Hydrocephalus

Abnormal accumulation of cerebro-spinal fluid within the skull,which may involve ventricular cavities and the general spaces.Due to this distension the cranial bones may expand and the skull becomes enlarged.This complication may be congenital or acquired.

Symptoms/Problems Remedy Frequency(Doses)
Rush of blood to face and head;face red;fever;violent headache Belladonna 30 4 hourly
Accumulation of fluid rapid;patient cries with intense pain;loss of thirst Apis mel.30 or 200 4 hourly
Bulging of the fontanelles;suppression of urine;constant involuntary motion of one leg Apocynum can.Q or 30 4 hourly
When there is tubercular history in the family or the patient Tuberculinum k.1M fortnightly(3)
Rolling of head;jerking of muscles during sleep;fidgety feet;patients bores his head in the pillow and screams Zincum met.30 or 200 6 hourly
Suspension of senses;unconsciousness with screaming;urine suppressed;eyes do not react to light;involuntary motion of one half of the body;beginning of paralytic stage Helleborus 30 or 200 6 hourly
After measles or scarlatina;head-sweats which do not relieve;moaning;patient rattles head Mercurius sol.30 or 200 6 hourly
Tubercular or syphilitic history in the family;violent headache;better in open air Kali iod.30 or 200 6 hourly
Stupor;cold sweat;patient cries in sleep;history of suppression of eruptions Sulphur 200 or 1M 10 min(3)
Sweating of entire head;face and hands cold;offensive foot sweat;startling in sleep,chilly patient Silicea 30 or 200 4 hourly
In chronic cases;patient feels worse during and after sleep Lachesis 30 or 200 weekly(3)
Sweating on scalp during sleep;head large;desire for eggs.Child weak though fatty Calcarea carb.200 or 1M fortnightly(3)

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