Formica RufaMyrmexine, Crushed Live Ants, Formica
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 (i.e. symptoms) of Formica Rufa in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
An Arthritic medicine. Gout and articular rheumatism; pains worse, motion; better, pressure. Right side most affected. Chronic gout and stiffness in joints. Acute outbursts of gouty poisons, especially when assuming the neuralgic forms. Tuberculosis, carcinoma, and lupus; chronic nephritis. Complaints from overlifting. Apoplectic diseases. Has a marked deterrent influence on the formation of polypi.
Sixth to thirtieth attenuation.≡ show all authors ...
▲ MODALITIES ETC
WORSE, cold and cold washing, dampness, before a snowstorm.
BETTER, warmth, Pressure, rubbing. Combing hair.≡ show all authors ...
Symptoms follow intense emotions; bad news
after bad news
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; ecstatic; exhilaration
mirth, hilarity, liveliness, etc.
unhappy; dwells on past disagreeable occurrences
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear
forgetful; in evening
weakness of memory
Restlessness, nervousness; night≡ show all authors ...
▲ VERTIGO, DIZZINESS
Morning; in bed
While writing≡ show all authors ...
Brain feels too heavy and large
Sensation as if a bubble burst in forehead
Forgetful in the evening
Coryza and Stopped-up feeling in nose
Sensation of head bubbling; as if bubble bursting in forehead
Coldness; back of head (occiput); right side
Congestion (see pulsation)
Expanded sensation (see swollen); brain feels large
Headache with cracking in left ear
Heaviness (see pain; pressing)
Pain, headache; morning
morning; on waking
affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from coffee
from emotions; from becoming heated
from emotions; nervous
with stomach complaints
from certain movements; from stooping
recurring headache; noon to 10 p.m.
recurring headache; every day
earlier each day
extending to other parts; back of head (occiput)
above eyes; noon
back of head (occiput)
sides; after dinner
sides; after eating
top of head (vertex)
cutting, darting, stabbing; temples
dull pain; forehead
piercing, stabbing (see cutting); temples
piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; top of head (vertex)
shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); temples
tearing, rending; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; combing the hair
Skin and scalp; itching≡ show all authors ...
Cornea (transparent part of eye); spots and specks, on cornea
arthritic (gouty and rheumatic)
morning; on opening
morning; on waking
burning, smarting, gnawing, biting
back of the eyes
as from something in eye; like sand in eye
sore, bruised, tender; corner; outer
sore, bruised, tender; lids
stitching, sudden, sharp
Twitching; lids; right
Ulceration; cornea (transparent part of eye)
Foggy≡ show all authors ...
Ringing and buzzing
Cracking in left ear with headache
Parts around ear feel swollen
Coldness; behind right ear
Itching; in ear
in ear; left
Noises in ear
night; 10 p.m.
extending to other parts; extending to temples
soreness; external ear
stitching, sudden, sharp
night; 10 p.m.
Swelling; about the ear
Impaired≡ show all authors ...
Lips; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); corners of mouth
Stiffness, muscles; lower jaw≡ show all authors ...
Skin or lining of nose; polyp (growth up nose)
Running or blocked nose (coryza); running, wet
Sneezing≡ show all authors ...
Gums and teeth
Teeth; sensation of elongated teeth
Pain; sore; tongue; back part
stitching, sudden, sharp; tongue; tip
Taste; offensive≡ show all authors ...
Sensation of coldness; as from peppermint
larynx; ejected with difficulty
Pain; swallowing; on swallowing
extending to ears
External throat; goitre
pain; burning; sides
pain; pressing; sides
pain; sudden, sharp; sides≡ show all authors ...
Breast; milk; absent
Constriction, tension; during cough
Movements in and of chest; fluttering
fluttering; afternoon; during headache
Pain; sides; right
sore, bruised; arm pit
stitching, sudden, sharp; breast; nipple; left
stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right
Skin; itching; arm pit
itching; arm pit; morning
Hoarseness, with dry, sore throat; cough worse at night, with aching in forehead and constrictive pain in chest; pleuritic pains.
Pain; when breathing; breathing deeply
sides; when breathing; with deep breathing
stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; breathing deeply≡ show all authors ...
Night; hysterical attack of cough, followed by crying
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in larynx
Violent≡ show all authors ...
Red, itching and burning
Nodes around joints ( Ammonium Phosphoricum Ammo">Ammon)
Phos.) Profuse sweat without relief.
Out-breaks on skin; leprosy≡ show all authors ...
▲ BACK AND NECK
when looking up
neck; on moving head
neck; while travelling
neck; extending to other parts; upward
as though the back would break; neck
as if broken; neck; as if it would break in two; worse left side when travelling
lumbar (lower half of back); morning; in bed
lumbar (lower half of back); morning; after rising from bed
lumbar (lower half of back); hips
attachment of muscles
sacrum (base of spine)
pressing; lumbar (lower half of back); morning; after rising
stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting
lumbar (lower half of back)
Skin; itching; shoulder blades≡ show all authors ...
