• Baby Vomiting and its homeopathic treatment

    vomiting

    Forcible expulsion of stomach contents through mouth with vigorous contractions of abdominal muscles.

    Clinical Features
    – Vomiting.
    – Nausea.
    – Excessive salivation.
    – Headache.
    – Abdominal discomfort.
    – Lassitude.
    – Vertigo.
    – Sweating.
    – Pallor.
    – Prostration.

    Cause of Vomiting (Etiology)
    In infancy
    If Breast fed :
    • Retracted nipples.
    • Poor milk supply.
    • Ravenous baby. (baby vomiting)
    • Leaving infant too long at breast.
    • Nasal obstruction.
    If artificially fed:
    • Small hole in teat.
    • Sucking empty bottle.
    • Nasal obstruction.
    • Uriderfeeding or forced feeding.
    – Excessive crying :
    Organic causes
    – Obstruction:
    • Pyloric stenosis.
    • Duodenal atresia.
    – Haws hernia.
    Symptomatic
    • Infection.
    • Milk protein intolerance.
    • Raised intracranial tension.
    • Infantile renal acidosis.
    • Hype rcalcaemia.
    • Uraemia.
    Reflex
    – During examination of throat,
    – Following violent cough, as in whooping cough.
    After infancy
    Organic
    • Common symptom of many diseases in child hood.
    • Psychological
    • Nervous children apparently able to vomit at will.
    • Vomiting often precipitated by
    • Over-excitement.
    • Over-tiredness.
    • Unpleasant sight or smell.
    Dietetic
    • Overeating.
    • Excessive fatty diet.
    • Eating unripe fruits.
    • Eating unaccustomed food.
    Motion sickness

    Assessment of Dehydration

    Complications of Vomiting
    • Dehydration.
    • Ketosis.
    • Loss of weight.

    Prognosis of Vomiting

    • Occasional vomit at onset of acute fevers is not significant.
    • Vomiting due to non-organic cause does not lead to dehydration or loss of weight, but causes considerable anxiety to parents.
    • Recurrent and severe vomiting results in Complications.

    Predominant Miasm : According to cause.

    Therapeutic Aim
    – To control vomiting.
    – To prevent Complications.

    General Management of Vomiting
    – Light, nutritious, easily digestible diet.
    – Give small, frequent feeds.
    – Sips of cold, clear fluids.
    – Maintain fluid, electrolyte balance.
    – Treat cause.

    Homeopathic Treatment for Vomiting

    – Aethusa.
    – Antimonium Crudum.
    – Arsenicum Album.
    – Belladonna.
    – Bismuth.
    – Bryonia Alb.
    – Calcarea Carbonica.
    – Chelidonium M.
    – Cocculus.
    – Ipecac.
    – Magnesia Carbonica.
    – Magnesia Muriatica.
    – Nux vomica.
    – Phosphorus.
    – Tabacum.
    – Veratrum Album

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