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Arsenicum Album

Arsenious Acid, Arsenic, Arsenicum, Ars. Alb, Ars Alb

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HPUS label indication: Vomiting

Below are the strongest indications of Arsenicum Album in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

A profoundly acting remedy on every organ and tissue. Its clear-cut characteristic symptoms and correspondence to many severe types of disease make its homeopathic employment constant and certain. Its general symptoms often alone lead to its successful application. Among these the all-prevailing debility, exhaustion, and Restlessness, with nightly worse, are most important. Great exhaustion after the slightest exertion. This, with the peculiar irritability of fibre, gives the characteristic Irritable weakness. burning pains. Unquenchable thirst. Burning relieved by heat. Seaside complaints (Nat-mur.; Aqua Marina). Injurious effects of fruits, especially more watery ones. Gives quiet and ease to the last moments of life when given in high potency. Fear fright and worry. Green discharges. Infantile Kala-azar ( Dr. Neatby). Arsenicum Album. should be thought of in ailments from alcoholism, Ptomaine poisoning, stings, dissecting wounds, chewing tobacco; ill effects from decayed food or animal matter; odor of discharges is PUTRID; in complaints that return annually. Anaemia and chlorosis. Degenerative changes. Gradual loss of weight from impaired nutrition. Reduces the refractive index of blood serum (also China and Ferr. Phos.). Maintains the system under the stress of malignancy regardless of location. Malarial cachexia. Septic infections and low vitality.
BETTER from heat; from head elevated; warm drinks.
WORSE, wet weather, after midnight; from cold, cold drinks, or food. Seashore. Right side.
Complementary: Rhus; Carbo; Phos.; Thuja; Secale. Antidotal to lead poison.
Antidotes: Opium; Carbo; China; Hepar; Nux. Chemical antidotes: Charcoal; Hydrated Peroxide of Iron; Lime Water.
Compare: Arsenicum Album. stibiatum 3x (Chest inflammations of children, restlessness with thirst and prostration, loose mucous cough, oppression, hurried respiration, crepitant rales). Cenchris Contortrix; Iod.; Phosph.; China; Verat. alb.; Carbo; Kali-phos. Epilobium (intractable diarrhoea of typhoid). Hoang Nan. Atoxyl. - Sodium arseniate 3x, sleeping sickness; commencing optic atrophy. Levico Water - (containing Ars., Iron and Copper of South Tyrol) ( Chronic and dyscratic skin diseases, chorea minor and spasms in scrofulous and anaemic children. Favors assimilation and increases nutrition. Debility and skin diseases, especially after the use of higher potencies where progress seems suspended. Dose. Ten drops in wine glass of warm water 3 times a day after meals ( Burnett). Sarcolactic acid (influenza with violent vomiting).

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); streaked with blood


Daytime only


Mucous; bloody

Noticeable smell; offensive smell

Noticeable taste; salty

    MIND (click for more)

Great anguish and restlessness

changes place continually

Despair drives him from place to place

fears, of death, of being left alone

General sensibility increased (Hep.) Sensitive to disorder and confusion.

Great fear, with cold sweat

Hallucinations of smell and sight

Behaviour; attempts to escape; change beds

Dazed; when walking

Delirium; night
Delirium; violent

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; about self; circumstances; being watched
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; creatures and animals; insects

Desires, wants; company
Desires, wants; company; while alone
Desires, wants; to be carried; fast

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); with anxiety
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anguish
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anguish; forcing from place to place
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; boredom, dissatisfaction (see loathing of life); weary of life (see boredom, dissatisfaction, loathing, etc.)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; cannot bear to be looked at
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; greed
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; loathing; life (see desires, death)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mildness
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; reproaches; others
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; suspicious
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair; during chill
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair; of recovery
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair; religious (of salvation etc.)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair; while perspiring
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; during chill
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; during the heat
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; when alone

Insanity; mania, madness
Insanity; mania, madness; from drinking (delirium tremors)
Insanity; mania, madness; wants to be held

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; about salvation
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; during chill
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; during fever
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; during sleep (see dreams)
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; evening
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; evening; in bed
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; in bed
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; morning
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; night
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; night; after midnight
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; night; after midnight; 3 a.m.
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; of conscience (as if guilty of a crime)
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; on waking
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; when alone
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; with fear
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of being alone (see company)
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death; when alone
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of robbers
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; night; wakens at 3 a.m.
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled; evening; on falling asleep
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled; on falling asleep

Memory; weakness of memory

Perception; senses; acute

Restlessness, nervousness
Restlessness, nervousness; anxious, etc.
Restlessness, nervousness; anxious, etc.; forcing rapid walking
Restlessness, nervousness; during chill
Restlessness, nervousness; during heat
Restlessness, nervousness; forcing out of bed
Restlessness, nervousness; internal
Restlessness, nervousness; night
Restlessness, nervousness; night; after midnight
Restlessness, nervousness; tossing about in bed
Restlessness, nervousness; wants to go from one bed to another

