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Rhus Tox - Skin 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.

SKIN

Burning eczematous eruptions with tendency to scale formation.

Vesicles, herpes; Urticaria; pemphigus; erysipelas; vesicular suppurative forms

Cellulitis

Glands swollen

Red, swollen; Itching intense

Abnormal growths
Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus
Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus; haematodes
Abnormal growths; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars, spread over body
Abnormal growths; ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; after scratching
Abnormal growths; ulcers; black
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bleeding
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bruised with pain
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; around about ulcer
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; night
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; when touched
Abnormal growths; ulcers; cancerous
Abnormal growths; ulcers; crusty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; deep
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; bloody
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; brownish
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; copious
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; corrosive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; green
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; greenish
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive; putrid
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; scanty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; thin
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; watery
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; yellow
Abnormal growths; ulcers; foul
Abnormal growths; ulcers; gangrenous
Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus; with pain
Abnormal growths; ulcers; gnawing, biting
Abnormal growths; ulcers; gnawing, biting; night
Abnormal growths; ulcers; inflamed
Abnormal growths; ulcers; itching
Abnormal growths; ulcers; itching; around about
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painless, slow developing
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painless
Abnormal growths; ulcers; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; pulsating
Abnormal growths; ulcers; pus-filled pimples around
Abnormal growths; ulcers; red with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; around ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; smarting
Abnormal growths; ulcers; smarting; night
Abnormal growths; ulcers; spongy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp; in red circle around
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp; night
Abnormal growths; ulcers; surrounded by blisters
Abnormal growths; ulcers; surrounded by pimples
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen; with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; tense
Abnormal growths; ulcers; tense; with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; tingling
Abnormal growths; ulcers; tingling; night
Abnormal growths; ulcers; unhealthy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; varicose
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with cold feeling
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with crawling sensation
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with cutting
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with deep hole (fistula)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with gnawing, biting pain
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with jerking pain
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with tearing pain
Abnormal growths; warts
Abnormal growths; warts; bleeding
Abnormal growths; warts; burning
Abnormal growths; warts; indented
Abnormal growths; warts; inflamed
Abnormal growths; warts; jagged
Abnormal growths; warts; large
Abnormal growths; warts; moist
Abnormal growths; warts; old
Abnormal growths; warts; on stalks
Abnormal growths; warts; painful
Abnormal growths; warts; small
Abnormal growths; warts; stinging
Abnormal growths; warts; wens
Abnormal growths; warts; wrinkled, shrivelled

Becomes sore when lying down
Becomes sore when lying down; feeling

Blisters
Blisters; after scratching
Blisters; around a wound
Blisters; bluish
Blisters; close to each other
Blisters; covered with spots
Blisters; dry
Blisters; forming on bare surface
Blisters; generating pus
Blisters; grape shaped
Blisters; inflamed
Blisters; itching
Blisters; merging together
Blisters; peeling off
Blisters; small
Blisters; smarting
Blisters; surrounded by red skin, from excessive perspiring
Blisters; watery
Blisters; winter
Blisters; yellow
Blisters; yellow

Chapping

Coldness
Coldness; sensation of coldness

Contraction

Cracks
Cracks; after washing

Discoloration; blackish; spots
Discoloration; bluish
Discoloration; bluish; spots
Discoloration; mottled; during chill
Discoloration; purple (purpura haemorrhagica purplish spots or patches from haemorrhage under skin)
Discoloration; purple (purpura haemorrhagica purplish spots or patches from haemorrhage under skin); in aged people
Discoloration; red
Discoloration; red; after scratching
Discoloration; red; spots
Discoloration; red; spots; coppery
Discoloration; red; spots; scarlet
Discoloration; spots; after scratching
Discoloration; spots; as if burned
Discoloration; spots; like lentils
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.

