Aphthae and Aphthous Sore-mouth.
Arum Triphyllum [Arum-t]
It is indicated when the inflammation of the mouth is exceedingly violent and is accompanied by soreness and scabs around the mouth and nostrils. The corners of the mouth crack, the child cannot open its mouth.
It is indicated when Aphthae form in the pouches on the inside of the cheeks, on the tongue and in the fauces. The mouth is hot. The mucous membrane around the Aphthae easily. The child lets go to off the nipple and cries with pain and vexation or refuses the breast altogether.
Aphthous inflammation of the mouth may come as a concomitant of Diarrhoea in Children.
It is also indicated in the aphthous condition of the mouth in adults.
Caution: I would advise you not to use powdered Borax every time the child has a sore-mouth. It may do harm, if it is not indicated and as a consequence the bowels will suffer and the child will grow paler and dwindle rapidly.
It may be useful in Aphthous sore-mouth when the mouth is dry. The child seizes the nipple but at once lets it go and cries. When its mouth becomes moistened by the milk it nurses well enough.
Chlorine [ ]
It is indicated, when there are putrid smelling ulcers in the mouth, yellowish-white aphthous in character.
It is indicated when the sores are yellowish with raised edges.
Magnesia Carb [Mag-c]
It is indicated both in adult and child when the mouth is full of aphthous ulcers due to impoverished state of the system from defective nutrition.
It comes in as a substitute for Borax, when with sore-mouth there is profuse salivation, which emits an extremely foul odor.
Muriatic Acid [Mur-ac]
It is indicated when the mucous membrane of the mouth is denuded in places the raw spots being dotted Aphthae.
Natrum Hypochlorosum [Nat-hchls]
It is indicated in Aphthae, etc., particularly on the inside of the cheeks [nit. Ac., Phytolacca]. in lax, flabby indolent children.
Nitric Acid [Nit-ac]
It is indicated when the sore-mouth presents its most violent symptoms about the lips and inside of the cheeks, particularly in the former. aphthae and gums are usually whitish. There are raw places, with shooting pains. Pricking pains in the mouth, as from splinters. Ptyalism with acrid saliva, particularly in cases abused by Mercury.
Nux Vomica [Nux-v]
It is indicated when the sore-mouth is of gastric origin. There may be foetid odor fro the mouth.
Salicylic Acid [Sal-ac]
It is indicated in sore-mouth, with burning soreness and foetid breath.
It is indicated when the sore look bluish red or yellow. It is esp. needed after the abuse of Mercury or in Syphilitic cases, when the general debility is marked, with sunken face, blueness around the eyes, etc.
Sulphuric Acid [Sul-ac]
It is indicated in aphthous sore-mouth, occurring in debility from protracted disease, or in children with summer complaint or Marasmus. The mouth is filled with yellowish aphthous spots, with a profuse flow of saliva. Great debility. The patient is nervous and hasty, and constantly complains of trembling, which however is not observed by others. The child smells sour, despite most careful washing.
Besides the above remedies the following remedies may be needed infrequently:
Iodine, Kali Chlorum, Lachesis, Lactic Acid, Lycopodium, Natrum Mur, and Phytolacca.