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Rhus Tox - Head 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.
Relationships
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).
Dose
Sixth to thirtieth potency. The 200th and higher are antidotal to poisoning with the plant and tincture.

HEAD

Brain feels loose and as if struck against skull on walking or rising
Feels as if a board were strapped on the forehead

Bangs head; against the bed
Bangs head; against things

Brain; as if brain would fall forward
Brain; brain feels loose
Brain; brain feels loose; as if brain striking against the skull
Brain; brain feels loose; on stepping
Brain; brain feels loose; sensation of brain falling forward
Brain; brain feels loose; when shaking the head
Brain; brain feels loose; while walking
Brain; concussion of brain
Brain; inflammation of brain
Brain; inflammation of brain; at spine
Brain; inflammation of brain; meningitis
Brain; pulsating in brain

Coldness

Congestion (see pulsation)
Congestion (see pulsation); evening
Congestion (see pulsation); fullness
Congestion (see pulsation); fullness; forehead
Congestion (see pulsation); fullness; forehead; late morning
Congestion (see pulsation); fullness; morning
Congestion (see pulsation); fullness; when stooping
Congestion (see pulsation); on coughing
Congestion (see pulsation); when stooping
Congestion (see pulsation); with heat of face

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing)
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); evening
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); forehead

Dragging sensation

Expanded sensation (see swollen); enlarged sensation

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); after a siesta
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); as if head would fall forward
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); forehead
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); forehead; as if a weight pressed forward in forehead, must hold head upright
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); forehead; when stooping
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); morning; on waking
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); on movement of eyes
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); on stooping
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); on waking
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); temples
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); temples; as if a weight hung at both sides
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); warm room
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); while lying down

Hot
Hot; after siesta
Hot; during diarrhoea
Hot; evening
Hot; heat rising up inside
Hot; lying down

Movements in head
Movements in head; balancing sensation in head; on movement
Movements in head; by moving the head
Movements in head; knocking in head; as of brain against skull; on movement
Movements in head; making a step
Movements in head; on stooping
Movements in head; rising sensation
Movements in head; rising sensation; while drinking beer
Movements in head; swashing sensation
Movements in head; swimming, as from alcohol (see confusion of mind)
Movements in head; while walking
Movements in head; while walking; in open air

Movements of head; as if pushed forward
Movements of head; falling (see heaviness); forward; on stooping
Movements of head; falling (see heaviness); unable to hold up head
Movements of head; unable to raise the head; after stooping