Talking, conversation; critical
Talking, conversation; of others

Unconsciousness; frequent spells
Unconsciousness; on least movement

Miserly, malicious, selfish, lacks courage


Thinks it useless to take medicine

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)


    HEAD (click for more)

Delirium tremens; cursing and raving; vicious

Head is in constant motion

Heaviness (see pain; pressing); open air
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); warm room


Pain, headache
Pain, headache; burning; forehead; over eyes
Pain, headache; burning; forehead; over eyes; night
Pain, headache; from being in vaults, cellars, etc.
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); from cold air
Pain, headache; in forehead
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; warm applications
Pain, headache; in forehead; above root of nose; pulsating
Pain, headache; recurring headache
Pain, headache; walking; in open air
Pain, headache; while lying down; lies with head high

Skin and scalp; out-break on skin
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; crusts, scabs
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; eczema
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; pimples

Headaches relieved by cold, other symptoms worse

Hemicrania, with icy feeling of scalp and great weakness

Periodical burning pains, with Restlessness; with cold skin

Scalp ITCHES intolerably; circular patches of bare spots; rough, dirty, sensitive, and covered with dry scales; nightly burning and itching; dandruff

Scalp very sensitive; cannot brush hair.

Sensitive head in open air

    EYE (click for more)

Lids red, ulcerated, scabby, scaly, granulated

Burning in eyes, with acrid lachrymation

Intense photophobia; better external warmth

Ciliary neuralgia, with fine burning pain.

Corneal ulceration

External inflammation, with extreme painfulness; Burning, hot, and excoriating lachrymation

Discoloration; redness
Discoloration; redness; lids; spots; edges of


Inflammation; glandular swellings
Inflammation; infants
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye)

Intolerance of light (photophobia)
Intolerance of light (photophobia); daylight
Intolerance of light (photophobia); from snow

Lids; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Lids; granular lids
Lids; opening eyes difficult
Lids; opening eyes difficult
Lids; spasmodic closure

Pain; as from something in eye; like sand in eye
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; margins of lids
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; margins of lids; evening
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; night
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; on opening the eyes
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; on opening the eyes
Pain; warmth

Paralysis; iris

Skin around eyes (see face); corner excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

Swellings; lids
Swellings; lids; from fluid accumulation
Swellings; lids; under the lids

Tears; acrid smell (strong and sharp)

Ulceration; lids; under surfaces

Oedema around eyes

    VISION (click for more)

Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; green


Sees only halves of objects (hemiopia); horizontal

    EAR (click for more)

Thin, excoriating, offensive otorrhoea

Discharges from ear; greenish pus

Itching; in ear; burning

Noises in ear; buzzing; while perspiring
Noises in ear; with perspiration

Roaring in ears, during a paroxysm of pain.

Skin within, raw and burning

    NOSE (click for more)

Sneezing without relief

Thin, watery, excoriating discharge

Acne of nose

BURNING and bleeding

Hay-fever and coryza; worse in open air; better indoors


Nose feels Stopped up


Discharge from nose; blood
Discharge from nose; copious
Discharge from nose; thick
Discharge from nose; watery
Discharge from nose; wearing away skin

Dryness; inside

Pain; burning, smarting
Pain; burning, smarting; with running nose
Pain; rawness; with running nose


Running or blocked nose (coryza)
Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked
Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked; at root
Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked; sensation as if blocked; with watery discharge
Running or blocked nose (coryza); from becoming chilled, while overheated
Running or blocked nose (coryza); right
Running or blocked nose (coryza); running, wet
Running or blocked nose (coryza); violent attacks

Skin or lining of nose; small swellings

Smell; acute, over sensitive; sensitive to the odour of food

Sneezing; frequent

Swelling; knotty

    FACE (click for more)

Angry, circumscribed flush of cheeks.

Abscess; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe)s

Appearance as if dead (see sunken)

Bloated (see swelling, congestion)

Cancer; epithelioma
Cancer; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars, spread over body


Expression; anxious
Expression; distressed
Expression; haggard
Expression; sickly
Expression; suffering

Inflammation; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); suppurating (producing pus)

Lips; deposits from illness on the lips
Lips; discoloration; black
Lips; discoloration; pale
Lips; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Lips; out-breaks on lips
Lips; ulcers

Pain; burning (see heat)
Pain; burning (see heat); like hot needles
Pain; cold air
Pain; pulling
Pain; pulling; warmth
Pain; rheumatic
Pain; stinging
Pain; sudden, sharp; burning needles
Pain; warmth