Stomach; Constant pressure at the cardiac end of the stomach, and a burning pain there
Pain shift from stomach to vertex
Gas cannot be passed.
Abdomen and Stool.
Pain in bowels before stool, with shuddering chilliness
Constriction in the anus
Drawing pain Around navel before stool.
Sensation as if diarrhoea would come on
Enlarged; rear of abdomen (mesenteries)
Noises from abdomen; rumbling; morning; on waking
rumbling; before stool
rumbling; during stool
Pain; as if diarrhoea would come on
in women; during period
region of hip; crest of hip
cramping, griping; during period
sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); behind lower ribs
on breathing in; deeply
sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); liver
itching; groin region
Sense of weakness; during stool
Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); evening; 9 p.m.
burping, belching; fluid
pain; cramping, griping, constricting; evening
In the morning, difficult passages of small quantities of flatus; afterwards diarrhoea-like urging in the rectum
Stomach; nausea; morning
nausea; during headache
Nausea, with headache, and vomiting of a yellowish bitter mucus
Stomach; vomiting; morning
vomiting; late morning; 9 a.m., during headache
vomiting; on coughing
vomiting; during headache
vomiting; on waking
morning; on waking
vomiting; mucus; morning; on waking
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▲ RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.
Diarrhoea; daytime only
morning; waking with urging
night; 4 a.m.
Sensation as before diarrhoea
Heat; during stool
Pain; pressing (pressure)
urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during diarrhoea
urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool
Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); during stool
urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); after stool
Worm; tape worm (flat worm)
Small (see long and narrow)
White≡ show all authors ...
▲ GENITALS ETC
Bloody, albuminous, with much urging; quantities of urates.
Male; itching; scrotum
jerking in penis
thick emission from penis
swelling; penis; hot
swelling; penis; foreskin
Sexual; Seminal emissions; weakness
Slothful to venery.”
Male; as if asleep
as if asleep; on walking up stairs
during sexual intercourse
erections; while riding
erections; after urinating
prostate gland; jerking in region of prostate gland
prostate gland; quivering, nervous
prostate gland; twitching
Female; sexual intercourse; desire increased
period; scanty≡ show all authors ...
▲ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS
Rheumatic pains; stiff and contracted joints
Muscles feel strained and torn from their attachment
Weakness of lower extremities
Pain in hips
Rheumatism comes on with suddenness and restlessness
sweat does not relieve
Relief after midnight and from rubbing.
Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Contraction of muscles and tendons; joints
Cramps; hip; during period
sole; morning, 3 a.m.
Hands and feet; nails; flaking off
Inflammation; upper limbs; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Movements and positions; lameness
Numbness (see tingling); upper limbs; travelling
hand; on waking
left; to right
forearm; ulna (bone, opposite side to thumb)
hand; on movement
toes; third toe
toes; fourth toe
burning; hand; palm
burning; foot; toes; first toe (large toe)
pulling; upper limbs
shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); shoulder
shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); forearm
shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); hand
shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); hip
evening; 7 p.m.
shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); thigh
sore, bruised; lower limbs
sore, bruised; hip
night; in bed
stitching, sudden, sharp; upper limbs
stitching, sudden, sharp; shoulder
stitching, sudden, sharp; upper arm
stitching, sudden, sharp; forearm
stitching, sudden, sharp; hand
stitching, sudden, sharp; hip
stitching, sudden, sharp; thigh
stitching, sudden, sharp; ankle
stitching, sudden, sharp; toes; first toe (large toe)
left arm and leg
upper limbs; night; 10 p.m.
fingers; second finger
leg; night; 10 p.m.
Perspiration; foot; suppressed
Restlessness; lower limbs; hip, while sitting
lower limbs; thigh
Skin; itching; upper limbs
itching; upper limbs; afternoon
itching; hand; palm
out-break on skin; rash
out-break on skin; upper limbs; rash
out-break on skin; hand; palm; rash
suppurating (producing pus); fingers; nails (see felon); under
Swollen; upper limbs
Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); hand
hand; while riding
Weakness; leg≡ show all authors ...
Sleep and dreams
Falling asleep; sitting
before a storm
night; first part of night
afternoon; 1 p.m.
Other symptoms worse while perspiring
Constriction; of orifices
Eating and food; after breakfast
movement of affected part
Pain; burning externally; bones
sore, bruised; externally
sore, bruised; morning
sudden, sharp; externally
Perspiration gives no relief
Symptoms not symmetrical; right
afternoon; 1 p.m.
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold
cold, wet weather
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
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