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Rhus Tox - Fever 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.


Adynamic; restless, trembling

Chilly, as if cold water were poured over him, followed by heat and inclination to stretch the limbs.

During heat, urticaria

After eating
After exertion
After stool
After walking in open air

Afternoon; 2 p.m.
Afternoon; with chilliness

Alternating with chills
Alternating with chills; afternoon


Aversion to uncovering

Burning heat
Burning heat; afternoon
Burning heat; evening
Burning heat; late morning
Burning heat; morning
Burning heat; mostly internal, blood seems to burn; in the veins
Burning heat; night
Burning heat; night; midnight

Catarrh with fever

Chilliness from uncovering
Chilliness from uncovering; uncovering during any stage of attack

Continued fever
Continued fever; abdominal
Continued fever; afternoon
Continued fever; chest
Continued fever; dazed from fever
Continued fever; evening
Continued fever; evening; 5 p.m.
Continued fever; evening; 7 p.m.
Continued fever; in brain (cerebral)
Continued fever; night
Continued fever; night; after midnight
Continued fever; night; midnight
Continued fever; night; temperature running very high
Continued fever; with skin out-break
Continued fever; with small, purple spots

Desire to uncover

Drinking beer

Drinking coffee

Drinking water

Dry heat
Dry heat; night
Dry heat; night; with delirium

During stool

Evening; 5 p.m.
Evening; 6 p.m.
Evening; 7 p.m.
Evening; lasting all night

External heat
External heat; evening
External heat; night

Fever from irritation

Fever with skin out-break; measles
Fever with skin out-break; scarlet fever

Fever without chill
Fever without chill; afternoon
Fever without chill; evening
Fever without chill; evening; 6 p.m.; lasting all night
Fever without chill; evening; 7 p.m.
Fever without chill; late morning
Fever without chill; late morning; 10 a.m.
Fever without chill; morning
Fever without chill; morning; 6 to 10 a.m.
Fever without chill; night

From exertion

Heat absent

Heat comes on during sleep

In bed (see night and warmth)

In women; from childbirth

Infectious fevers

Inflammatory fever

Intense heat
Intense heat; during sleep

Internal heat
Internal heat; burning; in the blood vessels
Internal heat; with coldness of single parts
Internal heat; with external chill

Late morning
Late morning; 10 a.m., as if dashed with hot water, or hot water running through the blood vessels

Localised; cerebro-spinal fever
Localised; front of body
Localised; stomach (gastric fever)
Localised; upper body

Morning; after rising

Movement brings on chilliness


Night; dry burning heat
Night; dry burning heat; with anxiety
Night; midnight
Night; with chilliness
Night; with perspiration

No perspiration

One-sided; left
One-sided; left; with coldness of right

Perspiration with heat

Remittent; evening
Remittent; morning
Remittent; night
Remittent; prone to become typhoid
Remittent; prone to become typhoid; from poisoning by quinine

Septic fever (see infectious, continued, from childbirth, etc.)

Shuddering; with the heat

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat, then sweat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat, then sweat; sweat with thirst
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat, with sweat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill then sweat, without intervening heat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill, then sweat with heat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; heat alternating with chill, then with sweat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; heat followed by chill then sweat


Warmth; covering


When walking in open air


With chill

With external coldness

With shivering
With shivering; and perspiration with heat
With shivering; from uncovering

Yellow fever


Intermittent; chill, with dry cough and restlessness

Typhoid; tongue dry and brown; sordes; bowels loose; great restlessness
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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.