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Arsenicum Iodatum - General symptoms

Iodide Of Arsenic, Ars iod, Arsenic Iodatum, Arsenic Iodide, Arsenicum iodide Ars-i.

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HPUS indication of Arsenicum Iodatum: Lightheadedness

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Arsenicum Iodatum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.

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Peculiar chilliness of left thigh, followed by formication and weight in the left foot.

the latter afterwards extended up the left leg.

the clothes when touching the limb feel cold.

the formication and weight afterwards extended to the right foot, and are partially relieved by walking.

the chilliness disappeared on the application of warmth.

the chilliness began on the posterior surface of the thigh, and was noticed more particularly there (after quarter of an hour),.

At the first appetite is increased, but after taking it for ten or twelve days pain is felt at epigastrium, with thirst, dry state of throat, slight fever, and sometimes diarrhoea and tenesmus.

the skin also becomes dry, and the urine is increased in quantity. If it is continued the nervous system becomes extremely irritable, and wakefulness supervenes,.

It seems probable that in Arsenicum Album Arsenic Iodium Iod., we have a remedy most closely allied to manifestations of tuberculosis. In the early stages of tuberculosis, even though there is an afternoon rise in temperature, Arsenicum Album Ars. JOD. is very effective. It will be indicated by a profound prostration, rapid, irritable pulse, recurring fever and sweats, emaciation; tendency to diarrhoea. Chronic pneumonia, with abscess in lung. Hectic; debility; night sweats.

Arsenicum Iodatum is also to be remembered in phthisis with hoarse, racking cough and profuse expectoration of a purulent nature, and attended with cardiac weakness, emaciation and general debility; in chronic, watery diarrhoea in phthisical subjects; in cases of emaciation with good appetite; in amenorrhoea, with anaemic palpitation and dyspnoea. In chronic pneumonia, when abscess is about to form. Great emaciation. Arteriosclerosis, myocardial degeneration and senile heart. Threatened pyaemia ( Pyrogenium Pyrog.; Methyl. blue)

Erethistic weakness


Profuse, acrid discharges; thin in acute, or thick, gluey, yellow (Hyds---- ) in chronic affections



Consumptiveness (Tuberculinum Tub)

Heaviness Debility

Dull, heavy headache, worse occiput

Eyeballs feel heavy

Foul otorrhoea

Persistent, but unsatisfactory sneezing

Nose drips water; hot (Iodium Iod---- ); green; acrid; reddens upper lip (Merc Viv Merc)

Coryza; with dyspnoea (Nitric Acid Nit-ac---- ), post-nasal catarrh

Hay fever

Colds, with hunger

Aching malar bones

Raw throat



Air hunger

Short of breath Hacking cough

Yellow-green, foul expectoration

Asthma of phthisical or psoric persons

Beginning resolution (Sulphur Iodatum Sul-io)

Burning heat in chest

Tubercular pleurisy

Weak heart; with erethism

Dry, harsh or dusky skin



Rapid, irritable pulse



Iodide of Arsenicum Album Arsenic. As I3. Trituration.

Arsenicum Iodatum medicine was originally used by H. Nankivell, on analogical grounds, in cases of phthisis. It has had a short, independent proving, and symptoms observed on patients have increased the pathogenesis. The Conditions resemble more closely those of Arsenicum Album Arsen. than those of Iodium Iod. agg. from cold wind.

amel. warmth. Great vital prostration. agg. From any exertion. It is a medicine of wide range and great power. Chronic inflammatory states of the lungs and bronchial tubes, with profuse, greenish-yellow, pus-like expectoration and short breath are especially relieved by it. Kent observed in a proving made by himself that a thick, yellow discharge resembling honey is characteristic, and he cured with it a case of disease of the nasal bones, with weak intellect, in a girl, being guided by the symptom "Discharge excoriating, thick, and yellow." There was also great improvement in the mental state. Hale's keynote of the remedy is The peculiar and persistently irritating, corrosive character of all the discharges. In hay-fever, otorrhoea, and leucorrhoea, with fetid, corrosive discharge, and in diarrhoea where the evacuations "scald," it is indicated. It has been used successfully in tumours, including epithelioma. L. B. Wells cured a case of left axillary tumour in a lady aet. 49. A gland the size of a hen's egg, exuding a fluid which formed a hard, brown crust. The tumour was painful and very sensitive. Left breast enlarged, indurated, and very sore. There was also yellow, bloody, and irritating leucorrhoea with swelling of labia (Hale). In many cases of weakened heart I have found Arsenicum Iodatum Ars. iod.. of signal service, more especially when associated with chronic lung conditions. Many skin affections have been remedied by it.

