Children diseases – Morbid dentition

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

Aconite [Acon]

Nervous erethism, constant restlessness; the child gnaws at its fingers for fists, or something else, cries, whines, or frets much of the time; restless sleep, much heat about head, sometimes with cold hands and feet; constipation or diarrhoea; great thirst, the child tries to cool its gums with the cold water, or with cool glass.

AEthusa-cyn [Aeth]

Convulsions from teething, lies unconscious, dilated pupils; staring eyes, eyeballs turned downward, thumbs and fingers bent inward, cold limbs and body convulsed, abdomen bloated; pulse small, frequent and hard.

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

Tongue white, much vomiting, no thirst; stools composed of hard lumps and watery secretions, passing together.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Flabby children, when there are cerebral symptoms, child screams out sharply and suddenly during sleep, especially at night; urine scanty, sometimes more profuse; red spots over skin, causing itching and restlessness, worse at night; the gum covering the teeth may have the appearance of a sac containing water.

Arsenicum-album [Ars]

Child thin, pale, acrid, restless; looks weak and waxen; bad, undigested, foetid stools; dry, shrivelled skin, and is particularly restless after midnight; vomiting of all fluids soon after swallowing them, especially water; a sip or two of cold water very often; GUM OVER TOOTH LOOKS BLISTERED OR SEEMS FILLED WITH A DARK, WATERY FLUID; dry, scaly milk-crust; strikes its head or face for relief.

Belladonna [Bell]

Active children, groaning and moaning gives them partial relief; violent starting and jumping, whilst sleeping or waking, with fright; pupils and heat of head; skin hot, burning; stool; NUMEROUS TURGID BLOOD VESSELS IN CONGESTED GUMS.

Borax [Bor]

Child afraid of a downward forward motion, even in sleep; great sensitiveness to least noise; starting and crying out during sleep, wants to hold on to something, as if afraid of falling; stools watery; yellow, green or grown; APHTHOUS CONDITION OF GUMS and so sensitive as to shriek from the least touch, even of the nipple, when hungry.

Bryonia [Bry]

Dry, parched lips, dry mouth and constipation; stools dark and dry, as if burnt (all secretions diminished); child wants to be quiet and dreads motion; if raised up it vomits and feels faint; vomits its food unchanged, soon after taking it (AEth.); likes cold water best; SWOLLEN GUMS HOT AND DRY THOUGH PALE OR LIGHT RED.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Dry mouth alternating with salivation; dentition tardy, often attended with convulsions and a loose rattling cough; continued thirst for cold drinks, more at night; desire for wine, salt and sweet things; canine hunger in the morning; LONGING FOR EGGS; painful and difficult urination, urine usually clear and of a pungent odor, abdomen large, hard and swollen; stools large, hard, chalky or thin and whitish; soft and flabby muscles; feet cold and damp; sleepless after 3 A.M.; child sweats easily and takes cold. When the teeth come early the fontanelles will close late, and vice versa; scrofulous ophthalmia with pustules on cornea.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

Peevish and fretful; fontanelles still open or had been closed and opened against, most on vertex; cold sweat on face; body cold; head totters; the neck too slender to support the head, which falls from side to side; veins show through the skin; squinting as if from pressure; eyes somewhat protruding; during dentition flatulent diarrhoea; greenish, thin stools; children refuse to nurse or want to nurse all the time, crave salt and smoked meat, ham, bacon; THEY LOSE FLESH AND ARE BACKWARD IN TEETHING, STANDING OR WALKING; skull soft and thin, like paper, crepitating on pressure; convulsive starts when lying on back, ceasing when lying on side.

Causticum [Caust]

Children with delicate skin, when, during the evolution of a group of teeth, intertrigo appears, with occasional convulsions; prolonged constipation; stools tough, covered with mucus, and shine like grease; yellowish, sickly looking tint, ravenous hunger, takes its food hurriedly, frequent belching up of watery portion of its nourishment; SUPPURATION OF SWOLLEN GUMS; SEVERAL TEETH WORK THEIR WAY THROUGH TOGETHER.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Peripheral hyperaesthesia, starting, and jumping during sleep; when awake it must be carried around to soothe its sufferings; one cheek red, the other pale; watery slimy diarrhoea, or like chopped eggs and spinach and smelling like rotten eggs, or obstinate constipation; dry, hacking cough, very thirsty, likes to hold its mouth in cold water a long time when drinking; very little appetite and frequent vomiting of thin, sour milk; sleeplessness; GUMS RED AND TENDER; wants to be carried in open air.

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.