CausticumHahnemann's Tinctura acris sine Kali, Caustic, Causticum hahnemanni
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.
Below are the strongest indications of Causticum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Manifests its action mainly in chronic rheumatic, arthritic and paralytic affections, indicated by the tearing, drawing pains in the muscular and fibrous tissues, with deformities about the joints; progressive loss of muscular strength, tendinous contractures. Broken down seniles. In catarrhal affections of the air passages, and seems to choose preferable dark-complexioned and rigid-fibered persons. Restlessness at night, with tearing pains in joints and bones, and faint-like sinking of strength. This weakness progresses until we have gradually appearing paralysis. Local paralysis, vocal cords, muscles of deglutition, of tongue, eyelids, face, bladder and extremities. Children are slow to walk. The skin of a Caucasian person is of a Dirty white sallow, with warts, especially on the face. Emaciation due to disease, worry, etc., and of long standing. Burning, rawness, and soreness are characteristic.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, dry, cold winds, in Clear fine weather, Cold air; from motion of carriage.
BETTER, in Damp, wet weather; warmth. Heat of bed.≡ show all authors ...
According to the careful investigations of Dr. Wagner of Basel,
Causticum corresponds to Ammon. causticum 4X. Causticum does not
agree with Phosphorus; the remedies should not be used after each
other. Diphtherotoxin follows, causticum in chronic bronchitis.
Antidote: Paralysis from lead-poisoning.
Complementary: Carbo; Petrosel.
Compare: Rhus; Arsenic; Am. Phos ( facial paralysis).
Child does not want to go to bed alone
Least thing makes it cry
Ailments from long-lasting grief, sudden emotions
Thinking of complaints, aggravates, especially hemorrhoids.
Symptoms follow intense emotions; ailments from grief
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anguish
unhappy; sadness, mental depression
weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)
at things of little importance; at the least worry, in children
Hurry; while eating
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; absent-minded (see forgetful)
impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
anxiety; with fear
fear; something will happen
frightened easily; starting, startled; during sleep; starting from sleep
Memory; weakness of memory
Restlessness, nervousness; evening
night≡ more ...
Sensation of empty space between forehead and brain
Pain in right frontal eminence.
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing)
Empty, hollow sensation; in forehead
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); from cold air
back of head (occiput)
boring, digging, screwing
stitching, sudden, sharp; temples
tearing, rending; back of head (occiput)
comes on suddenly
extending to other parts; upward
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; back of head (occiput)
out-break on skin; crusts, scabs; back of head (occiput)≡ more ...
Cataract with motor disturbances
Inflammation of eyelids; ulceration
Sparks and dark spots before eyes
Ptosis ( Gels.) Vision impaired, as if film were before eyes
Paralysis of ocular muscles after exposure to cold.
Lids; opening eyes difficult
eyes closed; eyes close involuntary
Discharges of mucus or pus
Inflammation; glandular swellings
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; as if sand in eye
as from something in eye; like sand in eye
Paralysis; lids; upper
lids; upper; from cold
of muscles of eyeball
Intolerance of light (photophobia); evening; 6 to 8
Swellings; glandular swellings
Ulceration; conjunctiva (external lining of eye)
Foggy≡ more ...
Ringing, roaring, pulsating, with deafness; words and steps re-echo; chronic middle-ear catarrh; accumulation of ear-wax.
Discharges from ear
Noises in ear
every sound; with difficult hearing
stitching, sudden, sharp
Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears
Ear wax; increased
Lost, deafness≡ more ...
Coryza, with hoarseness
Pimples and warts.
Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked
with inflammation larynx
Skin or lining of nose; ulcers; tip
Swelling; tip≡ more ...
Paralysis of right side
Pain in facial bones
Pain in jaws, with difficulty in opening mouth.
joint; opening mouth
sudden, sharp; during chill
comes on suddenly
after getting wet
Skin; discoloration; yellow
itching (see skin)
out-breaks on skin
acne; chronic, especially nose and cheeks
acne; chronic, especially nose and cheeks; in groups
acne; chronic, especially nose and cheeks; on nose
crusty, scabby; nose; tip
powdery flaking skin
tension of skin; lower jaw
Stiffness, muscles; lower jaw≡ more ...
Bites inside of cheek from chewing
Paralysis of tongue, with indistinct speech
Rheumatism of articulation of lower jaw
Gums bleed easily.
Discoloration; tongue; red; stripe down centre
tongue; white; sides
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; tongue; painful
blisters; tongue; tip
Speech; difficult; from chorea (convulsive twitching, involuntary movements of limbs)
unable to speak; from paralysis of organs
Gums; abscess; frequently recurring
Teeth; sensation of elongated teeth
pain; lower teeth
pain; in cold air
pain; when pulled in from air
pain; extending to other parts; eyes
pain; extending to other parts; nose
pain; extending to other parts; cheek bone
pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging
pain; tearing≡ more ...
