by H. C. Allen

Rhubarb. (Polygonaceae)

Rheum Suitable for children, especially during dentition.

Sour smell of the whole body; child smells sour, even after washing or bathing ( Hepar, Magnesia carb. ).

Screaming of children with urging and sour stools.

Rheum Children cry and toss about all night ( Psorinum ).

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

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

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

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.

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

Compare: Chamomilla, Colocynthis, Hepar, Ipecac., Magn. c., Podophyllum, Staphysagria, Sulphur

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