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Arsenicum Album - Skin 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).

SKIN

Anthrax
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

Psoriasis

Scirrhus

Abnormal growths
Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus
Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus; haematodes
Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus; syphilitic
Abnormal growths; fleshy
Abnormal growths; swelling, inflamed, puffy bunches
Abnormal growths; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars, spread over body
Abnormal growths; ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; after scratching
Abnormal growths; ulcers; as if burnt
Abnormal growths; ulcers; black
Abnormal growths; ulcers; black; base
Abnormal growths; ulcers; black; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bleeding
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bleeding; edges
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bluish
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; around about ulcer
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; in margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; when touched
Abnormal growths; ulcers; cancerous
Abnormal growths; ulcers; crusty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; deep
Abnormal growths; ulcers; dirty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; bloody
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; brownish
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; clinging
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; copious
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; corrosive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; green
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; greenish
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; grey
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive; putrid
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; scanty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; thin
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; watery
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; whitish
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; with maggots
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; yellow
Abnormal growths; ulcers; flat (see superficial)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; foul
Abnormal growths; ulcers; fungus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; gangrenous
Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus; with pain
Abnormal growths; ulcers; gnawing, biting
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened; with red circle around
Abnormal growths; ulcers; inflamed
Abnormal growths; ulcers; itching
Abnormal growths; ulcers; itching; around about
Abnormal growths; ulcers; lardy bases
Abnormal growths; ulcers; lardy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; lesion with wavy margin
Abnormal growths; ulcers; like eczema
Abnormal growths; ulcers; like sarcoma
Abnormal growths; ulcers; mottled with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painful
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painful; around about
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painful; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painless, slow developing
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painless
Abnormal growths; ulcers; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; pulsating
Abnormal growths; ulcers; red with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; reopening of old ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; around ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; shooting
Abnormal growths; ulcers; smarting
Abnormal growths; ulcers; spongy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; spongy; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp; in red circle around
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; superficial
Abnormal growths; ulcers; surrounded by blisters
Abnormal growths; ulcers; surrounded by pimples
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen; with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; syphilitic
Abnormal growths; ulcers; varicose
Abnormal growths; ulcers; warmth
Abnormal growths; ulcers; wart shaped
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with cold feeling
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with deep hole (fistula)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with elevated, hardened margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with jagged margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with tearing pain
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with white spots
Abnormal growths; warts
Abnormal growths; warts; burning
Abnormal growths; warts; generating pus
Abnormal growths; warts; surrounded by a circle of ulcers
Abnormal growths; warts; waxy
Abnormal growths; warts; withered
Abnormal growths; warts; wrinkled, shrivelled

Adhesion, skin sticks; while writing

As if infested with lice

Becomes sore when lying down
Becomes sore when lying down; feeling

Blisters
Blisters; after scratching
Blisters; black
Blisters; bluish
Blisters; burning
Blisters; filled with blood
Blisters; gangrenous
Blisters; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Blisters; surrounded by red skin, from excessive perspiring
Blisters; whitish
Blisters; yellow
Blisters; yellow

Coldness
Coldness; icy
Coldness; night
Coldness; when in pain

Discoloration; blackish
Discoloration; blackish; spots
Discoloration; bluish
Discoloration; bluish; spots
Discoloration; brown, liver spots
Discoloration; dark spots in aged people
Discoloration; dirty
Discoloration; green spots
Discoloration; mottled
Discoloration; mottled; during chill
Discoloration; pale
Discoloration; purple (purpura haemorrhagica purplish spots or patches from haemorrhage under skin)
Discoloration; purple (purpura haemorrhagica purplish spots or patches from haemorrhage under skin); in aged people
Discoloration; red; spots
Discoloration; red; spots; bluish-red
Discoloration; red; spots; coppery
Discoloration; red; spots; scarlet
Discoloration; spots; as if burned
Discoloration; spots; death spots in aged people
Discoloration; spots; moist
Discoloration; white
Discoloration; white; spots
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.; after intermittent fever
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.; spots

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

Filthy skin

Gangrene; cold
Gangrene; from burns or gangrenous sores
Gangrene; hot

Goose bumps

Hair falls out (see regions)

Hard; like parchment
Hard; with thickening

Heat without fever

Inactivity

Inelastic

Inflammation
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation), nodules, etc.
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); after scratching
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); blisters
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); with swelling
Inflammation; tendency to inflame

