Calcarea phos [Calc-p]
In delicate children, caused by soft sponginess of the bone, from want of phosphate of lime molecules. Skull soft and thin, with crackling noise when pressed upon, delayed closure of fontanelles, sallow, earthy complexion, face pimpled, retarded dentition, emaciation, lateral curvature, swollen condyles in both extremities, spina bifida, non-union of broken bones, systematic dyscrasias. Potts’ disease, shrunken children, hard lumps on the cranium, diarrhoea during dentition with much flatus, cold tremors, child cannot hold head upright. Its principal indications are the fontanelles which remain wide open, the diarrhoea and the emaciation of the child.
Kali phos [Kali-p]
Atrophy of the bones, with putrid-smelling discharge from the bowels. Indigestion with nervous depression.
Natrum mur [Nat-m]
Particularly useful when the thighs are notably emaciated and the disease is in its early stages, with slight pliability of the bones. (Gilchrist).
Open fontanelles, head too large and rest of body emaciated, with pale face, abdomen swollen, hot; ankles weak, profuse head sweat and body dry, likes wrapping up warmly, offensive diarrhoea, stools contain undigested food, with great exhaustion, but painless; inflammation, swelling and suppuration of glands and bones, ulceration and necrosis, cellular inflammation, boils. Abscess, etc., with tardy recovery and subsequent induration.
Natrum phos [Nat-p]
This remedy is highly recommended for poorly nourished children who are threatened with rachitis and continually pass clay-colored stools. Dose 10 grains, four times a day. Rachitis with excessive acidity.
RICKET CASES [Ricket Cases]
Dr. Knuppel, of Magdeburg, reports (Alleg. Hom. Zeit., 182, u 4) cases in which children had formerly been born rachitic, but through the maternal ingestion of Calcarea phos…. during last months of pregnancy all subsequent children were born perfectly healthy.
Child, aet. 2 years, with right thigh swollen to three times its natural size from hip-joint to knee, stony hard, having existed for six weeks; yielded promptly to Calcarea fluor. In this case even touching the limb was followed by the greatest distress, even prolonged crying. (J.W. Ward, M.D).