TIPS FOR CHILDREN


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.

Kent.

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

Dr. Eugene Underhill, M.D.

25. Bryonia, Iodine and Pulsatilla are warm remedies and usually prefer a cool room and plenty of fresh air.

Dr. Eugene Underhill, M.D.

26. Patients requiring Chamomilla, Gelsemium, Natrum mur or Nux vomica easily be made worse by the presence of visitors. And Arsenicum, Kali carb, Lycopodium and Phosphorus will likely be benefited thereby.

Dr. Eugene Underhill, M.D.

27. 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.

Dr. Eugene Underhill, M.D.

28. Carbo vegetabilis, Lycopodium, Natrum muriaticum and Silica in low potencies are inactive and perhaps inert.

H.C. Morrow, M.D.

29. Pulsatilla should be given low in chronic cases, as they are usually sensitive kids; where you are dealing with bovine type go high. Phosphorus children respond beautifully to lower potencies.

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

30. Calcarea carb. or Graphites: I would give high every time.

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

31. Some children have a tendency to become indifferent to their parents which is a valuable symptom when there is no apparent reason for it, suggesting Sepia or Phosphorus etc.

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

32. Morgan Co. and Morgan pure (Paterson) are the “skin nosodes” and are often required in infantile eczema.

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

33. Aconite must given preceding Dolichos pruriens in cases of dentition to prevent convulsions.

Dr. H.C. Morrow, M.D.

34. Aethusa child vomits without nausea and wants to nurse again. Antim crudum: The child vomits with nausea its milk in little white curds, but refuses to nurse afterwards.

35. Ailanthus odorata effects women and children more than men, and old people least of all.

Dr. H.C. Morrow, M.D.

36. Allumen: It cures young children growing up with enormously enlarged and very hard tonsils, in whom every cold settles in the throat.

Kent.

37. Alumina child sleeps in one position all through. He very seldom changes position during sleep, not even when he wakes at intervals.

38. Arum triphyllum: The child “forces his head into the pillow,” puts his fingers in his nose and draws out shreds of mucus and also pulls off small pieces of skin from his lips and scratches his nose and lips until they bleed.

Dr. Leon Vannier.

39. Arum triphyllum: As soon as the child gets better in scarlatina there is frequent discharge of pale urine. Now stop the remedy, or any other.

Dr. H.C. Morrow, M.D.

40. Dr. Burnett used gold for non – thriving, pining condition of boys – low – spirited, lifeless, poor memories; lacking in boyish “go”.

Dr. A.D. Smith, M.D.

41. I do not think I have ever seen a Baryta carb child that hadnt hypertrophied tonsils.

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

42. Belladonna may be indicated in hydrocephaloid children until they get something to eat – then indications change.

Dr. H.C. Morrow, M.D.

43. Calcarea in persons of advanced age can scarcely be repeated. In children several successive doses may be given with impunity.

Dr. H.C. Morrow, M.D.

44. Think of it for frequent use following Sulphur, especially when, the pupils of the eyes are prone to dilate (Calcarea carbonicum).

Dr. H.C. Morrow, M.D.

45. Calcarea: when the remedy does not act put it in the childs bottle.

Dr. H.C. Morrow, M.D.

46. The Calcarea phosphorica child is thin and scrawny and suggests actual incipient tuberculosis.

Dr. J.E. Barker.

47. Coffea: Complaints of anaemic children during dentition. Those nervous, excitable children that talk to the mother very rapidly, with brilliant eyes, red face, cannot go to sleep. It will quiet the patient and actually favour the growth of the tooth in a painless manner.

Kent.

48. Hydrastis canadensis may be used to fatten a patient who has been cured with Tuberculinum. Dr. H.C. Morrow, M.D.

49. Lac caninum: When Belladonna and Lachesis fail in croup or diphtheria then turn to this polychrest.

Dr. H.C. Morrow, M.D.