particularly dry, scaly, burning and itching eruptions as psoriasis, tinea, impetigo, pityriasis. The consumption-diathesis is in itself a strong indication for the remedy. During the Influenzinum influenza epidemic in this country Arsenicum Iodatum Ars. iod.. was specific for "pink-eye," the form it took among horses, but it was not found of such general utility among human patients. Arsenicum Iodatum Ars. iod.. has a marked action on the stomach, and when given low needs to be given after food, if unpleasant symptoms are to be avoided. In one patient there was nausea immediately after each dose. In another there was aggravation of a pain he had in the epigastrium, and vomiting one hour after food. An observer reported in the Lancet the following "At first appetite is increased but after taking it ten or twelve days pain is felt at epigastrium, with thirst, dry throat, slight fever, sometimes diarrhoea and tenesmus.

skin becomes dry, and the quantity of urine increased. If continued the nervous system becomes extremely irritable and wakefulness supervenes." In several persons taking low attenuations I have observed headaches confirming those of the provers. From the 3x a woman experienced this "Violent, dull, heavy pain above root of nose, as if she would go silly." She never had anything of the kind before. From the 1x a man had "a heavy headache, across forehead, as if he would like to go to sleep.

so weak he could hardly move about." All ceased when he had finished the medicine. Wandering rheumatic pains were felt by one prover. Great vital prostration. Paralysis.

and modalities From a study of the elements making up this agent, it may be known that it is a deep-acting constitutional remedy.

Its complaints come on in the morning, afternoon, evening, night, after midnight. In hectic conditions, with many abscesses. Extreme anaemia, such as belongs to tuberculous subjects.

The patient craves open air when not too cold; wants the windows open, is sensitive to a close room. Marked general physical anxiety The hands and feet tingle as if asleep and the limbs feel as if tied with a band.

Some are very sensitive to cold, like Arsenicum Album Arsenicum, and others to heat, like Iodium Iodine; it is sensitive to both heat and cold; cold wind and cold wet weather make the patient worse and bring out symptoms.

Always taking cold, which brings on coryza and increases his catarrhal troubles. Many constrictions, internal and external, and constrictions of orifices are found in Arsenicum Iodatum. Convulsive movements of limbs.

Dropsy, external and internal, like Arsenicum Album Arsenicum He is worse when hungry and, like Iodium Iodine, better after eating. Increasing loss of flesh and weight in phtisical patients; emaciation in children, extreme aggravation from slight physical exertion.

Women In women who are subject to faintness and fainting spells. Formication all over the body. Haemorrhage from any mucous membrane. A sensation of being too warm, must have fresh air. Feeling of heaviness of the whole body. Induration is a strong feature; sometimes in glands, in ulcers, in skin affections.

The glands are swollen and hard. Inflammation, external and internal, in many parts, glands, bones and serous membranes. He has symptoms as though he had lost fluid. Extreme lassitude; lack of reaction, lying in bed and lying on the painful side makes the symptoms worse.

She is worse during the menses; worse from motion, but desire to move Mucous secretions generally increased, copious, catarrhal discharges, thick, yellow, or yellowish-green and honey-like.

Numbness of the limbs and painful parts; flushes of heat and surging of blood in the body; pain in the, bones and glands. Bruised sensation in the body. Burning internally and in outer parts; paralyzing pains, pinching, pressing, stitching and tearing pains. Predisposition to phthisis and complaints in the consumptive diathesis.

There is much soreness, and pressure increases his suffering. Pulsation, internal and external, like Iodium Iodine; the pulse is frequent and small, full, hard, intermittent, irregular.

Burning is a strong feature, like Arsenicum Album Arsenicum It has been very useful in all scorbutic conditions when the symptoms were similar. Very sensitive to pain.

