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Rhus Tox - Eye 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.


Photophobia; profuse flow of yellow pus

Circumscribed corneal injection

Eye painful on turning it or pressing, can hardly move it, as in acute retrobulbar neuritis


Closing of tear duct

Conjunctiva (external lining of eye); swelling

Cornea (transparent part of eye); spots and specks, on cornea

Discharges of mucus or pus
Discharges of mucus or pus; bloody
Discharges of mucus or pus; corner; outer
Discharges of mucus or pus; corner; outer; morning
Discharges of mucus or pus; from out-breaks on skin

Discoloration; redness
Discoloration; redness; corner; inner
Discoloration; redness; lids
Discoloration; redness; lids; spots; edges of
Discoloration; redness; morning

Distorted; iris



Eye feels hot

Eyebrows; out-breaks on skin around eyebrows; yellow

Growth, tumour; sty
Growth, tumour; sty; lower lid

Hair falling from eye-lashes

Heaviness; lids

Inflammation; arthritic (gouty and rheumatic)
Inflammation; cold; wet weather
Inflammation; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour, see face)
Inflammation; glandular swellings
Inflammation; infants
Inflammation; of catarrh from cold; night
Inflammation; washing; becoming wet
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye)
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); granular
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); oozing pus (including cornea)
Inflammation; wounds; cornea (transparent part of eye)
Inflammation; wounds; hardening of tissue
Inflammation; wounds; iris
Inflammation; wounds; iris; night
Inflammation; wounds; iris; rheumatic
Inflammation; wounds; lids

Intolerance of light (photophobia)
Intolerance of light (photophobia); during chill


Itching; exertion of vision
Itching; lids
Itching; outer

Lids; eyes closed
Lids; eyes closed; eyes close involuntary
Lids; eyes closed; half open
Lids; granular lids
Lids; half open
Lids; narrowing of gap between eyelids
Lids; opening eyes difficult; morning
Lids; opening eyes difficult; morning
Lids; opening eyes difficult; night
Lids; opening eyes difficult; night
Lids; out-breaks on skin
Lids; out-breaks on skin; blisters
Lids; out-breaks on skin; blisters; yellow
Lids; out-breaks on skin; herpes
Lids; out-breaks on skin; pimples
Lids; spasmodic closure
Lids; stuck together
Lids; stuck together; morning
Lids; stuck together; night


Pain; aching
Pain; aching; corner; inner
Pain; aching; evening
Pain; aching; when looking sharply
Pain; afternoon
Pain; as from something in eye
Pain; as from something in eye; like sand in eye
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; before chill
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; corner
Pain; contracting; evening
Pain; cutting
Pain; during heat
Pain; evening
Pain; extending to other parts; backward
Pain; eyebrows
Pain; from exertion of vision
Pain; lids; on closing eyes
Pain; morning
Pain; on movement of eyes
Pain; on movement of eyes; sideways
Pain; pressing
Pain; pressing; evening
Pain; pressing; morning
Pain; pulsating
Pain; sore, bruised, tender
Pain; sore, bruised, tender; corner; outer
Pain; sore, bruised, tender; in cold air
Pain; sore, bruised, tender; moving the eyes
Pain; sore, bruised, tender; on closing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending backward
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending inward
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending to back of head (occiput)
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; in inflamation of the iris (iritis)
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; movement
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; night
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; pulsating
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; rheumatic
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; right
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; wet weather
Pain; tearing
Pain; tearing; night
Pain; wet weather
Pain; when looking; steadily

Paralysis; lids; upper
Paralysis; lids; upper; from cold
Paralysis; lids; upper; right
Paralysis; of muscles of eyeball
Paralysis; optic nerve, total blindness, without eye damage (amaurosis)


Pupils; contracted
Pupils; insensitive to light

Quivering; lids

Sensation of enlargement

Skin around eyes (see face); out-breaks on skin


Stiffness; lids

Swellings; glandular swellings
Swellings; lids
Swellings; lids; from fluid accumulation
Swellings; lids; when period is suppressed
Swellings; sensation of swelling

Tears; acrid smell (strong and sharp)
Tears; burning
Tears; evening
Tears; in wind
Tears; morning
Tears; on opening eyes; forcibly
Tears; open air
Tears; when yawning
Tears; with cough

Twitching; corner
Twitching; lids

Ulceration; cornea (transparent part of eye)
Ulceration; lids
Ulceration; lids; under surfaces


Intensive ulceration of the cornea

Iritis, after exposure to cold and dampness, and of rheumatic origin

Lids inflamed, agglutinated, swollen

Oedema of lids, suppurative iritis

Old injured eyes

Profuse gush of hot, scalding tears upon opening lids.

pustular inflammations

Swollen, red, edematous; Orbital cellulitis
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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.