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

AEthusa-cyn [Aeth]

Disease supervenes upon long-continued indigestion, milk disagrees; the child vomits soon after nursing, falls asleep from exhaustion, and after waking wants to nurse again; great irritability or child lies stretched out in a semi-comatose condition, pupils dilated and insensible to light; features expressive of great anguish; pulse feeble; mouth very dry or very moist; great weakness, child cannot hold up his head.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Sequela of exhaustive diarrhoea or summer complaint, anterior fontanelle very large and sunken in; heat in head, rest of body cold; child wakes up with a scream; stools thin, watery yellow, (<) morning; AT EVERY MOTION OF BODY BOWELS MOVE AS IF THE ANUS HAD NO POWER, OFFENSIVE OR NOT; ghastly paleness; sickness of stomach and vomiting when child is raised up; great emaciation and prostration; pulse filiform while the heart beats violently against chest; faint flushes upon one or the other cheek; absence of thirst, with dry tongue and dry, hot skin; apathy; slight reaction to light and sound.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

Suppression of urine; stools every four hours, of creamy consistency, not offensive and not painful; vomiting of greenish water in small quantity, or of milk about an hour after taking it; stupor; pupils dilated.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Hot skin, pale and hot face; child lies in a stupor, suddenly twists its mouth and a jerk goes through the body; child lies as if dead, with half-open eyes, gum on the conjunctivae and no response to touch of eyelids.

Cadmium-sulph [Cadm-s]

After severe cholera infantum child lies with its eyes open and apparently unconscious, stupor as from sleep, hates being moved or spoken to; great exhaustion; cold sweat on head; cold extremities.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

FONTANELLES, ESPECIALLY POSTERIOR ONE, WIDE OPEN; child cannot hold the head up, moves it from side to side or totters; takes no interest in anything; always worse at the wane of day; face pale, sallow, yellowish; body cold; peevish and fretful; great longing for bacon, salt meat.

Camphora [Camph]

GREAT COLDNESS OF SKIN AND YET CHILD CANNOT BEAR TO BE COVERED; throbbing pain in cerebellum; features distorted; eyes sunken; face, head and feet icy-cold; great anguish, semi-stupor; cramps; touching the stomach causes him to cry out; great faintness and prostration.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Stage of collapse; suppression of urine; indifference; stupor; hippocratic face; tongue cold and contracted; breath cold, feeble, pallid, white skin.

Carbolic-acid [Carb-ac]

Constantly agitated moans continually, occasionally a piercing cry; recognizes nobody; cold clammy moisture on head; alternate contraction and dilatation of pupils; ABDOMEN RETRACTED; stools very hard and dry; pulse irregular; stiffening of limbs; partial convulsive movements.

China [Chin]

After tedious cholera infantum the child becomes drowsy, pupils dilate, very rapid and superficial breathing, surface of body rather cool, especially face, ears nose and chin; involuntary movements of bowels, or diarrhoea ceased.

Cina [Cina]

Night terrors; pitiful weeping when awake; turning head from one side to another; child leans its head sideways all the time; frequent hiccough, even during sleep; rattling cough in spells, (<) evening; child never sleeps long at a time; screams and kicks off bedclothes; pale face, looks sickly about eyes.

Croton-tigl [Croto-t]

Hydrocephaloid, boring head in pillow, fontanelles sunken; body and extremities cool; convulsions.

Ferrum-phos [Ferr-p]

Blood vessels of abdomen greatly distended; watery diarrhoea, containing mucus and blood; little urging to stool, but no tenesmus; child drowsy and heavy, eyes suffused with blood; full, soft pulse.

Helleborus [Hell]

Lethargic condition, with outcries and startings; SPASMS BEGIN AND END IN SLEEP; forehead wrinkled, with cold, viscid sweat; rolling of head which is bored back in the pillow or upon the arm of the nurse; hands cold, with a paralytic condition or automatic motion of one arm and one leg, usually right arm and left leg (Apis); pulse almost imperceptible.

Ignatia [Ign]

Sudden metastasis from bowels to the brains of children affected with cholera infantum during dentition; sudden paleness of face, with rolling, tossing motion of head; difficulty of swallowing; delirium, with convulsive motion of eyes and lips.

Kali-brom [Kali-br]

Anaemia of brain from loss of fluids; constant drowsiness, coma; pupils dilated, sunken eyes and eyeballs moving in every direction without taking any notice; feet and hands blue and cold; pulse imperceptible.

Mercurius [Merc]

Heaviness of head, vertigo when raising the head, with nausea and vomiting; child wants to lie quietly in a horizontal position; somnolence, indifference, a mournful expression of face; diminution of all intellectual faculties; amblyopia, weakness and paralysis of extremities; convulsions.

Natrum-sulph [Nat-s]

Violent pains in head, with inability to think; diarrhoea (<) in wet weather; retarded digestion and difficult expulsion of even a soft stool from paretic state of bowels; prostration and exhaustion.

Phosphoric-acid [Ph-ac]

LISTLESS AND APATHETIC, does not want to do anything; does not want to talk, hardly answers; sinking back in apathy; involuntary; undigested, diarrhoeic, painless stools; copious urination, especially at night; child weak, pale, cold; emaciation.

Sulphur [Sulph]

CHILD LIES NEARLY IN A STUPOR; face pale and bathed in a cold sweat; particularly forehead; eyes half open and pupils acting very sluggish; urine suppressed; occasional twitching or jerking of one or the other limb or starting up from sleep with a cry.

Veratrum [Verat]

Sinking of the fontanelles, vision obscure, pulse filiform, complete extinction of vital power; cold collapsed face; nausea and vomiting from least motion; tongue cold, and unquenchable thirst for very cold water or ice.

Zincum [Zinc]

Rolling of head; child awakes from sleep as if frightened and looks around the room terrified; OCCIPUT HOT AND FOREHEAD COOL; grinding of teeth; eyes sensitive to light, fixed and staring; face sunken and pale or alternately red or pale; jerking of muscles during sleep; constant fidgety motion of feet.

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.