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Natrum Arsenicum - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

Arseniate Of Sodium, Natrum Arsenicatum, Natrum Arsenicicum, Natrum Ars, Natrium arsenicosum, Natrum Arsenicosum, Nat-a.

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HPUS indication of Natrum Arsenicum: Nasal cataarh

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



Feeling in chest as if smoke had been inhaled, causing a cough (eleventh day),

Pain for greater part of day through anterior part of upper lobe of left lung, but no soreness on pressing the walls of chest over seat of pain (fourth day),

Feeling of fulness and oppression in chest (third day),

Feeling of fulness and oppression through entire chest, accompanied by a sense of soreness, worse on inspiration, and continuing through the balance of the day and evening, with a short dry cough, which seems to arise from some irritation behind the upper half of the sternum (fourteenth day),

Feeling of oppression in the chest (fifteenth day),

Feeling of oppression in centre of chest, in afternoon (ninth and tenth days),

Feels no oppression of chest since urinary secretion became free (thirteenth day),

Sharp shooting pain between sixth and seventh ribs, at about the junction of the ribs with the cartilages, lasting but a few seconds, recurring again after an interval of half an hour, at 9.30 P.M. (thirty-seventh day),

Pleuritic pain in right side, over liver, in afternoon (fifth day),

Some soreness of chest, in morning (second day),

Pain over region of lower ribs; they feel sore on pressure (second day),

Region between sixth and seventh ribs sore to pressure, in morning (thirty-eighth day),

Tenderness on pressure in supraclavicular region, continuing all day (eleventh day),

Distress in chest, relieved somewhat by taking Pulsatilla Pulsatilla in repeated doses (fourteenth day),


Air, on full inspiration, causes a disagreeable feeling behind sternum (fourth day),

Considerable pain in chest between nipples, with an indescribably hollow feeling there, accompanied by a choking sensation in throat, materially aggravated by inhaling carburetted hydrogen gas (twenty-seventh day),

Severe pain under ensiform cartilage, at 12.05 P.M. (third day),

Oppressed or stuffed sensation, from larynx to bottom of sternum, all day (fourth day); stuffed sensation through chest generally, and more markedly felt behind sternum, and from larynx to epigastrium, felt all day (eleventh day),

Moderate percussion all over anterior portion of chest produces pain (twelfth and nineteenth days),

Continual irritation behind the sternum, about the lower part of the upper third (twelfth day),


Several times to-day, sharp stitching pains, moderately severe, in both sides of chest, in space between fourth and seventh ribs (twelfth day); one turn of stitching pain through right side of chest, about fifth rib, near the cartilage, reaching back to scapula, and lasting but for a minute (nineteenth day),

Pain and soreness in right side of chest (eleventh day); since middle of afternoon not so great; soreness on inspiration, and on making a full, deep inspiration, severe pain is felt, at times cutting short the inspiration (twelfth day),

Intercostals of left side, between the sixth, seventh, and eighth ribs, are sore to touch (thirty-sixth day),


Shooting pain under right mamma (twenty-seventh day),

Soreness under right mamma on pressure (third day),

In the right side of the chest, beneath the cartilages of the fourth and fifth ribs, where irritation, pain, and soreness occurred when proving the medicine, there is an uneasiness, which on any physical exertion occasions a teasing sensation, producing a dry hacking cough and slight soreness, but never any acute pain. These symptoms are aggravated by deep inspirations, by dust, and a close atmosphere,


A constricted sensation about chest, and feels at times like taking a deep breath, but has no cough (twelfth day),

Lungs feel oppressed, as if by a heavy weight (fourth day); heavy oppressed feeling in the chest, requiring an effort to draw a long, full breath (fifth day); feeling of oppression in chest, with slight dry cough (sixth day); feeling of oppression upon the chest (eighth and ninth days),

Respiration 16 (thirty-ninth day), ; (fortieth day), ; (second and third days), ; (thirty-sixth day),

Respiratory sounds not clear (tenth day); respiratory sounds clear, except in lower lobe of right lung (twelfth day); respiratory sounds very indistinct, except at the upper part of the lungs (fifteenth day); respiratory sounds indistinct in lower lobes of lungs on both sides of chest (seventeenth day),

respiratory sounds in upper half of chest are heard moderately clear, but those of the lower half are quite dull; there is, however, the usual resonance on percussion all over the chest (twelfth day); respiratory sounds becoming natural (twenty-second day),

Frequent sighing respiration (ninth day),

Oppressive shortness of breath; compelled to take long breaths frequently, with occasional pains in right side of chest, at 9 A.M. (seventh day),

Larynx and Bronchia.

Dryness of larynx; it feels as if inflamed. Great difficulty in detaching the mucus, which is very small in quantity, and of a dark slate color (forty-ninth day),

Very sensible constriction and burning in lower part of larynx, more markedly felt on right side (one hour after ten drops, second day),

For two evenings, a roughness in larynx, causing a disposition to Hem, with a spasmodic dry cough (eleventh day),

During morning, more or less constant feeling of irritation through bronchial region, accompanied by a slight dry cough (eleventh day),


Voice a little husky (fourth, eleventh, and thirteenth days),


Heart and pulse

Pulse 98 (second day),

Pulse 80 (second day); 86 (third day); 80 (thirty-sixth day); 80, at 3.30 P.M. (thirty-eighth day); 84 (thirty-ninth day); 96 (fortieth day),

Pulse 76 (tenth day); 80, and intermittent (not usual with him), (tenth day); pulse 88 (fourteenth day); pulse 90 (fifteenth day),

Pulse 90,

Pulse 72, and full (second day); 90, at 7.50 P.M. (twenty-first day); 84 (twenty-second day); 90 and full, at 2.30 P.M. (twenty-sixth day); 85, full and regular (forty-first day); 84, full and regular, at 9.30 A.M. (forty-third day); 86, at 9.35 A.M. (forty-sixth day),

Pulse 88 (fiftieth day),

Pulse 86, and a little variable in volume, but regular in beat (seventh day),

Pulse irregular, variable in volume, and slower than usual. The sounds of the heart are heard through nearly every part of the chest. Can feel the beating of the heart through the chest distinctly,

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