The children are irritable and want to be left alone. They will grumble or snap to get people to stay away. They often have digestive, respiratory, or headaches after an outburst of anger.
[John Henry Allen]
Unwillkürlichen Harnabgang sobald es schlafen geht.
Children who strongly dislike being carried or raised over the shoulder (Bell. Borx. Cham. Coff. Cupr-met. Sanic.).
This state is present when the child is healthy. but the child desires to be carried during fever and colic (Ars. Cham. Chel. Cina. Kali-c. Lyc. Verat).
Dryness of emotions at the mental level and dry mucous membranes at the physical level. Hence the child lacks affection or sentimental feelings, imaginative
powers or artistic tendencies. These children usually do not miss out on emotional security; instead, they crave materialistic security and support (collecting toys/shoes/clothes/books/money
in piggy banks).
Materialistic children: At a very early age they play games and make deals with other children in a business-like manner.
Full of desires, to an extent of being greedy [Desires, indefinite (Puls. Ther.), more than he needs (Ars.) and for unattainable things (Op.)].
Methodical (Sil.) and orderly (Nux-v.) children.
Child desires things urgently, but immediately refuses them when offered.
Children who will never be attracted to buying books, reading novels or writing poetry.
During delirium, as in fever, the child constantly desires to get out of the bed and go home (Hyos.).
Hardworking, to an extent of being workaholic (Dreams of hard work).
Sober and reliable children.
Children develop sore throat, tonsillitis, or upper respiratory tract infection when they drink ice-cold water in hot weather or when they become chilled after playing sports.
Dry mucous membranes from lips to anus, hence many times
Bryonia is called “Dryonia.”
Great thirst for large quantities of water (Ars. Nat-m. Phos. Sulph) at long (Bry. Sulph. Verat) or short (Acon. Bell. Nat-m. Tarent.) intervals.
Neuralgias and colics < at night, by motion, inspiration, coughing; > absolute rest/lying on the painful side.
Child prone to bilious attacks since birth.
Colic and constipation in neonates during lactation when mother develops anger or severe mortification (Coloc. Staph.).
Constipation; inactivity of rectum; no inclination to pass stool for days at a time; stool is large, dark and dry, as if burnt (Plat. Sulph.).
Dark complexion; black hair; dark skin; firm, muscular fiber.
Warm-blooded children, < in summer; > in cold air/cold drinks.
Other important symptoms
Ailments from being humiliated or treated unjustly in class or among friends (Coloc. Staph.).
Capricious and demanding children, who keep desiring and asking for things that are either not available or that cannot be obtained at that moment.
Children at home want to go out and when out, want to go home.
Delirious during high fever and while asleep, constantly muttering about wanting to go home and picking his nose and lips
Dislikes being touched (Cham. Kali-c. Tarent.) and caressed by friends, relatives and strangers and dislikes going to new places.
Fear of motion, even scared to speak, since it brings on a long, painful bout of coughing.
Hates to be disturbed (Cocc. Nux-v. Sep.) in what they are doing or while studying.
Obstinately dirty (Hyos. Sep.) and unhygienic children. urinating and defecating everywhere.
Selfish and possessive children who do not share their things with other children.
Taciturn (Gels. Ph-ac. Puls.) and sighing during fever (Arn. Cham.).
Violent, red-faced anger in small children when refused anything (Cham. Cina. Kreos.).
Academic-oriented children, who are anxious about their performance and tend to constantly worry about what the future holds for them (Fear of poverty).
Anxious during fever.
Cannot tolerate hearing “no” (Egotism).
Child makes gestures with their hands when talking (Nux-v.).
Doesn’t like to be nursed (little need for affection); just moistening his mouth with milk is enough for him.
Fear of pain of any sort (Aur. Calc.) hence inconsolable when physically injured.
Fear of thunderstorms (Nat-c.).
Feels angry and upset when his academic performance or position in class among his peers slips even a bit (strong insecurity).
Loquacious children who keep changing quickly from one subject to another (Phos. Podo. Tub.).
Moaning in sleep.
Precocious children with good powers of reasoning and rationalizing at a very young age.
Restless children. tossing about in bed.
Scared to go through narrow places, feels better when out in the open air (Ars. Calc. Puls.).
