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.

Cicuta-vir [Cic]

Grinding together of the teeth, which are through, with pressing of jaws together like lockjaw; severe convulsions with limbs relaxed and hanging down, or unnaturally stiffened and extended; child wants to sleep, but starts; great agitation; child grasps nurse in a frightened manner.

Cina [Cina]

Excessive peevishness, wants everything and pushes it away when offered, does not like to be spoken to or touched; restless in his sleep, wants to be rocked; unusual hunger, cries out from colicky pains and cries for water; rubs its nose; hacking cough followed immediately by an effort of swallowing; milky white (phosphatic) urine; watery diarrhoea, containing lumps of white or green mucus, looking like parched corn; dilated pupils; pulse not accelerated, but respiration diminished.

Coffea [Coff]

Child very excitable and sleepless, it seems as if it could not sleep; frets and worries in an innocent manner, IS NOT CROSS BUT SLEEPLESS; laughs one moment and cries the next; feverish for want of sleep, which cannot obtain. (Opium after the failure of Coffea)

Colchicum [Colch]

Convulsions during teething, reflex from abdominal irritation; stools changeable, variegated, slimy, faecal, acrid or sour; starting and jerking in sleep, or wakened by frightful dreams; grinding of teeth, rolling of head.

Colocynthis [Coloc]

Much colic, forcing child to double up, with writhing and twisting; stools watery, frothy or bloody; colic relieved by pressing hard upon abdomen.

Cuprum-acet [Cupr-acet]

Dryness of mouth, with colicky pains in bowels; convulsions; beginning with cramps in lower extremities and drawing in fingers and toes, with much throwing about of the limbs; frothing at the mouth and choking in throat; spasms preceded by violent vomiting of mucus; after one spasms the child screams, turns and twists till another spasm occurs; green, bloody, painful stools.

Cuprum-met [Cupr]

Dryness of mouth, with colicky pains in bowels; convulsions; beginning with cramps in lower extremities and drawing in fingers and toes, with much throwing about of the limbs; frothing at the mouth and choking in throat; spasms preceded by violent vomiting of mucus; after one spasms the child screams, turns and twists till another spasm occurs; green, bloody, painful stools.

Dolichos-pruriens [Dol]

Gums itch and are relieved by rubbing; soreness and tenderness of gums; constipation; dry, tettery eruptions. In feverish dentition give a dose of Aconite, before Dol., or convulsions may set in.

Dulcamara [Dulc]

All teething troubles increased by damp old weather, though the child is not exposed to it, and rests snugly in its cradle; diarrhoea, salivation.

Ferrum [Ferr]

PERSISTENT DIARRHOEA THE RESULT OF TEETHING; stools composed of mucus and undigested food, sometimes excoriating and exhausting, though painless; face flushed with red spot on cheeks; vomiting soon after taking food; SLOW DENTITION.

Ferrum-phos [Ferr-p]

Fever and spasms during dentition, eyes inflamed, with hot cheeks, (<) by warmth, (>) by cold drinks; high temperature.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Fever during dentition; child frantic, awakens with fierce and sudden screams; face deep red; fontanelle pulsate too strongly; pain about ear; will not allow his gums to be examined, they are swollen and tender; excessive irritability of mind and body; sleeplessness, twitching of muscles; no thirst.

Graphites [Graph]

Swelling of gums, which BLEED READILY WHEN RUBBING THEM; oozing of clear, glutinous, watery fluid behind the ears, on face, scalp, leaving a raw surface, (<) at the evolution of each group of teeth; constipation, or large difficult stool.

Helleborus [Hell]

CONSTANT CRAVING FOR MEAT; child keeps up chewing motion during sleep, grinds its teeth, rolls head during sleep; dilated pupils, drowsiness; stools white and jelly-like; ringworms.

Hepar [Hep]

Dry, herpetic eruption in bend of joints, greatly itching; whitish, sour-smelling diarrhoea, (>) with every cutting of teeth; GUMS ULCERATED, TENDER AND PAINFUL; traumatic cerebritis.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Pressing of gums together, putting hands to jaws, fingers into mouth; difficulty in swallowing; convulsions, beginning with twitchings of muscles of face, especially about eyes; dilatation of pupils; dark-coloured, bloated appearance of face, and deep sleep after the spasm goes off.

Ignatia [Ign]

Child awakens from sleep with piercing cries and trembles all over; convulsive jerks of single parts; frequent of heat, with perspiration, spasms return ar the same hours daily, with trembling all over; spasms with cries or involuntary laughter; mucous or bloody stools; often with undue exertion and prolapsus of rectum; sighing and sobbing continue long after the crying; spasms glottidis.

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.