Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Causticum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
Attacks of spasmodic asthma.
Asthma, esp. when sitting or lying down.
Fits of suffocation on speaking and walking quickly.
Oppressiveness of clothes on the chest.
Pressure on the chest.
Shootings in the chest and thorax, on making a full inspiration, and during corporeal exertion.
Burning, stitches, and soreness in the chest.
Attacks of cramp-like compression and of constriction in the chest, with feeling of suffocation.
Palpitation of the heart, with languor.
Oppression of the heart, with melancholy.
Shootings in the heart.
Pulse only accelerated towards evening.
Rough hoarseness, morning and evening.
Prolonged hoarseness, with voice weak and stifled.
Aphonia from weakness of the muscles of the larynx.
Sensation of excoriation in the larynx, when not swallowing.
Hawking up of abundant mucus, esp. in the morning.
Cough, with short breath, and difficulty of respiration.
Cough, excited by speech and by cold.
Cough is worse in the evening till midnight, from exhaling; drinking coffee; cold air; draught of air; when awaking from sleep.
Cough is relieved by a swallow of cold water.
Matutinal or nocturnal cough.
Short cough, provoked by a tickling and a sensation of excoriation in the throat.
Cough, dry, hollow, shaking, with sensation of burning, and pain as of excoriation in the chest.
Rattling in the chest while coughing.
Pains in the hips while coughing.
Cough with involuntary passage of some drops of urine.
Inability to expectorate the mucus, which is detached by coughing (the expectoration comes up far enough apparently, but it cannot be spat out; greasy taste of the expectoration. The inability to expectorate is found in every species of cough, whooping-cough, &c.).≡ more ...