INFANTS AND CHILDREN - SOME THERAPEUTIC
HINTS WITH REFERENCE TO CONSTITUTION
Abdomen, hard, hot, distended Sil
Abdomen large Calc., Sars., Sil., Staph.
Exhausting diseases, after Carb-v.
Watch every one eating Sulph.
Rapid emaciation (Gastromalacia) Kreos.
Emaciated Kali-i., Sulph.
Excitable, nervous, weak Ambr., Anac.
Falling, sensation of Gels.
Fear of falling Bor., Cupr.
Fair, plump Calc., Bad.
Fat, chubby, short-necked Kali-bi.
In whooping cough Bad.
Chronic diarrhoea (overfed) Sec.
Hold head, cannot (brain affection, whooping cough) Cupr.
Constitutional condition results in chest catarrah and
asthmatic condition Nat-s.
Disturbances with copious excretion of urate of ammonia Puls.
Delicate, scrofulous, esp. if syphilitic, chronic
recurrence of phlyctenular opthalmia Syph.
Developing rapidly or slowly (epistaxsis) Croc.
Excess of lactic acid from overfeeding of milk or sugar Nat-p.
Becomes disgusted with meat Ferr.
Nervous during dentition, convulsion Meli.
Infants, old looking Kreos, Nux-v., Op., Sars.
Old looking, hard to awaken Kreos.
Pale, delicate, sickly will not sleep day or night, but worry
fret and cry, or child is good plays all day, is restless,
troublesome, screaming all night Psor.
Pale, lean with large abdomen, love sugar and highly
seasoned food, abhor to be washed Sulph.
Scrofulous (tonsillitis) subacute and chronic enlargement
of tonsils in pale, scrofulous child Chen-a.
Spasms during teething Zinc.
Perspire easily (enuresis) Merc.
Puny rachitic, large abdomen (constipation) Mag-m.
Rachitic, voracious appetite Ol-j.
Bronchial affections Sil.
Otitis with tenderness of head Kali-i.
Crooked legs Calc., Calc-p.
School children headache from over-use of eyes
Scrofulous Am-c., Ant-c., Bar-m., Bell., Calc., Calc-p., Cina., Cur., Dig.,Merc., Merc-d., Ph-ac., Sil., Sulph.
Scrofulous, ascarides and lumbrici Spig.
Scrofulous, with sweat about head, worm disease during
Scrofulous, Outrageously cross Hep.
and syphilitic (diurnal and nocturnal enuresis) Kali-i.
Glands, lymphatic, hard and enlarged Calc.
Scrofulous child, irregular formation of teeth in
lower jaw Phos.
Catarrahal opthalmia Merc-d.
Inflamed, swollen (chronic) tonsils Chen-a.
Crying or screaming from undue sensitiveness Kali-p.
Sour smelling, cry a great deal Rheum.
Sour despite careful washing Sul-ac.
Sycotic or syphilitic taint, rather thin than fat, prone to
eruptions which on healing leave purple spots Thuj.
Syphilitic, cancrum oris Ph-ac.
Tubercular parentage, inordinate appetite for meat Mag-c.
Slow in walking, meningeal tuberculosis Caust.
Dislike washing or bathing Am-c., Sulph.
Infants/Children suffering from redundant acids Nat-p.
Colic, with acidity Nat-p.
Fed with excess milk or sugar Nat-p.
Acidity with spasms Nat-p.
Violent wind colic Senn. Ill-anise
Urine, scalding Med.
Urinary difficulties Petros.
Fiery red rash around the anus Med.
Vomiting mother’s milk Sil.
Vomiting curdled, sour milk Aeth., Calc.
Vomiting even hours after nursing, weak stomach Kreos.
Chronic recurrence of phlyctenular opthalmia Syph.
Makes anxious face when lifted up from cradle Calc.
Makes anxious face when being put into the cradle Bor.
Cries when nursed or rocked Bor.
