Antim tart, Apis, Gelsemium and Pulsatilla are thirstless as a rule. Arsenicum, Calcarea, Mercurius and Phosphorus often have extreme thirst. Arsenicum may want frequent sips of cold water but the Arsenic patient often desires hot drinks and is better from heat in general, both internally and externally. Bryonia has thirst for large quantities of water at infrequent intervals. Phosphorus wants ice cold drinks and to chew cracked ice.

1. Nux vomica: Care in administration; abortion is apt to follow.

2. Bryonia; Care must be exercised as it may be injurious during pregnancy.

Dr. H.C. Marrow, M.D.

3. Apis acts unfavourably in women who are disposed to miscarry.

Dr. H.C. Marrow, M.D.

4. Iodium should not be given in the lying in period, except in high potencies.

Dr. H.C. Marrow, M.D.

5. In nursing “sore mouth” and aphthous conditions of nursing infants, or all combined, when the constitutional symptoms agree, it is the grand panacea, and a single dose of Borax in a suitable potency will not only cure her “nursing sore mouth,” but will restore order to the infant as well.

Dr. Sparhawk, M.D.

6. If I get a yawning child coming in and picking its nose I always explore the possibility of its being a Cina and very often it is.

Dr. D.M. Borland, M.D.

7.I dont think all the kids who shove their feet out of bed are Sulphur, they are not. Calcarea carb.

Dr. D.M. Borland, M.D.

8. Immediately you are dealing with any skin condition you always have to consider (besides Sulphur) will a dose of Psorinum help them.

Dr. D.M. Borland, M.D.

9. A normal child is untidy, but an extreme tendency in this respect often strongly suggests Sulphur especially if the child just cannot be kept clean.

Dr. D.M. Foubister, B.Sc., M.B.

10. Whenever you get an acute milk aggravation you always tend to consider the possibility of Aethusa controlling the acute attack.

Dr. D.M. Borland, M.D.

11. Aethusa is the first medicine if the child vomits curdled milk in large lumps immediately after nursing; if it fails Valeriana often succeeds.

12. The outstanding point about the Causticum chorea is that the jerking persists during sleep.

Dr. D.M. Borland, M.D.

13. If I get a definitely greedy child nowadays I always consider the possibility of Sepia.

Dr. D.M. Borland, M.D.

14. The fondness for dancing which is a characteristic of Sepia is sometimes manifest in childhood. But it is the rule rather than the exception for young children to “dance” to the wireless.

Dr. D.M. Foubister, B.Sc., M.B.

15. There is one skin condition in childhood which is definitely associated with a remedy. Impetigo contagiosa and Antimony. Dr. Tylers specific was Antim – Tart.

Dr. D.M. Foubister, B.Sc., M.B.

16. For impetigo Antimony crud. 12 repeated three times a day for two days or something of that sort.

D.M. Borland

17. “Sleep position, on the knees with face forced into the pillow; Medorrhinum. Enquiry of the position adopted in sleep suggests that Lycopodium, or Sepia, Tuberculinum, Calc – phos. and probably other remedies also have this symptom.

Dr. D.M. Foubister, B.Sc., M.B.

18. The use of Arnica for the infant (and the mother) after difficult labour; Alumina for constipation in breast – fed infants and Chamomilla in painful dentition is well – known.

Dr.D.M. Foubister, M.B.

19. Nothing can, of course, be done to alter the Mongals characteristics, but almost invariably those children are helped physically and mentally by Medorrhinum.

Dr. D.M. Foubister, B.Sc., M.B.

20. If there is a history of suppression, think of medicines like Sulphur, Tuberculinum, Thuja, Natrum sulph, etc.

21. I thought nail biting was due to some nervous irritation. Ammonium bromatum is the remedy in the repertory for nail biting. It is the only one there, and I think it works.

Dr. Gier.

22. Dr. Boger in his little synoptic key gives three remedies, for nail biting; Arsenicum, Sanicula and Hyoscyamus. I have found Sanicula to be the most effective in treating that condition.

Dr. Dixon.

23. If a child has asthma, give Natrum sulph as the first remedy.


24. Arsenicum, Calcarea, Hepar, Phosphorus, Rhus – tox and Silicia are cold remedies and crave for warmth.

B K Goswami