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Rhus Tox - Throat 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.


Sticking pain on swallowing
Parotitis, left side.
Sore, with Swollen glands
Choking, constricting

Choking, constricting; airways in general
Choking, constricting; airways in general; night
Choking, constricting; airways in general; on waking
Choking, constricting; on swallowing (compare stomach; retching)
Choking, constricting; on swallowing (compare stomach; retching); liquids
Choking, constricting; throat-pit
Choking, constricting; throat-pit; eating
Choking, constricting; when drinking

Discoloration; redness
Discoloration; redness; dark red

Dryness; in bed
Dryness; larynx
Dryness; larynx; evening
Dryness; night
Dryness; trachea (wind pipe)

External throat; constriction; throat-pit
External throat; constriction; throat-pit; eating
External throat; contracted neck muscles
External throat; glands indurated (hard from inflammation)
External throat; glands indurated (hard from inflammation); like knotted cords
External throat; pain; sides; rheumatic
External throat; pain; soreness; cervical glands (on side of neck)
External throat; perspiration
External throat; perspiration; midnight
External throat; swelling
External throat; swelling; cervical glands (on side of neck)
External throat; swelling; sides
External throat; uncovering throat

Feels hot
Feels hot; gullet

Hawks often
Hawks often; morning

Inflammation; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Inflammation; gullet
Inflammation; larynx
Inflammation; larynx; evening

Irritation; larynx
Irritation; larynx; damp weather
Irritation; larynx; while talking
Irritation; trachea (wind pipe)

Larynx (voice box); scraping, clearing

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; right
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; tonsils; right
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; yellow

Mucus; clinging
Mucus; morning
Mucus; pulled from behind nostrils

Narrow sensation

Pain; as from something sharp
Pain; burning
Pain; burning; evening
Pain; burning; gullet; noon
Pain; burning; larynx
Pain; burning; noon
Pain; damp weather
Pain; morning
Pain; morning; on waking
Pain; on speaking
Pain; pressing
Pain; rawness; larynx
Pain; rawness; larynx; morning
Pain; rawness; larynx; morning; on waking
Pain; sore
Pain; sore; after straining throat
Pain; sore; in damp weather
Pain; sore; larynx; singers
Pain; sudden, sharp
Pain; sudden, sharp; on swallowing
Pain; sudden, sharp; when yawning
Pain; swallowing; after
Pain; swallowing; food
Pain; swallowing; on swallowing
Pain; swallowing; swallowing empty
Pain; warmth
Pain; warmth; warm drinks

Paralysis; throat


Roughness; air passage
Roughness; larynx
Roughness; trachea (wind pipe)

Scraping; after bread

Sensation of coldness; on breathing
Sensation of coldness; on breathing; when breathing out

Sensation of something in throat; crawling; larynx
Sensation of something in throat; sensation of stoppage

Spasms, convulsions etc.; stiffness

Swallowing; difficult
Swallowing; difficult; solids
Swallowing; impeded; solids

Swelling; fluid accumulation
Swelling; swollen sensation, no swelling visible
Swelling; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

Tickling in the air passages
Tickling in the air passages; evening
Tickling in the air passages; evening; until midnight
Tickling in the air passages; in trachea (wind pipe)
Tickling in the air passages; larynx
Tickling in the air passages; night

Voice; hoarseness
Voice; hoarseness; after getting wet
Voice; hoarseness; from talking
Voice; hoarseness; overuse of the voice
Voice; hoarseness; singing
Voice; hoarseness; talking a while
Voice; lost
Voice; weak
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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.