Hydrocephalus is a condition in which excess
fluid builds up in your brain. The word hydrocephalus comes from
the roots hydro meaning "water" and cephalus meaning "head."
The fluid that accumulates is cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), a fluid
that normally surrounds your brain and spinal cord.
In hydrocephalus, too much fluid builds up, causing abnormal enlargement
of the cavities in the brain (ventricles) that contain CSF. Too
much CSF in the ventricles can put too much pressure on the brain,
potentially damaging the brain.
HYDROCEPHALUS - Homeopathy Treatment & Homeopathic Remedies
#Calcarea phosphorica. [Calc-p]
Indicated in children with a pale or sallow face; the ears and nose
are cold, there is retarded dentition, the stools are loose,green
and slimy and there is a constant desire to nurse; children crave
potatoes and starchy food, or salt meat. Calcarea carbonica finds
its place in the early stage of acute hydrocephalus when Belladonna
does not act; the abdomen is distended, the limbs wastes; there
is sweating of the head during sleep; weak memory. It suits best
lively, precocious, large-headed children,whose bowels are inclined
to looseness; frequent screaming without cause. Belladonna. This
is the chief remedy in the acute form, with the fever and symptom
which will be found detailed under meningitis.
This remedy suits apathetic cases when torpor predominates, unconscious,
with the cephalic cry; the urine is suppressed and the eyes do not
react the light. There is an automatic motion of one-half of the
body; the forehead muscles are corrugated and there is a constant
chewing motion of the mouth; the patient is thirsty and drinks with
avidity when drink is offered. Helleborus corresponds to the stage
of serous effusion; the sleep is soporous and interrupted by screaming
spells. Censorial apathy or the period of beginning paralysis marks
the remedy. Digitalis has scanty albuminous urine, slow pulse and
#Apis mellifica. [Apis]
In the tubercular form of meningitis, when the child bores the head
into the pillow and rolls it from side to side Apis will be the
remedy. Every little while he arouses with a shrill, piercing cry;
this is due to the pain; one-half of the body is convulsed, the
other half paralyzed; there is strabismus, rapid and weak pulse
and scanty urine. It is a slow acting remedy and its favorable action
is shown by an increase of urine. The child is very drowsy and the
accumulation of fluid in the brain is very rapid.
The indications for this remedy are the following: The patient rolls
head and wakes from sleep as if frightened; the occiput it hot,
the forehead cool; there is grinding of the teeth; the eyes are
sensitive to light, fixed and staring; the nose is dry; there is
jerking of muscles during the sleep, and a fidgety motion of the
feet; the head is enlarged, with a sense of great outward pressure
; the child is weak and cold, bores head into pillow , cries out.
It is great remedy for the non-development of a disease.
First the diathesis, the scrofulous Sulphur child. Then symptoms
of stupor , cold sweat, jerking of limbs, spasms of the big toes,
suppressed urine. If from retrocessed eruptions it becomes all the
more indicated. The eyes are half open and the head falls backwards.
It is most suitable to the hereditary form. Tuberculinum. Burnett
recommends this remedy highly, and it appears to have wrought much
benefit; exact indications are wanting. Evidently it acts better,
the tuberculinic types.
corresponds to the stage of exudation; the head is large and there
is bulging of frontal bones; the fontanelles are open; there is
squinting, paralysis, but no cephalic cry as in Apis. It is most
useful in the simple form with suppressed urine , and lessens the
pressure of the fluid and increases the urine. Cartier advises its
long and persistent use in the 6th dilution. Constant involuntary
motion of one leg and arm.
suits glandular subjects, tubercular form. Kali iodatum. Kafka's
specific. Darting pains in head, redness of face; dry, hacking cough,
worse at night; scrofulous constitutions are the special indications.
Head large, sweat on whole head rather than on scalp alone, sudden
startings in sleep, sour eructations, redness of face, cold hands
and feet will well indicate Silicea. Baryta carbonica. Large head,
thin, scrawny neck, scrofulous diathesis, child does not want to
play, tendency to glandular enlargements, hacking cough, emaciations
are the special indicating symptoms of this remedy.