Perspiration; cold

Skin; discoloration; bluish
Skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes
Skin; discoloration; bluish; from oxygen starvation
Skin; discoloration; iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration)
Skin; discoloration; pale
Skin; discoloration; sickly colour
Skin; discoloration; yellow
Skin; drawn, pulled
Skin; dryness (see skin)
Skin; out-breaks on skin; cold sores, herpes; mealy
Skin; out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby
Skin; out-breaks on skin; dry
Skin; out-breaks on skin; eczema
Skin; out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash
Skin; out-breaks on skin; powdery flaking skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; powdery flaking skin; lips
Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous
Skin; shiny skin; waxy
Skin; ulcers
Skin; ulcers; wart-like


Swelling; fluid accumulation
Swelling; morning
Swelling; under eyes

Twitching; lips; on falling asleep

Lips black, livid

Swollen, pale, yellow, Cachetic, sunken, cold, and covered with sweat ( Acetic Acid.) Expression of agony

Tearing, Needle-like pains; burning

    MOUTH (click for more)

Gulping up burning water.

Bloody saliva

Epithelioma of lips

Metallic taste

Bleeding; gums; scurvy

Cracked; tongue

Discoloration; tongue; blue
Discoloration; tongue; brown
Discoloration; tongue; red
Discoloration; tongue; red; edges
Discoloration; tongue; red; tip
Discoloration; tongue; white
Discoloration; tongue; white; as if painted
Discoloration; tongue; white; silvery, all over

Dryness; tongue

Gangrenous; in children

Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; tongue
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; malignant

Gums; teeth detached from gums; scurvy-like

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); cadaverous, like dead body
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid

Pain; as if burnt; tongue
Pain; burning, raw and smarting
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; tongue
Pain; gums
Pain; sore; gums

Swelling; gums
Swelling; tongue; base, externally and internally

Taste; bitter
Taste; bitter; after eating
Taste; putrid; morning

Teeth; bites tumbler when drinking
Teeth; deposits on teeth during illness (see mucus)
Teeth; grinding; during sleep
Teeth; pain; heat; heat of heater
Teeth; pain; tearing; warmth
Teeth; pain; tearing; while lying on painful side
Teeth; pain; winter

Thrush (whitish flakes)
Thrush (whitish flakes); bluish in colour

Tongue; jagged edge of tongue
Tongue; taste buds; enlarged; at tip

Neuralgia of teeth; feel long and very sore; worse after midnight; better warmth

Tongue dry, clean, and red; stitching and burning pain in tongue, ulcerated with blue color

Ulceration of mouth with dryness and burning heat

Unhealthy easily-bleeding gums

    THROAT (click for more)

Diphtheritic membrane, looks dry and wrinkled.

Swollen, oedematous, constricted, burning; unable to swallow

Catarrh; sudden

Choking, constricting; trachea (wind pipe)


Inflammation; gullet

Irritation; trachea (wind pipe)

Larynx (voice box); sensation of smoke

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; wrinkled

Pain; burning
Pain; burning; gullet; when swallowing
Pain; rawness; larynx
Pain; swallowing; on swallowing
Pain; warmth; warm drinks

Paralysis; after diphtheria
Paralysis; gullet
Paralysis; gullet; sensation of
Paralysis; throat

Sensation of something in throat; as from dust
Sensation of something in throat; sulphur vapour

Sounds; gullet gurgling; when drinking

Spasms, convulsions etc.; closing gullet

Tickling in the air passages; larynx


    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Gnawing, burning pains like coals of fire; relieved by heat

Ascites and anasarca

Craves acids and Coffee

Craves milk.

Nausea, retching, vomiting, after eating or drinking

Burning pain

Ill effects of vegetable diet, melons, and watery fruits generally

Liver and spleen enlarged and painful

Abdomen swollen and painful

Anxiety; after stool

Bladder; fullness; without desire to urinate
Bladder; paralysis
Bladder; paralysis; after childbirth, no desire to urinate
Bladder; paralysis; in aged people
Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed)
Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); after confinement
Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); dysentery
Bladder; urge to urinate, but producing nothing
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); absent
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); absent; with swollen bladder
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual; while perspiring
Bladder; urination; frequent; during chill
Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence
Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; after labour
Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; daytime; and night
Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; during pregnancy
Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting
Bladder; urination; painful or difficult urination
Bladder; urination; unsatisfactory (see incomplete and fullness, after urinating)
Bladder; urination; weakness; after childbirth

Bloated; painful
Bloated; trapped wind

Complaints of spleen



Hard; liver

Inflammation; liver

Kidneys; suppression of urine
Kidneys; suppression of urine; in cholera

Pain; aching, dull pain (see boring, pulling, distress, digging, gnawing, biting, pressing, etc.)
Pain; after eating (including certain foods); after eating ice cream
Pain; burning
Pain; burning; after eating ice cream
Pain; cramping, griping; after eating ice cream
Pain; cutting
Pain; during the heat of fever
Pain; from becoming cold
Pain; in women; during period; heat
Pain; lower part of abdomen
Pain; navel; region of navel; night; after midnight
Pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.
Pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); spleen
Pain; tearing
Pain; warmth
Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception)

Restlessness, uneasiness, etc.

