Arsenicum Sulphuratum Rubrum


Symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Arsenicum Sulphuratum Rubrum from the Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, a ten volumes comprehensive record of confirmed symptoms, published in 1879….


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     Introduced and proved by Dr. Neidhard and his class in 1852 ; also proved by Patrick McNamara, Raymond, Howard, Preston and others.

MIND.


Had an effect on his mind in making him crosser, and also to act with more energy ; 4th day.
  

SENSORIUM.


Increased heat of head and face, with a feeling of fulness, and heavy, dull sensation in head.
Falls in a deep swoon, with swelling of face ; from inhalation.
  

INNER HEAD.


Waking often with a dull pain in forehead over eyes, extending over top of head nearly to organ of self-esteem.
Heavy pain in forehead.
After three hours a general malaise, pain across forehead, and chilly pain, lasted till he went to bed ; left him in night during sleep.
Severe continued pain extending deep into brain in right frontal region, also to right ear ; very much < by stooping and exercise ; > by application of cold ; 5 P. M.
Dull pain in right frontal region, which increased in severity and became a sharp throbbing and shooting pain, extending to occiput on right side ; < by motion and stooping ; 4 P. M.
Headache similar to that of 2d day, with addition that pains were in whole frontal region, but most severe in right.
Pain commencing in back of head below philoprogenitiveness, and extending thence around sides of head ; sometimes dull and sometimes sharp ; 7 till 11 A. M.
  

OUTER HEAD.


Heat of head and face.
  

HEARING AND EARS.


Sensation of fulness and pressing outward in right ear.
Snapping sound in ear corresponding to pulsation of temporal artery.
Scarlet redness and burning of upper half of left ear, with tingling similar to that produced by a frost-bite.
The ear feels hot to touch to himself and others.
A very unpleasant, quick beating, extending deep into left ear, with pain and scarlet redness and heat of upper half of ear ; ear feels full, with pressing outward.
  

SMELL AND NOSE.


Sneezing occasionally, with a thin white discharge from both nostrils.
Sensation as if coryza was about to set in ; sneezed several times during day, with tingling in right nostril.
Free discharge from nostrils, thin and white.
  

FACE.


Has a better expression of countenance than before ; used to look dull, but now looks brighter.
Sensible pulsation of arteries of right side of face and head.
  

TASTE, SPEECH, TONGUE.


Bitter taste in mouth on waking.
  

INNER MOUTH.


Mucous membrane of mouth and throat much inflamed ; also lips and left side of tongue ; left eye (conjunctiva) much inflamed and puffed out.
  

PALATE AND THROAT.


Inflammation of throat with deep redness, occasional pains and a raw feeling.
Enlargement of right tonsil.
At times intolerable itching in throat, inducing a short, dry, expulsive cough.
  

APPETITE, THIRST, DESIRES, AVERSIONS.


No inclination for supper.
Excessive thirst, continued for three days.
During this day and next had very little appetite, at times rather an aversion to food, otherwise well.
  

EATING AND DRINKING.


An hour after breakfast, fulness and weight at pit of stomach, low spirited, no disposition to talk all day.
Ate but little at dinner-time ; disagreeable feeling in stomach till 8 P. M., when a burning sensation set in, which increased rapidly, and from 10 o’clock till 9 in morning was so intense as to almost deprive him of his breath ; > in no position ; feet and hands cold ; trembling of whole body ; twitching and jerking of lower extremities ; anxiety, fear of death ; stomach felt as if he had coals of fire in it ; pain extended from cardiac extremity to left hypochondriac region ; cold drinks increased burning in stomach ; pulse depressed and threadlike ; face pale and lived ; could not bear least pressure on region of stomach.
Sharp cutting pains in left abdominal region after each meal ; < when walking, > by firm pressure with hand upon affected part.
After meals indisposed for mental or physical exertion.
  

HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA AND VOMITING.


Nausea in afternoon.
  

SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH.


Heavy sensation and gnawing in region of stomach.
Dull, heavy pain, extending from pit of stomach to back, with a sensation of a weight in stomach.
Very weak, much soreness over whole extent of stomach.
In evening, on returning home, felt symptoms of derangement of stomach ; great weakness and trembling all over ; had walked rather more than usual during day.
  

HYPOCHONDRIA.


Large bluish spots over epigastric region, abdomen and thighs.
  

ABDOMEN AND LOINS.


During afternoon dull pains in bowels, with feeling of fulness extending across into hypogastric region.
Most violent colic with terrible vomiting.
In smaller intestines round ulcers with blackish fundus.
  

STOOLS AND RECTUM.


A loose, small evacuation during day at an unusual hour ; another one in evening.
Discharge from rectum of pure bile ; urine saffron color.
Diarrhoea of two months’ standing ; yellow, mushy stools in morning early, after getting up, and in evening before going to bed ; a kind of tenesmus in anus is constant.
  

MALE SEXUAL ORGANS.


Slight drawing pain for a short time in left spermatic cord.
  

VOICE AND LARYNX, TRACHEA AND BRONCHIA.


Trachea and Bronchia. Hoarseness, with accumulation of tough, tenacious mucus in throat.
  

INNER CHEST AND LUNGS.


Awakes at 5 A. M. with a sharp cutting pain, commencing between cartilages of fifth and sixth ribs, extending inward and upward deep into chest : pain was so sharp that it did not admit of slightest motion ; was obliged to suspend respiration as much as possible.
  

HEART, PULSE AND CIRCULATION.


Occasional sharp pains, which appear to affect base of heart, impeding respiration.
  

NECK AND BACK.


After rising in morning, a heavy pressing pain, extending from point of os coccygis to anus ; soreness of os coccygis ; pain in anus < by efforts to evacuate bowels and when passing water ; bearing down would produce a heavy, sickening sensation.
  

