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Nux Vomica - Fever And Chill symptoms - T.F. Allen

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

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HPUS indication of Nux Vomica: Vomiting

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


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Skin cold,

He cannot get warm in bed, at night,

Coldness of the whole body, with blue hands, without gooseflesh,

Coldness of the whole body, with blueness of the skin (after one hour),

Could not get warm,

Great coldness, relieved neither by the warmth of the stove nor in bed,

Cold hands,

Cold moist hands, with cold tip of the nose,

Sudden coldness of either the arms and hands or of the legs and feet, in the afternoon, not removed by any motion,

Great coldness, at least of the limbs, without thirst,

Coldness of the thighs, at night; she could not get them warm even in bed,

Coldness of the feet, in the morning,

The feet, and, soon afterwards, all the toes, began to feel cold and stiff (after about an hour),

The general warmth of the body gradually diminishes (the fire seems to go out),

Violent chill, with chattering of the teeth,

Shivering and chilliness for an hour from the slightest contact of the open air (with pain in the back), (after one hour),

She is chilly in the evening, in bed, before she falls asleep, and also if she wakes; it seems as if she could not get warm in bed; not chilly during the day,

Violent shaking chill, without externally perceptible coldness, in the whole body, lasting half an hour, followed by cramplike contraction of the toes and soles of the feet,

Violent shaking chill, lasting three-quarters of an hour, followed by violent heat and moist skin,

Shaking chill (immediately),

Violent chill, in bed, but towards morning sweat, preceded by crawling in the skin,

Tossing about the bed and coldness, at night, not relieved by the warmth of the bed,

Chilliness, in the morning after rising, for several days in succession,

Chilliness, on the slightest motion (after one hour),

Chilly and cold, after dinner,

Chilliness, after dinner and supper,

Chilliness, without thirst,


After the shivering, sleep, then again shivering, with coldness of the toes (after sixteen hours),

Chilly sensation about the head from time to time,

Creeping chilly sensation over the face,

Chilly sensation (coldness) of the face, and about the head,

Creeping chills over the chest, with tensive pain,

Sensation of chilliness on the back and limbs, in the morning, with painfulness of the skin, as if it had been frozen, and a sensation of falling asleep in the limbs, like that caused by cold weather, in the morning,

Chilliness in the back and over the arms (though not on the hands), in the evening after lying down (after three hours),

Chilliness in the back and heaviness in the lower extremities, after a vexation,

Creeping chilliness in the hepatic region; a crawling sensation,

Becomes easily chilly in the hands, is obliged to wrap them up,

Chilliness of the feet, as if dashed with cold water, with trembling,

Shivering and chilliness, immediately after drinking,

Shivering and horripilation in the morning,

Shivering over the whole body on the slightest motion, but not when lying quietly,

Shivering, with yawning,

Intense shivering; cold feet for twenty hours; the face, head, and neck being quite hot (after four to five days),

Nightly febrile attack (during the third hour); before the chill, intolerable drawing pain through the thighs and legs, that obliged him to alternately draw them up and stretch them out,

Chilliness and great weakness, with internal and external heat, so that, especially in the afternoon, he desires to lie down and go to bed, or to be warmly clothed,

Chilliness, in the evening before lying down; in bed, heat of the head and face,

At first shivering, then heat, causing anxiety; afterwards thirst for beer,

Four accessions of cold rigors, followed by warm perspiration (third day),

Alternations of cold and heat, especially much heat in the head, at 8.45 A.M.,

Fever, in the afternoon or evening, followed by chilliness and coldness,

Fever, in the afternoon; chilliness and coldness, with blue nails, for four hours, followed by general heat and burning of the hands, with thirst, at first for water, afterwards for beer, without subsequent sweat,

Trembling and chilliness, in the evening after lying down, followed by some heat of the face (after two hours),

Violent chill, and sleep for an hour, in the evening after lying down, followed by heat, with headache, roaring in the ears, and nausea (after twelve hours),

Chilliness, mingled from time to time with general heat and drops of sweat on the forehead, towards 6 A.M., and again, towards 6 P.M., chilliness,

The surface of the body cold and uniformly wet with perspiration,


Skin hot,

Heat, with thirst, and almost without sweat, at night,

Dry heat over the whole body, that does not tolerate any covering, with dryness of the mouth, without thirst, immediately after coition (after five hours),

