Children diseases – Diarrhoea of infants

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

Abrotanum [Abrot]

Cross, marasmic infants, diarrhoea and constipation alternating; food passes undigested, emaciation, mostly of legs; appetite often ravenous, while emaciating; skin flabby and hangs loose.

Aconite [Acon]

Watery diarrhoea; stools like chopped spinach, with colic, which no position relieves; skin hot and dry; restlessness.

Acetic-ac [Acet-ac]

Old chronic cases with bloated abdomen; oedema of lower extremities, undigested stools, intense and constant thirst; stools liquid, profuse, offensive, light-colored; large quantities of pale urine passed day and night; poor sleep; face waxen, pale; great prostration and emaciation.

AEthusa-cyn [Aeth]

Green, thin, bilious stools, or bright yellow and slimy, with violent tenesmus before and after stool; excessive griping pain in abdomen, with drowsiness after stool; child restless and irritable; pale and drawn face; excessive prostration.

Agaricus [Agar]

Grass-green, bilious stools, liver involved; prickling itching in rectum and anus, as from worms; diarrhoea (<) mornings.

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

White-coated tongue; diarrhoea after nursing, stools watery, profuse, with little hard lumps, or containing undigested food; foul flatus; cries when washed with cold water, (>) in warm water; feverish heat; peevish and fretful.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Cutting colic before watery, slimy, bloody or offensive stools; desire for cooling things; vomiting forcible, long lasting until becoming faint; face pale and sunken.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Anus wide open and involuntary escape of faeces; frequent, painless, watery diarrhoea.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

Much loud flatus passing with the stools, which are dark brown, green like spinach flakes, watery, foetid, (<) at night; pains in stomach after eating, (>) from belching up wind; DIARRHOEA AS SOON AS THE CHILD DRINKS; child is very fond of sugar or the nurse used too much; urine profuse and watery, or scanty and nearly suppressed; uneasy sleep, or drowsiness and stupor with dilated pupils; child looks prematurely old, feels and looks prostrated.

Arnica [Arn]

Languor and drowsiness; pale face, sunken features; head and chest warm, abdomen and limbs cold; involuntary mucous stools mixed with blood, resembling brown yeast, or accompanied by great urging and straining at stool; foul flatus; scanty urination, staining the napkin a yellow brown.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Much exhaustion and rapid emaciation; copious excoriating diarrhoea, smelling like rotten eggs, or profuse greenish, muddy stools or of undigested food, (<) after midnight and immediately after nursing, from motion, with profuse sweat, anxiety, tossing about; when nurse chilled her stomach by taking cold substances, particularly ice-cream. (Arsenicum iod.).

Baptisia [Bapt]

Very offensive diarrhoea day and night; the child can swallow nothing but milk, even the smallest quantity of solid food gags; foetid breath; PROSTRATION MORE PROFOUND THAN THE SEVERITY OF ATTACK JUSTIFIES.

Benzoic-acid [Benz-ac]

In children, especially during teething, light-colored, copious, watery, very offensive stools, whose smell pervades the house; urine very strong smelling, scanty, deep red and becoming easily turbid; much exhaustion; cold sweat on head; CHILD WANTS TO BE NURSED IN THE ARMS, CRIES IN CRADLE OR BED.

Bismuth [Bism]

Vomiting and diarrhoea; flatus and stools of a cadaverous odor; desire for company, child holds on to the mother’s hand to give it company; frequent waking as if in fright; fluids are vomited as soon as taken; diarrhoea during teething.

Borax [Bor]

Hot head of infants, with heat of moth and palms; pale clay- colored face; aphthae in mouth, on tongue and inside of cheeks, so tender that they prevent child from nursing; greenish stools day and night, with pitiful crying; abdomen soft and wilted; stools brown, watery, containing yellow lumps and smelling like carrion; apathy, refuses nourishment; soporous sleep, or starting from sleep with anxious screams, throwing the hand about and clings to its mother; legs jerk when falling asleep; emaciation so that hard and swollen mesenteric glands can be felt.

Bryonia [Bry]

Putrid diarrhoea, smelling like old cheese, (<) or only in the morning during hot weather, (>) in cool weather; mucus and blood preceded by hard stool.

