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Arsenicum Album - Skin symptoms - T.F. Allen

Arsenious Acid, Arsenic, Arsenicum, Ars. Alb, Ars Alb, Arsenic alb, Ars.

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HPUS indication of Arsenicum Album: Vomiting
Common symptoms: Vomiting, Worry, Chills, Diarrhea, Bruises.

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

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Appearance, Etc.

Skin became very white; complexion white and pasty-looking,

Excessive whiteness of the skin, as in infants, which, as the arsenical influence increased, became yellow and scaly, producing in J. E. and baby the most irritating eruption all over the body, with a strong and peculiar smell,

The skin became gradually yellow, and afterwards of a dusky brown color,


The whole skin became blue,

The veins, especially the jugular veins, very much dilated, hence the skin became bluish,


He became red and moist over the whole body,

Smutty, mottled skin, especially in the extremities,

Skin became a smutty brown, especially on uncovered portions,

Dry, cracked state of the skin,

Skin dry and scaly, cracked all over, and very sore, with a strong and peculiar smell from it,

Deep mortification of the skin,

On the toes, especially both little toes, and extremely hard, horny skin gradually appeared, which pained like a burning, and made walking very painful,

The skin from the head to the feet comes off,

The thickened epidermis comes off,

The skin of the whole body, except the head, came off,

Desquamation of a large part of the body, especially on the forearms, and return of a just cured herpes on the chin, which remains five to six days,

Exfoliation of the cuticle and skin of the tongue,

The thick skin of the soles of the feet came off,

Spots on the skin, here and there,

Little blotches on the forehead,

Thick-set, white blotches; about the size of a lentil, a little larger or smaller; skin colored, smarting and painful, the pain being generally worse at night,

Blue spots on the abdomen, genital organs, and white of the eye,

Large red spots over the whole skin,

Inflamed, measle-like spots over the body, especially about the head, in the face, and on the neck,

On the left side of the face, answering to the parotids, and inflamed spot, red, firm, solid, painful on pressure with the finger, appearing yellow,

(The parts around the ulcer become inflamed; the ulcer bleeds when bandaging it, and becomes covered with a dry, superficial crust),

Dry Eruptions.

Eruption on the skin,

Eruption over whole body,

Very painful black eruption,

Small ecchymoses, or rather petechiae,

Rash over the whole body falling off in scales,

Red, scorbutic rash,

(Slight eruptions resembling nettlerash),

Rashlike eruption on the skin, especially on the abdomen,

Rash, profuse, diagnosed as scarlatina, with such severe pains all over that he could not turn in bed,

Elevations similar to those caused by nettles; also small pimples, as in rash eruptions,

Pimples burning violently, causing almost unendurable anguish,

Small, pointed pimples make their appearance, with itching, going off after scratching,

Miliary eruption, with white tips, over the whole body, even the hands and feet,

(Eruption on the forehead),

(Innumerable, very red pimples on the scalp),

Pimples, difficult to cure,

Small pimples on several parts of the body, even on the forehead and under the jaw, causing a burning pain and not much itching,

A pimple, covered with scurf, in the left side of the scalp, obliging him to scratch, and painful when rubbed, as if ulcerated (after two hours),

Pimples over the whole scalp, painful when rubbed or touched, as if ecchymosed or ulcerated; the same pain is felt in the whole scalp (after eleven hours),

There appeared upon the face and neck a number of large red blotches, at first the size of a Argentum Metallicum silver dollar, of an intensely red or scarlet color, and partially raised in wheals; this rash gradually extended, and in a day and a half covered the entire body (fifth day),

On the lips, an eruption similar to herpes labialis,

Eruption on the lower lip, with a thick crust and a lardaceous base, (Sr.)

