back Rheum Palmatum

Rhubarb Polygonaceae

Suitable for children, especially during dentition.

Sour smell of the whole body; child smells sour, even after washing or bathing (Hep., Mag-c.).

Screaming of children with urging and sour stools.

Children cry and toss about all night (Psor.).

Child impatient, desires many things, and cries; dislikes even favorite playthings (Cina, Staph.).

Sweat of scalp, constant, profuse; whether asleep or awake, quiet or in motion, the hair is always wet; may or may not be sour (Cal., Sanic.).

Difficult dentition; child restless, irritable, peevish, with pale face and sour smell (Kreos., Cham.).

Desires various kinds of food but cannot eat them, become repugnant.

Colic: < at once by uncovering an arm or leg; with every sour stool; < when standing; not > by stool.

Relations. - Complementary: after Magn-c., when milk disagrees and child has sour odor.

Compare: Cham., Col., Hep., Ipec., Magn-c., Pod., Staph., Sulph.

May be given after abuse of Magnesia with or without rhubarb, if stools are sour.

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