Key attributes of homeopathic single remedy Rhus Tox are Allergies, Ankle injuries, Arthritis, Backache, Back injuries, Dengue fever, Dermatitis, Fevers, Injuries, Joint injuries, Lumbago pain, Muscular pains, Neuralgias, Rashes, Relapsing fever, Rheumatism, Sciatica, Sprains, Strains, Urticaria.
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Indications: Rhus Tox is a chief remedy for backache (lumbago), rheumatism, muscular pains etc. Rhus tox is useful in backache caused due to too much summer bathing in river or lake, lying on damp ground or straining. Pain between the shoulders and small of the back. There is pain with stiffness and pain on swallowing. Backache is worse by sitting and lying and is better by motion, lying on hard surface. Rhus Tox is also useful in injuries to back, joints and ankles. Rhus tox is also indicated in rheumatism caused due to working in damp places and handling clay. Rheumatism or arthritis of any joint especially on the right side of the body. Pain is as if sprained, as if muscle or tendon were torn out from its attachment. Pain as if the bones were scrapped with a knife and the effected parts are sore to touch. There is great restlessness, anxiety and apprehension due to pain. Patient cannot stay in bed at one place. Always wants to be moved. Pain is worse in wet rainy season, on first movement and getting up in the morning. Pain is better by walking or continued motion. Rhus Tox is also useful in sciatica, sprains, strains and neuralgia.
Rhus Tox also has marked action on urticaria, allergies and dermatitis. There are vesicular eruptions on the body. Vesicles are yellow, appear from left to right side, with much swelling, inflammation and burning. Eruptions are itching, burning and stinging. Even the skin of external genitals inflammed and oedematous. Urticaria is worse at night, cold wet rainy weather and is better by warm application. Rhus Tox is also useful in fever blisters appearing around mouth and chin.
Rhus tox also helps in headache and fevers. During headache and fevers there is extreme restlessness with desire for continuous change of position. Headache is caused due to beer or too much summer bathing. Frontal headache with feeling as if brain is torn. Headache worse by sitting or lying in cold. Rhus tox also helps in fevers and especially dengue fever. There is triangular red tip of tongue, dry and cracked, sore with imprint of teeth. There is low muttering type of delirium. Patient talks about rowing, swimming and daily occupation.
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Every homeopathic remedy is explained in detail by William Boericke, M.D. in the Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory, a book which is highly respected by the homeopathy profession. The following text is excerpted from that book and explains the symptoms covered by this remedy:
Common name: Poison-ivy
The effects on the skin, rheumatic pains, mucous membrane affections, and a typhoid type of fever, make this remedy frequently indicated. Rhus affects fibrous tissue markedly-joints, tendons, sheaths-aponeurosis, etc, producing pains and stiffness. Post-operative complications. Tearing asunder pains. Motion always "limbers up" the Rhus patient, and hence he feels better for a time from a change of position. Ailments from strains, overlifting, getting wet while perspiring. Septic conditions. Cellulitis and infections, carbuncles in early stages (Echinac). Rheumatism in the cold season. Septicæmia.
Mind: Listless, sad. Thoughts of suicide. Extreme restlessness, with continued change of position. Delirium, with fear of being poisoned (Hyos). Sensorium becomes cloudy. Great apprehension at night, cannot remain in bed.
Head: Feels as if a board were strapped on the forehead. Vertigo when rising. Heavy head. Brain feels loose and as if struck against skull on walking or rising. Scalp sensitive; worse on side lain on. Headache in occiput (Rhus rad); painful to touch. Pain in forehead and proceeds thence backward. Humid eruptions on scalp; itching greatly.
Eyes: Swollen, red, œdematous; orbital cellulitis. Pustular inflammations. Photophobia; profuse flow of yellow pus. Œdema of lids, suppurative iritis. Lids inflamed, agglutinated swollen. Old injured eyes. Circumscribed corneal injection. Intensive ulceration of the cornea. Iritis, after exposure to cold and dampness, and of rheumatic origin. Eye painful on turning it or pressing, can hardly move it, as in acute retrobulbar neuritis. Profuse gush of hot, scalding tears upon opening lids.
Ears: Pain in ears, with sensation as if something were in them. Lobules swollen. Discharge of bloody pus.
Nose: Sneezing; coryza from getting wet. Tip of nose red, sore, ulcerated. Swelling of nose. Nosebleed on stooping.
Face: Jaws crack when chewing. Easy dislocation of jaw (Ign; Petrol). Swollen face, erysipelas. Cheek bones sensitive to touch. Parotitis. Facial neuralgia, with chilliness; worse, evening. Crusta lactea (Calc; Viol tric).
Mouth: Teeth feel loose and long; gums sore. Tongue red and cracked; coated, except red triangular space at the tip; dry and red at edges. Corners of mouth ulcerated; fever-blisters around mouth and chin (Nat mur). Pain in maxillary joint.
Throat: Sore, with swollen glands. Sticking pain on swallowing. Parotitis; left side.