The symptoms predominate on the right side.

he is sensitive to the summer heat and the cold in winter. Dropsical and inflammatory swelling.

worse from warmth, warm air, warm bed, warm room and warm wraps. Weakness, like a vital prostration, in the morning, when ascending, on exertion, during menses, and on walking.

worse in wet weather, worse from the worm south wind.

Sadness, even to despair; discontentment, and he is often in a state of great excitement; mental exertion increases many of his symptoms; there is marked mental weakness; fear of insanity, of misfortune, of people, and he is generally timid.

He is impatient and in a constant state of hurry; he becomes indifferent to his friends, to happiness and to his surroundings. Aversion to work. He seems to be going toward insanity. He is unable to decide between two opinions.

He suffers from a sudden impulse to kill somebody. Very talkative at times, mirthful; changeable moods and alternating conditions of mind; a degree of mental prostration prevails continuously.

He is oversensitives especially to noise. Inclination to sit; averse. to being spoken to and he starts during sleep.

Persistent tormenting thoughts; wandering thoughts; stupefaction of mind. In the woman there is much weeping. Vertigo while walking. It will cure the particulars given below when the generals above mentioned strongly predominate.

Pain in the morning and afternoon.

better in open air. worse in worm room.

better after eating and worse when hungry.

worse from motion, noise, walking.

pain in head from catarrh of nasal passages, with coryza.

pain in forehead in the evening.

above the eyes, over the root of the nose.

pain in occiput, sides of head, temples and vertex.

pressing pain in forehead, with sleepiness.

pressing pain in occiput and temples.

sore, bruised pain in the head.

stitching in head, in temples.

tearing pain in head.

The head pains are stunning. Perspiration of the forehead; pulsating in the head, forehead, temples.

Starting look. Sunken eyes. The lids are swollen and oedematous; twitching of the lids. Wild look in the eyes; the eyes are jaundiced; vision is dim, flickering, foggy and weak. Sparks before the eyes.

It has been a most useful remedy in hay fever Dryness in nose and epistaxis

Obstruction of nose, pain in nose. Smell lost. Much sneezing. Swelling inside of nose; ulceration in nose.

Swelling of the submaxillary glands Twitching of the face.

Pain in the gums; sore, burning tongue; salivation; scorbutic gums. Speech stammering. Swollen gums.

The taste is bad; bitter, putrid, saltish, sour, sweetish; teeth feel elongated; pain in the teeth after eating; tearing pain in the teeth.

He desires stimulants. Sensation of emptiness; eructations empty, sour; waterbrash; sensation of fullness in the stomach.

Frequent attacks of heartburn; load in the stomach after eating; indigestion and much hiccough; chronic gastritis; loathing of food; nausea after eating.

Pain after eating; burning, cramping, cutting, gnawing, pressing and stitching pains in the stomach; pulsating, retching when coughing, sensation of tight ness in stomach; thirst, evening, extreme; thirst during meal; unquenchable thirst.

Trembling in the stomach. Continuous vomiting; vomiting with diarrhoea, after drinking, after eating, after milk, violent vomiting; vomiting of bile, blood, food; vomiting yellow, watery substance.

It has many complaints of the liver. Pain in abdomen after eating; during menses; during stool; better by external warmth.

Pain in hypogastrium, hypochondria, groin, liver, spleen and umbilical region; burning, cramping, drawing pain in abdomen; cutting in abdomen during stool; cutting pain in liver pressing pains and soreness in liver.

Stitching pains in hypochondria pulsating in abdomen; restless feeling in abdomen; pain and soreness in spleen.

Very troublesome constipation; diarrhoea alternating with constipation; stool hard, knotty and light colored. The diarrhoea comes in the morning and after eating; in old people, excoriating stool. Dysentery with bloody mucous stools and tenesmus; diarrhoea with brown,

Copious, frequent, offensive, yellow or white watery stools; ineffectual urging to stool; urging after stool; offensive flatus. External piles. Itching of anus. Burning in anus after stool.

Bladder and kidneys It acts deeply upon the bladder and kidneys. It has been most useful in Addison's disease.

Retention of urine; constant or frequent urging to urinate; worse during the night; urination is dribbling and involuntary, suppression of urine; the urine is albuminous, cloudy, dark, red, copious or scanty and offensive.

Itching of the penis and glans; perspiration of the genitals; seminal emissions; swelling of the testes; ulcers on the penis; chancres and chancroids with bubos.