Painless eruption on the margin of the vermilion border of lip (after fourteen days),

Red, herpetic skin around the mouth,

Eruption around the mouth, burning and painful,

Colorless, biting eruption around the whole neck, upon the shoulders, and on the sides,

Pimples on the hands, the thumb, and the forehead,

Purple petechiae on chest and neck,

Skin of neck, bosom, and shoulders covered with a rough, cracked, dirty, brownish-red eruption, with burning and itching,

Herpes-like spot on left side of neck extended rapidly over whole side of neck, and upon face, with itching and burning, then a similar spot on the right side,

Blotches and pimples on the hands,

Dense eruption of small, red, conical pimples all over the hands and fingers, with itching, which is increased by scratching,

Moist Eruptions.


Eruption resembling red petechiae, from the size of a flea-bite up to that of a lentil, sharply circumscribed, in the evening, painful, dry, moist, and burning after scratching (Sr., from Hahnemann).

Black vesicles, causing a burning pain,

Rash over the whole body, except the limbs; numberless small, white blisters covered the skin, with appeared to be inflamed between them,

Pimples in the region of the left temple; when scratched they exude bloody water, and become painful and sore when rubbed,

Scabby eruption on the occiput,

On the red, inflamed portion of the skin of the face, numerous vesicles filled with yellow fluid; the redness and inflammation spread about the nose and mouth,

Eruption on the face, covered with blisters,

The eruption on the face dried into scabs; nose and lids scale,

The eruption on the face dries, here and there scabs fall off, and on the left concha new blisters form,

Whitish, pointed pimples, the tips filled with a watery fluid, with burning itching, as of mosquito-bites, on the hands, between the fingers, and on the abdomen; the fluid flows out when scratching the pimples, and the itching goes off,

Ulcers and Pustules.

The ulcer has very high edges,

Much black, coagulated blood comes out of the ulcer,

Ulcer which is especially painful in the morning, with dark-brown, thin, bloody pus under a thin scurf, and with single stitches while sitting, the stitches being diminished when standing, and still more when walking,

Severe suppuration and swelling of the skin around the spreading ulcers, especially on the abdomen, genitals, and inside of the thighs,

Sores broke out over the head and neck,

Two large pimples on the forehead between the eyebrows, obliging him to scratch, exuding bloody water, and becoming filled with pus on the day following,

Pustule on forehead and left cheek,

Pustules on forehead and chest,

(Pustulous eruption on the scalp and face, with burning pain),

Ulcers in the whole face,

The face became covered with pustules,

Ulcerated eruption around the lips,

Abscess on the posterior side of the arm above the wrist; on opening it a very copious discharge of thick yellow pus followed, with denudation of the surface of the ulna, as shown by the probe,

Gatherings (abscesses), on her hands, which she never had had before, followed by severe pains in her wrists and arms, so as almost to disable her,

Ulcer on the leg, covered with a gray crust, and surrounded with an inflamed border; it is burning and painful,

Ulcers on both heels, which discharge ichorous matter,

The trunk and upper extremities are covered with a discrete papulo-vesicular eruption, very troublesome, causing him to scratch till he bled; itching much aggravated at night,

Great sensibility or irritation of the skin, accompanied by a vesicular eruption; sometimes this has assumed the form of nettlerash, or of the eruption of scarlet fever, for which disease arsenical poisoning has been mistaken,

Sensation, when moving about, as if the whole skin were rough and about to burst,

The skin of the whole body is painful,

The hard, horny skin on the toes is very troublesome, and burns much,

Horrid burning in the skin of the finger, as if the part had been burnt with boiling grease (after dipping the hands into a cold solution of Arsenic),

Intolerable burning in the skin,

Much disturbed at night by smarting and itching, which forced him to keep applying cold water compresses; he got a little sleep about 4 o'clock in the morning,

Burning pain in the ulcers, ().