Pain, headache
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); after eating
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); after eating
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); beer
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from spirits
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from wine
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); while eating
Pain, headache; after measles
Pain, headache; after physical injuries
Pain, headache; after physical injuries; after a fall
Pain, headache; after scarlet fever
Pain, headache; after sleep
Pain, headache; after sleep; after a siesta
Pain, headache; as from a plug, peg or wedge (see nail)
Pain, headache; as if crushed shattered, beaten to pieces
Pain, headache; as if torn
Pain, headache; as if torn; brain aches as if torn to pieces, morning on rising; when moving the eyes
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); after sleep
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); afternoon
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); bending head backward
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); certain movements
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); damp weather
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; forehead
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); late morning
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); late morning; after mental exertion
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); mental labour
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); morning
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); morning; on waking
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); morning; until 2 p.m.; 5 p.m.
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); night; 1 a.m.
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); the small lump at the very back of head (occipital protuberance)
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); walking; in open air
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); wrapping up warm
Pain, headache; bones
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; burning
Pain, headache; burning; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; burning; forehead
Pain, headache; burning; forehead; over eyes
Pain, headache; burning; forehead; when walking
Pain, headache; burning; temples
Pain, headache; burning; temples; right
Pain, headache; burning; while walking
Pain, headache; bursting
Pain, headache; bursting; from movement
Pain, headache; certain movements; bending head backward
Pain, headache; certain movements; movement in general
Pain, headache; certain movements; raising head
Pain, headache; certain movements; rising (see morning, noon, night, etc., on rising, also movement; raising head); from lying
Pain, headache; certain movements; rising (see morning, noon, night, etc., on rising, also movement; raising head); rising to standing
Pain, headache; certain movements; rising (see morning, noon, night, etc., on rising, also movement; raising head); rising upright
Pain, headache; cloudy weather
Pain, headache; cold weather
Pain, headache; cold weather; damp
Pain, headache; cutting, darting, stabbing; temples
Pain, headache; dull pain
Pain, headache; evening
Pain, headache; evening; 6 p.m.
Pain, headache; evening; 7 p.m.
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; back
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; cheek
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; ears
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; eyes
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; face
Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); closing eyes
Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); from straining eyes
Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); on moving eyelids
Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); on moving eyes
Pain, headache; forehead and back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; from any jar (see sensitive, coughing, laughing, stepping, riding)
Pain, headache; from catching cold
Pain, headache; from certain movements; from stooping
Pain, headache; from certain movements; on moving arms
Pain, headache; from certain movements; shaking head
Pain, headache; from certain movements; while bending head forward
Pain, headache; from changes of weather
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); after cold bathing
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); becoming cold
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); from cold air
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); from cold air; from draft of cold air
Pain, headache; from combing or binding hair; from binding hair
Pain, headache; from combing or binding hair; when combing the hair; backward
Pain, headache; from emotions
Pain, headache; from emotions; after being contradicted
Pain, headache; from emotions; after stress (see anger)
Pain, headache; from emotions; from anger
Pain, headache; from emotions; nervous
Pain, headache; from exertion; physical exertion; from lifting
Pain, headache; from exposure to wind; cold wind
Pain, headache; from exposure to wind; cycling in cold wind
Pain, headache; from exposure to wind; horse-riding in cold wind
Pain, headache; from getting wet
Pain, headache; from getting wet; from wetting feet
Pain, headache; from getting wet; while sweating
Pain, headache; from loss of sleep; from staying up late
Pain, headache; from open air
Pain, headache; from sea bathing
Pain, headache; from suppressed perspiration
Pain, headache; from warmth; when heated by a fire or heater
Pain, headache; from washing; after bathing
Pain, headache; from washing; washing head
Pain, headache; from windy, stormy weather
Pain, headache; from writing
Pain, headache; hammering pain
Pain, headache; hysterical headache
Pain, headache; in forehead
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; above right
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; late morning
Pain, headache; in forehead; in cold air
Pain, headache; in forehead; in cold wind
Pain, headache; in forehead; in cold, wet weather
Pain, headache; in forehead; late morning
Pain, headache; in forehead; left side
Pain, headache; in forehead; lying down
Pain, headache; in forehead; morning; on waking
Pain, headache; in forehead; on movement; movement of the eyes
Pain, headache; in forehead; when indoors
Pain, headache; in women; during pregnancy
Pain, headache; indoors; on entering a room
Pain, headache; jerking; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; late morning
Pain, headache; living in a damp house
Pain, headache; lying down; bed
Pain, headache; morning
Pain, headache; morning; in bed
Pain, headache; morning; on rising
Pain, headache; must lie down
Pain, headache; night
Pain, headache; night; after midnight
Pain, headache; night; before midnight
Pain, headache; noon
Pain, headache; on coughing
Pain, headache; pecking
Pain, headache; perspiration; during perspiration
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); apart
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); as from weight
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); as if brain bound up
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); as if in a vice
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput); during fever
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); evening
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; as if weight or stone
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; downward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; extending to sides of head; right
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; inward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; on waking
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; open air
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; over eyes
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; pressing forward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; pressing outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); in open air
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); morning
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); on movement; of arms
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); pressing downward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); pulling
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); sides
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); sides; left
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); sleep
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; after sleep
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; digital
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; evening
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex); morning
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); when opening eyes, after sleep
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); while in bed
Pain, headache; pressure
Pain, headache; pressure; from constricting head
Pain, headache; pulling
Pain, headache; pulling; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; pulling; during damp weather
Pain, headache; pulling; movement
Pain, headache; pulling; night
Pain, headache; pulling; sides
Pain, headache; pulling; sides; left
Pain, headache; pulling; temples
Pain, headache; pulsating
Pain, headache; recurring headache
Pain, headache; recurring headache; day and night
Pain, headache; rheumatic
Pain, headache; sensation as if hair were pulled
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.)
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); extending to other parts; outward from inside
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); forehead
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); temples
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); temples; extending inward
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); temples; extending outward
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); temples; heat
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); temples; left
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); while lying down
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); while lying down; with head low
Pain, headache; sides; extending to other parts; one side to the other
Pain, headache; sides; left
Pain, headache; sides; one side
Pain, headache; sides; right
Pain, headache; sitting
Pain, headache; sitting
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; back of head (occiput); movement
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; combing hair
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; sides
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; sides; side not lain on
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; smarting
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; temples
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; temples; evening
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; after stooping
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; back of head (occiput); after stooping
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending to other parts; cheek bone
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending to other parts; ears
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending to other parts; face
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending to other parts; root of nose
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; forehead
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; forehead; extending to other parts; ear
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; forehead; over eyes
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; forehead; over nose
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; temples
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; temples; extending inward
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; temples; extending outward
Pain, headache; stunning
Pain, headache; stunning; cold
Pain, headache; stunning; morning
Pain, headache; stunning; movement
Pain, headache; tearing, rending
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; damp, cold, weather
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; from cold air
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; heat
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; movement
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; on stooping
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; pulling
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; pulsating
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; temples; right
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; wandering
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; wrapping up head
Pain, headache; temples
Pain, headache; temples; evening; in bed
Pain, headache; temples; extending to other parts; to face
Pain, headache; temples; late morning
Pain, headache; temples; morning
Pain, headache; temples; movement; after rising
Pain, headache; temples; on coughing
Pain, headache; temples; right
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex); after eating
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex); evening
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex); late morning
Pain, headache; violent pains
Pain, headache; walking; after walking in open air
Pain, headache; walking; in open air
Pain, headache; walking; on walking down steps or a hill
Pain, headache; walking; on walking up steps or hill
Pain, headache; walking; stepping heavily
Pain, headache; walking; while walking in open air
Pain, headache; walking; while walking
Pain, headache; walking; while
Pain, headache; warmth
Pain, headache; warmth; warm room
Pain, headache; while lying down
Pain, headache; while lying down; on painful side
Pain, headache; while standing
Pain, headache; while talking
Pain, headache; while teething
Pain, headache; with fading consciousness
Pain, headache; with fading consciousness; on moving
Pain, headache; with high or low temperature; headache before the chill
Pain, headache; with high or low temperature; headache before the heat
Pain, headache; with high or low temperature; headache during the chill
Pain, headache; with high or low temperature; headache during the heat
Pain, headache; with other pains; pain in nape of neck
Pain, headache; with running or blocked nose
Pain, headache; wrapping up head