Cadmium-sulph [Cadm-s]

Irritable stomach with frequent slimy stools; greenish discharges and greenish gelatinous vomiting; GREAT DESIRE TO KEEP QUIET; extreme irritability and exhaustion; coldness with cold sweat, especially of face.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Milk sours on stomach and is either thrown up or passes downward in white curdled lumps; involuntary, foetid, sour diarrhoea, (<)

evenings, gray, frothy stools; great thirst at night; ravenous appetite, bloated abdomen and emaciation; urine pungent, foetid, clear and passed with difficulty, flabby, alkaline child with longing for eggs; open fontanelles; head sweats so as to wet the pillow.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

Peevish and fretful children who had diarrhoea for some days and who want to nurse all the time; LONGING FOR BACON, HAMFAT; frequent stools, nearly every hour, green and loose, sometimes slimy or hot and watery, or white and mushy; offensive flatus; soft stools passed with difficulty; mentally stupid.

Carbolic-acid [Carb-ac]

Rice-water discharges of a very offensive odor, like rotten eggs; great thirst, but vomits everything taken; collapse.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Where Bryonia seems indicated and fails; rawness and chafing children during hot weather; moist, offensive flatus; faeces escape with flatus.

Castoreum [Cast]

Watery or green mucous stools in delicate, nervous children, who weaken under summer heat or during dentition, and who will not rally under the usual remedies; yawning, chilliness, bad smell from mouth; great thirst.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Stools watery or greenish, or like eggs beaten up, with the odor of rotten eggs, and are excoriating, (<) towards evening; during dentition; moaning in sleep, with hot sticky sweat on forehead; child wants to be carried, is cross, feverish and very thirst; milk thrown up is cheesy.

China [Chin]

Painless and undigested putrid stools; very copious, with much flatulence, which does not relieve, (<) at night, after meals (Ferrum while eating), every other day; craving appetite; great exhaustion; night-sweats; from its long continuance threatening hydrocephaloid; child stubborn, disobedient, longing for dainties.

Cina [Cina]

Stools of green and white mucus, the latter looking sometimes like small pieces of parched corn, with slight tenesmus and moderate fever; pale face, especially around nose or mouth; will not sleep without rocking; grinds teeth.

Colchicum [Colch]

Watery stools, containing large quantities of white, shreddy particles; painless, involuntary, excoriating, or with griping colic and tenesmus; AFTER STOOL THE CHILD FEELS SO EXHAUSTED THAT IT FALLS ASLEEP ON THE VESSEL AS SOON AS THE TENESMUS ceases; great thirst; AVERSION EVEN TO THE SMELL OF FOOD.

Collinsonia [Coll]

Chronic diarrhoea of children; pure mucous stools, or mucous stools mixed with dark substances; before stools severe pain in lower part of abdomen, during stool tenesmus, little pain after stool; vomiting, (<) during day.

Colocynthis [Coloc]

Child has colic, (>) by bending double (Belladonna (>) by hard pressure upon abdomen, Rhus (>) by lying on abdomen) or by carrying on stomach; stools during or right after nursing, and undigested; stools small, bilious, frothy, frequent, preceded by severe colicky pains; coming on in paroxysms, causing child to writhe and twist and double up with every stool.

Colostrum [Colos]

Great nervous irritability, listlessness, pale face, tongue coated yellow or white, sour vomiting; watery diarrhoea with colic; sour watery stools; the whole child smells sour; excoriating diarrhoea, watery, green yellow, with colicky pains in hypogastrium; fever; emaciation from the profuse watery diarrhoea.

Croton-tigl [Croto-t]

Constant urging to stool, followed by sudden pasty discharge, which is shout of rectum, of a dirty green color and offensive; each stool seems to drain the child dry, but notwithstanding, VERY LITTLE PROSTRATION, passages every half hour, from morning till evening, none at night; (<) from drink and food; colic (>) from hot milk.

Dioscorea [Dios]

Morning diarrhoea; stools light-colored, frequently slimy, flaked with mucus; the child drawing in the abdomen while straining with pain radiating to different parts.