Burning in the ulcers as from glowing coals,

Burning like fire around the ulcer, which is fetid and suppurates, accompanied with faintness and drowsiness in daytime,

Burning in the border of the ulcer and itching in the ulcer itself,

(Burning in the ulcer follows the itching),

Tearing pain in the ulcers,

Stitching over the whole skin,

Slow stitches, as with a red-hot needle, in the skin here and there,

Prickings in the skin,

Painful sensitiveness of old ulcers previously painless,

Creeping sensation, as of fleas, in the thighs, as far as the abdomen, also in the loins and nates, obliging him to scratch,

Burning itching of the body,

Burning itching, the parts being painful after scratching,

Unpleasant itching and eruption of small, itchlike pustules, which soon desquamate,

At night, itching on the head and several parts of the body, lasting all night, and preventing sleep,

Itching of the neck below the maxilla,

Itching and soreness of the anus and privates, with sometimes sharp pains there,

Frequent itching on the backs of the fingers, sometimes so severe that she scratches the skin off, with an eruption of pointed papulae between the fingers (after three days),

A good deal of itching of the right thigh and arms,


Skin dry,

The skin seemed anaemic and without lustre, was hard parchment like, and could be raised up in thin folds from the underlying tissues, especially as all the fat had disappeared,

General scurfiness of the face and body,

After forty-eight hours there was desquamation of the rash, and all the symptoms disappeared,

General desquamation of cuticle,

Desquamation of the cuticle of the face,

Three had desquamation of cuticle (some of hands, others of neck and nostrils),

The body became covered with red spots,

Severe hepatic (?herpetic, E. W. B.) eruption,

Lips covered with black spots,

Arms more livid than natural,

Cyanotic spots on the anterior portions of the thighs, not removed by pressure,

Miliary eruption,

The whole body became covered with an eruption of small pimples, like miliary rash,

General miliary eruption over the whole body, on the sixth day, immediately followed by amelioration of all the symptoms, and re-establishment of the urinary discharge; this eruption lasted five days, after which the body was covered with fine mealy scales,

Eruptions chiefly on hands, forearms, scrotum, and thighs, and the suffering proves intense should they have chapped hands at the time,

Numerous petechial spots over the skin of the trunk and thighs,

Miliary eruption confined to the forehead, wrists, and feet (third day),

Pimples or vesicles round mouth (fifth day),

Towards the close small spots of purpura on neck,

Pimples on the hands, chest, and forehead,

Redness of the hand, with red points extending half way up the forearm,

Arsenic causes shingles,

A vesicular eruption over the greater part of right ear, and also of nose; several vesicles have coalesced, forming large patches; they are all surrounded by an inflamed base,

Vesicular inflammation of the whole face, with acute itching (third day),

Vesicles about the mouth (one case),

Small white blisters on the inner side of both thumbs, containing a clear watery liquid,

Blistering of the feet,

General erysipelas, with sensation of a devouring fire,

Cutaneous affections of a mixed pustular and scaly character, attacking especially the scrotum, the depression between lower lip and chin, the angles of nose and face, the line along which the hat fits the forehead, in short, every crevice and fold where the Arsenic can accumulate,

Various eruptions on the parts most exposed, chiefly arms and legs; sometimes the eruptions resemble eczema, but more frequently they are pustular, and large boils are not uncommon,

Obstinate pustular eruptions,

Eruption of pustules resembling the itching, followed by desquamation,

In some of the persons pustules appeared on the forehead,

Face covered with pustules,

On the sixth day eruption of white pustules on the face and upper part of the body, resembling in appearance and progress those of varioloid,

Eruption of pustules about, angles of mouth,

His hands were contracted and he was frequently sick during the three months he was at work. At last the Arsenic entered the hand the skin being broken; his left hand and forearm were swollen; also the left axillary glands; the hand was inflamed; purple patches gradually covered his arm and side. He died,

Eruption of boils which refused to heal,

In a case of chorea the Arsenical solution produced a copious crop of boils,

The lips became incrusted, and the skin cracked and peeled,


One woman said she had been tormented for the last two days and nights with irritation of skin, which she compared to being in a bagful of fleas (eighth day),

Prickling sensation over the whole skin,

Itching over the whole body,

Constant itching of eyebrows and forehead,

Violent itching of the extremities,




General health poor,

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