Slowness in actions and speech.
Headache after humiliation or anger, which is not expressed; associated with nausea and vomiting or any other gastric upset (eating junk food).
<: Drinking cold water in summer (Kali-c.).
Slightest jar (Bell. Glon. Led) or motion
- Change of weather.
- Cold damp weather.
- Morning on rising.
- Riding in a cold wind (Hep. Rhus-t.).
- Straining for stool (Con. Sulph.).
>: Hard pressure (Alum. Chin. Mag-p.).
- Lying down with eyes shut
- Sour perspiration during sleep (Cham. Merc.).
- Infants cannot tolerate wearing a cap.
- Wrapping up the head (Hep. Rhus-t.).
Encephalitis with scanty urination.
Hair painful when touched (Apis).
Head sensitive to brushing of hair.
- Holds head with hands when coughing (Nux-v.).
- Hydrocephalus: Boring their head in the pillow (Apis).
- CT and MRI: Cerebral haemorrhage.
- Greasy hair.
- Hot head with red face and cold limbs in children with fever.
- Kernig’s sign ++
- Meningitis with involuntary rolling motions of head.
- Open fontanels (Calc. Sep. Zinc.).
Eyes become inflamed and congested with common colds.
Lachrymation with coryza, cough and when exposed to sun (Sang. Staph.).
Pains in the eye when moving them or when reading, > cold applications (Puls. Phos.).
Rheumatic iritis (Kalm. Thuj.) or conjunctivitis.
- Chemosis (Acon. Apis.).
- Agglutinated eyelids.
- Dilated pupils.
- Glassy appearance during fever (Bell. Glon. Op.).
- Iritis and iridocyclitis.
- Lids half-open during sleep (Cocc. Lyc.).
- Boils in front of (Calc) and behind the ears (Con).
When blowing the nose, with hemolytic anemia, on waking in the morning, during sleep (Merc. Nit-ac.), while
washing the face (Arn. Calc-s. Kali-c.) and headache.
Coryza extending to frontal sinuses and chest; yellowish green discharge; fluent coryza beginning with violent frequent sneezing and soon ends up with hoarseness.
Chronic nasal obstruction from abuse of inhalers.
Violent and frequent bouts of sneezing after coughing.
- Postnasal catarrh.
- Chewing motion of the jaw in children during sleep (Calc.), during meningitis (Hell), encephalitis (Hell.) and febrile convulsions (Hell-).
- Cracked lower lip (Puls. Phos. Sep.).
- Face becomes dark red when coughing, with fever, with headache (Nat-m.), when angry (Staph.) or excited (Ferr-met. Gels.).
- Greasy face.
- Constantly picking his lips (Arum-t. Nux-v.).
- Cyanosis during asthma (Op. Stram.).
- Everted lips (Apis. Bell.).
- Wrinkled forehead (Hell.).
Thirstless or intense thirst with a dry mouth.
- Aphthae and thrush in newborns and infants.
- Dry, cracked tongue with a thick dirty yellowish or brownish discoloration in the center.
- Scorbutic and spongy gums (Kreos. Merc.).
- Trembling of tongue on protrusion.
Pain in the throat ext. ears on coughing.
Pain in the tonsils in the morning.
- Pharyngitis and tonsillitis.
- Pulsation of carotids (Bell, Gels).
Children get stomach disorder after eating bread (Caust. Merc. Sep.), fruits (Ars. Chin.), oysters (Lyc.) and sauerkraut
(commonly seen in my pediatric patients from Eastern European countries) (Petr.).
Gastritis after taking cold drinks (Rotavirus infection).
Ravenous appetite in children before the onset of a disease (Phos.).
Thirst for large quantities of water during all stages of fever (very rarely thirstless during fever), with a dry tongue, with diarrhea, after eating; also
thirst for small quantities and unquenchable thirst before stools.
Bilious vomiting immediately after eating or drinking the smallest quantity of water, with headache, during dentitional period and with fever.
Colicky pain in the stomach after anger or from slightest dietary indiscretion, better by eructations and by warm applications and warm drinks.
Hiccough # eructations.
Ineffectual retching with cough.
Infantile colic due to constipation, better by passing flatus (Carb-v. Lyc.).
