See also Meningitis.

Ferrum Phos

First stages of all inflammatory troubles.

Kali Phos

Softening of the brain, early state; if with hydrocephalus, give also Calcarea phos. Softening as a result of inflammation, insidious in its approach. Concussion of brain. Putrid stools. Sleeplessness and stupor.

Magnesia Phos

When convulsive symptoms are present. Troubles of sight remaining after cerebral concussion.

Calcarea Phos

Hydrocephalic conditions. Chronic hydrocephalus. Fontanelles remain too long open. Craniotabes.

Calcarea Fluor

Cephal-haematoma.

Natrum Sulph

After injuries to the head. Mental troubles following. Intense pain in occipital region.

Clinical Cases

J. C. Morgan, in the Transactions Pennsylvania Homoeopathic Medical Society, 1883, p. 173, reports some cases of brain troubles in children in which convulsive symptoms were prominent, benefited and cured by Magnesia phos.30.

The following is from an elderly gentleman. Mr. J. M., who bad suffered from a prolonged attack of acute and subacute inflammation of the brain. He recovered slowly, but symptoms of softening of the brain set in. He was anxious to give the new remedies a trial. His speech was affected; he seemed to lose momentary consciousiness, could not hurry, though he saw himself in great danger of being run over, or slop walking when dangerously close to the quay, and could not be trusted out alone: "I think it is time I were again informing you that I still continue to improve; indeed. 1 have little to complain of except occasionally - only occasionally - a feeling of mental stupor, the best remedy for which I have found to be Kali phos. which you recommended to me." (M. D. W., from Schussler).