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Arsenicum Album - Head 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.
Relationships
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).

HEAD


Delirium tremens; cursing and raving; vicious

Head is in constant motion

Bangs head; against things

Brain; brain feels loose
Brain; brain feels loose; as if brain striking against the skull
Brain; brain feels loose; on movement
Brain; brain feels loose; when shaking the head
Brain; paralysis of brain; early stages
Brain; pulsating in brain; beating of brain, against skull

Coldness
Coldness; during headache
Coldness; forehead
Coldness; icy
Coldness; in open air

Congestion (see pulsation); open air

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing)
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); forehead
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); forehead; over the eyes
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); temples

Crackling sensation

Empty, hollow sensation

Expanded sensation (see swollen); enlarged sensation

Hair; becomes grey
Hair; brittle
Hair; falling
Hair; falling; forehead
Hair; falling; in spots
Hair; painful when touched

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); evening
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); forehead
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); morning
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); morning; on rising
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); open air
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); warm room
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); when standing up
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); while perspiring
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); while sitting

Hot
Hot; during chill
Hot; during cough
Hot; flashes of heat
Hot; forehead
Hot; in a warm room
Hot; open air
Hot; while lying down
Hot; with coldness of body
Hot; with coldness of feet

Hydrocephalus (water on the brain: headache, drowsiness, vomiting)

Movements in head
Movements in head; by moving the head
Movements in head; from movement
Movements in head; knocking in head; as of brain against skull
Movements in head; shaking sensation
Movements in head; shaking sensation; during chills
Movements in head; shaking sensation; while walking
Movements in head; swashing sensation
Movements in head; swimming, as from alcohol (see confusion of mind)

Movements of head
Movements of head; constant
Movements of head; falling (see heaviness); sideways
Movements of head; here and there
Movements of head; jerking of the head; backwards and forwards
Movements of head; rolling head
Movements of head; rolling head; when too weak to move body