Vomiting during dentition and easy vomiting.
<: Beans/bread/cabbage/chicken/chocolate/cold drinks in summer/flatulent food/frozen food (Ars./Ip./Puls.)/fruit/hot milk/ice/oils (Canth./Puls.)/oysters (Aloe/Lyc.)/pastry (Ant-c/Puls)/peas/potatoes/rice (Ign)/rich food/sauerkraut.
>: Warm drinks;
Desires: Cold drinks and cold food/hot drinks/oysters/sour/strong coffee/sweets and warm milk.
Pain in the abdomen with constipation, after milk (Bell. Cupr-met.); bends double with the pain (Puls. Rheum).
Pain in the right hypochondriac region from coughing (Nux-v.); > pressure/lying on the painful side (Sep).
Painful distention of the abdomen immediately after eating (Carb-v. Chin.).
Peritonitis with excruciating pain that impedes respiration.
- Paralytic ileus (Op. Rhus-t. Thuj.) usually secondary to peritonitis.
- Acute appendicitis (Echi. Lach.) with threatened rupture.
- Inguinal hernia.
- Intussusception (Plb-met. Verat.).
- Liver enlarged, hard and tender to palpation.
- Tympanitis ++
- Umbilical region tender (Kali-n. Sacch-l.).
Constipation in children with soft stool; after abuse of purgatives./after vexation (Staph)./at seaside (Mag-m); from dryness of the rectum. Stools remain in the rectum for a long time with no urging (Graph. Sil. Tarent.); they have to be removed mechanically (Nux-m. Sep.) and are hard as if burnt (Plat. Sulph.).
Diarrhea after infants are given a hot-water bath; in lactating children (Nux-v./Sulph); after emotions (like anger or mortification); after taking fruits
(Chin./Coloc./Verat)./ice cream (Ars./Puls)./milk (Mag-m./Nat-c)./vegetables (cabbage); during fever; during sleep (Sulph./Tub);
during summer (Crot-t./Gamb) and on first waking in the morning (Nat-s) and moving about.
Forcible, gushing stools passed with a lot of flatus, of an offensive, rotten cheese-like odor, containing undigested food particles; like scraping of intestines.
Involuntary stool during sleep (Podo./Psor.).
Itching around the anus.
Unable to pass stools in the presence of someone in the room.
- Prolapse of rectum (Calc. Ign).
Urinary organs: Frequent and sudden urge to urinate (during fever/if not attended to immediately, feels will escape involuntarily).
- Pinkish sediment or red sand on the infant’s diaper.
- Urine: Albumin ++
Larynx and Trachea:
Hoarseness of voice with coryza (Carb-v. Caust.)/when out in the open air (Mang-met.)/after measles (Dros.).
- Nasal voice (Kali-bi).
Asthma after cold food (Puls.) or cold drink (Ars.).
Asthmatic breathing when in a warm room or from slightest exertion, > when out in open air (Ars. Psor.).
Dysponea from motion and when laughing, > lying on the back (Cact. Kalm.) and from being in cold (Carb-v. Merc.) or open air
Gasping before a bout of cough (Brom).
- Moaning and sighing respiration.
Cough after taking cold drinks when overheated, (in summer season) (Carb-v. Kali-c. Puls. Sil.).
Cough that begins after anger (Cham. Staph.) or on laughing in babies (Chin.).
Fits of suffocative coughing that begin as soon as he starts to eat (Kali-bi. Nux-v.) or drink (Ars. Dros.);
> only by taking warm drinks (Ars. Lyc. Rhus-t.) or by going out near a window to get some fresh air.
Must sit up as soon as the cough starts (Con. Phos.).
Painful cough, necessitating the child to hold his head and chest while coughing (Arn. Dros. Nat-s. Phos.).
Cough ends in a sneeze.
Cough that has begun after measles or after an attack of influenza.
Dry cough during fever (Ip. Kali-c.).
Gets a bout of cough on going from a warm room to cold air or vice versa.
Hard, dry, racking coughing that seems to come from the stomach (Sep.).
The coughing fit is so violent that his whole body trembles (Cupr-met. Phos.).
In the past two decades, I have seen Bry. cure innumerable cases of pneumonia. The following symptoms were observed and confirmed repeatedly:
Child feels hot with profuse perspiration; the skin is hot and wet.