Dulcamara [Dulc]

Every cool change of the weather excites the diarrhoea, also exposure in cold, damp places; stools changeable, yellow, green, watery, sour-smelling; nausea with desire for stool; ischuria, with discharge of mucus from urethra, milky urine; prostration.

Elaterium [Elat]

Olive-green stools, watery, gushing, frothy, with feeling in rectum as if more remained (Nux v.); overlapping of cranial bones and emaciation.

Ferrum-phos [Ferr-p]

Frequent stools, greatly weakening the child, green, watery or hashed, mixed with mucus, scanty; straining at stool, also retching, (<) from midnight till morning; child rolls its head and moans; eyes half open; face pinched; urine scanty; pulse and respiration accelerated; stating in sleep.

Ferrum-pyrophos [Ferr-py]

Painless and involuntary diarrhoea, with undigested food, while and after nursing, worse at night, with much flatulence; bulimia alternating with loss of appetite; pale, bloodless features; emaciation.

Gamboge [Gamb]

Water, slimy, undigested stools, like curdled milk accompanied by colic, (>) by the stool, which is forcibly expelled; profuse flatulency, (<) at night and (>) after morning stools.

Geranium-mac [Ger]

Constant desire to go to stool, with inability for some time to pass any faecal matter, then the bowels move without any pain or effort; mouth dry, tip of tongue burning.

Gnaphalium [Gnaph]

Cross and irritable children; rumbling of bowels, colicky pains; watery, offensive morning diarrhoea, with repeats itself often during the day; urine scanty; appetite and taste lost.

Graphites [Graph]

Very frequent and small stools, with eruption on the skin, from which oozes a gelatinous fluid; soft, dark, half-digested, very offensive stools, followed by great, but transient, prostration; sour stools; excoriating the anus.

Guaco [Gua]

Thin, watery diarrhoea of teething children, continuous and exhausting, with indications of cerebral effusion.

Guaiacum [Guai]

Diarrhoea commencing in the morning, with great emaciation, CHILD SOON LOOKS WITHERED AND OLD; skin dry, chilly.

Helleborus [Hell]

Stools consisting solely of clear, tenacious, colorless mucus, preceded by colic and (>) after every stool, with burning and smarting in anus; gurgling in abdomen which feels peculiarly cold; urine scanty and dark, with often floating black specks, or containing a deposit like coffee-grounds; (<) evening, (>) in open air.

Hepar-sulph [Hep]

Child had a sour smell; stools-colored, green, slimy, sour, foetid, (<) during day, after eating, or drinking cold water; enuresis nocturna; from irritation of teeth, (<) mornings.

Ignatia [Ign]

Great nervous erethismus and tenesmus, occurring only after stool; child wakens from sleep with piercing cries and trembles all over, sobbing and sighing continue long after the crying ceased; diarrhoea from fright (Gelsemium).

Iodum [Iod]

Morning diarrhoea of scrofulous children; stools watery, foaming whitish with pinching around navel.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

Yellow or green, painless, fermented stools, with constant nausea, especially in fat, pale children, particularly indicated at the PERIOD OF WEANING, when food disagrees.

Iris-vers [Iris]

Brown and very offensive diarrhoea, with cutting, colicky pains, nausea and vomiting; emission of very foetid flatus; (<) about flatus; (<) about 2 to 3 A.M.

Jalapa [Jal]

Watery, sour-smelling stools, (<) at night; child is quiet all day, but screams and tosses about all night; general coldness with blueness of face.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

Children struggle and scream during act of defaecation, they seem to go into fits; diarrhoea in nursing infants during dentition; stools watery, green or brown, cadaverous smelling.

Lactic-acid [Lac-ac]

Frequent green diarrhoea with almost constant nausea and gagging, but not much vomiting; stools undigested, curdy, watery, mixed with bright grass-green mucus, great jerking of muscles, rush of blood to head and face.

Lachesis [Lach]

Excessively offensive stools; sudden diarrhoea, with great urging; thin, pasty, frequent stools during hot term; child always awakens with distress.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Thin, brown faecal, mixed with hard lumps, (<) after meal, after cold food, after suppressed eruptions (especially scabies); before stool chilliness in rectum. Child sad, listless or nervous, irritable and unmanageable; putrid breath in the morning; canine hunger, (>) after eating a little; sleep disturbed, child springs up terrified and shrieking, is angry and cross; cold feet.