Attractive children Ars.
Bottle-fed, artificial food agg. Ars., Calc., Calc-p., Lyc., Mag-c., Nat-p., Sulph.
Abdomen big, spindly legs Abrot., Sulph.
Abdomen big, due to bad digestion Carb-v., Graph. (constipated)
Nervous Kali-p., Dys.co
Rachitic with voracious appetite Ol-j.
Well-developed heads, but puny, sickly and weak Lyc.
Takes cold readily with change of weather Sep.
Good all day, screaming all night Jalap., Psor.
Crying from birth, day and night, agg. Night Luesin.
Chubby children with stringy catarrah Kali-bi.
Fastidious Ars., Carc.
Wakes up screaming, cross, striking about Lyc., Kali-c.
Wakes up screaming, starting, anxious, throwing
up arms as if frightened Bor.
Worse when awaking Bell., Bry., Cocc., Lach., Nux-v.
Better when awaking Kreos., Phos.
With puffiness around eyes, awaking early Nit-ac.
Constitutional disturbances with copious excretion
of urates of Ammonia Puls.
Frequently waking at night, sleeps in cat-naps,
jerks limbs in sleep Sulph.
Puny, rachitic, large abdomen (constipation) Mag-m.
Afflicted with worms, scrofulous Ferr., Spig.
Large head, spindly legs, large abdomen,
poorly developed chest, pale rough skin, sweats easily Sulph.
Big head, big abdomen Bar-c., Calc., Lyc.
Fair, fat, flabby, sweaty, fearful Calc.
Delicate, sickly, always chilly Psor.
Jumping up and down, screaming because of difficulty
in passing urine Petros.
Large head, coarse hair, heavy build, red lips, red ears Sulph.
Greasy appearance Nat-m., Sep.
Thin, growing tall fast Ph-ac.
Subject to sweats, palms, feet, head Sil.
Emaciated Abrot., Ac-ac., Aeth., Calc., Calc-phos., Iod., Arg-n., Kreos., Nat-m., Op., Psor., Sanic., Sars., Lyc., Sulph., Tub.
Partial sweats (sweat in patches) Calc.
Bowel complaints of rickety children Med.
Offensive foot-sweats Sil.
Clumsy Bar-c., Capsicum
Coarse hair Sulph.
Scrofulous, cervical glands indurated and swollen Con.
Kicks off covers at night, restless, hot Sulph.
With hard, enlarged glands Calc.
Face flushed Caps.
Aversion to milk, belly-ache if compelled to take Mag-c.
Cheeks red Caps.
With disagreeable smell about them despite washing Psor.
Slow in movement, sluggish Calc.
Clumsy and awkward due to hurry Nat-m.
Cannot bear to be touched or looked at Ant-c.
Dirty Psor., Sulph.
Destructive, deceitful, foxy Tarent.
Listless, no self-confidence, timid, no grit,
no go, moral or physical Sil.
Movements awkward Caust.
Affectionate, mild, gentle, weep easily,
averse to heat, desire fresh air Puls.
Irritable, with rapid decay of teeth which become
dark and crumble Kreos
Serrated teeth; cupped teeth; teeth decaying at the
edge of gums and breaking off Luesin.
Fat, chubby, short-necked Kali-bi.
Crave sweets and suffer from gastric troubles thereby Arg-n., Ox-ac.
Delicate looking Ars., Phos.
Highly excitable Hyos.
Crying and screaming from undue sensitiveness Kali-p.
Hot, sweaty hands, hot soles, hot vertex Sulph.
Old looking, hard to awaken Kreos.
Always cold, tired, breathless and have cold clammy feet Calc.
Fear being alone, darkness, thunder and apprehensive Phos.
Too jealous, suspicious, dream of snakes, terrifying
Suddenly seized by violent pains, throbbings,
throbbing headaches, delirium, convulsions, startings,
twitchings, with heat, redness, intense burning;
worse from having hair cut Bell.
