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Arsenicum Album - Fever 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).


Cold sweats
Septic fevers
Periodically marked with adynamia
Complete exhaustion

Delirium; worse after midnight

After eating
After stool
After walking in open air

Afternoon; 1 p.m.
Afternoon; with chilliness

Alternating with chills
Alternating with chills; perspiration
Alternating with chills; shivering
Alternating with chills; shuddering

Attacks changing; after poisoning by quinine


Aversion to uncovering

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

Catarrh with fever

Chilliness from uncovering; uncovering during any stage of attack

Comes on suddenly; increasing in severity
Comes on suddenly; irregular
Comes on suddenly; irregular; one stage missing

Continued fever
Continued fever; abdominal
Continued fever; afternoon
Continued fever; congestive; with threatened paralysis of lungs
Continued fever; dazed from fever
Continued fever; evening
Continued fever; night
Continued fever; night; after midnight
Continued fever; night; before midnight
Continued fever; night; midnight
Continued fever; small, purple spots; putrid, foul, cadaverous smell to stool, brown, dry, leathery-looking tongue, extreme exhaustion
Continued fever; with skin out-break
Continued fever; with small, purple spots

Coughing increases the heat

Desire to uncover

Drinking coffee

Drinking wine

Dry heat
Dry heat; afternoon
Dry heat; evening
Dry heat; morning
Dry heat; night
Dry heat; night; with delirium

During stool

During vomiting

Evening; 8 p.m.; to 9 p.m.
Evening; after chill
Evening; with chilliness

External heat
External heat; afternoon; with chilliness
External heat; evening; 10 p.m.
External heat; with chilliness

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

Fever with skin out-break; measles
Fever with skin out-break; scarlet fever

Fever without chill
Fever without chill; afternoon
Fever without chill; afternoon; 1 to 2 p.m.
Fever without chill; afternoon; 3 p.m.
Fever without chill; afternoon; 4 p.m.
Fever without chill; afternoon; 4 p.m.; lasting all night
Fever without chill; evening
Fever without chill; late morning
Fever without chill; morning
Fever without chill; night
Fever without chill; night; 1 to 2 a.m.
Fever without chill; night; 10 p.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; before midnight
Fever without chill; night; midnight
Fever without chill; noon

From exertion

Heat comes on after sleep

Heat comes on during sleep

Hectic fever

In bed (see night and warmth); after getting out of bed

In women; from childbirth

Infectious fevers

Inflammatory fever

Intense heat
Intense heat; with delirium

Intermittent, chronic
Intermittent, chronic; damaging
Intermittent, chronic; incomplete
Intermittent, chronic; masked
Intermittent, chronic; that tends toward typhoid

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

Irregular stages

Late morning
Late morning; with chilliness

Localised; cerebro-spinal fever
Localised; stomach (gastric fever)

Long lasting heat

Morning; in bed
Morning; with chilliness


Night; 10 p.m.
Night; 2 a.m.
Night; after midnight
Night; as if hot water were poured over one
Night; before midnight
Night; dry burning heat
Night; dry burning heat; with anxiety
Night; dry burning heat; without thirst
Night; midnight and noon
Night; midnight
Night; with chilliness

No perspiration



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

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

Slowly increasing fever

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat, then sweat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill then sweat, then cold sweat, without intervening heat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; heat alternating with chill, then with sweat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; sweat appears long after the heat has subsided, with renewal of the earlier symptoms

Summer, hot season


With chill

With chilliness

With external coldness

With shivering; alternating with heat

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
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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.