Magnesia-carb [Mag-c]

SOUR SMELL OF THE WHOLE BODY; green, watery, frothy, sour- smelling, often with cruds of milk, resembling the scum of a frog-pond; straining during stool, during which the child does not wish to be touched; night-sweats; sour vomiting with colic; lienteria of sucklings; extreme and rapid emaciation.

Mercurius [Merc]

Much pain before stool, (>) by lying down; great relief immediately afterwards; stools frothy, slimy, bloody or dark green, with much straining; the child’s thighs and legs are cold and clammy, particularly at night; sour-smelling night-sweat, especially on forehead, which feels cold; aphthae, salivation; glandular swellings (Calomel).

Muriatic-acid [Mur-ac]

Very sour stomach, sour eructations and hiccough, nausea and vomiting; pain and tenderness over region of stomach; painful griping and fermentation over whole abdomen, colic with much flatus, (>) from discharge of flatus; thin, watery diarrhoea with soreness and extreme tenderness of anus; stool passes when urinating; itching and soreness of anus as if from pinworms; chilliness and shivering; prostration; cold extremities; dry mouth; restless sleep with frequent waking.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

CHRONIC DIARRHOEA OF CHILDREN; marasmus, emaciation of neck, greasy appearance of face; longing for salt; salt fish; violent thirst with dry, sticky tongue; map tongue; herpes labialis; stools profuse, gushing, grayish, greenish, watery; RAVENOUS APPETITE AND STILL EMACIATION; child cross and irritable; slow in learning to walk.

Natrum-phos [Nat-p]

Diarrhoea from excess of acidity; stools sour-smelling, green, with yellow, creamy coating of tongue; vomiting of sour fluid, of curdy masses.

Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]

Emaciation, especially on upper arms and thighs; putrid smell from mouth; green, mucous, bloody or putrid stools; exhaustion; mercurio-syphilis.

Nux-moschata [Nux-m]


dryness of mouth and still thirstlessness; stools offensive, copious, (<) at night, soft but expelled with difficulty, rectum inactive; (<) from summer heat, cold, damp weather, cold drinks.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Indigestible food, even when taken by the nurse, causes diarrhoea of child; stool frequent, small, painful, with fretfulness.

Oleander [Olnd]

Frequent soiling of clothes when passing flatus; rolling and rumbling of bowels, with emission of much (foetid) flatulence; food passes undigested; stools thin, yellow, faecal.

Opium [Op]

Diarrhoea from fright; involuntary evacuations of stool and urine; stool thin, frothy, profuse, followed by great relief; foetid stools.

Paullinia-sorbilis [Paull]

(Guarana).- Green, profuse, INODOROUS stools.

Phosphoric-acid [Ph-ac]

LONG-CONTINUED DIARRHOEA FAILS TO WEAKEN THE CHILD a great deal; dark-yellow, undigested, very offensive stools, or of yellow water, with meal-like sediment, (<) night and morning, after eating; much flatulence, bloated abdomen; voracious appetite.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Child drowsy, wants to sleep all the time (Nux moschata); vomits water as soon as it gets warm in the stomach; stools profuse, watery, pouring away as if from a hydrant (Crot.), painless, like flesh- colored water, (>) after sleeping; paralysis of upper and lower extremities following exhausting cases.

Podophyllum [Podo]

Great desire for large quantities of water, but none for food; the head sweats much during sleep; gagging or empty retching, vomiting of green frothy mucus or of food; stools larger than could be expected from the amount of food taken; foul-smelling stools, profuse and gushing, each seeming to drain the patient dry, but soon he is full again; violent cramps of the feet, calves and thighs, prolapsus ani AFTER EACH STOOL FROM GREAT WEAKNESS OF RECTUM; the child lies upon the mother’s lap or a

pillow, constantly moaning, eyes half closed, and rolling its head from side to side. The little Phosphorus sc. patient is playful and laughing, while a stream of liquid stool will overflow the diaper. (Acid Sulphuricum follows well.)

