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Nux Vomica - Face symptoms - T.F. Allen

Poison-nut, Nux, Nux vom, Colubrina, Nux-v.

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




Scarlet redness of the face, and afterwards of the entire body (after several days),

His face and neck became quite scarlet, the feet being very cold (after four to five days),

Intense redness of the face (after four to five days),

Face very red, swollen,

Face of a livid red,

The right side of the face, upon which she was lying, was red, somewhat swollen, hanging down,

Face red,

Face flushed and suffused,

The color of the face suffering, pale, earthy, yellowish, though the whites of the eyes were unchanged,

Face of a dusky hue (after one hour),

Countenance pallid,

Paleness of the face,

Countenance expressive of the most painful suffering and distress,

Face expressing suffering (after half an hour),

Face distorted,

Features distorted, anxious,

Features altered,

Countenance anxious (after three hours),

Twitching of the muscles of the face, in the evening, after lying down,

Twitching of the muscles of the face,

A twitching as if the right side of the face were being drawn by a thread, in the evening,

Spasmodic distortion of the facial muscles,

Feeling of tension in the face, about the mouth, eyes, and nose, with visible distension of other places,

Painless drawing in the face on stooping,

Sensation in the face as if many ants were creeping over it,


Cheeks and eyeballs flushed,

Crawling here and there in the cheeks, which were red and hot (after one to twelve hours),

Drawing and stiffness in the masseter muscles,

Persistent sensitiveness of the masseter muscles,

Sensation in the masseter muscles and jaws as if tetanus would occur, or as if the jaws would be drawn together, though their motion remains free,


Lips wide open,

Lips drawn a part,

An ulcer on the inner surface of the lower lip, painful to touch,

A single hair of the beard on the lip is painful to touch, as if a splinter were sticking in (after five hours),

Stitches in the upper and lower lips, in the morning,

Sensation of soreness on the inner surface of the lower lip,


Tetanic rigidity of the jaw set in and the teeth became so firmly closed together as to render all attempts to introduce the stomach-pump unavailing,

Closure of the jaws, with complete consciousness,

Drawing pain in the muscles of the jaws,

Drawing-tearing pain in the jaws,

Lower jaw tetanically pressed against the upper,

Real trismus, so that he was unable to speak,

Contraction of the jaws, like lockjaw (after several days), , this medicine, prescribed many years ago by his allopathic physician, having caused much the same symptoms.

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