Rhus Toxicodendron

Rhus Toxicodendron homeopathy medicine, complete details of homeopathic Rhus Toxicodendron from Keynotes and Characteristics by H C Allen…

Rhus Toxicodendron Adapted to persons of a rheumatic diathesis; bad effects of getting wet, especially after being overheated.

Ailments: from spraining or straining a single part, muscle or tendon ( Calcarea, Nux ); overlifting, particularly from stretching high up to reach things; lying on damp ground; too much summer bathing in lake or river.

Rhus Toxicodendron Affects the fibrous tissue, especially ( Rhododendron – serous, Bryonia ); the right side more than the left.

Pains: as if sprained; as if a muscle or tendon was torn from its attachment; as if bones were scrapped with a knife; worse after midnight and in wet, rainy weather; affected parts sore to touch.

Lameness, stiffness and pain on first moving after rest, or on getting up in the morning, > by walking or continued motion.

Rhus Toxicodendron has Great restlessness, anxiety, apprehension ( Aconite, Arsenicum ); cannot remain in bed; must change position often to obtain relief from pain (from mental anxiety, Arsenicum ).

Restless, cannot stay long in one position.

Back: pain between the shoulders on swallowing; pain and stiffness in small of back < sitting or lying, > by motion or lying on something hard.

Great sensitiveness to open air; putting the hand from under the bed-cover brings on cough ( Baryta, Hepar ).

Muscular rheumatism, sciatica, left side ( Colocynthis ); aching in left arm, with heart disease.

Great apprehension at night; fears he will die of being poisoned; cannot remain in bed.

Vertigo, when standing or walking; worse when lying down (better when lying down, Apis ); < rising from lying, or stooping ( Bryonia ).

Headache: brain feels loose when stepping or shaking the head; sensation of swashing in brain; stupefying; as if torn; from beer; returns from least chagrin; < from sitting, lying, in cold, > warmth and motion.

Dreams of great exertion; rowing, swimming, working hard at his daily occupation ( Bryonia ).

Corners of mouth ulcerated, fever blisters around mouth and on chin ( Natrum mur. ).

Rhus Toxicodendron Tongue: dry; sore, red, cracked; triangular red tip; takes imprint of teeth ( Chelidonium, Podophyllum ).

Great thirst, with dry tongue, mouth and throat.

External genitals inflamed, erysipelatous, oedematous.

A dry, teasing cough, before and during chill, in intermittent fever; cough, with taste of blood.

When acute diseases assume a typhoid form.

Rhus Toxicodendron Diarrhoea: with beginning typhoid; involuntary, with great exhaustion; tearing pain down the posterior part of limbs during stool.

Paralysis: with numbness of affected parts; from getting wet on lying on damp ground; after exertion, parturition, sexual excesses, ague or typhoid; paresis of limbs; ptosis.

Erysipelas, from left to right; vesicular, yellow vesicles; much swelling, inflammation; burning, itching, stinging.

Relations. – Complementary: to, Bryonia.

Inimical: to, Apis, must not be used before or after.

Compare: Arnica, Bryonia, Rhododendron, Nat. s, Sulphur

Aggravation. – Before a storm; cold, wet rainy weather; at night, especially after midnight; from getting wet while perspiring; during rest.

Amelioration. – Warm, dry weather, wrapping up; warm or hot things; motion; change of position; moving affected parts.

The great characteristic or Rhus is that with few exceptions the pains occur and are < during repose and are > by motion.

Sepia, often quickly > itching and burning of Rhus, the vesicles drying up in a few days.

Rhus is best antidoted by the simillimum; the potentized remedy given internally. The dermatitis should never be treated by topical medicated applications; they only suppress, never cure.

H. C. Allen
Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.