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Diarrhea

Diarrhea affects most people at one time or another and can be quickly and easily eased by homeopathy. The following are some remedies to consider for treating a person with diarrhea.

  • Arsenicum: person is restless, exhausted, fearful, chilly; thirsty; a great deal of burning and/or cramping pain in abdomen; stomach feels heavy; thirsty for small amounts of water; worse when eating or drinking, especially cold food or drink; rectal burning with bowel movement; when something has been eaten that doesn’t agree with the person, or from eating spoiled food.
  • Colocynthis: cramping, abdominal pain, better strong pressure and warmth; pain is worse upon eating or drinking; vomiting when pain is severe; after anger or suffering insult to his/her sense of justice.
  • Cuprum arsenicosum: burning, crampy, colicky pains in lower bowels, with vomiting sensation of collapse.
  • Gelsemium: from anticipation of even an enjoyable event; from fear of an ordeal; may follow a fright.
  • Podophyllum: profuse, offensive smelling yellow or yellow-green stools, often completely liquid, forcefully squirted out, worse in early AM or after eating; not terribly sick; painless, or cramping relieved by warmth and bending double.
  • Sulphur: stools changeable (sometimes yellow and watery, sometimes slimy with undigested food); urgent need to defecate drives person out of bed first thing in the morning.
  • Veratrum album: violent diarrhea, usually with vomiting, ejected forcefully in great quantity; colicky abdominal cramps temporarily better from diarrhea; may purge from mouth and rectum at same time; severe chilliness, cold perspiration (especially on forehead); cramps in extremities; great weakness; body and even breath cold; thirst for large quantities of cold water.

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