Nervous during dentition, convulsions Meli.
Suffer from headache from mental work,
inability to think or concentrate; brain fag Aeth.
Thin and spare, emaciated unable to stand, weak ankles,
slow learning to walk, sunken flabby abdomen
with dirty white or brownish complexion Calc.
Fair hair, fine skin Brom., Fl-ac., Puls.
Fat, over-fat., clumsy and bulky Ant-c., Brom., Calc., Caps., Caust., Sulph.
Bent-back (Lordosis) Bar-c.
Slow in learning to talk Nat-m.
Mesenteric disease, teeth ill and irregular
formation in lower jaw Phos.
Very irritable, do not want to move,
want to be left alone, thirsty for large drinks Bry.
Wants something new every minute which throws
away with frantic irritability Cham.
Wants something new every minute which throws away
and with constant desire to pick or rub nose or bore into it Cina
Wets bed profusely, with thirst, lazy Kreos.
Arrested development Ph-ac., Bar-c., Bor., Calc., Calc-p., Nat-m.
Lethargic, lazy, fat Calc.
Vomits milk, will however again drink Aeth., Cina.
Afraid of failure Sil.
Urging for urination, must rush to Kreos.
Laugh when reprimanded Graph.
Inattentive in school, weak, summer heat agg. Aeth.
Hide in presence of strangers Bar-c.
Love water Phos.
Watch everyone eating Sulph.
Cannot bear to see cruelty in the cinema/TV or listen to sad,
cruel stories Calc.
Small baby (underweight, under-nourished) Nat-m.
Urinating and defecating everywhere Sep., Sil., Sulph.
Aversion to play, sits in corner Bar-c., Bar-m.
Excessively obstinate Tub-bov.
Makes a pretense of weeping without tears Staph.
Lifeless, pining Aur.
Sleep position, knee-elbow (normal in infants,
but not in grown-up children) Med., Carc.
‘Cafe-au-lait’ complexion (muddy, earthy), numerous
Sickly Kali-s., Psor.
Enjoys watching thunder-storms Sep.
Dislikes consolation Nat-m.
Likes consolation Puls.
Sensitivity to music Sep.
Extraordinary desire to travel Tub., Calc.
Mentally retarded due to excessive parental control;
fear of excessive sense of duty Folliculinum
Cry when spoken to Nat-m.
Heavy Carb-v., Sulph., Thuj.
Sallow complexion Bar-c., Carb-v., Carc., Caust., Lyc., Sep.
Precocious, mind active, body weak, puny Lyc.
Thickened upper lip Brom.
Thin upper lip Fl-ac., Lyc., Psor.
Nervous, excessively emotional Ign.
Unstable, changeable, variable weeps for nothing Puls.
Sad, indifferent, apathetic Sep.
Greedy, always hungry, never satisfied,
anxious and irritable if he does not eat Iod.
Naughty, wicked, irritated for least cause Hep.
Impulsive, contradictory impulse, loss of memory
after overwork, the bad characters disappears after eating Anac.
Angry, no self-confidence, afraid of shouldering
Timid, anxious, weeps when he hears of misfortunes;
impressed by sorrows of those around him Caust.
Intoxicated, continual suffering cannot keep standing,
aversion to physical exercise Sulph.
Flabby sluggish Brom., Calc., Graph., Kali-s., Sulph.
Pale Ant.-c., Graph., Sil.,
Sickly Kali-s., Psor.
Sluggishness, though well-nourished Calc.
Small (under-weight) baby Nat.-m.
Rachitic with bronchial affections Sil.
Rachitic with tenderness of head Kali-i
Wants to be carried constantly by mother or father
(to walk about them) with bad temper Cham.
End stages of urinary tract infections B. coli mutiabile
Students who “cannot think during an examination” Aeth.
“Examination funk” Arg-n.
Undescended testis Aur.
Diarrhoea from eggs Chin-ars.
