Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Arsenicum Album in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
Excited by smoky sensation or as of vapors of Sulphur sulphur in larynx, or by constant titillation in larynx.
Preceded by jerking in hips, which seemed to excite cough.
Cough when going into cold, open air; especially after drinking; evenings, directly after lying down; has to sit up; afterwards contractive pain in the epigastric region, causing the cough to continue; weakness.
Cough with bloody sputum.
Night cough; must sit up as soon as cough commences; 1 A.M., with gasping for breath.
Deep, dry, unceasing cough; coughs dependent upon asthma, cyanosis, heart diseases; also associated with great exhaustion, collapse, anaemia, nervous irritability.
Expectoration; frothy saliva; thick yellow; green, bitter; salty; mucus streaked with blood.
Haemoptysis after loss of blood; burning heat all over, especially with pain between scapulae; in drunkards or from suppressed menses.≡ more ...