Skin; ulcers

Stomach; anxiety
Stomach; anxiety; night, on rising up
Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general)
Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); during chill
Stomach; appetite; lacking, no appetite
Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; all food
Stomach; burping, belching; clear, salty liquid from stomach in mouth (waterbrash)
Stomach; burping, belching; empty
Stomach; cancer
Stomach; coldness
Stomach; coldness; chilliness in pit of stomach
Stomach; contraction
Stomach; desires, cravings; alcoholic drinks
Stomach; desires, cravings; cold drinks
Stomach; desires, cravings; warm drinks
Stomach; desires, cravings; warm drinks; during chill
Stomach; desires, cravings; warm food
Stomach; disordered
Stomach; disordered; after fruit
Stomach; disordered; ice cream
Stomach; heat, flushes
Stomach; hiccup
Stomach; hiccup; during fever; at the time when the fever ought to come
Stomach; inflammation
Stomach; inflammation; indurated stomach walls (hard from inflammation)
Stomach; loathing of food (see nausea)
Stomach; nausea
Stomach; nausea; after fever
Stomach; nausea; afternoon; 3 p.m.
Stomach; nausea; late morning; 11 a.m.
Stomach; pain
Stomach; pain; after drinking; cold drinks
Stomach; pain; after eating
Stomach; pain; after eating; ice cream
Stomach; pain; burning
Stomach; pain; cramping, griping, constricting
Stomach; pain; cramping, griping, constricting; after cold drinks
Stomach; pain; during heat
Stomach; pain; heat
Stomach; pain; pressing
Stomach; pain; scraping
Stomach; pain; sore, bruised, beaten (tenderness)
Stomach; pain; sudden, sharp
Stomach; pain; yawning
Stomach; sensation of lump; stone
Stomach; thirst
Stomach; thirst; after chill
Stomach; thirst; before chill
Stomach; thirst; during heat
Stomach; thirst; extreme
Stomach; thirst; for large quantities
Stomach; thirst; for small quantities
Stomach; thirst; for small quantities; often
Stomach; thirst; unquenchable
Stomach; vomiting
Stomach; vomiting; after drinking
Stomach; vomiting; after drinking; immediately after
Stomach; vomiting; after drinking; smallest quantity
Stomach; vomiting; after eating
Stomach; vomiting; after eating; ice cream
Stomach; vomiting; bile
Stomach; vomiting; black
Stomach; vomiting; comes on suddenly
Stomach; vomiting; during diarrhoea
Stomach; vomiting; easy
Stomach; vomiting; everything
Stomach; vomiting; food
Stomach; vomiting; frequent
Stomach; vomiting; green
Stomach; vomiting; in alcoholics
Stomach; vomiting; offensive smelling
Stomach; vomiting; on movement
Stomach; vomiting; violent
Stomach; vomiting; water
Stomach; vomiting; while perspiring

Swelling; from watery fluid; abdominal cavity

Anxiety in pit of stomach

Dyspepsia from vinegar, acids, ice-cream, ice-water, tobacco

Everything swallowed seems to lodge in the oesophagus, which seems as if closed and nothing would pass

Gastralgia from slightest food or drink

great thirsts; drinks much, but little at a time

Heartburn; gulping up of acid and bitter substances which seem to excoriate the throat

Long-lasting eructations

Malignant symptoms

Pain as from a wound in abdomen on coughing.

Stomach extremely irritable; seems raw, as if torn

Stomach; Cannot bear the sight or smell of food

Terrible fear and dyspnoea, with gastralgia; also faintness, icy coldness, great exhaustion

Vomiting of blood, bile, green mucus, or brown-black mixed with blood

    RECTUM (click for more)

BURNING pain and pressure in rectum and anus.

Painful, spasmodic protrusion of rectum


Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; after eating game
Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; from drinking water
Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; fruit
Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; ice cream
Diarrhoea; after cold drinks
Diarrhoea; after eating
Diarrhoea; aged people
Diarrhoea; cold food
Diarrhoea; from septic conditions
Diarrhoea; night
Diarrhoea; night; after midnight


Flatulence; offensive

Haemorrhage from anus

Haemorrhoids; internal

Pain; burning; after stool
Pain; burning; during stool
Pain; cutting; during diarrhoea
Pain; during stool
Pain; stinging; night, lying down
Pain; sudden, sharp
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during diarrhoea


    STOOL (click for more)

Small, offensive, dark, with much prostration

Body cold as ice ( Verat.) Hemorrhoids burn like fire; relieved by heat

Cholera, with intense agony, prostration, and burning thirst

Dysentery dark, bloody, very offensive

Skin excoriated about anus.




