Ques. 1 How is the treatment of children different from adults?
Ans. From birth to the age of 12 year, the stage of a child is different than after the age of 12 years. The children below 2 years of age are unable to speak clearly that is why they cannot tell their problem to the doctor. This makes their treatment difficult.
So’ extra care has to be taken in treating children.
Ques. 2 What is the “Marasmus” Disease of children?
Ans. Sometimes inspite of eating the best food, children loose weight. They don’t gain weight and their health decreases. This may be due to marasmus or kwashiorkor disease of children.
The Common symptoms of this disease are.
- The child keeps on eating food and still does not gain weight.
- The hair Keeps falling.
- Head appears larger than normal.
- The tongue and abdomen seem to be protruding.
Ques. 3 Which Homoeopathic medicines work is marasmus disease of children?
Ans. (i) Iodum – When the child keeps on eating always but still asks for food and still looses weight.
(ii) Silicea – When the head seems very large and the entire body seems shrinking. Child cannot tolerate cold, only the head sweats during sleep.
(iii) Tuberculinum – When inspite of eating the best food, the child keeps on loosing weight.
(iv) Argentum Nitricum – When the entire body loses weight, there are wrinkles on the face and the child loves eating sweets.
Other Homoeopathic Remedies are also there but should be taken symptomatically.
Ques. 4 What is the Rickets disease in children?
Ans. Due to deficiency of calcium, the bones specially and tilted, this is called the Rickets disease of children.
Ques. 5 Which medicines can be used for rickets disease of children?
Ans. (i) Calcarea carb : When the abdomen is swollen, child gets green- yellow diarrhoea child looks plump and fat and sweats only on forehead, not on neck and face.
(ii) Silicea – When the head is very large in comparison to the entire body. Stomach is protruding, child does not digest milk easily.
Ques. 6 What is Enuresis or bet-wetting disease of children?
Ans. The children normally have bed wetting habits during sleep. Medicines like Belladona, Sepia can be given symptomatically in this case.
Ques. 7 List some of the medicines used in diarrhoea in children.
Ans. Children are very prone to diarrhoea. Some of the medicines are :-
- Podophyllum – The child gets watery greenish leafy diarrhoea generally early in the morning, with no pain
- Bryonia – It works in summer diarrhoea in children, greenish sticky and stinking diarrhoea.
- Arsenic Alb and Pulsatilla – It is given when due to food poisoning or unhealthy eating, the diarrhoea occurs.
Ques. 8 Which are the medicines that can help during dentition problems in children.
Ans. Chamomilla, Aethusa cynapium are the medicines which are generally used. Chamomilla is given to angry short tempered children.
Ques. 9 Sometimes the child does not digest milk and vomits it out in curd form. Which medicine can be helpful?
Ans. For this symptom medicine named Aethusa cynapium works wonders.