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HPUS label indication: Fear of Thunder

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

Rheumatic and gouty symptoms well marked. Rheumatism in the hot season. The modality (worse before a storm) is a true guiding symptom.
BETTER, after the storm breaks, warmth, and eating.
WORSE, before a storm. All symptoms reappear in rough weather, night, towards morning.
Compare: Ampelopsis (hydrocele and renal dropsy); Dulc.; Rhus; Nat-sulph.
First to sixth potency.

    MIND (click for more)

Dread of a storm; particularly afraid of thunder


Before a thunder storm

    HEAD (click for more)

Ciliary neuralgia, involving eyeball, orbit, and head

Aching in temples

Pain, headache; cold weather; damp
Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); from straining eyes
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); from cold air
Pain, headache; morning; on rising
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; during a thunder storm
Pain, headache; walking; in open air
Pain, headache; walking; while walking
Pain, headache; wrapping up head

Headache; worse, wine, wind, cold and wet weather

Heat in eyes when using them.

Pain in eyes before a storm

Tearing pain in bones

    EYE (click for more)

Pain; before a storm
Pain; during a storm

Muscular asthenopia; darting pains through eyes from head, worse before a storm.

    VISION (click for more)

Exertion of vision

    EAR (click for more)

Difficult hearing, with whizzing and ringing in ears

Pain; with toothache

Hearing better in the morning; noises come on after patient has been up a few hours.

    FACE (click for more)

Toothache in damp weather and before a storm

Pain; stormy weather

Prosopalgia; violent jerking pain involving dental nerves, from temple to lower jaw and chin, Better, warmth and eating

Stumps of teeth are loosened.

Swollen gums

    MOUTH (click for more)

Teeth; pain
Teeth; pain; after eating dinner
Teeth; pain; before thunderstorm
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; ear
Teeth; pain; grumbling (see dull)
Teeth; pain; heat; external warmth

    THROAT (click for more)

Mucus; sensation of mucus

    GENITALS (click for more)

Hydrocele (Sil.)

Male; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); sperm tube
Male; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); testes
Male; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); testes; after gonorrhoea
Male; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); testes; right
Male; inflammation; sperm tube
Male; inflammation; testes
Male; inflammation; testes; chronic
Male; inflammation; testes; right
Male; pain; pulling; testes
Male; pain; pulling; testes; extending to abdomen
Male; pain; pulling; testes; right
Male; pain; sore; testes
Male; pain; sore; testes; extending up spermatic cord
Male; pain; testes
Male; pain; testes; crushed testes
Male; pain; testes; right
Male; swelling; testes
Male; swelling; testes; right
Male; testes and scrotum (balls); scrotum swollen by fluid accumulation
Male; testes and scrotum (balls); scrotum swollen by fluid accumulation; left side
Male; testes and scrotum (balls); scrotum swollen by fluid accumulation; of boys

Induration and swelling of testes after gonorrhoea

Male; Testicles, worse left, swollen, painful, drawn up

Orchitis; glands feel crushed

    CHEST (click for more)

Breathless and speechless from violent pleuritic pains running down the anterior chest

Perspiration; arm pit

Crampy pain under short ribs.

Stitches in spleen from fast walking

Violent pleuritic pains running downward in left anterior chest

    BACK (click for more)

Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); in wet weather
Pain; neck
Pain; rheumatic
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); movement
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); wet weather
Pain; tearing; night

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Cannot sleep unless legs are crossed.

Rheumatic tearing in all limbs, especially right side; worse, at rest and in stormy weather

Coldness; lower limbs; foot

Heat; hand

Pain; changes of the weather
Pain; fingers
Pain; foot; heel
Pain; foot; heel; rheumatic
Pain; forearm
Pain; lower leg
Pain; lower limbs; movement
Pain; movement
Pain; pulling; knee; while walking
Pain; pulling; leg; movement
Pain; pulling; leg; while walking
Pain; pulling; thigh; movement
Pain; pulling; thigh; rheumatic
Pain; pulling; thigh; while sitting
Pain; rheumatic
Pain; shoulder; rheumatic
Pain; tearing
Pain; thigh; stretching and turning limb from side to side
Pain; thigh; walking
Pain; thunderstorm
Pain; toes
Pain; upper limbs; extending to other parts; downward
Pain; upper limbs; stormy weather
Pain; wet weather

Gouty inflammation of great toe-joint

Joints swollen

Pain in shoulders, arms, wrists; worse when at rest

Pains in bones in spots, and reappear by change of weather

Stiffness of neck

    SKIN (click for more)

Like insects crawling on skin

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

At approach of a storm

Change of weather

From wind



Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation)
Pain; pinching; externally
Pain; pressing; externally
Pain; tearing; bones
Pain; tearing; muscles

Swelling; of affected parts

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather



Wet weather

Windy and stormy weather
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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.