Frontal headaches just above the eyes, where any kind of movement or exertion < headache.
Heavy, thick, white coating on a dry tongue; mouth feels dry and is very thirsty for cold drinks at long intervals (however drinking large quantities of water sometimes
make them more sick); bitter taste in the mouth.
Lips become dry and cracked
The look of the child is congested, sleepy and drowsy
They just cannot sit up as they become giddy and may faint (Acon. Phyt.).
They want a fan or an air conditioner, feel extremely uncomfortable in a warm or hot room.
While coughing in pneumonia, the child usually holds his chest
I never rely on left or right-sided as a symptom in pneumonia, as both have been treated very successfully with this remedy.
Dislikes being disturbed atall, e.g. strongly rejects coldwater fomentation, temperature measurement, change of clothes, taking a bath, or being examined by a doctor.
The face is dusky.
The respiration is usually short and panting and the throat is red and congested.
These pneumonias usually occur in spring and summer months.
They dislike being talked to (Hell, Op, Ph-ac) and become irritable and angry. Whenever they become irritable and angry, it aggravates their physical problems (I have repeatedly confirmed this point in my practice, even in cases of malaria and typhoid where there is increase of a degree or two in temperature whenever a relative or
a family member tries to disturb the child).
Rapidly progressing bronchitis as soon as coryza begins.
- Chest X-ray: Haziness and obliteration of the right-sided costophrenic angle; hilar lymph nodes +.
Painful stiffness of the cervical region.
- X-ray: Spina bifida (Calc. Sil.).
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (child in the habit of eating large quantities of meat; < from cold weather, wet weather;
> pressure (Form.) and warm applications.
Easy dislocation of the ankle and hip joints.
Joint affections # conjunctivitis.
Knees knock together when walking.
Stiffness of the limbs after fright.
Useful in cases of sprains and injuries to ligaments and tendons (after playing tennis)
- Edematous swelling of the joints (foot/knee/elbow) with heat and redness of the part.
- Tender corns (Ant-c).
Sleeps curled up like a dog (Ars. Bry. Psor.).
Child wakes up from sleep on seeing frightful nightmares.
Impossible to sleep on right side (Borx.).
Sleep disturbed by pain in abdomen (Rhus-t.).
Sleepless during fever.
Chill: - Dry hacking cough (Phos. Rhus-t.), with a red-hot face (Cham. Ferr-met.) and cheek.
- Great thirst for large quantity of cold water, which relieves (Ign. Nat-m.).
- Strong desire to lie down during the chill stage
- < from motion and in a warm room.
Heat: - Dry, hacking cough; headache; dry mouth and lips with thick yellow coating of tongue;
- Wants to be quiet (Bapt, Op, Ph-ac) and does not want to be disturbed in any stage of fever.
- Burning heat at night from 21 h. onwards until midnight.
- Increased thirst, but compared to the chill stage, it is less.
- < in a warm room.
- > in open air.
Sweat: - Profuse sweat all over the body (on the side on which the child lies).
Specially indicated in catarrhal fever with measles, typhoid fever, gastric fever, bilious fever and fever of pneumonia.
Perspiration after eating (Phos. Sep.), especially warm food.
Profuse debilitating perspiration of a sour odor, especially during sleep or from the slightest exertion, staining the linen yellow (Merc. Graph.).
Slow evolution of rash in eruptive fevers like measles and chicken pox.
- Molluscum contagiosum (Vab).
Ailments from: Suppressed eruptions or when they fail to break out (in cases of eruptive fevers).
After convulsions: Perspiration (Sil).
Ailments from abuse of allopathic medicines like milk of magnesia, nasal decongestants, topical ointments, or from suppression of eruptions (in cases of measles when unnecessary antibiotics are taken).
Ailments from cold wind, from getting wet, cold dry weather and change of weather from cold to warm.
Aggravation from the slightest (Arn. Bell. Rhus-t.) or from motion.
Ailments after weaning the child (Bell).
Aversion to bathing.
Child kicks off the covers (Cham. Iod.).
Chilly, yet worse from warmth.
Desire for open air, but worse from draft of air.
Lack of reaction.
Tendency to catch cold easily.