50. For over forty years Lathyrus sativa has been widely used an an effective prophylactic in infantile paralysis. Dr. Taylor Smith has confirmed its value in a recent epidemic.

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

51. Magnesia Carbonicum: This is the type of child who is very liable in a acute enteritis to develop a bronchitis attack as well.

52. Medorrhinum: This remedy has cured many cases of marasmus in infants that had inherited sycosis from a parent.

Kent.

53. Muriaticum Acidum: is of great assistance in muscular weakness following the excessive use of opium or soothing syrups (compare Gelsemium).

Dr. H.C. Morrow, M.D.

54. Natrum mur: Children do not walk at the normal age, ankles weak and turn easily.

Dr. William B. Griggs, M.D.

55. You may often find that the Natrum mur childs speech is faulty, but it is much more a difficulty in articulation in the Natrum mur. than lack of mentality as it is in the Baryta carb child.

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

56. Either the salt or Pilocarpin itself in 30th potency seems to have an almost specific effect in mumps.

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

57. After Sulphur, Sarsaparilla is useful in the ailments of scrofulous children.

58. The Silica hand has the peculiarity that the nails are often chalky with white spots on them and the hands themselves are icy cold sweaty.

Dr. J.E. Barker.

59. In certain children, as Dr. Brishoe says Syphilinum and Bacillinum given in turn produce excellent results.

Dr. L. Renard.

60. Syphilinum vies with Sulphur as a sleep resorter. It is an excellent remedy for insomnia.

Dr. L. Renard.

61. The children of the type of Syphilinum look old. They are “little dwarfs” of Syphillitic heredity (Bar-c).

Dr. L. Renard.

IN SOCIETY

You will see that the (Causticum) children very often crying because they think that you are hurting some other child – they cannot bear to see another kid crying.

Natrum mur: They will steal salt as other children would steal sugar.

Sepia: They very often have a definite dislike of going to parties and that is a dislike of playing with other children. It is the sort of thing that later develops in typical “Sepia dislike of its friends.”

Sulphur: They have a great dislike of interference. They think they know how to do a thing, very definitely resent their parents butting in, they would make a better show of it if they were left alone they think.

Arsenicum album: When they are nervy you find them often going from their mother to their father, from the father to the nurse, and back to the mother.

Cina: This type of children are frightfully touchy, they have got complete inability to see a joke of any kind, particularly if it refers to themselves.

AT SCHOOL

The Calcarea carb. children – if they are not sure of themselves nothing will induce them ever to answer questions in class in case they are wrong – in case they are laughed at.

Every child is forgetful, every child is inattentive but the Baryta carb. child has that very much exaggerated.

Aurum met: Then you always get the report from school that they are backward, and that they have very, very poor memories.

Lycopodium: Such a boy should not be directed to study mathematics. He will never learn in the least of it.

And the Kali sulph kids are not bright, they get tired out by mental exertion whereas the Pulsatilla kids are very often bright and sharp and do well at school.

Sulphur children; badly handled they are dull, heavy, cross, irritable; and properly handled they can be bright, interesting, quite friendly and very often clever. I have seen some of these Sulphur children with the most astonishing command of language, not necessarily unprintable.

Sulphur: They have an astonishing money sense; quite a small child has a very definite sense of values.

Flouric acid: They are liable to get quite unreasoning hatred of one or other individual in school. It is such a wierd difference from the ordinary kids make up that it strikes you whenever you get it. I have met it in adults too.

AT PLAY

Calcarea carb children are clumsy in their movements, bad at games, and it tends to push them back into themselves; instead of sticking at it and becoming efficient they chuck their hands in and give up the game altogether.

Baryta carb: If they are playing they never stick to it for any length of time, they pick up a toy, play with it and drop it. They pick up a thing from your desk and fumble with it for a minute or two, and the next moment they are playing with the handle of the drawer.

Flouric acid: Playing games does them good, it wakes them up, they are better for it.

B K Goswami