Soreness in folds of skin, back of ears, between thighs
Warts large, jagged, bleeding easily, on tips of fingers and nose
Old burns that do not get well, and ill effects from burns
Pains of burns
Cicatrices freshen up; old injuries reopen
Skin prone to intertrigo during dentition.
Gangrene; from burns or gangrenous sores
ulcers; discharges; corrosive
ulcers; discharges; grey
ulcers; discharges; thin
ulcers; discharges; watery
ulcers; with deep hole (fistula)
ulcers; with jerking pain
ulcers; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
ulcers; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin
rash (see granular)
scabies; suppressed; with mercury and sulphur
tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps)
like nettle rash
Pain; burning; after scratching
excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between skin folds
Generally unhealthy≡ more ...
Larynx (voice box); paralysis
Hawks often; morning
must be swallowed
in the air passages
Pain; on stooping
trachea (wind pipe); on coughing
in a streak down
larynx; from coughing
trachea (wind pipe, see chest)
sore; trachea (wind pipe); on coughing
constantly; from thick mucus
hoarseness; with running nose
hoarseness; overuse of the voice
hoarseness; from talking
External throat; pain; throat-pit; hawking of mucus
stiffness of sides; right
tension; sides; right≡ more ...
Breast; nipples; cracked nipples
nipples; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Oppressed feeling; after stool
during a cough
breast bone; when coughing
stitching, sudden, sharp; sides
stitching, sudden, sharp; breast bone
when breathing deeply
stitching, sudden, sharp; heart
Skin; out-breaks on skin; breast; nipples; herpes≡ more ...
In cold air
Becoming warm in bed
Bending head; bending head forward
Sensation as though unable to cough deep enough to start mucus
While lying down
disturbs sleep; woken by cough
Violent≡ more ...
Must swallow what has been loosened
Noticeable taste; greasy≡ more ...
Hoarseness with pain in chest; Aphonia
Cough with raw soreness of chest
Expectoration scanty; Must be swallowed
Cough With pain in hip, especially left worse in evening; Better, drinking cold water; worse, warmth of bed
Sore streak down trachea
Mucus under sternum, which he cannot Quite reach
Pain in chest, with palpitation
Cannot lie down at night
Own voice roars in ears and distresses
Difficulty of voice of singers and public speakers (Royal).
breathing in difficult
Rattling≡ more ...
Stiffness between shoulders
Dull pain in nape of neck.
Pain; rising from sitting
in women; during period
lumbar (lower half of back); on rising from a seat
coccyx (bottom tip of spine)
cramp-like; lumbar (lower half of back)
pulling; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)
pressing; lumbar (lower half of back)
sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); coccyx (bottom tip of spine)
stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting
rising; from a seat
neck≡ more ...
Stomach; Greasy taste
Aversion to sweets
Feels as if lime were burned in stomach
Worse after eating fresh meat; smoked meat agrees
Sensation of ball rising in throat
Bloated; in children
Pain; cramping, griping; morning
sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); behind lower ribs; right
sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); sides
Bladder; fullness; without desire to urinate
inactivity of bladder
forcible retention seems to paralyse the bladder
after excessive swelling
after childbirth, no desire to urinate
retention of urine (see urination delayed); after confinement
retention of urine (see urination delayed); painful
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); absent
with swollen bladder
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual
urination; dribbling (by drops); involuntary
urination; involuntary, incontinence; daytime; and night
urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting
urination; involuntary, incontinence; when blowing the nose
urination; involuntary, incontinence; when becoming cold
urination; involuntary, incontinence; during cough
urination; involuntary, incontinence; laughing
urination; involuntary, incontinence; when sneezing
urination; delayed, difficult; must wait for urine to start
urination; delayed, difficult; must press; a long time before able to start
urination; unconscious; no feeling in urethra (urinary part of genitals)
urination; unsatisfactory (see incomplete and fullness, after urinating)
Kidneys; pain; cramping
Stomach; desires, cravings; meat; smoked
desires, cravings; smoked things
disordered; after bread
burping, belching; tasting like food
nausea; during headache
pain; on breathing; when breathing deeply
pain; after eating; bread
pain; pressing; after bread
vomiting; water≡ more ...
Constipation; difficult stool
passes stool easier when standing
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.
Pain; while walking
perineum (between rectum and genitals)
burning; after stool
Skin and lining; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); must rub anus until raw
excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between buttocks; from walking
fistula (additional hole)≡ more ...
