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When crying is excessive in children it is usually caused by pain. Care should be taken to see that there is no mechanical cause for this, no pin sticking into the child, and no derangement of the dress.

Medicines.-Never on any account give laudanum, or opiates, or “soothing syrups” of any kind to children. They are always dangerous to the life of the child and injurious to its health if it lives.-One of the following may be given every few minutes till quiet:

Belladonna 3.-

Starting suddenly out of sleep and beginning to cry violently.

Aconite 3.-

If crying is accompanied by uneasiness and heat.

Chamomilla 6.-

Fretfulness, wanting to be constantly carried about; if the crying appears to be caused by earache or headache.

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John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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