Pain, headache
Pain, headache; aching deep in brain
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); after eating
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); after ice cream
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from sour wine
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from spirits
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from wine
Pain, headache; after sleep
Pain, headache; afternoon
Pain, headache; afternoon; 2 p.m.
Pain, headache; air; cold air
Pain, headache; air; open (see walking in open air)
Pain, headache; alternating with other symptoms; pain elsewhere; abdomen
Pain, headache; alternating with other symptoms; pain elsewhere; stomach
Pain, headache; as if crushed shattered, beaten to pieces
Pain, headache; as if torn
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); after sleep
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); cold application
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); while lying; on left side
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); while lying; on left side
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing; forehead
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing; forehead; over eyes
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing; forehead; over eyes; walking
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing; temples
Pain, headache; burning
Pain, headache; burning; forehead
Pain, headache; burning; forehead; over eyes
Pain, headache; burning; forehead; over eyes; night
Pain, headache; burning; in spots
Pain, headache; burning; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; burning; top of head (vertex); in spots
Pain, headache; bursting
Pain, headache; bursting; forehead
Pain, headache; certain movements; movement in general
Pain, headache; certain movements; rising (see morning, noon, night, etc., on rising, also movement; raising head); from lying
Pain, headache; chronic
Pain, headache; cold applications
Pain, headache; cold weather
Pain, headache; cold weather; damp
Pain, headache; cramping
Pain, headache; cutting, darting, stabbing
Pain, headache; during sleep
Pain, headache; evening
Pain, headache; evening; in bed
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; nose
Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); from light in general
Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); on closing eyes
Pain, headache; from being in vaults, cellars, etc.
Pain, headache; from certain movements; from frowning
Pain, headache; from certain movements; on moving head
Pain, headache; from certain movements; raising head
Pain, headache; from certain movements; rising (see morning, noon, night, etc., on rising, also movement; raising head); from lying
Pain, headache; from certain movements; rising (see morning, noon, night, etc., on rising, also movement; raising head); rising upright
Pain, headache; from certain movements; shaking head
Pain, headache; from certain movements; turning head
Pain, headache; from changes of weather
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); becoming cold
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); from cold air
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); from cold air; from draft of cold air
Pain, headache; from combing or binding hair; from binding hair
Pain, headache; from combing or binding hair; when combing the hair
Pain, headache; from emotions; nervous
Pain, headache; from getting wet
Pain, headache; from laughing
Pain, headache; from noises
Pain, headache; from sea bathing
Pain, headache; from sex; from dehydration
Pain, headache; from suppressed perspiration
Pain, headache; from writing
Pain, headache; grasping
Pain, headache; hacking
Pain, headache; hammering pain
Pain, headache; in forehead
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; above left
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; above right
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; evening
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; night
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; warm applications
Pain, headache; in forehead; above root of nose
Pain, headache; in forehead; above root of nose; pulsating
Pain, headache; in forehead; comes on suddenly
Pain, headache; in forehead; evening
Pain, headache; in forehead; extending to other parts; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; in forehead; middle
Pain, headache; in forehead; middle; frontal sinuses from chronic running or blocked nose
Pain, headache; in forehead; night
Pain, headache; in forehead; on movement
Pain, headache; in forehead; pulsating
Pain, headache; in forehead; right side
Pain, headache; in forehead; rubbing
Pain, headache; in forehead; warm applications
Pain, headache; in forehead; while sitting
Pain, headache; in forehead; while standing
Pain, headache; in forehead; while walking
Pain, headache; in women; before period
Pain, headache; in women; during period
Pain, headache; increasing gradually; and decreasing gradually
Pain, headache; intermittent
Pain, headache; late morning; 10 a.m.
Pain, headache; living in a damp house
Pain, headache; maddening; pains
Pain, headache; mental exertion
Pain, headache; morning
Pain, headache; morning; on rising
Pain, headache; morning; on waking
Pain, headache; morning; until noon
Pain, headache; night
Pain, headache; night; about midnight
Pain, headache; night; after midnight
Pain, headache; on coughing
Pain, headache; pains compel one to cry out
Pain, headache; perspiration; during perspiration
Pain, headache; perspiration; with perspiration
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting)
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); cold applications
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); apart
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); as from weight
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); as if brain pressing; pressing on the brain
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); cramp-like
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); evening
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; cold applications
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; during chill
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; extending to sides of head; right
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; over eyes
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; when opening the eyes
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); night; 2 a.m.
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); on movement; of the head; while walking
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); pulling
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; pulling
Pain, headache; pulling; extending to other parts; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; pulling; forehead
Pain, headache; pulling; forehead; opening eyes
Pain, headache; pulling; pulsating
Pain, headache; pulling; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; pulsating
Pain, headache; recurring headache
Pain, headache; recurring headache; every day
Pain, headache; recurring headache; every day; at same hour
Pain, headache; recurring headache; every fourteen days
Pain, headache; recurring headache; every other day
Pain, headache; recurring headache; every seven days
Pain, headache; recurring headache; morning; 7 a.m.
Pain, headache; rheumatic
Pain, headache; rubbing head
Pain, headache; sensation as if hair were pulled; pulled out
Pain, headache; sides; after eating
Pain, headache; sides; comes on suddenly
Pain, headache; sides; during period
Pain, headache; sides; evening
Pain, headache; sides; evening; in bed
Pain, headache; sides; extending to other parts; eye
Pain, headache; sides; in bed
Pain, headache; sides; left
Pain, headache; sides; left; lying on right side; left side
Pain, headache; sides; morning
Pain, headache; sides; morning; on rising
Pain, headache; sides; on movement
Pain, headache; sides; one side
Pain, headache; sides; pulsating
Pain, headache; sides; right
Pain, headache; sides; sitting
Pain, headache; sides; walking
Pain, headache; sides; while leaning on the affected side
Pain, headache; sides; while lying down; in side lain on
Pain, headache; sitting
Pain, headache; sitting
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; combing hair
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; forehead
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; morning; rising
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; rubbing
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; sides
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; sides; morning
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; temples
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; temples; burning
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; temples; like burning needles
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; temples; touch
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; touch
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; when coughing
Pain, headache; stunning
Pain, headache; stunning; forehead
Pain, headache; stunning; periodical
Pain, headache; stunning; pressing
Pain, headache; stunning; temples
Pain, headache; sudden pain or sudden increase of pain
Pain, headache; tearing, rending
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; before period
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead; during heat
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead; over eyes
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead; over eyes; intermitting
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead; over eyes; walking about
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; pulsating
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; sides of head
Pain, headache; temples and forehead
Pain, headache; temples
Pain, headache; temples; daytime
Pain, headache; temples; from walking
Pain, headache; temples; hammering
Pain, headache; temples; late morning
Pain, headache; temples; night
Pain, headache; temples; noon
Pain, headache; temples; right
Pain, headache; temples; touch
Pain, headache; temples; while sitting
Pain, headache; temples; while standing
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex); afternoon
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex); pulsating
Pain, headache; touch
Pain, headache; travelling; while travelling
Pain, headache; violent pains
Pain, headache; walking; in open air
Pain, headache; walking; walks with head bent backwards
Pain, headache; walking; while
Pain, headache; warm room
Pain, headache; warmth
Pain, headache; warmth; hot applications
Pain, headache; washing; washing head in cold water
Pain, headache; while lying down
Pain, headache; while lying down; lies with head high
Pain, headache; while lying down; on going to bed
Pain, headache; while lying down; on painful side
Pain, headache; while standing
Pain, headache; while vomiting
Pain, headache; with catarrh
Pain, headache; with high or low temperature; headache after the heat
Pain, headache; with high or low temperature; headache before the chill
Pain, headache; with high or low temperature; headache during the chill
Pain, headache; with high or low temperature; headache during the heat
Pain, headache; with running or blocked nose
Pain, headache; with running or blocked nose; from having a running or blocked nose suppressed
Pain, headache; with stomach complaints
Pain, headache; wrapping up head

