Children diseases – Morbid dentition

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

Continual nausea, with occasional vomiting; diarrhoea, stools fermented and of many colors, or green as grass; face place with blueness of eyes; child thrusts its fist into its mouth, screams on falling off to sleep, shocks in the limbs; sleep with half- open eyes, moaning, groaning.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

Suitable to delicate, cachectic children; VERY PAINFUL, DIFFICULT DENTITION, (<) during whole night, so that the child gets little sleep and wants to be petted all the time; protruding gums filled with a dark, watery fluid, bluish-red, very painful and bleed easily, swelling of gum over a tooth which is not quite through causes convulsions; teeth, as soon through the gums, dark and slow specks of decay down to the GUMS; TEETH DECAY ALMOST AS SOON AS THEY APPEAR; constipation, stools very hard and dry, or diarrhoea with dark-brown, watery, very offensive stools, very exhausting, excoriating, containing sometimes portions of undigested food; (>) after a good sleep.

Lachesis [Lach]

Child awakens in an unhappy mood and distressed; convulsions as soon as the child goes to sleep, breathing ceases just prior to the convulsion; PROTRUDING GUMS DARK PURPLE.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Child sleeps with its eyes partly open, throwing its head from side to side, with moaning; it cries and screams just previous to passing water; urine leaves reddish stain on diaper; rumbling, rattling and commotion in bowels, offensive flatus; does not care for his food.

Magnesia-carb [Mag-c]

TEETH DO NOT COME THROUGH; green sour-smelling diarrhoea, stools with appearance of scum on a frog-pond; frequent vomiting of sour substances; loss of appetite, sour breath, frequent effort to pass a natural-looking stool; EMACIATION.

Magnesia-mur [Mag-m]

SLOW DENTITION, with distension of abdomen and constipation; enlarged hard liver; stool large land hard, crumbling as it leaves the verge of the anus; children are unable to digest milk; it causes pain in stomach and passes undigested.

Magnesia-phos [Mag-p]

Convulsive cases where Bell fails; spasmodic colic; loose bowels; spasm of glottis; spasmodic cough; little or no fever.

Melilotus [Meli]

Convulsions during teething; face red; highly congested, frightful delirium.

Mercurius-sol [Merc]

Copious salivations, sometimes little blisters on tongue, gums and cheeks; ulcers on protruding gums; restless nights; convulsions when child takes cold and salivation is arrested; yellowish, strong-smelling urine, staining the diaper; abdomen hard and distended; stools slimy, bloody, green, with tenesmus (Mercurius dulc.).

Nux-moschata [Nux-m]

Exhausting, thing stools, yellow, soaking into the diaper; constant sleepiness.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

For teething children being raised by artificial or mixed feeding, or whose mothers and nurses indulge constantly in high- seasoned foods, wines, etc. Little appetite, child peevish and fretful; large, difficult stool or wines, etc. Little appetite, child peevish and fretful; large, difficult stool or small, frequent, lumpy or fluid stools; bloody saliva often stains their pillows when sleeping; mouth sore, breath offensive.

Phosphoric-acid [Ph-ac]

Diarrhoea of children, artificially brought up, during dentition, with excessive thirst, great emaciation and copious discharges.

Phytolacca [Phyt]

Child crying, moaning, restless and peevish. particularly at night; during hot weather often vomiting and diarrhoea; child wants to bite continually on something very hard, and seems relieved by it; teeth are a long time coming through; stools light-brown, with bloody mucus; sleep does not refresh the child.

Podophyllum [Podo]

Grinding of teeth, which are already out, with crying and worrying, often with diarrhoea; rolling of head from side to side with green stools; whitish, chalklike stools, very offensive, with frequent gagging and thirst; morning diarrhoea; frothy, undigested stools; prolapsus recti; worrying and sleepless forepart of night from nervous irritability, child sleeps with eyes half open; voracious appetite, but diarrhoea immediately after eating or drinking; food sours soon after eating and is rejected.

Psorinum [Psor]

Dark fluid stools, having the smell of rotten eggs; child’s breath and eructations of the same offensive odor; roughness of the skin of the face or an eruption of forehead between the eyes; child nervous, easily started; sick BABIES WILL NOT SLEEP DAY OR NIGHT, BUT WORRY, FRET AND CRY.

Rheum [Rheum]

Difficult dentition; sour-smelling diarrhoea, with much pain in abdomen during stool, (<) moving about; child smells sour.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Child strikes its head against the wall or the floor; it wants to sleep, but starts; restless, changes position often; CRAVES OYSTERS, BEER.

Sepia [Sep]

Dry ringworms, brightening up at the evolution of every fresh group of teeth; bad smell from mouth; diarrhoea worse after taking BOILED milk; exhausting diarrhoea.

Silicea [Sil]

Scrofulosis and helminthiasis, with profuse salivation; FREQUENT PULLING AT THE GUMS; nocturnal fever with heat on head; abdomen hot, hard, swollen; difficult stools, faeces receding before the child can effect its passages; feet smell badly, notwithstanding every effort to prevent it, perspiration makes feet sore; profuse sour-smelling perspiration upon the head in the evening; LARGE HEAD AND LARGE FONTANELLES; PROTRUDING GUM SENSITIVE AND SEEMS BLISTERED.

Stannum [Stann]

Child seem more comfortable by lying with its abdomen across some hard substance; epileptiform convulsions, with clenching of its thumbs (Belladonna); hernia.

Staphisagria [Staph]

Child very sensitive to mental or physical impressions; it winces and shrinks from every wry look or harsh word and cries from the least pain; PALE, WHITE APPEARANCE OF GUMS, WHICH ARE VERY TENDER TO TOUCH; pot-bellied children; frequent desire for stool, not relieved even by a free evacuation; moist scald head, with yellow scabs and very offensive (Graphites, Viol. tric.); TEETH DECAY AS SOON AS THEY ARE CUT; canine hunger, even when the stomach is full; sleepy all day, sleepless at night.

Stramonium [Stram]

Grinding of teeth which are cut; moving the fingers in sleep as if searching for something; desire for light and company; disposition to stammer when trying to talk; convulsions with cries as if from the sight of hideous objects; throwing about of the limbs, especially upper ones.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Dirty, sallow, impoverished child; white, sour diarrhoea, with redness of anus; green or bloody stools; with crying and worrying, and rawness about anus; vomiting of nourishment; papular eruption on skin; with much itching; child does not like to be washed any more; child sleeps with eyes half open, jumps in his sleep and wakens often, unrefreshed; weak and faint spells.

Sulphuric-acid [Sul-ac]

Aphthae in mouth and gums, very painful; child irritable, restless, cries much; saffron-colored mucous stools.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

Vomiting, with severe retching, or severe retching without vomiting; cold sweat on forehead; vomiting renewed from the least motion, each stool followed by great prostration; cold, damp feeling in extremities; weak, faint pulse.

Zincum [Zinc]

Coma interrupted by piercing screams; SLOW DEVELOPMENT OF TEETH FROM LACK OF VITALITY; slow pulse in long waves; child drowsy and lies with its head pressed deeply into the pillow, eyes half open and squinting; face and rather cool or alternately red and pale; trembling all over, boring fingers into nose or pulling nervously at the dry, parched lips; automatic motions at different parts of the body, and restless, fidgety movements of feet; child excessively cross and irritable, especially at night; while the eruption of several teeth at once undermines his strength.

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.