UPPER LIMBS.


Rheumatism from right shoulder down arm, as if in bone ; paralysis for three days.
Pain in bones of left upper arm, more towards morning, when he wakes up.
Coldness of hands.
Slight numbness of forearms and hands, with heaviness ; dropped things.
  

LOWER LIMBS.


Considerable pain in right hip, with lameness in leg.
Severe pain affecting inferior third of tibia of left leg ; commences at lower point of malleolus internus, extends upward in shaft of bone ; momentarily > by changing position of foot and by friction with hand.
Numbness and prickling affecting inner side of calf of right leg, heel, outer side of foot and little toe.
Violent itching of third toe of left foot, producing occasional spasms of muscles of foot and leg.
About 1 P. M. thighs and legs itched ; < after scratching ; seemed to leave in about two hours, and about 5 o’clock anterior muscles of thighs felt sore in descending stairs ; about 9 o’clock legs and thighs commenced to itch again.
  

REST, POSITION, MOTION.


Rest : pain in chest >.
Walking : pain in abdomen <.
Motion : pain in chest <.
Motion and friction : pain in tibia >.
Stooping and exercise : pain in frontal region <.
  

NERVES.


Convulsions, with abdomen puffed up ; offensive, bilious diarrhoea, slimy vomit ; death in four to six days ; a child.
General heaviness of whole body, sleeps longer, and is more difficult to rouse.
  

SLEEP.


Did not sleep so sound as usual, very restless, with many dreams.
Was very sleepy before taking medicine, but afterwards felt no desire to sleep, very restless through night, waking up often with a dull pain in head.
All symptoms develop more in night ; very vivid dreams all night.
  

TIME.


Morning : diarrhoea ; bone pains in arm.
At 5 A. M. : pain between fifth and sixth ribs.
At 7 to 11 A. M. : pain in head.
Afternoon : pain in bowels ; nausea.
At 1 P. M. : thighs and legs itched.
At 4 P. M. : headache <.
At 5 P. M. : pain in frontal region : thighs sore.
Evening : stomach weak ; unusual stool.
At 8 P. M. : disagreeable feeling in stomach.
At 9 P. M. : thighs itch.
At 10 P. M. to 9 A. M. : stomach burning intensely.
Night : pain in head ; dreams ; all symptoms.
  

TEMPERATURE AND WEATHER.


Cold : pain in frontal region >.
  

FEVER.


Towards night felt very cold and chilly, even before hot stove, lasted for three or four hours.
Heat and thirst ; loss of appetite ; frequent vomiting ; a child.
  

LOCALITY AND DIRECTION.


Right : pain in frontal region ; fulness in ear ; tingling in ear and in nostril ; pulsation in arteries ; tonsil enlarged ; rheumatism in shoulder ; pain in hip ; numbness in leg ; throbbing and shooting in head.
Left : ear painful ; eye inflamed ; pain in spermatic cord ; bone pains in arms ; pain in tibia ; third toe itches ; tongue and eye inflamed.
Above downward : rheumatism in shoulder.
Below upward : pain in chest ; pain in tibia.
  

SENSATIONS.


As if he had coals of fire in stomach ; as if coryza would set in.
Cutting : in left abdominal region ; between cartilages of fifth and sixth ribs.
Shooting : in right side of head.
Sharp pain : at base of heart.
Pressing pain : from point of os coccygis to anus.
Drawing : in left spermatic cord.
Gnawing : in region of stomach.
Throbbing : in right side of head.
Burning : of ear ; in stomach.
Soreness : of os coccygis ; of anterior muscles of thighs.
Raw feeling : in throat.
Rheumatic pain : in right arm.
Heavy pain : in forehead ; in stomach ; from point of os coccygis to anus.
Dull pain : in forehead, over eyes, to top of head ; in right frontal region ; from pit of stomach to back ; in bowels.
Undefined pain : across forehead ; deep into brain ; in back of head ; in bones of left arm ; inferior third of left tibia ; from cardiac extremity to hypochondriac region ; in right hip.
Fulness in head ; in right ear ; at pit of stomach.
Heaviness : in stomach.
Tingling : in ear ; in right nostril.
Numbness : of forearms and hands ; in right calf ; in foot.
Heat : of head ; in face ; in ear.
Itching : in throat ; of third toe of left foot ; of thighs and legs.
  

TISSUES.


All joints remain immovable after recovery from poison.
Rheumatic symptoms first twenty-four hours after taking medicine in morning.
  

TOUCH, PASSIVE MOTION, INJURIES.


Touch : ear feels hot.
Pressure : stomach <.
Firm pressure : pains in abdomen >.
Scratching : itching thigh <.
  

STAGE OF LIFE, CONSTITUTION.


Young man, at. 18 ; headache in forehead and back of head, with vertigo and empty feeling in region of heart.

NOTE:
PLAIN TEXT : LOWEST & DESIGNATES AN OCCASIONALLY CONFIRMED SYMPTOMS;
Plain blue: MORE FREQUENTLY CONFIRMED;
BOLD BLUE : SYMPTOMS VERIFIED BY CURES;
BOLD RED : REPEATEDLY VERIFIED;
$BOLD ITALIC RED$ : AN APPROVED CHARACTERISTIC;
θ : STANDS BETWEEN CURED SYMPTOM & PATHOLOGICAL CONDITION;
** : OBSERVED FROM OLD SCHOOL OR NEW SCHOOL;
toxic : Toxicology;
r : Right;
l : Left;
< : Increased or aggravation;
> : Decrease or amelioration;
^^ : Symptoms observed only on the sick

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.