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

Aconite [Acon]

Usual febrile symptoms with restlessness, mental agony and fear of death; anxious expression of face; burning, cutting, darting pain in bowels, (<) slightest pressure, motion and lying on right side; abdomen hot to touch; after violent emotions which have checked the flow of lochia, after checked sweat, exposure to dry cod wind or drinking cold wind or drinking cold water when heated.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Violent pains at the tense epigastrium with burning heat; great praecordial anxiety with vomiting of mucus and bile; violent pain in abdomen with vomiting and purging; abdomen tympanitic and very sensitive to pressure.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Distressing aching soreness of abdomen which will tolerate on pressure, or sudden KNIFE-LIKE STABS THROUGH ABDOMEN; urine scanty, dark, albuminous; absence of thirst or drinks little and often; oedematous puffing of face; sleepy, but cannot sleep from nervousness and fidgetiness. In severe cases, combined with enteritis, patient passes with yellow stool with every motion of the body, as if anus and rectum were paralyzed. Sudden shrill cry in children from cerebral irritation.

Arnica [Arn]

Peritonitis from blows, falls, injuries, after confinement; tympanitic distention of abdomen, frequent urging to stool; right side of abdomen hard, swollen, with pain, as if cutting into a wound when touched; exudation.

Arsenicum [Ars]

ABDOMEN ENORMOUSLY DISTENDED, feels as if it would burst;

unquenchable thirst; lancinating and burning pains, wishes to be kept warm by wraps and hot applications; great mental distress, fears death; sudden sinking of strength; cold clammy sweat; rapid emaciation; (<) after mid night; infants are pale and hot, eyes half open, with absence of winking; gum on eyes; restless and frightened.

Baptisia [Bapt]

Sharp shooting pain in bowels, with constant pain in hypochondrium; sharp rheumatic stitches, (<) walking or from any motion; distended abdomen; weak, languid feeling over whole body, drowsy and stupid; dulness of intellect with the abdominal tenderness.

Belladonna [Bell]

Abdomen distended, hot and exquisitely tender to touch or to the least jar of bed; pains in sudden attacks, coming and going suddenly or less frequently, gradually increase and gradually decrease; high temperature, on RAISING SHEETS A HOT STEAM RISES; head hot and dry or hot and sweating; feet cold; urine scanty and golden-yellow; delirium to drowsiness and stupor; face pale, hot, cold cheeks and hot forehead, sweat only on face; red face with staring, anxious look expressive of deep-seated distress; drowsiness and stupor, but easily aroused. In complication with metritis, lochia checked or hot in offensively smelling clots, back feels as if broken. In complication with enteritis or typhlitis, clutching as from nails around navel, bloody, slimy diarrhoea. etc.

Berberis [Berb]

Peritonitis with PREVALENCE OF RENAL SYMPTOMS; sticking, digging, tearing pains, (<) from deep pressure, extending down back and into pelvis; cutting in bladder and burning pain after urinating.

Bryonia [Bry]

COMPLICATION WITH DIAPHRAGMITIS; stage of exudation; stitching, pressing, lancinating pains in bowels with each breath, (<) from slightest motion; tongue white down centre and dry; can only breathe in short quick inspirations, hence features express great anguish; great thirst; bowels constipated, urine scanty, dark-red and clear.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

TUBERCULOSIS ABDOMINALIS; abdomen much distended and hard; frequent severe cramps in bowels, with coldness of thighs; (>) by cold water, so that the patient wants the cold wet compresses constantly renewed; urine dark, without sediment; constipation.

Cantharis [Canth]

Burning pain in abdomen which is sensitive to touch; great anguish and restlessness; pale, wretched look, cold extremities; bloody, slimy stool with much tenesmus; PERITONEUM OVER BLADDER ESPECIALLY AFFECTED; frequent and painful urination; urine passes in drops and may be bloody; after effusion has taken place and still more when collapse results from internal suppuration; surface cool, he lies unconscious with outstretched arms, which jerk off and on; convulsions; suppressed urine.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Peritonitis with tympanitis and paralysis of the intestines, offensive flatus and stools; putrid; offensive lochia.