Itching
Itching; after suppressed out-breaks on skin
Itching; burning
Itching; crawling
Itching; during sleep
Itching; must scratch; until it bleeds
Itching; scratching
Itching; scratching
Itching; stinging
Itching; undressing
Itching; without visible out-break on skin

Like insects crawling on skin

Loss of feeling

Moisture
Moisture; after scratching

Out-breaks on skin
Out-breaks on skin; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; blackish
Out-breaks on skin; bleeding
Out-breaks on skin; bleeding; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; blisters
Out-breaks on skin; blotches
Out-breaks on skin; boils
Out-breaks on skin; boils; painful boil, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle)
Out-breaks on skin; boils; painful boil, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle); burning
Out-breaks on skin; boils; periodical
Out-breaks on skin; burning
Out-breaks on skin; burning; night
Out-breaks on skin; chicken-pox
Out-breaks on skin; coppery
Out-breaks on skin; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; black
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; dry
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; grey
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; moist
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; over whole body
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; corrosive
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; destroying hair
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; yellow
Out-breaks on skin; dry
Out-breaks on skin; dry; bleeding after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; eczema
Out-breaks on skin; elevated
Out-breaks on skin; flat
Out-breaks on skin; from becoming cold
Out-breaks on skin; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; gnawing, biting
Out-breaks on skin; granular
Out-breaks on skin; groups of itching blisters
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; burning
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; dry
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; grey
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; itching
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; mealy
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; moist
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; red
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; scaly
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; scaly; white, dry , mealy
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; scaly; white
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; stinging
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; tearing
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; yellowish
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; zoster, zona
Out-breaks on skin; impetigo (bacterial infection on skin surface)
Out-breaks on skin; inflamed
Out-breaks on skin; itching
Out-breaks on skin; itching; night
Out-breaks on skin; large, round pimples on hardened base
Out-breaks on skin; leprosy
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; at seashore
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; during chill
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; nodular
Out-breaks on skin; mealy
Out-breaks on skin; mealy; white
Out-breaks on skin; measles
Out-breaks on skin; offensive smelling
Out-breaks on skin; painful
Out-breaks on skin; patches
Out-breaks on skin; peeling in scales
Out-breaks on skin; pimples
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; burning
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; itching
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; white after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; pocks
Out-breaks on skin; pocks; black
Out-breaks on skin; pocks; burning
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales)
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales); diffuse
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales); syphilitic
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; malignant
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; offensive smelling
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; painful
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; red
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; rose-coloured
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; ulcerated
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular)
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); on coming into warm room from the open air
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); receding in eruptive fevers; scarlet fever
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); red
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; dry
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; suppressed
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; suppressed; with mercury and sulphur
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); scaly; hereditary
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; white
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; scarlet fever
Out-breaks on skin; scarlet fever; gangrenous
Out-breaks on skin; small, purple spot
Out-breaks on skin; small-pox
Out-breaks on skin; small-pox; black
Out-breaks on skin; smarting
Out-breaks on skin; stinging
Out-breaks on skin; suppressed
Out-breaks on skin; syphilitic
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps)
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); malignant
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); painful
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); syphilitic
Out-breaks on skin; ulcerative with pain
Out-breaks on skin; with swelling
Out-breaks on skin; with tearing pain

Pain; burning
Pain; burning; after scratching
Pain; burning; night
Pain; burning; spots
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between skin folds
Pain; gnawing, biting; eating at skin
Pain; pain after scratching
Pain; stinging
Pain; tearing; after scratching
Pain; ulcerative pain

Pushed in easily from pressure

Rough

Scars; burn

Sensation of ice or ice-cold needles

Sensitive

Skin becomes thick after scratching (see hard)

Sticking
Sticking; after scratching

Stings of insects

Swelling
Swelling; after scratching
Swelling; bluish-black
Swelling; burning
Swelling; cold
Swelling; fluid in tissues
Swelling; hard
Swelling; inflamed
Swelling; of parts affected with symptoms
Swelling; pale
Swelling; shining
Swelling; spongy
Swelling; stinging

Swollen sensation

Tension

Ulcers with offensive discharge

Urticaria, with burning and restlessness
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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.