Stomach: Want of appetite for any kind of food, with unquenchable thirst. Bitter taste (Cupr). Nausea, vertigo, and bloated abdomen after eating. Desire for milk. Great thirst, with dry mouth and throat. Pressure as from a stone. (Bry; Ars) Drowsy after eating.
Abdomen: Violent pains, relieved by lying on abdomen. Swelling of inguinal glands. Pain in region of ascending colon. Colic, compelling to walk bent. Excessive distention after eating. Rumbling of flatus on first rising, but disappears with continued motion.
Rectum: Diarrhœa of blood, slime, and reddish mucus. Dysentery, with tearing pains down thighs. Stools of cadaverous odor. Frothy, painless stools. Will often abort a beginning suppurative process near the rectum. Dysentery.
Urinary: Dark, turbid, high-colored, scanty urine, with white sediment. Dysuria, with loss of blood.
Male: Swelling of glands and prepuce-dark-red erysipelatous; scrotum thick, swollen, œdematous. Itching intense.
Female: Swelling, with intense itching of vulva. Pelvic articulations stiff when beginning to move. Menses early, profuse, and prolonged, acrid. Lochia thin, protracted, offensive diminished (Puls; Secale), with shooting upwards in vagina (Sep).
Respiratory: Tickling behind upper sternum. Dry, teasing cough from midnight until morning, during a chill, or when putting hands out of bed. Hæmoptysis from overexertion; blood bright red. Influenza, with aching in all bones (Eup perf). Hoarseness from overtraining voice (Arn). Oppression of the chest, cannot get breath with sticking pains. Bronchial coughs in old people, worse on awaking and with expectoration of small plugs of mucus.
Heart: Hypertrophy from overexertion. Pulse quick, weak, irregular, intermittent, with numbness of left arm. Trembling and palpitation when sitting still.
Back: Pain between shoulders on swallowing. Pain and stiffness in small of back; better, motion, or lying on something hard; worse, while sitting. Stiffness of the nape of the neck.
Extremities: Hot, painful swelling of joints. Pains tearing in tendons, ligaments, and fasciæ. Rheumatic pains spread over a large surface at nape of neck, loins, and extremities; better motion (Agaric). Soreness of condyles of bones. Limbs stiff paralyzed. The cold fresh air is not tolerated; it makes the skin painful. Pain along ulnar nerve. Tearing down thighs. Sciatica; worse, cold, damp weather, at night. Numbness and formication, after overwork and exposure. Paralysis; trembling after exertion. Tenderness about knee-joint. Loss of power in forearm and fingers; crawling sensation in the tips of fingers. Tingling in feet.
Fever: Adynamic; restless, trembling. Typhoid; tongue dry and brown; sordes; bowels loose; great restlessness. Intermittent; chill, with dry cough and restlessness. During heat, urticaria. Hydroa. Chilly, as if cold water were poured over him, followed by heat and inclination to stretch the limbs.
Skin: Red, swollen; itching intense. Vesicles, herpes; urticaria; pemphigus; erysipelas; vesicular suppurative forms. Glands swollen. Cellulitis. Burning eczematous eruptions with tendency to scale formation.
Sleep: Dreams of great exertion. Heavy sleep, as from stupor. Sleepless before midnight.
Modalities: Worse, during sleep, cold, wet rainy weather and after rain; at night, during rest, drenching, when lying on back or right side. Better, warm, dry weather, motion; walking, change of position, rubbing, warm applications, from stretching out limbs.
Relationship: Complementary: Bry; Calc fluor. Phytol (Rheumatism). In urticaria follow with Bovista.
Antidotes: Bathing with milk and Grindelia lotion very effective. Ampelopsis Trifolia-Three-leaf Woodbine--(Toxic dermatitis due to vegetable poisons-30 and 200. Very similar to Rhus poisoning). Desensitizing against Ivy poisoning by the use of descending doses of the tincture by mouth or by hypodermic injections is recommended by old school authorities, but is not as effective as the homeopathic remedies especially Rhus 30 and 200 and Anacard, etc. Anacard; Croton; Grindelia; Mezer; Cyprip; Plumbago (eczema of vulva); Graph.
Compare: Rhus radicans (almost identical action); characteristics are, burning in tongue, tip feels sore, pains are often semilateral and in various parts, often remote and successive. Many symptoms are better after a storm has thoroughly set in, especially after an electric storm. Has pronounced yearly aggravation (Laches). Rhus radicans has headache in occiput even pain in nape of neck and from there pains draw over the head forwards. Rhus diversiloba-California Poison-oak (antidote to Rhus; violent skin symptoms, with frightful itching; much swelling of face, hands and genitals; skin very sensitive; eczema and erysipelas, great nervous weakness, tired from least effort; goes to sleep from sheer exhaustion); Xerophyllum (dysmenorrhœa and skin symptoms). Compare, also; Arn; Bapt; Lach; Ars; Hyos; Op (stupefaction more profound). Mimosa-Sensitive Plant--(rheumatism, knee stiff, lancinating pains in back and limbs. Swelling of ankles Legs tremble).
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