Children diseases – Respiratory affections in children

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.