; twitching in various muscles; the whole body of the child jerks during sleep; child has been cross and irritable for days previous, with hurried motions, distended, abdomen and more frequent urination than usual; pale children during teething; child has not strength enough to bring out the eruption; after the disappearance of old eruptions.

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.