Children diseases – Respiratory affections in children

Homeopathy treatment for Children diseases – Respiratory affections in children from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Children diseases – Respiratory affections in children…

Aconite [Acon]

Fever runs very high; desire to be carried about, resting the head upon the arms or shoulders of the nurse, with restless anxiety, great thirst, sunken eyes and expression of distress.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Cyanotic symptoms; child springs up, clings to those around him, calls for help in a hoarse voice, or bends backward and grasps at the larynx; wheezing respiration from accumulation of mucus in chest, but little cough; child cannot nurse, hence danger of famishing or of slow suffocation; cries with cough and coughs when angry (Sulphur follows well).

Arnica [Arn]

Child cries every time it coughs; or even before coughing as though the dreaded it; difficulty of breathing, cyanotic look; child has to swallow the mucus; coarse, bubbling rales heard over lungs; high fever, very rapid pulse.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Child lies with eyes half open, eyes gummy, glazy, it seldom or never winks; great prostration, restlessness, especially after midnight; suffocative first; dry cough, or with frothy sputa; (<) in winter.

Belladonna [Bell]

Mucous rales large and crepitous, hoarse cough, much moaning; moaning at every breath; jerking and starting of muscles.

Bryonia [Bry]

Oppressed respiration, dry cough (<) after drinking; dry, cracked lips; constipation of dry, dark stools; every motion (<) child desires rest.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Much mucus in chest, loose cough, catarrh or chronic blennorrhoea respiratory organs; open fontanelles; much perspiration on head so that pillow is wet and all around it; constant cough, involuntary from habit.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

Cough with yellow expectoration; child has a suffocative attack when lifted up from the cradle; cough during difficult dentition, with fever, dryness and thirst; (>) lying down, (<) when getting up (Mang.).

Chamomilla [Cham]

Dry nightly cough of children from tickling in throat-pit; cough awakens it from a sound sleep and makes it cross in fretful, or child may sleep through the cough without awaking; (<) from crying; cold air.

Chelidonium [Chel]

BRONCHIOLITIS INFANTUM with difficult respiration, short to swallow, child always tired and always hungry; boring with fingers in nose; twitching of limbs; tossing about or crying out in sleep; the child gets perfectly rigid during every coughing spell; CHILD IS AFRAID TO MOVE OR SPEAK FOR FEAR OF BRINGING ON THE COUGH.

Conium [Con]

Dry, teasing cough, (<) when lying: dry, spasmodic, almost continuous cough, (<) at night, especially in scrofulous children.

Cuprum-acet [Cupr-acet]

Frequent, violent, dry cough, with tearing pains in head; cough with anxiety and pressure in chest, (<) sitting and about midnight. METASTASIS OF THE CHEST AFFECTION TO THE BRAIN, WITH TENDENCY TO CONVULSIONS.

Drosera [Dros]

Deep-sounding, hoarse, barking cough, (<) after midnight, but soon falls asleep again, provoked by tickling in larynx, with vomiting.

Ferrum-phos [Ferr-p]

CAPILLARY BRONCHITIS with debility and oppression; high fever, heat and burning soreness; short, painful, tickling cough, sometimes spasmodic, with involuntary urination.

Hepar [Hep]

Tracheal and bronchial inflammation in children; continual fever headache, difficult, short, anxious breathing; hoarse voice; violent, dry, painful, alternately rough and hollow-sounding cough; (<) eating and drinking anything cold, by cold air, talking or crying; it chokes in cough.

Iodum [Iod]

Croupy, hoarse cough, (<) in warm, wet weather; dry morning cough from tickling in larynx.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

Loud rales through chest, children gag when coughing, but raise very little phlegm and turn blue i the face, though the chest seems loaded with the mucus; spasmodic cough, usually attended with vomiting of phlegm.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

Fat, chubby, light-haired children; wheezing cough, with retching and expectoration of tough, stringy mucus, which forces him to sit up, bent forward; sensation of choking on lying; (<) undressing, after eating.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Dry and teasing cough, (<) eating warm food, exposure to cold, at 3 in the morning; tickling in throat, larynx or bronchi, with dislodgment of tenacious mucus or pus, which must be swallowed; tuberculosis.

Kali-iod [Kali-i]

OEdema pulmonum, sputa frothy, like soapsuds.

Kali-sulph [Kali-s]

Rattling cough in chest, without any expectoration, (<) in cold weather.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

During dentition when the child is extremely fretful, irritable, much agitated and screaming during night; dry cough, excited by crawling sensation below larynx.

Lachesis [Lach]

Troublesome night cough, the child wakes and coughs continually for one or two hours, with hardly any expectoration.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Child awakens terrified, cries for sore time and will not be quieted; will not stop rubbing its nose; much oppression of the chest; alae nasi dilate and contract alternately; EMACIATION OF UPPER PART OF BODY, WHILE LOWER PORTION IS DISTENDED; child takes cold very easily; loud rales over affected parts; sputa yellowish and thick.

Natrum-sulph [Nat-s]

Hydrogenoid basis; often indicated in the catarrh of children living in damp cellars, inclined to respiratory troubles, (<) in wet weather.

Opium [Op]

Apnoea, Cheyne-Stoke respiration, livor of face and nails; deglutition impossible; unconsciousness; deep sopor; rattling; stertorous breathing: CARBONAEMIA.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Severe and exhausting cough which the child dreads and avoids as long as possible (<) in the morning and continuing during the night, or when coming from warm room into cold air; capillary bronchitis with high fever and rapid pulse.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Loose cough, (<) evening, child loses breath when lying on its side.

Sepia [Sep]

Child coughs till breath is gone, gags and vomits mucus; (<) when

child is laid down.

Silicea [Sil]

BRONCHITIS DURING DENTITION; child keeps grasping at its gums continually, its seems hungry, but cannot get the food down; perspiration about head; loose cough, with muco-purulent sputa; rachitis.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Papular eruptions on skin; dry cough, flushes of heat; rattling of mucus, weak chest; sleeps in very short naps and wakes up frequently.

Terebinthina [Ter]

Child drowsy, lungs clogged up, urine scanty and dark from admixture of blood.

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.