Life has been prolonged to four years in several cases. Sexual desire is increased. It has cured enlargement and induration of the ovaries; it has cured inflammation of the ovaries.

Leucorrhoea, acrid, bloody, burning, copious, after menses, thick or thin, yellow; menses absent or suppressed, copious, frequent, late, painful, short.

Haemorrhage from the uterus; pain in ovaries, especially the right; sore, bruised genitals and ovaries. Prolapsus of the uterus; swollen ovaries. It has stopped the growth of ovarian tumors.

The voice is hoarse, rough and weak and finally lost; respiration is fast and asthmatic; respiration is difficult at night, on ascending, on exertion and motion, with palpitation; respiration is irregular, rattling, short, suffocative and wheezing

Asthma from 11 P.M. until 2 A.M. The cough is in the morning, evening and after midnight; the cough is asthmatic, croupy, deep, dry, exhausting, during fever; cough from irritation and tickling in larynx and trachea; the cough is loose, spasmodic, suffocative; worse from motion and talking; worse in a warm room.

It cures whooping cough. Expectoration most in the morning; is bloody, copious, greenish-yellow, difficult; mucous and bloody; mucus offensive, purulent, tough, viscid, yellow, tasting putrid, saltish, sweetish.

There is marked anxiety in the region of the heart. Catarrh of the bronchial tubes; constriction of the chest, of the heart; fatty degeneration of the heart. Enlarged and painful mammae. Heat in the chest.

Inflammation of the bronchial tubes, endocardium, pericardium, lungs and pleura.

murmurs of the heart. stitching of the skin of chest.

oppression of the chest and heart in a warm room.

pain in the side of chest.

in the heart. burning in the chest.

cutting pain in chest and in the heart.

pressing pain in chest.

rawness in chest. stitching, pain in chest on coughing.

palpitation from excitement, from exertion.

tumultuous palpitation.

Paralysis of the heart, of the lungs. It is a very useful remedy in ulcerative conditions during phthisis; swollen axillary gIands tremulous heart; tumor of the axilla. Great weakness of chest and heart.

Pain in the back during menses; pain in the lumbar region during menses; pain in sacrum and coccyx.

Limbs Coldness of hands, legs and feet; cramps of upper limbs, lower limbs, thighs, legs and feet; scaly eruptions, eczema and vesicles; heat of hands; heaviness of the limbs as though tired; heaviness of the feet.

Hip joint disease. Itching of all the limbs.

numbness of all the limbs, fingers, legs and feet.

pain in all the joints, gouty and rheumatic.

rheumatic pain in upper limbs.

pain in elbow forearm, hip, thigh, knee, foot.

drawing in lower limbs, thighs, knees.

stitching pain in shoulders, wrists and knees.

tearing in joints, elbows, fingers.

paralytic weakness in upper limbs.

paralysis of lower limbs.

Cold perspiration of hands and feet. Stiffness of limbs, of fingers. Dropsical swelling of hands, legs and feet; trembling of hands and lower limbs; twitching of upper limbs and legs; weakness of upper limbs and knees.

Dreams amorous; anxious; of dead people; distressing; vivid; nightmare. Restless sleep; sleepiness in the evening; sleepless after Midnight, waking too early.

The skin is cold to touch; dryness of the skin with inability to perspire. Many eruptions on the skin; boils, pustules, rash and scales moist eruptions, eczema, itching eruption; herpes; psoriasis.

It has cured ichthyosis. Dry, scaly, burning eruptions; urticaria.

It cures all syphilitic eruptions where the symptoms agree, where eruptions have been suppressed by local treatment.

Excoriation; erysipelas formication, indurations; itching, burning and stinging; rough skin; purpura haemorrhagica.

Dropsical, spongy swelling of skin; ulcers with bleeding or bloody discharges, with corrosive watery, yellow discharge.

The face becomes cold. Bluish lips and bluish circles about the eyes brownish, earthy, or pale face.

again the face is red and there are circumscribed red cheeks the face is sallow and jaundiced.

yellow spots on the face.

sickly look the face looks drawn and emaciated.

eruptions on face and nose.

acne, eczema, pimples, pustules, expression sickly and old.

pain in the face. Swelling of the glands of the lower jaw.



Digestive tract Lungs




Left side