Food appears to be passed undigested (lientery)




Mucous, slimy; brown
Mucous, slimy; green

Odour; like a dead body
Odour; offensive
Odour; putrid

Small (see long and narrow)

Strong and sharp (acrid), corrosive, wearing away skin

Thin, liquid; black

Watery; black
Watery; brown

worse at night, and after eating and drinking; from chilling stomach, alcoholic abuse, spoiled meat

    URINE (click for more)

Epithelial cells; cylindrical clots of fibrin and globules of pus and blood


After urinating, feeling of weakness in abdomen

Bladder as if paralyzed

Bright’s disease


Scanty, burning, involuntary

Albuminous (white, thick)
Albuminous (white, thick); after alcohol abuse


Burning (includes hot)

Colour; brown
Colour; brown; like cow-dung with water
Colour; brown; while perspiring

Ejecting lumps; epithelial


Sediment; sand; red (brick-dust)

    GENITALS (click for more)

Stitching pain in pelvis extending down the thigh.


Burning in ovarian region

Female; Menses too profuse and too soon
Female; cancer; womb
Female; fluid build up (see swelling); ovaries
Female; inflammation
Female; inflammation; womb
Female; pain; burning; ovaries
Female; pain; burning; ovaries; moving feet
Female; pain; pulling; ovaries; from sitting bent
Female; pain; pulling; ovaries; movement
Female; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; ovaries; right
Female; period; copious
Female; period; frequent
Female; swollen
Female; vaginal discharge
Female; vaginal discharge; instead of period
Female; vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin
Female; vaginal discharge; thick
Female; vaginal discharge; yellow

Male; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); scrotum
Male; inflammation; penis; foreskin; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Male; swelling; scrotum; fluid accumulation
Male; ulcers; burning
Male; ulcers; penis; at tip; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Male; ulcers; penis; lesion with wavy margin
Male; ulcers; spreading

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning

Leucorrhoea, acrid, burning, offensive, thin

Pain as from red-hot wires; worse least exertion; causes great fatigue; better in warm room

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Wheezing respiration

Air-passages constricted

Asthma worse midnight

Burning in chest

Cough dry, as from Sulphur fumes; After drinking.

Cough worse after midnight; worse lying on back

darting pain through upper third of right lung

Expectoration scanty, Frothy

Hemoptysis with pain between shoulders; burning heat all over


Asthma attack
Asthma attack; in aged people
Asthma attack; night
Asthma attack; night; 2 a.m.
Asthma attack; night; after midnight
Asthma attack; night; after midnight; must spring out of bed
Asthma attack; periodic
Asthma attack; spasmodic

Deep; impossible

Difficult (dyspnea)
Difficult (dyspnea); after exertion; physical exertion
Difficult (dyspnea); ascending
Difficult (dyspnea); from dust
Difficult (dyspnea); from mucus in the wind pipe
Difficult (dyspnea); lying down impossible
Difficult (dyspnea); night
Difficult (dyspnea); night; after midnight
Difficult (dyspnea); night; after midnight; 2 a.m.
Difficult (dyspnea); night; in bed
Difficult (dyspnea); night; midnight
Difficult (dyspnea); when turning in bed
Difficult (dyspnea); while lying down
Difficult (dyspnea); while walking
Difficult (dyspnea); with cough

Interrupted; coughing


Respiratory allergies (including hayfever)
Respiratory allergies (including hayfever); open air


Suffocative catarrh

Unable to lie down; fears suffocation

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Drinking; after drinking
Drinking; cold drinks
Drinking; warm drinks or soup

Dry cough
Dry cough; night

Evening; in bed

Exhausting cough

Hacking cough
Hacking cough; from tickling in larynx

In cold air

In open air
In open air; when walking in open air

Loose; during fever



On becoming cold

Sensation of sulphur fumes or vapour

Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); as from dust

Tickling; larynx


While lying down; evening
While lying down; evening; must sit up

With or after chill or fever; during fever

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Pulse more rapid in morning ( Sulph.) Dilatation

Angina pectoris, with pain in neck and occiput.

Anxiety; region of heart
Anxiety; region of heart; night


Coldness; internal

Constriction, tension
Constriction, tension; heart
Constriction, tension; when ascending stairs or hill
Constriction, tension; while walking

Heart; accumulation of fluid, pulmonary
Heart; angina pectoris
Heart; fatty degeneration of heart
Heart; fluid build up around heart
Heart; palpitations
Heart; palpitations; after stool
Heart; palpitations; anxiety
Heart; palpitations; during fever
Heart; palpitations; from exertion
Heart; palpitations; irregular
Heart; palpitations; night; 3 a.m.
Heart; palpitations; on climbing steps

Inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis)
Inflammation; heart; endocardium
Inflammation; heart; pericardium
Inflammation; lung lining; neglected
Inflammation; lungs

Lungs; empyema
Lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema)
Lungs; gangrene of lungs
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)

Movements in and of chest; convulsions

Oppressed feeling
Oppressed feeling; clothing
Oppressed feeling; during stormy weather
Oppressed feeling; from ascending stairs or hill
Oppressed feeling; heart
Oppressed feeling; on rapid movement
Oppressed feeling; weather changes to cold
Oppressed feeling; when weather changes to cold
Oppressed feeling; while walking
Oppressed feeling; while walking; quickly