Dry heat, without thirst, about midnight, in bed,

Sensation of internal heat, with dryness of the mouth, but with dread of drinking, together with internal chilliness, at night,

Paroxysms of heat over the whole body, without redness of the cheeks, with pearly sweat on the forehead, and anxiety,

Heat spread over the whole body, "running through all the veins," followed by vomiting with great relief,

Intolerable sensation of heat over the whole body, or especially in the cheeks, hands, and lower portions of the feet, particularly in the palms and soles, so that he eagerly sought to cool himself by uncovering and for cool places in the bed, but he could not tolerate this because becoming cool caused partly a distressing sensation over the whole body, partly a momentary griping or cutting colic, very early in the morning, in bed,

Heat in the head, as from coryza, with one red cheek, and discharge of mucus from the nose (after two, and three hours),

Heat of the head, in the evening,

Sensation of heat in the face, without externally perceptible increase of temperature,

Heat in the head, during dinner,

Heat of the face, in the morning, after rising, with constipation and flatulent rumbling in the abdomen (after twenty-four hours),

Heat of the face and whole body, in the morning, on walking in the open air (after forty-eight hours),

Hot face, in the evening, in bed, and restless sleep before midnight (after eight days),

Much heat, especially in the face, that seems to rise up from the abdomen, after dinner; perspiration, mostly over the whole back,

Heat of the face, inner surface of the hands, and soles of the feet, after lying down, in the evening,

Heat in the cheeks, externally, after a meal, with a violent sensation of heat, like a burning, within the cheeks, with very easy dilatation of the pupils; photophobia, and chilliness in the arms and gooseflesh (after three hours),

Feels hot in the chest,

Heat in the hands, which he needs to cover because coolness causes an intolerable pain, very early in the morning (after twelve, and sixty-four hours),

Heat in the testicles (after four hours),

Heat in the soles of the feet, very early in the morning, that he tries to cover up because cold causes intolerable pain (after twelve, and sixty-four hours),

Burning heat all over her body (after four to five days),

Sensation of internal burning heat through the whole body (after six, and twelve hours),

Flushing heat of the face, toward evening (after forty-eight hours),

Flushing heat of the face, more frequent than usual, while walking,

Flushes of heat, on moving about,

Flushing redness and heat of the cheeks, on the slightest motion and exertion,

Heat and redness of the cheeks, with dulness in the head, after eating,

Red, hot cheeks, without thirst,

Redness of the cheeks, in the morning, after waking,

Face, formerly pale, became scarlet-red, cheeks glowing hot (immediately),

Temperature of body raised,

Body generally warm,

Skin warm (after three hours),

Unusual warmth, with thirst for water, in the morning (after twelve hours),

Violent heat of the body, except of the hands, soles of the feet, and scalp, which are cold, with redness of the cheeks, without thirst, and without sensation of heat, though with recurring chilly sensations,

Fever towards 6 P.M.; chilliness, with intercurrent attacks of heat, recurring the next day at the same hour,

A kind of febrile attack at night (during the second hour); intolerable drawing pain through the thighs and legs, so that he did not know what to do, with thirst,

Febrile heat, rather internal; it seems as though she steamed and smoked from the throat; during which she drank very much,

A kind of febrile attack; shivering and drawing pains in the limbs, as if caused by pain in the small of the back, while lying down, during a nap after dinner, with subsequent heat, without thirst,

Sensation of heat in the face, with shivering over the rest of the body,

Dry heat of the face, preceded by coldness of the feet,

Internal and external heat of the head, with chilliness,

Heat of the face, with coldness of other parts of the body,

Redness of the face, with shivering and coldness of the limbs and thirst for beer, in the evening,

Red cheeks, with heat of the head and chilliness over the rest of the body (after six hours),

Redness of the cheeks and heat of the hands, with cold feet and recurring shivering, in the evening,

Hot cheeks, with internal chilliness,

Great heat and perspiration, worse in bed; a shivering on the slightest uncovering after very much chilliness, and then again sweat,

Sensation of warmth here and there in the top of the shoulder and arm,

Skin warm and moist,

Body warm, but hands and feet rather cool (after one hour),

The whole body hot, reeking with sweat,

Some heat, with moist skin,

Skin warm, and covered with a profuse clammy sweat,

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