Restless and agitated, teething Cimi
Patients who suffered a head injury, perhaps a
difficult birth, convulsions during fever and neurological
illness after a suppressed eruption etc. when a rash or
skin problem is treated with an ointment Cic.
Bad mood, contrary, restless, refuses to be touched or
caressed and desires many things which are quickly
rejected when offered. A changeable appetite,
grinding of teeth and fierce itching of nose and anus
coughs during teething Cina
Kent, Clarke, farrington, Foubister, Knerr, Leon Vannier, et al. other journals.
Herewith some more indications collected from various sources over the years:
Emaciation, children, with irritability – Abrot.
Emaciation, children, weak head,, cannot hold up – Abrot.
Excitement, children, in – Abrot.
Touched: child does not let its head touched – Acet-ac.
Emaciation, children, with chronic diarrhea,– Acet-ac.
Emaciation, children, sucklings, from poor quality mother’s milk, bluish and sour,– Acet-ac.
Shrieking, child cries out and grasps genital, – Acon.
Throat, swelling, tonsils, dry – Acon.
Jealous of brothers and sisters – Calc.
Diarrhea, children in, watery, in summer, child crying, restless, sleepless – Acon. Retention of urine in new born, with handling genitals – Acon.
Anguished crying, dentition diarrhea, during – Aethusa
Extremities, weakness, children, cannot stand or bear weight,– Aethusa.
Nose, pinched, alae nasi drawn in – Aethusa.
Vomiting after deep sleep – Aethusa.
Stomach, digestion affected, overstudy from – Aethusa.
Speech slow; embarrassed – Aethusa.
Sleeps after stool – Aethusa.
Dullness, do anything new, cannot – Agar.
Speech indistinct, jerky – Agar.
Cold tendency to take – Diph., Apoc.
Stomach, appetite, ravenous, but child too weak to eat – Ant-c.
Extremities, crippled feet – Ant-c.
Weeping infants, while nursing, suddenly let go nipple and cry out as if out of breath – Ant-t.
Cough, child bends backwards, during cough – Ant-t.
Moaning, whining, constant – Apis, Bar-c.
Puberty, girls at, hysteric, cannot concentrate in reading or writing – Apis.
Head, hydrocephalus, forehead projecting and loss of vision – Apoc.
Nose, obstruction, snuffles thick yellow mucus – Apoc.
Girls anaemic – Alet, tub-k.
Lifeless, pale, drowsy children – All-s.
Constipation, bowels inactive – All-s.
Extremities: legs do not grow as rapidly as rest of the body – All-s.
Walk: children, do not – All-s.
Emotional, children, chat and laugh – Aloe.
Puberty, in dried up and wrinkled girls – Alum.
Mistakes, speaking and writing, in, hastiness from– Alum, med.
Face, expression, old and wrinkled – Alum.
Hearing deafness, throat deafness – Agrap.
Leucorrhoea, girls, anaemic ,in – Alet.
Stomach, Digestion, all foods disagree – Amyg.
Speech, flighty, flitting, girls, in – Ambr
Head falls backwards or to sides, from weak neck – Arnica.
Dysentery in children – Ars.
Genitalia, Excoriation about, children in – Ars-s-f.
Ear, Excoriation, behind, children, in– Ars-s-f.
Emaciation, children, appetite loss of, with – Arum-t.
Head, pain, children in – Arum-t.
Head, child puts hand on back of head and cries, from headache – Arum-t.
Examination funk – Stroph, sil, Kali-
br., med., plb.
Thirst, constant, in children – Arundo.
Diarrhea, bloody, in children – Arundo.
Extremities, swelling, Hands, oedematous, children – Arundo.
Extremities, swelling, feet, Oedematous, children – Arundo.
Skin, Eruptions, papules, itching, children – Arundo.
Head, pain, headache, students of – Aur., Cimic., Iris,
Pain,headache, students with precordial anxiety and flushes of heat to the head – Aur.