Pulled; sideways

Pulsating
Pulsating; after bathing; cold
Pulsating; after eating
Pulsating; forehead
Pulsating; forehead; above root of nose
Pulsating; forehead; during movement
Pulsating; forehead; when rising up in bed
Pulsating; movement
Pulsating; night
Pulsating; on rising; up in bed
Pulsating; periodic
Pulsating; pulling
Pulsating; side
Pulsating; temples
Pulsating; temples; noon
Pulsating; top of head (vertex)
Pulsating; walking in open air

Restlessness; when too weak to move body, will roll head side to side

Sensation of numbness

Sensitive; head sensitive to cold air
Sensitive; sensitive to draft of air

Shocks, blows, jerks, etc. (see jerking pain, pulsation, plug, nail)
Shocks, blows, jerks, etc. (see jerking pain, pulsation, plug, nail); when coughing

Skin and scalp; accumulation of fluid; under scalp
Skin and scalp; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Skin and scalp; itching
Skin and scalp; itching; burning
Skin and scalp; itching; forehead
Skin and scalp; itching; night
Skin and scalp; itching; painful
Skin and scalp; itching; when becoming cold
Skin and scalp; itching; when undressing
Skin and scalp; lice
Skin and scalp; like insects crawling on skin
Skin and scalp; like insects crawling on skin; back of head (occiput)
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; bleeding after scratching
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; blisters
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; boils
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; burning
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; crusts, scabs
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; crusts, scabs; ulcerated
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; dandruf
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; dry
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; eczema
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; generating pus
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; itching
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; moist
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; moist; that eats the hair
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; painful boils, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle)
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; pimples
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; pus-filled pimples
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; scales
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; scales; dry
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; spots
Skin and scalp; perspiration; back of head (occiput)
Skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead
Skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead; cold
Skin and scalp; powdery flaking skin
Skin and scalp; ulcers

Swollen, and feeling swollen; blood vessels
Swollen, and feeling swollen; forehead
Swollen, and feeling swollen; on waking

Uncovering head

Weakness; during weakness in stomach
Weakness; noon

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
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Sources
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.