This remedy often gets overlooked as a possible children’s remedy.
I had a young patient come in with extreme dryness and cracked skin on the back of the hands, to the point of bleeding – aggravated during the winter.
I investigated for other symptoms, and found that there was a great sensitivity to riding in the car (motion sickness), great pain in the abdomen on passing a stool, craves salt (which often indicated Natrum-muriaticum in children), is aggravated by touch, and often has changeable moods.
I gave the child Sanicula 200 – as this remedy seemed to cover best the case. The hands, pain in the abdomen, and mood greatly improved after three doses of the remedy.