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.

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.