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Arsenicum Album - Throat 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).


Diphtheritic membrane, looks dry and wrinkled.

Swollen, oedematous, constricted, burning; unable to swallow


Blood oozing

Catarrh; in old people
Catarrh; sudden
Catarrh; trachea (wind pipe)

Choking, constricting
Choking, constricting; convulsive
Choking, constricting; gullet
Choking, constricting; larynx
Choking, constricting; larynx; after drinking
Choking, constricting; larynx; during cough (see cough choking)
Choking, constricting; on coughing
Choking, constricting; on swallowing (compare stomach; retching)
Choking, constricting; trachea (wind pipe)
Choking, constricting; trachea (wind pipe); evening, on lying down



Croup; gangrenous

Discoloration; redness
Discoloration; redness; throat
Discoloration; redness; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

Dryness; airways
Dryness; gullet
Dryness; larynx
Dryness; larynx; during heat
Dryness; night
Dryness; trachea (wind pipe)


Excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed, see rawness under pain)

External throat; constriction
External throat; contracted neck muscles
External throat; discoloration; bruise-like black and blue
External throat; out-break on skin
External throat; pain; sides; extending to pectoral muscles (chest)
External throat; spots
External throat; swelling; thyroid gland
External throat; ulcers

Feels hot
Feels hot; gullet


Inflammation; gullet
Inflammation; larynx
Inflammation; larynx; gangrenous
Inflammation; larynx; suppressed nettle-like rash
Inflammation; tonsils
Inflammation; trachea (wind pipe)
Inflammation; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

Irritation; from cold air
Irritation; larynx
Irritation; larynx; cold air
Irritation; trachea (wind pipe)

Larynx (voice box); bruised feeling
Larynx (voice box); cancer
Larynx (voice box); scraping, clearing
Larynx (voice box); sensation of smoke
Larynx (voice box); sensation of smoke; before sleep
Larynx (voice box); spasm in vocal cords, stopping breathing

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; dry and shrivelled
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; entire throat
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; thick
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; white
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; wrinkled

Mucus; bitter
Mucus; greenish
Mucus; greyish
Mucus; in the air passages
Mucus; larynx
Mucus; salty
Mucus; trachea (wind pipe)

Pain; as from a splinter; gullet
Pain; burning
Pain; burning; after cold drinks
Pain; burning; air passages
Pain; burning; extending to other parts; stomach
Pain; burning; gullet
Pain; burning; gullet; extending to stomach
Pain; burning; gullet; when swallowing
Pain; burning; larynx
Pain; burning; larynx; during cough
Pain; burning; throat-pit
Pain; burning; trachea (wind pipe)
Pain; burning; warm drinks
Pain; burning; when swallowing
Pain; evening
Pain; from cold drinks
Pain; gullet; extending to stomach
Pain; larynx; on pressure
Pain; on becoming cold
Pain; piercing
Pain; pressing; gullet; while eating
Pain; rawness
Pain; rawness; larynx
Pain; rawness; larynx; from coughing
Pain; rawness; larynx; from talking
Pain; sore
Pain; sore; air passages
Pain; sore; gullet
Pain; sore; larynx
Pain; sore; right
Pain; stinging; in gullet
Pain; sudden, sharp
Pain; swallowing; on swallowing
Pain; swallowing; swallowing empty
Pain; sweet things
Pain; tearing
Pain; throat
Pain; warmth
Pain; warmth; warm drinks

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

Roughness; air passage
Roughness; morning

Scraping; swallowing empty

Sensation of something in throat; as from dust
Sensation of something in throat; food; sensation as if food lodged in gullet
Sensation of something in throat; hair
Sensation of something in throat; lump
Sensation of something in throat; lump; gullet
Sensation of something in throat; lump; rising sensation
Sensation of something in throat; sulphur vapour

Sensitive; larynx; to cold air
Sensitive; larynx; to pressure

Sounds; gullet gurgling; when drinking

Spasms, convulsions etc.
Spasms, convulsions etc.; closing gullet
Spasms, convulsions etc.; gullet
Spasms, convulsions etc.; gullet; evening

Swallowing; difficult
Swallowing; impeded
Swallowing; impossible; from paralysis

Swelling; swollen sensation, no swelling visible


Tickling in the air passages
Tickling in the air passages; in trachea (wind pipe)
Tickling in the air passages; larynx

Ulcers; spreading

Voice; changeable
Voice; crowing (see rough under respiration)
Voice; guttural
Voice; higher
Voice; hoarseness
Voice; hoarseness; daytime
Voice; hoarseness; with running nose
Voice; hollow
Voice; interrupted
Voice; lost
Voice; low
Voice; rough
Voice; squeaking
Voice; trembling
Voice; weak
Voice; whispering
Voice; whistling

Wasting; larynx
Wasting; trachea (wind pipe)
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

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.