Pain; burning
Pain; cutting (sudden sharp pain); heart
Pain; heart
Pain; lungs; top; right
Pain; night
Pain; pressing; breast bone
Pain; pressing; heart
Pain; sides; right; top of right lung
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast bone
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; collar bone; under; right
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right; top
Pain; tearing; arm pit

Skin; out-breaks on skin


Fatty degeneration

Heart; Palpitation, pain, dyspnoea, faintness

Irritable heart in smokers and tobacco-chewers

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Pain; burning
Pain; burning; spine
Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between
Pain; neck

Weakness (tired feeling, in spine)
Weakness (tired feeling, in spine); lumbar (lower half of back)

Drawing in of shoulders

Pain and burning in back ( Oxal-ac.)

Weakness in small of back

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Burning pains

Cramps in calves

Diabetic gangrene

Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Coldness; lower limbs; knee
Coldness; upper limbs; hands
Coldness; with diarrhoea

Gangrene; upper limbs

Hands and feet; hardness; skin of soles
Hands and feet; thick skin of soles

Heaviness; foot
Heaviness; tired limbs

Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); soles

Injuries; fingers; dissecting wounds

Movements and positions; jerking; falling asleep
Movements and positions; trembling
Movements and positions; trembling; in alcoholics
Movements and positions; twitching; fingers; tips
Movements and positions; twitching; night; in bed
Movements and positions; twitching; on falling asleep

Numbness (see tingling); foot

Pain; burning; leg
Pain; during chill
Pain; from cold air
Pain; hip
Pain; joints; warmth
Pain; lower limbs; during chill
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); warmth
Pain; neuralgic (pain along nerves)
Pain; night; after midnight
Pain; on becoming cold
Pain; pulling; elbow
Pain; pulling; elbow; extending to arm pit
Pain; rheumatic
Pain; scraping; leg, bones
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); hip
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); thigh
Pain; sore, bruised; knee
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; burning
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hip
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hot, in paralysed parts
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; thigh
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; thigh; burning
Pain; tearing; during chill
Pain; tearing; elbow
Pain; tearing; elbow; night
Pain; tearing; foot
Pain; tearing; lower limbs
Pain; tearing; lower limbs; lying on painful side
Pain; tearing; lower limbs; night; when lying upon it
Pain; tearing; lying on painful side
Pain; tearing; one side
Pain; tearing; thigh
Pain; tearing; upper arm
Pain; tearing; upper arm; extending to other parts; upward
Pain; tearing; wrist; night
Pain; tearing; wrist; night; in bed
Pain; upper limbs; lying on it
Pain; upper limbs; warmth
Pain; warmth
Pain; warmth; of bed

Paralysis; lower limbs; after diphtheria

Perspiration; hand
Perspiration; thigh

Restlessness; evening; in bed
Restlessness; lower limbs
Restlessness; lower limbs; before going to sleep
Restlessness; lower limbs; leg
Restlessness; lower limbs; leg; before sleep
Restlessness; lower limbs; night
Restlessness; night; before going to bed

Shocks; lower limbs; during sleep
Shocks; on going to sleep

Skin; discoloration; fingers; nails; blueness; during chill
Skin; discoloration; hand; bruise-like black and blue
Skin; itching; lower limbs
Skin; out-break on skin
Skin; out-break on skin; blisters; containing fluid
Skin; out-break on skin; burning
Skin; out-break on skin; fingers; tips of; blisters; filled with blood
Skin; out-break on skin; foot; blisters; black
Skin; out-break on skin; foot; sole of; blisters; spreading
Skin; out-break on skin; foot; sole of; blisters; ulcerating
Skin; out-break on skin; knee; hollow of knee
Skin; out-break on skin; knee; hollow of knee; herpes
Skin; out-break on skin; knee; hollow of knee; itching
Skin; out-break on skin; leg; eczema
Skin; out-break on skin; lower limbs
Skin; out-break on skin; lower limbs; blisters
Skin; out-break on skin; pimples
Skin; out-break on skin; upper limbs
Skin; out-break on skin; upper limbs; pimples
Skin; out-break on skin; upper limbs; scales
Skin; painful boils, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle)
Skin; ulcers; fingers; tips
Skin; ulcers; fingers; tips; burning
Skin; ulcers; fingers; under nails
Skin; ulcers; foot
Skin; ulcers; foot; sole; from blisters
Skin; ulcers; leg
Skin; ulcers; leg; burning
Skin; ulcers; leg; gangrenous
Skin; ulcers; leg; painful
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; black base
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; bluish with red circle
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; burning
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; deep
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; gangrenous
Skin; ulcers; nails

Stiffness; joints

Swollen; fingers; from dissecting wound
Swollen; fluid in tissues
Swollen; foot
Swollen; foot; fluid accumulation
Swollen; foot; shining
Swollen; hand; gangrenous
Swollen; leg
Swollen; lower limbs; fluid in tissues

Weakness; after least exertion
Weakness; fingers
Weakness; fingers; paralytic
Weakness; fingers; when grasping
Weakness; foot
Weakness; forearm
Weakness; hand; paralytic
Weakness; lower limbs
Weakness; upper limbs; when taking hold of something

Peripheral neuritis


Swelling of feet

Trembling, twitching, spasms, weakness, heaviness, uneasiness

Ulcers on heel (Cepa; Lamium) Paralysis of lower limbs with atrophy.

