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Arsenicum Album - Chest symptoms

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.

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).


Pulse more rapid in morning ( Sulph.) Dilatation
Angina pectoris, with pain in neck and occiput.
Alternating with eye symptoms

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

Breast; milk; in non-pregnant women
Breast; withered breast

Cancer; breast
Cancer; breast; epithelioma


Chilliness; evening

Coldness; internal

Constriction, tension
Constriction, tension; as from a band around chest
Constriction, tension; during chill
Constriction, tension; evening
Constriction, tension; evening; in bed
Constriction, tension; from exertion
Constriction, tension; heart
Constriction, tension; movement
Constriction, tension; when ascending stairs or hill
Constriction, tension; while sitting
Constriction, tension; while walking


Heart; accumulation of fluid, pulmonary
Heart; angina pectoris
Heart; fatty degeneration of heart
Heart; fluid build up around heart
Heart; hypertrophy of heart
Heart; palpitations
Heart; palpitations; after excitement
Heart; palpitations; after stool
Heart; palpitations; after suppressed foot sweat
Heart; palpitations; after suppressed out-breaks on skin
Heart; palpitations; anxiety
Heart; palpitations; audible
Heart; palpitations; audible; at night
Heart; palpitations; before epilepsy
Heart; palpitations; during fever
Heart; palpitations; from exertion
Heart; palpitations; irregular
Heart; palpitations; night
Heart; palpitations; night; 3 a.m.
Heart; palpitations; on climbing steps
Heart; palpitations; on rising; from bed
Heart; palpitations; on waking
Heart; palpitations; trembling
Heart; palpitations; tumultuous, violent, intense
Heart; palpitations; visible
Heart; palpitations; while lying down; on back

Heat; around heart; extending over body
Heat; around heart; flushes of

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

Lungs; as if full of smoke
Lungs; emphysema
Lungs; empyema
Lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema)
Lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema); can lie only on affected side
Lungs; gangrene of lungs
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); in alcoholics
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); women; after suppression of period
Lungs; tuberculosis
Lungs; tuberculosis; acute
Lungs; tuberculosis; containing pus and ulcerative
Lungs; tuberculosis; damp weather or sea air
Lungs; tuberculosis; last stage

Movements in and of chest; convulsions
Movements in and of chest; convulsions; night; on waking
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; cramp
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; cramp; heart
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; hysteric
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; when coughing
Movements in and of chest; trembling
Movements in and of chest; trembling; heart (see fluttering)


Oppressed feeling
Oppressed feeling; after coughing
Oppressed feeling; after eating
Oppressed feeling; clothing
Oppressed feeling; during chill
Oppressed feeling; during fever
Oppressed feeling; during stormy weather
Oppressed feeling; evening
Oppressed feeling; from ascending stairs or hill
Oppressed feeling; heart
Oppressed feeling; morning
Oppressed feeling; on rapid movement
Oppressed feeling; on waking
Oppressed feeling; weather changes to cold
Oppressed feeling; when coughing
Oppressed feeling; when weather changes to cold
Oppressed feeling; while walking
Oppressed feeling; while walking; quickly

Pain; after inflammation of lungs
Pain; before chill
Pain; burning
Pain; burning; breast bone; under
Pain; burning; breast
Pain; burning; during coughing
Pain; burning; external
Pain; burning; middle of chest
Pain; burning; night; midnight till morning
Pain; burning; region of heart
Pain; burning; sides; left
Pain; burning; sides; right
Pain; bursting; on coughing
Pain; cramp; in heart
Pain; cutting (sudden sharp pain)
Pain; cutting (sudden sharp pain); before chill
Pain; cutting (sudden sharp pain); heart
Pain; during a cough
Pain; during chill
Pain; during heat
Pain; heart
Pain; heart; rheumatic
Pain; lungs; top; right
Pain; night
Pain; pressing
Pain; pressing; breast bone
Pain; pressing; heart
Pain; rawness
Pain; rawness; evening
Pain; rawness; when coughing
Pain; region of heart
Pain; sides
Pain; sides; breathing in
Pain; sides; during cough
Pain; sides; right
Pain; sides; right; top of right lung
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; arm pit
Pain; sore, bruised; from coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast bone
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast bone; extending upward
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast bone; on coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; burning
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; collar bone; under; right
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; left
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right; top
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; when breathing in
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; stooping
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; when breathing in
Pain; stooping
Pain; tearing; arm pit
Pain; warmth
Pain; when breathing in

Paralysis; heart
Paralysis; lung
Paralysis; lung; aged people

Pulsation; trembling

Restlessness in chest; about the heart

Skin; abscess; arm pit
Skin; arm-pit excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Skin; discoloration; blue; near collar bone
Skin; discoloration; bluish-grey
Skin; discoloration; spots
Skin; discoloration; spots; yellow
Skin; discoloration; yellow; spots
Skin; itching
Skin; itching; breast
Skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; blood blisters
Skin; out-breaks on skin; breast; burning
Skin; out-breaks on skin; breast; herpes
Skin; out-breaks on skin; crusts
Skin; out-breaks on skin; herpes
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples
Skin; small, purplish spot
Skin; small, purplish spot; very purple
Skin; ulcer

Swelling; arm pit glands
Swelling; during convulsions
Swelling; sensation of swelling




Fatty degeneration

Heart; Palpitation, pain, dyspnoea, faintness

Irritable heart in smokers and tobacco-chewers
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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.