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Causticum - Generalities symptoms

Hahnemann's Tinctura acris sine Kali, Caustic, Causticum hahnemanni


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HPUS label indication: Hoarseness

Below are the strongest indications of Causticum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.


BETTER, in Damp, wet weather; warmth. Heat of bed.
WORSE, dry, cold winds, in Clear fine weather, Cold air; from motion of carriage.
Relationships
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).

GENERALITIES

Affects of alcohol
After sleep
Afternoon

Afternoon; 4 p.m.

Anaemia
Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

At approach of a storm

At beginning of sleep

Aversion to movement

Aversion to open air

Bathing

Bathing
Bathing; the affected part

Before sleep

Blackness of external parts

Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)
Blood vessels; congestion of blood
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; evening
Blood vessels; sensation as if blood stagnated
Blood vessels; varicose veins
Blood vessels; varicose veins; network in skin
Blood vessels; varicose veins; painful

Cancers
Cancers; encephaloma
Cancers; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars, spread over body

Change of position

Change of temperature

Change of weather

Clear weather

Cold bathing

Constriction; externally
Constriction; internally
Constriction; sensation of a band

Contractions, closing, stenoses, after inflammation

Convulsions
Convulsions; at puberty
Convulsions; becoming cold
Convulsions; children
Convulsions; cold water
Convulsions; coldness of the body
Convulsions; continuous contraction
Convulsions; convulsive movements
Convulsions; during sleep
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; epileptic; from solar plexus
Convulsions; evening
Convulsions; evening; open air
Convulsions; followed by paralysis
Convulsions; from fright
Convulsions; hysterical
Convulsions; in women; before period
Convulsions; in women; during period
Convulsions; in women; from childbirth
Convulsions; internal
Convulsions; morning
Convulsions; night
Convulsions; one-sided
Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm
Convulsions; right side of body
Convulsions; softening of brain
Convulsions; suppressed out-break on skin
Convulsions; with consciousness
Convulsions; with falling
Convulsions; with falling; left side
Convulsions; with falling; runs in a circle to right
Convulsions; with paralysis
Convulsions; with tetanus rigidity
Convulsions; without consciousness

Dehydration

Desire for open air

Draft

Dry weather

During sleep

During storm

Eating and food; after breakfast
Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; before eating
Eating and food; bread
Eating and food; bread; and butter
Eating and food; butter
Eating and food; coffee
Eating and food; cold drinks
Eating and food; cold food
Eating and food; cold meat
Eating and food; fat
Eating and food; from hunger
Eating and food; heavy food
Eating and food; meat
Eating and food; pork
Eating and food; sour
Eating and food; starchy food
Eating and food; symptoms while fasting
Eating and food; veal
Eating and food; vinegar
Eating and food; warm food
Eating and food; while eating

Electric-like shocks

Emaciated (extremely thin); children (marasmus)

Emission

Evening
Evening; 6 p.m.
Evening; twilight

Faintness, fainting
Faintness, fainting; after eating
Faintness, fainting; in bed
Faintness, fainting; on excitement
Faintness, fainting; on physical exertion

Flabby feeling
Flabby feeling; in hard parts

Fluid build up; excess of blood, or other fluids

Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts
Formication (like insects crawling around); internally

From getting wet

From loss of sleep

From wind
From wind; cold wind

Full feeling; externally
Full feeling; internally

Glands; itching, glands

Heaviness; externally
Heaviness; internally

Illusions of touch

In aged people

In winter

In women; symptoms at beginning of period
In women; symptoms before period
In women; symptoms during period

Inflammation; externally
Inflammation; hair follicles
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands; like nodes under the skin
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); muscles
Inflammation; nerves

Jar, stepping

Jerking; as in convulsions
Jerking; internally

Lack of irritability

Lack of reaction

Late morning

Lean people

Lethargic, tired
Lethargic, tired; evening

Loosening clothing

Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; inclination to lie down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying on back
Lying down; lying on back
Lying down; lying on side
Lying down; lying on side
Lying down; lying on side; on painful side
Lying down; lying on side; on painful side
Lying down; lying on side; on painless side
Lying down; lying on side; on painless side

Morning

Movement

Movement
Movement; after
Movement; at beginning of movement
Movement; continued movement
Movement; movement of affected part

Mucous secretions increased

Narcotics

Nervous shuddering

Night
Night; after midnight
Night; before midnight

Numbness; externally
Numbness; externally; left half of body
Numbness; internally
Numbness; internally; in single parts
Numbness; internally; of suffering parts