    SLEEP (click for more)

Disturbed, anxious, restless

Dreams are full of care and fear

Drowsy, sleeping sickness.

Must have head raised by pillows

Dreams; accidents
Dreams; anxious
Dreams; difficulties
Dreams; frightful
Dreams; of dead people

Falling asleep; from the least mental exertion

Restless; night; after 3 a.m.

Sleepiness, tiredness
Sleepiness, tiredness; from mental exertion

Sleeplessness, insomnia
Sleeplessness, insomnia; after waking
Sleeplessness, insomnia; from weariness
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after mental exertion
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after midnight
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from anxiety
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from before midnight
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from shocks
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from thoughts; from activity of mind
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; twitching of the limbs


Sleeps with hands over head

Suffocative fits during sleep

    CHILL (click for more)

After eating
After movement

At certain time of day or night; from 1 a.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 1 p.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 1 p.m.; to 2 p.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 12 a.m.; to 2 p.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 2 a.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 2 p.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 3 p.m.



Icy coldness of the body

In the open air
In the open air; while walking

Internal; as if coldness in blood vessels

Late morning

Night; after midnight

Periodic, recurring; attacks recurring earlier each time
Periodic, recurring; every fourteenth day
Periodic, recurring; every fourth day
Periodic, recurring; irregular
Periodic, recurring; recurring daily
Periodic, recurring; recurring every third day
Periodic, recurring; recurring every third day; twice

Shaking, shivering, rigors
Shaking, shivering, rigors; afternoon
Shaking, shivering, rigors; evening
Shaking, shivering, rigors; evening; while walking in open air
Shaking, shivering, rigors; night; in the open air

Warmth; external warmth
Warmth; warm room

When drinking; the chill increases and causes vomiting

With fever, but chill predominating; afternoon

    FEVER (click for more)

Cold sweats

Septic fevers


Periodically marked with adynamia

Complete exhaustion

Delirium; worse after midnight

Alternating with chills
Burning heat

Burning heat; heat, outside, cold inside
Burning heat; mostly internal, blood seems to burn; in the veins
Burning heat; night
Burning heat; night; after midnight
Burning heat; night; midnight
Burning heat; with thirst for cold drinks; with unquenchable thirst

Comes on suddenly; irregular
Comes on suddenly; irregular; one stage missing

Continued fever
Continued fever; night
Continued fever; night; after midnight
Continued fever; small, purple spots; putrid, foul, cadaverous smell to stool, brown, dry, leathery-looking tongue, extreme exhaustion

Dry heat
Dry heat; night
Dry heat; night; with delirium

External heat
External heat; with chilliness

Fever from irritation
Fever from irritation; slow (see continued fever)

Fever without chill
Fever without chill; afternoon
Fever without chill; afternoon; 1 to 2 p.m.
Fever without chill; night
Fever without chill; night; 1 to 2 a.m.
Fever without chill; night; 12 to 2 a.m.
Fever without chill; night; 12 to 2 a.m.; to 3 a.m.
Fever without chill; night; 2 a.m.
Fever without chill; night; after midnight
Fever without chill; night; midnight

Hectic fever

Infectious fevers

Intense heat
Intense heat; with delirium

Intermittent, chronic

Internal heat
Internal heat; burning; in the blood vessels
Internal heat; with external chill

Irregular stages

Localised; stomach (gastric fever)

Morning; with chilliness

Night; after midnight
Night; dry burning heat
Night; dry burning heat; with anxiety
Night; dry burning heat; without thirst
Night; midnight

No perspiration

Remittent; afternoon
Remittent; night
Remittent; prone to become typhoid
Remittent; prone to become typhoid; from poisoning by quinine

Septic fever (see infectious, continued, from childbirth, etc.)

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat, then sweat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; heat alternating with chill, then with sweat

With chill

Yellow fever

Great heat about 3 a.m

Great restlessness

hay fever

High temperature

paroxysms incomplete, with marked exhaustion


Typhoid, not too early; often after Rhus

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

After the fever



During anxiety
During anxiety; night

From coughing


Odour; sour

On beginning to sleep

Other symptoms worse while perspiring


Walking (see exertion); in open air

While sitting

With difficulty breathing

    SKIN (click for more)


Epithelioma of the skin

Gangrenous inflammations.

