Condition in which small intestine telescopes into large intestine, causing violent Abdominal Pain and screaming. Usually occurs around six months of age and is more common in boys than girls. In intervals between pain, child is limp and pale, and may vomit. Stools may be red and jelly-like. If intussusception is suspected consult your doctor if there is no improvement in 2 hours and give nothing by mouth, except homeopathic remedies; if intestine cannot be manipulated back into place, an operation may be necessary.

Specific remedies to be given every 15 minutes while waiting for help to arrive

  • First choice: colon seen as a pad during colic Belladonna 30c
  • Pain relieved by bending child double Colocynth 30c
  • Pain not relieved by bending child double Nux 30c
  • Child restless and passing red, jelly-like stools Rhus tox. 30c

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