On first sitting down

On first sitting down

On waking

Open air

Pain; appear gradually
Pain; appear gradually; and disappear suddenly
Pain; bones
Pain; bones; night
Pain; boring
Pain; burning externally
Pain; burning externally; as from being burnt
Pain; burning externally; bones
Pain; burning externally; glands
Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; burning externally; parts grasped with the hand
Pain; constricting; externally
Pain; constricting; glands
Pain; cutting; externally
Pain; cutting; internally
Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation)
Pain; glands
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; gnawing, biting; internally
Pain; jerking; bones
Pain; jerking; externally
Pain; jerking; glands
Pain; jerking; internally
Pain; paralysed parts
Pain; paralytic
Pain; pinching
Pain; pinching; externally
Pain; pinching; internally
Pain; pressing; as from load
Pain; pressing; externally
Pain; pressing; from within outward
Pain; pressing; glands
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; pressing; inward
Pain; pressing; muscles
Pain; pressing; tearing; in joints
Pain; pressing; together
Pain; pulling
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; externally
Pain; sore, bruised; glands
Pain; sore, bruised; internally
Pain; sore, bruised; movement
Pain; sore, bruised; night; after midnight
Pain; sore, bruised; open air
Pain; sore, bruised; working
Pain; sudden, sharp; bones
Pain; sudden, sharp; downward
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally
Pain; sudden, sharp; glands
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; inward
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; burning in muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; jerking
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; tearing in muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; outward
Pain; sudden, sharp; transversely
Pain; sudden, sharp; upward
Pain; tearing; as if tearing apart
Pain; tearing; bones
Pain; tearing; downward
Pain; tearing; externally
Pain; tearing; glands
Pain; tearing; internally
Pain; tearing; muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; burning in muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; cramp-like in muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; pressing in muscles
Pain; tearing; outward
Pain; tearing; upward
Pain; twinging
Pain; ulcerative; bones
Pain; ulcerative; externally
Pain; ulcerative; glands
Pain; ulcerative; internally
Pain; wandering

Paralysis; after diphtheria
Paralysis; gradually appearing
Paralysis; internally
Paralysis; of organs
Paralysis; one-sided
Paralysis; one-sided; right
Paralysis; one-sided; suppression of out-break on skin
Paralysis; one-sided; with coldness of the paralysed part
Paralysis; painless
Paralysis; single parts

Perspiration gives no relief

Physical exertion

Polyp (growth on mucus lining)

Pressure

Pressure
Pressure; on painless side

Prickling; externally

Pulsation
Pulsation; externally; in bed
Pulsation; in evening
Pulsation; internally
Pulsation; internally; glands

Pulse; abnormal
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; evening
Pulse; slow

Quivering

Rising

Rising

Rubbing

Rubbing

Running

Running

Scurvy

Sensation of ball internally (compare knotted sensation)

Sensation of coat of skin pulled over inner parts

Sensation of plug; internally

Sensitive; bed feels hard
Sensitive; excessive physical irritability
Sensitive; externally
Sensitive; internally
Sensitive; intolerance of clothing

Sitting

Smoke

Snow-air

Standing

Straining of muscles and tendons, from lifting

Stretching
Stretching; night

Swelling; glands
Swelling; glands; hard
Swelling; glands; inflammatory
Swelling; in general
Swelling; inflammatory
Swelling; of affected parts
Swelling; swollen sensation

Symptoms after sexual intercourse; symptoms after sexual excesses

Symptoms not symmetrical; crosswise, left lower and right upper
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Symptoms not symmetrical; right
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, dry weather
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); entering a cold place
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); from becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); heat and cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat; followed by chill
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat; walking in open air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm bed
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm heater
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; becoming warm in open air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm room

Tension; externally
Tension; glands
Tension; internally
Tension; muscles

Touch

Touch

Touching anything

Trembling; after stool
Trembling; after supper
Trembling; externally
Trembling; from anxiety
Trembling; from noise
Trembling; internally
Trembling; morning; on waking
Trembling; rising from sitting, affected parts

Twitching
Twitching; during sleep
Twitching; right
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea); dry weather
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea); during pregnancy
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea); from fright
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea); from imitation
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea); from suppressed out-breaks on skin
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea); night
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea); rheumatic
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea); right side
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea); when thinking of it

Ulcers, at glands (see skin)
Ulcers, at glands (see skin); cancerous

Vaults, cellars, etc.

Walking up stairs or hill

Walking

Walking

Walking

Walking
Walking; beginning of walk
Walking; in open air

Warm bed

Warm heater

Warmth
Warmth; becoming warm in open air
Warmth; warm room

Wavelike sensations

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after stool
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after urination; after copious urination
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); afternoon; 4 p.m.
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); during a thunder storm
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); during period
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); evening
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from grief
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; in bed
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; on rising
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; rising
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); noon
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); trembling; after stool
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking; in open air
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking; in open air

Weariness (see weakness)
Weariness (see weakness); during period

When asleep long

While sitting
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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.