Icy coldness of body

Itching, burning, swellings; oedema; eruption, papular, Dry, rough, scaly; worse cold and scratching

Malignant pustules

Poisoned wounds



Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus; haematodes
Abnormal growths; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars, spread over body
Abnormal growths; ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; as if burnt
Abnormal growths; ulcers; black
Abnormal growths; ulcers; black; base
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bleeding
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bleeding; edges
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bluish
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; in margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; cancerous
Abnormal growths; ulcers; deep
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; bloody
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; corrosive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; greenish
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive; putrid
Abnormal growths; ulcers; fungus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; gangrenous
Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; inflamed
Abnormal growths; ulcers; like eczema
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painful
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painless, slow developing
Abnormal growths; ulcers; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; red with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; shooting
Abnormal growths; ulcers; spongy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; spongy; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; syphilitic
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with elevated, hardened margins
Abnormal growths; warts; waxy

Blisters; black
Blisters; bluish
Blisters; filled with blood
Blisters; whitish


Discoloration; blackish
Discoloration; red; spots
Discoloration; white
Discoloration; white; spots

Dry; burning
Dry; inability to perspire (see inactivity)

Gangrene; cold
Gangrene; from burns or gangrenous sores

Hard; like parchment

Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous

Itching; burning
Itching; must scratch; until it bleeds
Itching; scratching
Itching; without visible out-break on skin

Out-breaks on skin
Out-breaks on skin; blackish
Out-breaks on skin; boils; painful boil, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle)
Out-breaks on skin; boils; periodical
Out-breaks on skin; burning
Out-breaks on skin; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; moist
Out-breaks on skin; dry
Out-breaks on skin; eczema
Out-breaks on skin; from becoming cold
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; burning
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; itching
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; mealy
Out-breaks on skin; itching
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash
Out-breaks on skin; mealy
Out-breaks on skin; pimples
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; burning
Out-breaks on skin; pocks; burning
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; malignant
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular)
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; bran-like
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); suppurating (producing pus), which dries to blackish crusts
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); white
Out-breaks on skin; small, purple spot
Out-breaks on skin; small-pox; black

Pain; burning

Swelling; bluish-black
Swelling; burning
Swelling; fluid in tissues
Swelling; spongy

Ulcers with offensive discharge

Urticaria, with burning and restlessness

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Abscesses; burning

Affects of alcohol

After undressing

Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

At beginning of sleep

Aversion to movement

Before sleep

Blackness of external parts

Blood vessels; septicaemia (blood poisoning - chills, fever, must lie down, inflammed lungs, liver, kidneys and other organs)
Blood vessels; varicose veins; burning
Blood vessels; varicose veins; burning; night

Bones; necrosis in bones (death of cells)

Cancers; fungus haematodes
Cancers; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars, spread over body

Change of temperature

Collapse; after diarrhoea
Collapse; after vomiting
Collapse; sudden


During sleep

Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; bad meat
Eating and food; cold food
Eating and food; fruit
Eating and food; rotten sausages
Eating and food; warm drinks

Electric-like shocks
Electric-like shocks; on going to sleep

Emaciated (extremely thin)
Emaciated (extremely thin); children (marasmus)

Faintness, fainting
Faintness, fainting; after vomiting
Faintness, fainting; frequent
Faintness, fainting; morning
Faintness, fainting; on moving

Flabby feeling

Fluid build up; external
Fluid build up; internal

General physical anxiety

Inflammation; blood vessels
Inflammation; externally
Inflammation; internally
Inflammation; internally; gangrenous
Inflammation; thin, watery membranes

Jerking; on going to sleep

Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; inclination to lie down
Lying down; lying down

Movement; after

Must sit up in bed with knees pulled up, resting head and arms upon knees

Night; 1 a.m.
Night; after midnight
Night; before midnight

On waking

Open air

Pain; burning externally
Pain; burning externally; blood vessels
Pain; burning externally; glands
Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally; burning
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; burning in muscles; like hot needles

Periodic, recurring
Periodic, recurring; fourteenth day

Perspiration gives no relief

Physical exertion

Pulse; abnormal
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; and small
Pulse; irregular
Pulse; small
Pulse; weak





Swelling; in general
Swelling; inflammatory
Swelling; puffy

Symptoms not symmetrical; right

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; blood vessels
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); entering a cold place
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); from becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat; like warm water; poured over
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat; in blood vessels
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm bed
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm heater

Tobacco; chewing

Trembling; externally
Trembling; from anxiety

Twitching; on going to sleep

Ulcers, at glands (see skin)
Ulcers, at glands (see skin); cancerous


Vaults, cellars, etc.


Walking up stairs or hill



Warm bed

Warm heater

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after eating
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after stool
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); during fever
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from movement
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from pain
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from slight exertion
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); on rising
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); rapid
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); sudden
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); trembling; after stool
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking

Weariness (see weakness); after eating

Wet weather

While sitting

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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.