Psorinum [Psor]

Dark-brown, thin, fluid stools, very offensive, like rotten eggs or carrion; great debility; profuse perspiration from the least exertion and at night; dirty, sallow, greasy skin, with a partially developed eruption on forehead and chest; constant fretting and worrying; sleeplessness; body has a filthy smell, even after a bath.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Irresistible desire for fresh air; colic and diarrhoea, (<) at night; changeable stools, no two alike.

Raphanus [Raph]

No emission of flatus by mouth or anus for a long time; yellow, brown, frothy, undigested stools, copious and passing our with much force; violent thirst; nausea, vomiting preceded by shuddering over back and arms; great weakness and languor.

Ratanhia [Rat]

Thin, foetid stools, burning like fire in the anus.

Rheum [Rheum]

Brown, sour-smelling stools, with great urging; the whole child smells sour; pasty, sour-smelling stool, accompanied by shivering, and followed by renewed urging in intestines; diarrhoea, arising from improper food, colds, and generally accompanied with excessive acidity in the bowels, cutting colic and NIGHTLY COMPLAINTS; sour, flat, slimy taste; copious diarrhoea, with vomiting and great debility; all food is repulsive; milk tastes bitter and the babe rejects the breast. (Calcarea phos.: milk tastes salty.)

Ricinus [Ric]

Aphthous diarrhoea, especially among children improperly fed; frequent and griping stools; varying in color from greenish- yellow to dark grass-green, then becoming more liquid, and mixed with slimy and gelatinous masses mixed with blood; each stool accompanied by pain and tenesmus; mouth dry and aphthous, belly

tumid and painful, anus inflamed; the child becoming more and more feverish, emaciated and somnolent.

Secale-corn [Sec]

Profuse undigested stools, watery, very offensive and discharged in fits and starts, followed by intense prostration.

Senna [Senn]

Dark-colored water, with cutting pains, flatulency, but less severe than in Jal. (which has copious watery discharge, accompanied by screams and restlessness).

Sepia [Sep]

Almost constant oozing from bowels; green or sour-smelling diarrhoea of children; rapidly EXHAUSTING DIARRHOEA; stool, having a putrid, sourish, foetid smell, expelled suddenly and the whole of it at once; prolapsus ani; fontanelles open; (<) from taking boiled milk.

Silicea [Sil]

CHILD VERY MUCH EMACIATED BY LONG CONTINUANCE OF DIARRHOEA; it nurses well, but the food passes through it undigested and fails to sustain it, alternating with loss of appetite and vomiting; open fontanelles; much perspiration about head; great thirst; emaciation; cold hands and feet, with cold sweat on them; rolling of head; suppressed secretion of urine; watery, very offensive stools; aversion to milk, refuses to nurse and if it does, vomits; feet very dry and smell like those of an old person.

Stannum [Stann]

Stools green and curdy, with much colic, (>) only by carrying the child against the point the shoulder; rectum inactive, much urging even with soft stool; deficient urging to urinate, from insensibility of bladder, which feels full, yet secretion is scanty; hemiplegia occurring during the course of the disease, paralyzed parts are constantly moist from perspiration.

Staphisagria [Staph]

Diarrhoea associated with stomach ache, tongue and gums white and spongy; cutting pains before and after stools, with tenesmus of rectum during stool and escape of hot flatus smelling like rotten eggs, (<) by every attempt to take food or drink.

Sulphuric-acid [Sul-ac]

Diarrhoea with great debility, stools watery, very offensive, looking stringy or chopped, bright yellow, with aphthae and great irritability.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Particularly in children of delicate parents; the discharges are slimy, brown, green, or white, often marked with slight streaks of blood; redness around the anus and excoriation between the thighs; hot palms and soles; dysuria; worse in the morning.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

Stools profuse, watery, frequent, with thirst and vomiting, baby looks much exhausted after each stool; cold sweat on forehead from the least movement of the body.

Zincum [Zinc]

Feet constantly fidgety; on awaking, the child appears frightened, and its head rolls from side to side; during sleep it cries out (Apis), starts and jumps; painless, papescent diarrhoea for many days, but some colic after stools and emission of flatus.

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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.