Fat, fair, flabby, perspiring.
Fontanelles remain open ( Silicea, Calcarea ph.). Deformed extremities.
Deficient, or irregular bone development.
Profuse perspiration: soaks the pillow ( Silicea). Sour sweat: sour diarrhoea: sour vomit.
Flabby; Fat: lax muscles; bones that bend.
Can’t learn to walk: won’t put feet to ground.
Milk crust and eruptions in the Calcarea child.
Teething cough or diarrhoea: in the Calcarea child.
Calcarea phos. [Calc-p]
Slow dentition with emaciation (reverse of Calcarea).
Fontanelles remain open.
Soft thin skull, crackles when pressed upon.
Can’t hold head up: it must be supported.
Flabby, emaciated: doesn’t learn to walk.
“Great desire to nurse all the time.”
Cough with rattling chest.
The Calcarea phos. child is more wiry; less fair; without the sweating head of Calcarea
Diarrhoea, stools green and spluttering.
Child shrunken and anaemic ( Silicea).
Oversensitive to pain, which maddens.
Very irritable: snaps and snarls ( Cina).
Excessive uneasiness, anxiety, tossing, ( Aconite).
Only to be quieted by being carried about.
Drowsiness with sleeplessness.
Sweats with the pain.
One cheek red and hot, the other pale and cold.
Wants this or that, only to push it away.
Turmoil in temper. Chamomilla is frantic:
“cannot bear it ”
Dentition diarrhoea ( Calcarea, Kreosotum). Stools green: odour like rotten eggs: colicky pain.
Draws the legs up. Abdomen bloated.
“Child suffering from very painful dentition: won’t sleep at night unless caressed and fondled all the time.” ( Chamomilla, unless carried up and down the room.)
Gums painful, dark-red or blue: teeth decay as soon as they come.
May have constipation, or diarrhoea.
Cholera infantum during teething: very severe: vomiting incessant, with cadaveric-smelling stools.
Feverish. Fever. Dry hot skin ( Belladonna). child gnaws its fists; frets and cries.
Sleepless; excited; tosses; heat; startings and twitchings ( Belladonna) of single muscles.
Convulsions of teething children ( Belladonna).
Costive, or dark, watery stools.
Wakeful: constantly on the move.
Not distressed: happy : but sleepless.
Over excitement of brain.
Red, hot face. Dry skin. Dilated pupils.
Starts and wakes when just falling asleep.
Twitchings and jerkings.
Quickness of sensations and emotions. Sudden pains, suddenly gone.
The delirium of Belladonna bites, strikes, wants to escape.
Acute attacks in Calcarea children.
“Brain troubles during dentition.
Child cries out in sleep, rolls head from side to side: face alternately red and pale.”
Incessant, fidgety feet, must move them constantly.
Podophyllum has a great desire to press the gums together during dentition.
Cholera infantum, stools profuse and gushing: larger than could be expected from amount of food taken: offensive.
The Sulphur baby will not remain covered.
Rough skin and hair: red lips and eyelids.
Redness around anus, hot palms and soles.
Acrid stools ( Calcarea) that irritate and inflame wherever they touch the skin. (The urine of Lycopodium irritates the parts.)
Then the nosodes must not be forgotten in delayed dentition. Burnett proved the value of Tuberculinum in tardy development of all kinds, where there was a family history of deficiency of reaction to tubercle. One has seen a case of delayed dentition in a girl well on in her teens, where, after a dose of Tuberculinum bov., she erupted eight teeth in a couple of weeks.
And one would think of Luet. where the days are happy, but the nights a terror ( Lycopodium): or Medorrhinum, where the infant rolls over to sleep on its stomach ( Cina), or a child can only sleep in the knee-elbow position: or the mother has had an evil discharge.