Soft and small, size of goose-quill ( Phos.) Hard, tough, covered with mucus; shines like grease; small-shaped; expelled with much straining, or only on standing up
Partial paralysis of rectum
Rectum sore and burns
Fistula and large piles.≡ more ...
Involuntary when coughing, sneezing ( Puls.) Expelled very slowly, and sometimes retained
Involuntary during first sleep at night; also from slightest excitement
Retention after surgical operations
Loss of sensibility on passing urine.≡ more ...
Female; Uterine inertia during labor
pain; pressing; testes
pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; testes
increased cheesy residue under foreskin
Female; vaginal discharge
period; first period delayed in girls
pain; labour pains; spasmodic
sexual intercourse; enjoyment absent
sexual intercourse; desire diminished
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); itching; passage
sensation absent, when urinating
pain; while urinating
pain; burning; during urination≡ more ...
Left-sided sciatica, with numbness
Paralysis of single parts
Dull, tearing pain in hands and arms
Heaviness and weakness
Unsteadiness of Muscles of forearm and hand
Numbness; loss of sensation in hands
Cannot walk without suffering
Rheumatic tearing in limbs; better by warmth, especially heat of bed
Burning in joints
Slow in learning to walk
Unsteady walking and easily falling
Restless legs at night
Cracking and tension in knees; stiffness in hollow of knee
Itching on dorsum of feet.
Arthritic nodules; finger joints
Awkwardness; lower limbs
lower limbs; stumbling when walking
Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Contraction of muscles and tendons
upper arm; tendons
hollow of knee
Cracking noise in joints; knee
knee; when descending stairs
knee; while walking
Emaciated, extremely thin; foot
Heaviness; upper limbs
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); fingers; tendons of
Movements and positions; chorea (convulsive twitching, involuntary movements of limbs)
chorea (convulsive twitching, involuntary movements of limbs); from fear
constant movement; during sleep
hand; with pain
hand; while writing
after slight exertion
elbow; at bend of elbow; on stretching arm
hip; on coughing
thigh; open air
foot; when warm in bed
foot; back of foot; warmth of bed
pulling; upper limbs
pulling; fingers; joints
pulling; thigh; open air
pulling; thigh; warm in bed
warmth of bed
pulling; leg; warmth of bed
pulling; foot; open air
pulling; foot; warmth of bed
sore, bruised; upper limbs
sore, bruised; forearm
sore, bruised; lower limbs
sore, bruised; thigh
morning; in bed
sore, bruised; leg
morning; in bed
tearing; upper limbs
tearing; lower limbs
tearing; knee; open air
tearing; knee; warmth of bed
warmth of bed
on one side of body (hemiplegia)
after getting wet
sensation of paralysis
night; during sleep
lower limbs; morning, in bed
lower limbs; evening; in bed
lower limbs; night
lower limbs; leg; morning, in bed
lower limbs; leg; night
lower limbs; leg; during sleep
Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); leg
discoloration; lower limbs; marbled
discoloration; thigh; marbled
discoloration; knee; marbled
excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between thighs
itching; like insects crawling on skin; foot; sole of foot
itching; upper limbs
itching; lower limbs
itching; foot; back of foot
out-break on skin
upper limbs; pimples
lower limbs; blisters
warts; fingers; tips
warts; fingers; close to nails
Swollen; hand; feels swollen, but not visible; when grasping anything
Tension, tightness; elbow; bend of; when extending arm
knee; hollow of knee
Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); foot; sole
Problems with walking, gait; late learning to walk
lower limbs≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Very drowsy; can hardly keep awake
Nocturnal sleeplessness, with dry heat, inquietude.
Yawning≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)
External; in spots
With perspiration; after chill
Shaking, shivering, rigors
At certain time of day or night; from 12 p.m.
Drinking cold water
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill then sweat, without intervening heat≡ more ...
Profuse; while walking; in the open air
Other symptoms worse while perspiring
While walking (see exertion); in open air≡ more ...
Injuries and accidents
Poisoning; chronic effects of lead poisoning≡ more ...
followed by paralysis
Eating and food; after eating
Jerking; as in convulsions
Lethargic, tired; evening
Pain; burning externally
burning externally; parts grasped with the hand
gnawing, biting; internally
sudden, sharp; bones
Paralysis; gradually appearing
Perspiration gives no relief
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; evening
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
hot feeling; flushes of heat
followed by chill
cold in general
cold, dry weather
Trembling; rising from sitting, affected parts
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)
twitching, involuntary movements (chorea); from fright
twitching, involuntary movements (chorea); rheumatic
From getting wet≡ more ...