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.

Arsenicum-iod [Ars-i]

Diphtheritic croup, deposit covering mouth from fauces to outer edge of lips and external auditory canal;foul breath; short, difficult respiration and symptoms of adynamia marked enlargement of lymphatic glands, WEAK HEART.

Arsenicum natron Dark purplish hue of throat, great swelling; great prostration, but not much pain; uvula hangs like a sack of water.

Arum-triph [Arum-t]

DIPHTHERITIS SCARLATINOSA SEPTICA, especially of Schneiderian membrane, with acrid discharge from nostrils; mouth studded with ulcers, especially in inside of cheeks, on lips and borders of tongue, red papillae elevated; putrid odor from mouth; excessive acrid salivation; throat sore, excoriated, cannot swallow on account of the pain and soreness; sensation of something hit in throat, especially during inspiration; submaxillary glands much swollen; great restlessness and prostration and, still throwing himself in all sorts of positions; urine and voided often; fever and irritability in all sorts of positions; urine scanty and voided often; ever and irritability worse afternoon, pulse intermits every third or fifth beat.

Baptisia [Bapt]

BESOTTED LOOK FROM GREAT PROSTRATION; discharge from mouth and nose horribly offensive, livid color of membrane; very little pain of fauces in spite of oedema of the parts affected, especially of the posterior choanae; throat feels sore and contracted, can only swallow liquids, tonsils and soft palate swollen, with constant inclination to shallow, not accompanied by pain, dull, bruised feeling in occiput; delirium with confusion of sight and almost complete deafness; burning heat in face with flushed cheeks; roof of mouth feels numb; tongue feels as if burned or scalded; oppressed breathing unto suffocation on account of pulmonary stasis, must have fresh air, chilliness of back and limbs; stools dark and blood-streaked; great prostration; particularly during reconvalescence no desire for mental or physical exertion paralysis of organs of deglutition; aphonia.

Belladonna [Bell]

Only indicated in plethoric patients at the very onset of the disease; fauces, especially right side, highly inflamed, bright red and shining; DRYNESS OF THROAT; submaxillary glands swollen and tender to touch; stitches in throat and fauces with painful deglutition, particularly of fluids, every attempt to swallow causes teats to flow,(>) by turning head or lying down; high sthenic fever, skin hot, urine scanty, blood-red, cerebral symptoms predominance.

Bromium [Brom]

Malignant forms of diphtheria, invading LARYNX DOWN RESPIRATORY ORGANS, leaving great weakness and lassitude; no fever, cool skin, sweating and spasm; husky tone of voice, rattling of mucus in larynx when coughing, cough has a croupy sound, with strangling of mucus in larynx when coughing rattling mucus in breathing; face ashy-gray, cheeks sunken, stiffness of neck, prostration. Suits children with fair hair and skin. blue eyes, e etc., and Teste affirms that milk neutralizes the action of Bromium and Iodium (Kali bichromicum, no spasm).

Bryonia [Bry]

Quickly prostrated, shuns all motions, on motions pain every where; white tongue; feeling of dryness in mouth without thirst, or with desire for large quantities, especially warm drinks; spasmodic cough after drinking.

Cantharis [Canth]

Great Constriction of throat and larynx, amounting almost to suffocation on an attempt to swallow water, even the urinary symptoms (<) by water, burning pain and soreness with scraping burning sensation in throat and expectoration of blood; marked disturbance of micturition. Albuminuria; extreme prostration, face wrinkled, pale with expression of suffering.

Capsicum [Caps]

Sensation of contraction in throat, continuing between the acts of deglutition, burning and soreness in fauces and throat, which are partially covered with a diphtheritic deposit; sense of suffocation; burning blisters in roof of mouth with odor like that of carrion; chilliness in back; beating and throbbing in head; vertigo, rapid pulse, epistaxis; prostration; GANGRENE OF THROAT.

Carbolic-acid [Carb-ac]

LOW DYNAMIC FEVER., ABSENCE OF PAIN; great accumulation of deposits, spreading a most offensive stench; glands of neck swollen; Aphonia and croupy cough; foetid discharge from nose, liquids, when being swallowed, return by the nose; excessive prostration with violent fever, headache dizziness, pale face, nausea, weak and the ready pulse.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Sepsis and decomposition of the blood; haemorrhages of a low type; dark, rather fluid blood, flows persistently for hours and days.

Chininum-ars [Chin-ar]

Diphtheritic membranes on tonsils and fauces; nose stopped up with bloody and purulent matter; swelling of maxillary glands; foetid breath, confused in head and great prostration, even during convalescence.

Chlorum [Chlor]

Corroding, watery nasal discharge; fauces, red, sore and covered with membranes, foul breath; cervical glands swollen with engorgement of the surroundings cellular tissue; paroxysms of suffocation from constriction of the air-tubes; throat sore from

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.