Colocynthis [Coloc]

Excessive colic with tympanitis; cutting in abdomen as from knives; complication with uterine and ovarian affections; lochia suppressed from depressing emotions, abdomen painful to touch; diarrhoea.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Spasmodic jerkings; delirium, she suddenly sits up, looks around and lies down again; uncovers herself; stupor; stool and urine involuntary; urine leaves streaks of red sand on clothing.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Stitching pain all over abdomen; tympany; urine scanty, dark; nervous, easily startled when touched, especially if feet are touched; unconscious in puerperal peritonitis or stupid, cares for nothing; pulse rapid, weak, intermittent.

Kali-nitr [Kali-n]

Stitching and sticking pain; abdomen swollen and very tender to touch; coldness of lower extremities; numb and stiff feeling, as if made of wood.

Lachesis [Lach]

Inflames caecum, abdomen hot, and even if unconscious he will resist the slightest touch to abdomen; PAINFUL STIFFNESS FROM LOINS DOWN TO THIGHS; scanty, turbid urine, with reddish sediment; strangury; constipation or tormenting urging in rectum; parts most distant from heart cool; pulse rapid, feeble, intermittent; tongue trembles and catches behind lower teeth; lies on back with knees drawn up; arouses from sleep smothering. Complication with typhlitis.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Rumbling in splenic flexure; DIAPHRAGMITIS with feeling as of a cord marking the costal attachments of the diaphragm; when lying on left side feeling as if a hard body were rolling from navel to that side; tympany; brain shows signs of giving out, he becomes more and more drowsy; eyes half open, expressionless and covered with a film; lower jaw tends to drop; one foot cold, the other warm; no urine in bladder or involuntary micturition, staining sheets with red sand; terrific pains in back before urination, (>) as soon as urine begins to flow; icteric color of face; insomnia.

Mercurius-cor [Merc-c]

PERITONEAL EFFUSION, purulent exudation with creeping chills, pale, wretched complexion, sweat without relief, foul breath; cutting, stabbing, griping pain; strangury with intense burning; mucous vomiting and slimy, bloody stools with straining, when complicated with enteritis; oedema of feet; weakness and emaciation.

Mercurius-sol [Merc]

After Belladonna, when suppuration commences, with tympanitic abdomen, serous or purulent effusion, sweat, rigors, etc.

Opium [Op]

Distention of abdomen; anxiety, with a feeling of flying heat internally and stupefaction of head; somnolence; antiperistaltic motion of intestines; constant belching and vomiting; retention of stool and urine; complete inactivity of lower bowels.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Peritonitis with tympanitis, abdomen excessively sensitive to touch; burning and pressure in abdomen; sharp, cutting pains in abdomen; paralysis of intestines.

Ranunculus-bulb [Ran-b]

Acute, stabbing pains in abdomen with effusion of serum, with great anxiety and distress from SEVERITY OF PAINS.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Great restlessness, changing positions, though it increases the pain; weakness, tongue red, dry; red at the tip; tympany; muttering, not violent, delirium; his dreams are full of laborious efforts; pressing, cutting pain in abdomen; typhoid state, metritis with septicaemia; in complication with enteritis bloody stools, with tearing down the thighs; pulse accelerated, irregular or intermittent.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Peritonitis, especially puerperal, at its commencement right off asthenic; limbs go to sleep, great lassitude and weariness (Arnica and Sulph. aid greatly in the removal of abnormal products; they are out great absorbents).

Terebinthina [Ter]

Tympany, tongue dry and smooth; urine scanty, dark, smoky, with strangury; haemorrhage from bowels, with ulceration; puerperal metritis with burning and bearing down in uterus.

Tilia [Til]

Puerperal metritis and peritonitis; intense sore feeling and bearing down pains; hot sweats which does not relieve.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

Vomiting and diarrhoea; cool skin, sunken features; pulse small and weak; great thirst; restlessness and anxiety; cursing and swearing.

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.