Ferrum Phos

Diarrhoea from a relaxed state of the villi, or absorbents of the intestines not taking up the usual amount of moisture. Stools of undigested food, brought on by a chill beginning with fever. Prolapsus recti. "Pain non-intermittent. Diarrhoea copious, watery, sudden, painful, often accompanied by vomiting." (Guilbert.) Diarrhoea in children, stools watery, mucous, green and frequent; child rolls its head and groans; face pinched, eyes half opened; urine scanty, pulse and respiration quickened, starting in sleep. Stools undigested; the skin is hot and dry, and there is thirst. Dentition.

Kali Mur

Diarrhoea after fatty food, pastry, etc Evacuations light colored, pale yellow, ochre or clay-colored stools. Diarrhoea in typhoid fever; stools like pale yellow ochre.

White or slimy stools, with the characteristic white coating of the tongue. Stools bloody or slimy.

Kali Phos

Foul diarrhcea, often accompanied by other diseases, to heal the conditions causing putrid evacuations. Diarrhcea of strong odor, occasioned by fright and other similar causes. Diarrhoea with depression and exhaustion of the nerves, with or without pain. Evacuations like rice water. Prolapsus recti. Tympanites. Stools putrid, like rice water, bloody, carrion-like odor. Noisy, offensive flatus. Profuse, painless and imperative stool while eating, followed by unsatisfied urging. Rectum burns and feels sore; prolapsed.

Natrum Mur

Diarrhcea with watery, slimy, frothy stools. Transparent, glairy slime, excessive use of salt. "Natrum mur. is chiefly used for chronic diarrhcea of children. The emaciation of the neck, the greasy appearance of the face, and the peculiar desires and aversions furnish the leading indications." (Bell & Laird.) Slimy coating of tongue with minute bubbles of saliva on tip.

Natrum Phos

Itching, sore and raw anus. Stools white or green from deficient bile. Diarrhoea caused by excess of acidity; stools sour smelling, green, with yellow, creamy coating of tongue. Vomiting of sour fluid, curdy masses. Summer diarrhoea connected with a lack of digestive power, in which the stools are either clay-colored or habitually greenish. Also, where there is habitual constipation with occasional attacks of diarrhoea, in young children. "Jelly-like masses of mucus, painful straining, coagulated casein, scanty and frequent" (Guilbert.) Diarrhoea from bad methods in feeding.

Natrum Sulph

Diarrhcea; stools watery, dark, bilious, or of green bile. "This is one of the most frequently indicated remedies in cases of chronic diarrhoea, where the loose morning stool is the leading symptom. The flatulent symptoms are very characteristic, but not necessarily present. Aggravation in damp weather. Green diarrhoea in scarlatina. Wartlike eruptions on arms and between thighs. Chronic hereditary looseness of bowels in old women." (Bell & Laird).

Chronic diarrhoea coming on sometime after rising and moving about.

Kali Sulph

Diarrhoea yellow, slimy or watery, purulent stools. Yellow coating of tongue, especially at root. Symptoms of cholera, cramps, etc. Black, thin, offensive stools.

Calcarea Sulph

Diarrhoea purulent, mixed with blood, with clay-colored tongue. In typhus; from maple sugar and change of weather.

Calcarea Phos

Diarrhoea in teething children, as an intercurrent or alternate remedy. Intercurretitly in consumption of the bowels. One of our most valuable remedies for the diarrhoea of scrofulous and rachitic children. Green, slimy, undigested diarrhoea. Stool is hot, watery, profuse, offensive, noisy and sputtering.

Magnesia Phos

Stools watery, expelled with force, with griping pains in the bowels, flatulent colic relieved by drawing up the limbs, or hot applications. Vomiting and cramp in calves of legs. Pain at intervals.

Silicea

Infantile diarrhoea, cadaverous-smelling, after vaccination, with much sour perspiration on head, and hard, hot, distended abdomen.

Clinical Cases

Chronic diarrhoea in old maid, set 75, of years standing, cured by Ferrum phos. (W. P. W).

Morning diarrhoea on rising; sudden urging, gushing, accompanied with flatulence. The stool splatters all over the vessel. Natrum sulph. cm. cured. (C. Lippe).

An old man was attacked by a severe vomiting and diarrhoea, accompanied by exceedingly painful cramp in the calves. Evacuations had the appearance of rice-water. I undertook the treatment about six hours after the beginning of the attack, and one dose of Kali phos. effected a cure. The speedy cure of this case of choleraic diarrhcea would justify the belief that Kah phos. is a specific against cholera. (Schussler).

Dr. Gotillon relates a case of chronic diarrhoea of two years' standing. Stools of mushy consistence, coated tongue, cured with Calcarea sulph, - Allg. Horn. Zeis.

Among the first cases in which I tried these remedies was a negro child, about two months old. The following are about the symptoms presented: Painful diarrhoes, constant rolling of the head, eyes turned up, tongue brownish-yellow, no desire to nurse for some time. The mother said it had been sick for a week, and she had been giving it different things: but as it got worse, she called me. I told her I was afraid there was little chance for its recovery, but! would do what I could for it. Prescribed Magnesia phos. and Calcutta phos. in alternation, every fifteen minutes. This was about nine or ten o'clock a, m. I returned about three o'clock p. M., to see if it were still alive, and to my astonishment found it better. It had ceased rolling its head, eyes were natural, had nursed once or twice, and was sleeping. Ordered the medicine to be continued at longer intervals. The next morning it was considerably better. At this visit I found the tongue covered with a thick white coating, and the mouth sore. I now prescribed Kali mur., the remedy for tills condition, in place of the Catcarea phot., to be alternated with the Magnesia phos. every hour.

The next day the tongue was clear, and after leaving a few more powders, to be continued for a day or two longer, the case was dismissed. (E. H. H).

Dr. T. F. Allen cured a case of chronic diarrhoea in an old lady, with morning aggravation on beginning to move, with Natrum sulph. 7x. (N. A.J. H).