Prickling; as from needles

Pulled; sideways

Pulsating
Pulsating; back of head (occiput)
Pulsating; burning
Pulsating; during heat
Pulsating; forehead
Pulsating; side
Pulsating; temples

Sensation of board or bar in front of head

Sensation of turning and twisting

Sensitive; from brushing hair
Sensitive; head sensitive to cold air
Sensitive; to stepping
Sensitive; to stepping; when climbing stairs or hill

Shocks, blows, jerks, etc. (see jerking pain, pulsation, plug, nail)
Shocks, blows, jerks, etc. (see jerking pain, pulsation, plug, nail); forehead
Shocks, blows, jerks, etc. (see jerking pain, pulsation, plug, nail); when coughing

Skin and scalp; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Skin and scalp; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); back of head (occiput)
Skin and scalp; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); left to right
Skin and scalp; itching
Skin and scalp; itching; forehead
Skin and scalp; itching; gnawing, biting
Skin and scalp; like insects crawling on skin
Skin and scalp; like insects crawling on skin; forehead
Skin and scalp; like insects crawling on skin; on walking; in open air
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; boils
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; crusts, scabs
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; eczema
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; generating pus
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; herpes
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; impetigo (bacterial infection on skin surface)
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; itching
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; itching; night
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; moist
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; moist; that eats the hair
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; nodes
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; offensive
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; pus-filled pimples
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; wearing away skin
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; except the head
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; night
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; night; midnight
Skin and scalp; sensation of scalp contracting

Splashing

Swollen, and feeling swollen

Tingling
Tingling; back of head (occiput)

Twitching of muscles
Twitching of muscles; afternoon
Twitching of muscles; back of head (occiput)
Twitching of muscles; evening
Twitching of muscles; night
Twitching of muscles; temples; extending to jaws or teeth

Uncovering head

Unsteady feeling

Washing head

Weakness
Weakness; while standing

Headache in occiput (Rhus Toxicodendron Rad.); painful to touch

HEAVY head

Humid eruptions on scalp; itching greatly.

Pain in forehead and proceeds thence backward

Scalp sensitive; worse on side lain on

Vertigo when rising
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Sources
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.