Awkward, clumsy children – Asaf.
Respiration, Impeded, breath stops when child is lifted – Calc-p.
Chest palpitation, violent, puberty at – Aur.
Infection, tendency to numerous infections in childhood – Carc.
Character troubles of children – Carc.
Diarrhoea, in infants, copious with subnormal temperature and dehydration – Coli., Psor.
Chilliness, progressive, in new born – Coli.
Tired easily, children – Diph.
Acetonemia of child – Dys., Gaert.
Abdomen: spasms of pylorus, infants – Dys.
Rickets – Bac., Syph.
Growth, affected, puny children, too small for age – Bac., Diph.,
Chest, Bronchiectasis, children in – Bac.
Nutrition, malnutrition – Gaert.
Fear, nightly, children in – Gaert, Syc.
Mouth, Inflammation, tongue exfoliative, infants – Syc.
Chest, Oedema, pulmonary, babies in – Influ.
Head, enlarged, children in – Med., Syph.
Playfulness, gaiety in children, evening, refuses to sleep – Med.
Respiration, Asthmatic, children lie on abdomen and protruding tongue – Med.
Rectum, Diaper rash – Med., Calc.
Primary complex – Morb.
Erythrocyanosis, girls, young – Morg.
Toxaemia of children, infants – Bapt., Parat.
Light, desires, child,. will not sleep without light – Psor.
Toxicosis of babies – Pyrog.
Pining, lifeless, lacks boyish go – Aur., Lyc.,
Nat-m., Ph-ac., Tub.
Precocious, with puny physique – Lyc.
Boyish habits in girls – Carb-v., Nat-m.,
Epistaxis, children in – Sep., Phos.
Shrieking, before urination, from painful urging – Apis, merc.
Rudness, naughty children, of – Med.
Runs about, Impulsive running etc. – Acon., Ars., Canth., Con., Chin., Cupr., Cup-ars., Hell., Hyos., Med., Nux, Spig., Verat.
Rocked, being, amel. – Carc., Med.,
Plb., Rhus-t., Stict.
Precocity – Bufo
Regressive behavior: teenagers suddenly behaving like kids etc. – Med.
Aversion to play, amusement,– Arum-t., Bar
m, Calc., Carc., Cina, Ign., Merc., Rheum.
Aversion to play, just sits in a corner – Hep.
Laughing loud, shrieking, wild – Atro, Calc.,
Forsaken, children deprived of parental care and nurturing – Anac., gallic ac.,
Eats anything, puts everything into mouth – Calc., Plat.
Opposes every move of parents – Lyc., Tub., Arg-n
Rolls on the floor in tantrums – Thuj.
Carried being, aversion to, kicks and gets stiff; weeps etc. – Bry., chel., cina, cham., sil.
Carried precariously, being dangled playfully, child dislikes; fears falling and clings – Bor., Calc- p.,
Anxiety night, Night terrors, children, in – Cic., Cypr., Kali- br., Scut., Rhus-t., sol-n.
Sexual intensity begins at young age – Carc.
Cruel, mean, children – Med., tub.
Energetic, outgoing intense child – Carc.
Constipation and Insomnia since childhood – Carc.
Aversion to bathing, washing, – Caps.
Much weakness, after a spurt of growth - Hipp., Phos.
Desires,Inedible things, lime, slate pencils, earth, chalk, clay – Chel., hep., hyos., oci.
Convulsions, child stiffens and bends backwards – Ign.
Cannot stand or hold head up, weakness – Aeth.
Extremities, feet crippled – Ant-c.
Chubby, fat, well-nourished, rosy– Art-v., cina, bell, kali-bi., seneg.
Lax fibre, flabbiness – Agar., Bor., Calc., Caps., Cinnm, hep., kali-c., Mag-c., Sabad., sil., spong.
Mouth, cleft-palate – Tub.
Yells, demanding attention – Tub.