by H. C. Allen
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.