Diphtheria


Homeopathy treatment for Diphtheria from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Diphtheria…


Agaricus [Agar]

Impending paralysis of heart; first sound hardly audible; pulse weak tremulous, very frequent and small: paralyzed feeling in left arm and hand.

Ailanthus [Ail]

Liver of fauces and pseudo-membranes; Thick, oedematous, dry, choky feeling in throat, which is hard and swollen; tonsil studded with numerous, deep, angry-looking ulcerations exuding scanty rough and scrapy, (<) on swallowing or an admission of air; thin, acrid coryza, discharging an acid, corroding fluid; TORPOR AND STUPOR, drowsy and restless, with muttering delirium; dark miliary rash; diphtheria scarlatinosa.

Alcohol [Alco]

Gargling or spraying with alcohol destroys and diphtheritic germs and dissolves the membranes and counteracts the terrible prostration.

Ammonium-carb [Am-c]

Diphtheria of scrofulous persons with swelling of the glands of the neck; putrid sore throat, burning pain with roughness and scraping in throat; tendency to gangrene in throat; nose obstructed, child aroused from sleep by want of breath; great prostration; excessive sensitiveness to cold air and cold drinks; cerebral symptoms.

Ammonium-caust [Am-caust]

DIPHTHERITIC GROUP; very hoarse, almost aphonia; low, guttural, husky cough, with smothered whoop, followed by suffocative spells, with great anguish; irritable and fretful; weak, moaning in sleep; hurried, labored, anxious breathing; pulse every rapid, feeble, wiry. Deep redness of velum, pillars, tonsils, posterior wall of pharynx, epiglottis; lower part of pharynx covered with white exudation, intense pain in throat, and dysphagia; burning, excoriating discharge from nostrils; excessive prostration and exhaustion, not in proportion to the short duration of the disease.

Apis-mell [Apis]

First stage, and it may be given as a preventive. Great debility and prostration from the start suspicious absence of heat, not much fever, puls rapid, but not strong. Diphtheria insidiously progressing, SMALL AMOUNT OF PAIN ACCOMPANYING INTENSE AND EXTENSIVE INFLAMMATION; tonsils, more often the right one, studded with deep, gray, angry looking ulcerations, exuding a scanty, putrid discharge; OEDEMA OF THROAT, UVULA OEDEMATOUS AND ELONGATED; membrane of a dirty-gay color; throat tender and sore on swallowing, pain extending to ears when color, throat tender and sore on swallowing, pain extending to ears when admitting air; cold water relieves the itching and stinging diphtheritic patches usually appear first on the arches of palate over the uvula; breathing difficult from appear first on the arches of palate over the uvula; breathing difficult from oedema glottidis; breath foetid or not; thirstlessness; painful and scanty urination, urine voided in drops with burning; perspiration frequently breaks out and dries up; heat unpleasant, oversensitiveness of the skin to touch; TENDENCY TO HEART FAILURE; diphtheritic group with rough, hoarse voice and sensation of rapid, oedematous swelling of the lining membrane of the air-passages;speaking painful; intense sensation of suffocation, high fever. Numbness and even paralysis of throat or of lower extremities (Mercurius cyan. follows well).

Arsenicum-album [Ars]

MEMBRANE DRY-LOOKING AND WRINKLED, covering entire fauces ulcers extending from throat to roof of mouth; tongue white: cervical glands swollen, thin excoriating discharges from nose; sensation as if a hair had lodged in throat; great foetor from the diphtheritic deposits and oozing of blood from under the elevated portions of the thick membrane; sleep broken by starts, crying out, jerking of limbs; great weakness and prostration; great restlessness and anxiety, patient wants to change position often notwithstanding the debility; child wants to be carried from one room to another; cannot bear to be alone constipation or exhausting watery and offensive diarrhoea; urine frequent or scanty, burning pulse rapid and weak thirst, but takes only sips; (<) after mid-night;(>) from warmth and warm drinks. Paralysis as a sequela of these bad and sometimes epidemic cases of diphtheria; albuminuria.

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.