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Rhus Tox - Chill symptoms

Toxicodendron Radicans, Poison-ivy, Rhus, Rus tox, Rhustox, Rustox, Rhus Toxicodendron, Rhus Toxicodedron

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HPUS label indication: Better motion

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

BETTER, warm, dry weather, motion; walking, change of position, rubbing, warm applications, from stretching out limbs.
WORSE, during sleep, cold, wet rainy weather and after rain; at night, During rest, drenching, when lying on back or right side.
Complementary: Bry.; Calc. Fluor. Phytol ( Rheumatism). In urticaria follow with Bovista.
Inimical: Apis.
Antidotes: Bathing with milk and Grindelia lotion very effective. Ampelopsis trifolia - Three-leaf Woodbine - (Toxic dermatitis due to vegetable poisons - 30 and 200. Very similar to Rhus Toxicodendron poisoning. Desensitizing against Ivy poisoning by the use of ascending doses of the tincture by mouth or by hypodermic injections is recommended by old school authorities, but is not as effective as the homeopathic remedies especially RHUS 30 and 200 and Anacard., etc. Anacard.; Croton.; Grindelia; Mezer.; Cyp RIP.; Plumbago (eczema of vulva); Graph.
Compare: Rhus Radicans (almost identical action); characteristics are, burning in tongue, tip feels sore, pains are often semilateral and in various parts, often remote and successive. Many symptoms are better after a storm has thoroughly set in, especially after an electric storm. Has pronounced YEARLY worse ( Laches.) Rhus Toxicodendron Radicans has headache in OCCIPUT even pain in nape of neck and from there pains draw over the head Forwards). Rhus Diversiloba - California Poison-oak (antidote to Rhus; violent skin symptoms, with frightful itching; much swelling of face, hands and genitals; skin very sensitive; eczema and erysipelas, great nervous weakness, tired from least effort; goes to sleep from sheer exhaustion); Xerophyllum (dysmenorrhoea and skin symptoms). Compare, also: Arn.; Bapt.; Lach.; Ars.; Hyos.; Op ( stupefactions more profound). Mimosa - Sensitive Plant - (rheumatism, knee stiff, lancinating pains in back and limbs. Swelling of ankles. Legs tremble).
Sixth to thirtieth potency. The 200th and higher are antidotal to poisoning with the plant and tincture.


After eating
After eating
After exertion
After exposure

After exposure; cold bathing, too frequent

After lying down

After movement

After sleep

After sleep

Afternoon; even in a warm room

As if cold wind were blowing; on the body

At certain time of day or night; from 10 a.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 2 a.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 3 a.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 5 p.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 6 p.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 7 p.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 8 p.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 9 a.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 9 a.m.; to 10 a.m.



Before urination

Beginning in particular area; back
Beginning in particular area; back; between the shoulder blades
Beginning in particular area; chest
Beginning in particular area; feet
Beginning in particular area; hands
Beginning in particular area; legs
Beginning in particular area; right side of body
Beginning in particular area; thighs

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature); after eating
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature); evening
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature); slightest movement of the bed-clothes

Cold damp weather

Creeping; evening



During movement

During stool

Evening; 7 p.m., as though dashed with ice-cold water, or as if the blood were running cold when he moves, increased by eating and drinking
Evening; continuing all night
Evening; in bed
Evening; not relieved by external warmth
Evening; undressing

External; evening
External; in spots

From coughing

From emotions; after stress

From environment; during rains
From environment; from becoming wet
From environment; from becoming wet; when over-heated
From environment; sleeping in damp rooms
From environment; standing in water
From environment; working in water

From getting wet
From getting wet; when overheated

From working in water

In bed
In bed; putting hand out of bed
In bed; rising from bed
In bed; rising from bed

In parts affected with other symptoms

In the open air

In warmth; in warm room; desire to be near heater

In women; during period; constant

Internal; as if coldness in blood vessels

Morning; on waking



On a cold day in summer

On going into the cold air

On rising up

On waking

Open air; walking in the open air

Periodic, recurring; every fourth day
Periodic, recurring; every fourth day; double
Periodic, recurring; recurring daily
Periodic, recurring; recurring daily; twice
Periodic, recurring; recurring every third day
Periodic, recurring; recurring every third day; twice

Rising up

Sensation of cold water; dashed over him
Sensation of cold water; poured over him

Shaking, shivering, rigors
Shaking, shivering, rigors; afternoon
Shaking, shivering, rigors; evening; in bed
Shaking, shivering, rigors; face bluish-grey
Shaking, shivering, rigors; in the open air, not relieved by covering up
Shaking, shivering, rigors; long-lasting (see succession of stages, fever)
Shaking, shivering, rigors; night
Shaking, shivering, rigors; night; in the open air
Shaking, shivering, rigors; on going into warm room
Shaking, shivering, rigors; on putting hand out of bed
Shaking, shivering, rigors; partial
Shaking, shivering, rigors; with cold and blue skin
Shaking, shivering, rigors; with heat
Shaking, shivering, rigors; with perspiration

Sides, one-sided
Sides, one-sided; coldness of right side and heat of left
Sides, one-sided; left
Sides, one-sided; right

Single parts

Stormy weather

Trembling and shivering

Violent chill; with bluish, cold face and hands, mottled skin

Warmth; external warmth
Warmth; warm room

When drinking; warm drinks are tolerated

When heated, overheated

When uncovering, undressing

While eating

With fever, but chill predominating
With fever, but chill predominating; afternoon
With fever, but chill predominating; evening

With pain

With perspiration
With perspiration; after chill
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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.