Dry
Dry; burning
Dry; inability to perspire (see inactivity)

Ganglia

Gangrene; from burns or gangrenous sores

Generally unhealthy

Hard; like callus
Hard; like parchment
Hard; peeling off
Hard; with thickening

Heat without fever

Inactivity

Inelastic

Inflammation
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation), nodules, etc.
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); after scratching
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); blisters
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); erratic
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); left to right
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); with swelling

Itching
Itching; burning
Itching; crawling
Itching; gnawing, biting
Itching; jerking
Itching; morning
Itching; morning; in bed
Itching; must scratch; until it is raw
Itching; on becoming warm; in bed
Itching; perspiring parts
Itching; scratching
Itching; scratching
Itching; smarting
Itching; stinging
Itching; tickling
Itching; unchanged by scratching

Like insects crawling on skin

Loss of feeling

Moisture
Moisture; after scratching

Out-breaks on skin
Out-breaks on skin; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; alternating with other complaints; dysentery
Out-breaks on skin; alternating with other complaints; respiratory symptoms; asthma
Out-breaks on skin; alternating with other complaints; with tightness of chest
Out-breaks on skin; blackish
Out-breaks on skin; blisters
Out-breaks on skin; blotches
Out-breaks on skin; blotches; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; blotches; red; elevated
Out-breaks on skin; boils
Out-breaks on skin; boils; painful boil, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle)
Out-breaks on skin; burning
Out-breaks on skin; burning; night
Out-breaks on skin; chicken-pox
Out-breaks on skin; clustered
Out-breaks on skin; coppery
Out-breaks on skin; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; moist
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; corrosive
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; destroying hair
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; greenish
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; greenish
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; thin
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; yellow
Out-breaks on skin; dry
Out-breaks on skin; eczema
Out-breaks on skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Out-breaks on skin; from cold air
Out-breaks on skin; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; gnawing, biting
Out-breaks on skin; grape shaped
Out-breaks on skin; groups of itching blisters
Out-breaks on skin; hard
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; alternating with chest complaints and dysenteric stool
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; burning
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; chapping
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; corrosive
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; dry
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; in fevers
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; itching
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; jerking with pain
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; moist
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; scaly
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; stinging
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; tearing
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; zoster, zona
Out-breaks on skin; impetigo (bacterial infection on skin surface)
Out-breaks on skin; itching
Out-breaks on skin; itching; night
Out-breaks on skin; itching; warmth; of bed
Out-breaks on skin; large, round pimples on hardened base
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; during chill
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; during fever
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; during rheumatism
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; every spring
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; from becoming wet
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; in cold air
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; nodular
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; nodular; rosy (erythema)
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; while perspiring
Out-breaks on skin; measles
Out-breaks on skin; offensive smelling
Out-breaks on skin; on hairy parts
Out-breaks on skin; painful
Out-breaks on skin; painless
Out-breaks on skin; peeling in scales
Out-breaks on skin; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Out-breaks on skin; pimples
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; bleeding
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; burning
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; hard
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; sore, as if excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Out-breaks on skin; pocks
Out-breaks on skin; pocks; black
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales)
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales); diffuse
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales); long established
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; black
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; containing water
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; cracked
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; inflamed
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; itching
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; malignant
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; stinging
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular)
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); receding in eruptive fevers; scarlet fever
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); red
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); rose coloured patches
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; suppressed; with mercury and sulphur
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; bran-like
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); suppurating (producing pus), which dries to blackish crusts
Out-breaks on skin; scarlet fever
Out-breaks on skin; small, purple spot
Out-breaks on skin; small-pox
Out-breaks on skin; small-pox; black
Out-breaks on skin; smarting
Out-breaks on skin; spring
Out-breaks on skin; stinging
Out-breaks on skin; suppressed
Out-breaks on skin; syphilitic
Out-breaks on skin; tense
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps)
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); gnawing, biting
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); hard
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); inflamed
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); itching
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); stinging
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); yellow
Out-breaks on skin; ulcerative with pain
Out-breaks on skin; with jerking pain
Out-breaks on skin; with swelling
Out-breaks on skin; with tearing pain

Pain; bruised pain
Pain; burning
Pain; burning; after scratching
Pain; burning; night
Pain; burning; spots
Pain; cutting
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); after scratching (must scratch it raw)
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between skin folds
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; gnawing, biting; eating at skin
Pain; gnawing, biting; eating at skin; after scratching
Pain; like bruising
Pain; pain after scratching
Pain; stinging
Pain; tearing; after scratching
Pain; ulcerative pain
Pain; ulcerative pain; after scratching

Prickling

Rough

Sensitive

Skin becomes thick after scratching (see hard)

Sticking
Sticking; after scratching

Swelling
Swelling; after scratching
Swelling; burning
Swelling; crawling
Swelling; fluid in tissues
Swelling; hard
Swelling; inflamed
Swelling; of parts affected with symptoms
Swelling; pale
Swelling; shining
Swelling; spongy
Swelling; stinging

Swollen sensation

Tension
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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.

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.