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Rhus Tox - Mouth 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.


Corners of mouth ulcerated; fever-blisters around mouth and chin ( Nat-mur.) Pain in maxillary joint.

Bleeding; oozing of blood

Cold breath

Cracked; tongue

Discoloration; palate (roof of mouth); greyish
Discoloration; palate (roof of mouth); white
Discoloration; tongue; brown
Discoloration; tongue; brown; centre; morning, on rising
Discoloration; tongue; brown; morning
Discoloration; tongue; brown; red tip and edges
Discoloration; tongue; red
Discoloration; tongue; red; centre
Discoloration; tongue; red; edges
Discoloration; tongue; red; tip
Discoloration; tongue; red; tip; triangular
Discoloration; tongue; white
Discoloration; tongue; white; dirty
Discoloration; tongue; white; sides; one
Discoloration; tongue; yellow
Discoloration; tongue; yellow; white
Discoloration; tongue; yellow; white; base

Dryness; morning
Dryness; morning; on waking
Dryness; night
Dryness; night; on waking
Dryness; tongue
Dryness; tongue; on waking
Dryness; tongue; tip
Dryness; with thirst

Froth, foam, from mouth

Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; palate (roof of mouth)
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; tongue

Gums; teeth detached from gums



Odour (halitosis, bad breath); musty
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid

Open; during sleep

Pain; burning, raw and smarting
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; gums
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; tongue
Pain; sore; gums
Pain; sore; palate (roof of mouth); soft palate (back of roof of mouth)
Pain; sore; tongue
Pain; sore; tongue; tip
Pain; ulcerative; palate (roof of mouth)

Paralysis; tongue

Pulsating; palate (roof of mouth)

Saliva; bloody
Saliva; mucus, slime
Saliva; mucus, slime; collection of mucus on tongue (see sticky)
Saliva; mucus, slime; thick and sticky
Saliva; salty (see taste)
Saliva; salty (see taste); morning
Saliva; slimy (see taste)
Saliva; thick (see thick and sticky)
Saliva; yellow

Salivation; before chill
Salivation; during sleep
Salivation; expectoration, frequent
Salivation; morning
Salivation; morning; in bed
Salivation; night
Salivation; while lying
Salivation; while smoking

Sensation of coldness
Sensation of coldness; as from peppermint

Speech; unintelligible

Taste; bad; after eating
Taste; bad; morning
Taste; bitter-sour
Taste; bitter-sweet; bloody
Taste; bitter-sweet; when coughing
Taste; bitter
Taste; bitter; bread tastes bitter
Taste; bitter; during eating
Taste; bitter; evening
Taste; bitter; food tastes bitter
Taste; bitter; morning
Taste; bitter; night
Taste; fatty, greasy (see rancid)
Taste; flavourless
Taste; like straw
Taste; metallic
Taste; putrid
Taste; putrid; after eating
Taste; putrid; food tastes
Taste; putrid; morning
Taste; salty
Taste; slimy
Taste; sour
Taste; sour; sour taste after milk
Taste; strong and sharp (acrid)
Taste; sweetish

Teeth; crawling
Teeth; decay, hollow
Teeth; deposits on teeth during illness (see mucus)
Teeth; looseness
Teeth; looseness; sensation
Teeth; numbness
Teeth; pain
Teeth; pain; after eating dinner
Teeth; pain; after eating
Teeth; pain; after stress
Teeth; pain; after washing
Teeth; pain; as if being bitten
Teeth; pain; as if being bitten; on breathing in cold air
Teeth; pain; biting, chewing
Teeth; pain; burning
Teeth; pain; canines
Teeth; pain; cold; cold hand applied
Teeth; pain; cold; cold water
Teeth; pain; damp weather
Teeth; pain; during chill
Teeth; pain; evening
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; ear
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; face
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; forehead
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; head
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; nose
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; shoulders
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; temples
Teeth; pain; from a cold
Teeth; pain; from certain foods or drinks; from drinking coffee
Teeth; pain; from certain foods or drinks; when drinking beer
Teeth; pain; from cold; after overheating
Teeth; pain; from cold; from anything cold
Teeth; pain; from cold; from cold drinks
Teeth; pain; from cold; from cold food
Teeth; pain; from getting wet
Teeth; pain; from heat; from warm drinks
Teeth; pain; from touch
Teeth; pain; from touch; of tongue
Teeth; pain; from working in damp places
Teeth; pain; heat; external warmth
Teeth; pain; heat; things
Teeth; pain; heat; warm drinks
Teeth; pain; in bed
Teeth; pain; in cold air
Teeth; pain; in raw wind
Teeth; pain; in sound teeth
Teeth; pain; in the autumn
Teeth; pain; in the open air
Teeth; pain; in the spring
Teeth; pain; in women; during pregnancy
Teeth; pain; incisors
Teeth; pain; intermittent (see comes on suddenly)
Teeth; pain; jerking
Teeth; pain; jerking; extending over head
Teeth; pain; jerking; night
Teeth; pain; left
Teeth; pain; lower teeth
Teeth; pain; molars
Teeth; pain; morning
Teeth; pain; movement
Teeth; pain; night
Teeth; pain; night; 10 p.m.
Teeth; pain; night; after midnight
Teeth; pain; night; before midnight
Teeth; pain; noon
Teeth; pain; piercing
Teeth; pain; pressing
Teeth; pain; pressing; inward
Teeth; pain; pressure
Teeth; pain; pressure; of cold hand
Teeth; pain; pulling
Teeth; pain; pulling; as if tooth were being pulled out
Teeth; pain; pulsating
Teeth; pain; sitting quiet; sitting up in bed
Teeth; pain; sitting
Teeth; pain; sore, bruised
Teeth; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging
Teeth; pain; tearing
Teeth; pain; tingling
Teeth; pain; upper teeth
Teeth; pain; walking
Teeth; pain; walking; in open air
Teeth; pain; when biting; when biting teeth together
Teeth; pain; when pulled in from air
Teeth; pain; while eating; from chewing
Teeth; pain; while lying down
Teeth; pain; while travelling
Teeth; pain; winter
Teeth; pain; with chilliness
Teeth; sensation of elongated teeth

Tongue; flabby
Tongue; jagged edge of tongue
Tongue; red patches on tongue (mapped or geographic tongue)
Tongue; soft tongue; physically soft
Tongue; taste buds; erect
Tongue; tongue feels thick
Tongue; trembling

Teeth feel loose and long; gums sore

Tongue red and cracked; Coated, except red triangular space at the tip; dry and red at edges
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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.