Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Arsenicum Album in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
Very viscid mucus on the chest, difficult to cough up.
Constant tickling in the whole of the windpipe, inciting to cough, even when not respiring.
Cough, with a sensation of constriction in the upper part of the windpipe, as from vapors of Sulphur sulphur.
Frequently a quite dry, short, scratching cough, with a choking sensation in the larynx, as from vapors of Sulphur sulphur.
Tussiculation, without expectoration, excited in the windpipe.
Cough without expectoration, after previous twitching in the hip, which seems to call it forth.
Cough, especially after drinking.
When he drinks, without being thirsty, it causes cough.
Cough, causing him to lose his breath, on moving the body.
Cough, when she comes into the cold, open air.
On walking in the open air he feels choked, so that he has to cough.
Morning-cough, of a very severe kind.
In the morning a short cough, after the (usual) drinking of tea.
In the evening, cough with asthma, without expectoration.
In the evening, cough after lying down.
In the evening, in bed, for several minutes, constant cough, with nausea and rising in the throat, as if to vomit.
In the evening, just after lying down, cough, so that she has to sit up again; then a contractive pain in the region of the stomach and the scrobiculus cordis, which sustained the region, until it made her weary.
Nocturnal cough, causing him to sit up, as soon as it starts.
The cough wakes him at night; severe fits, so that he felt like choking, and his throat swelled up.
After midnight, deep, dry, short, incessant cough.
Dry, fatiguing cough.
Dry, very violent cough (aft. 2 h.).
Dry, retching cough, with short, difficult breathing, and a pain in the scrobiculus cordis, even to middle of the chest, as if from a festering sore.
A croaking cough, the mucus loosened with difficulty, causing a pain on the chest, as from chaps.
Tussiculation, with pain on the chest and salty expectoration, after previous tightness of the chest.
Bloody streaks in the mucus that is coughed up.
Expectoration of mucus, with bloody streaks, then nausea.
With severe coughing, much water comes out of the mouth, as from waterbrash.
In coughing, a pain, as from a bruise or a contusion in the abdomen.
In coughing, a lancinating pain in the scrobiculus cordis.
In clearing the throat, a drawing, lancinating pain under the left hypochondrium up into the chest.
In coughing, increased stitches under the ribs and increased headache, as from heat therein.
In coughing, heat in the head.
In coughing, stitches, first in the side of the chest and then (after two days) also in the side of the abdomen.
In coughing, a lancinating pain up into the sternum.
Immediately after coughing, the breath is always short, as if it drew the whole chest together.≡ more ...