Veratrum album is one of the chief remedies in the convulsive stage. The child coughs itself into a regular collapse, falls over exhausted with cold sweat, especially on the forehead cases. Pertussis (Whooping Cough).
Veratrum is useful in pleuritis with collapse, prostration, general coldness and cold sweat, especially on the forehead.
It may not cure the case, but will often bring on a reaction, as will also Arsenicum and Carbo veg., much better than the hypodermics of Strychnia of the old school. I have seen desperate cases recover under these remedies, skilfully applied. More than once nurses who had been used to the Strychnia expressed their astonishment at the result, which so seldom had been accomplished under that treatment.