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Rhus Tox - Abdomen symptoms - T.F. Allen

Toxicodendron Radicans, Poison-ivy, Rhus, Rus tox, Rhustox, Rustox, Rhus Toxicodendron, Rhus Toxicodedron, Rhus-t.

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



Shooting pain in the region of the liver, thence to right shoulder,


A kind of ravenous hunger, yet the mouth seemed soapy; everything tastes like straw and causes eructations; after taking the slightest amount of food the appetite entirely disappears and he feels full,

Natural hunger in the morning, indifference to food at noon, yet he ate with relish,

He was hungry, in the morning; but on going to the table he was indifferent to food, and it was all the same whether he ate or not,

Strong desire for cheese, sometimes for hearty food,

Food is relished (in the evening), except bread, that seems rough, dry, and scrapy,

Though she relished her food tolerably she had no real desire for it and her stomach seemed constantly full,

She ate without any desire, and yet the food was relished,

Food will not go down, in the morning, on account of internal fulness,

Complete loss of appetite for all food; nothing tastes good, neither food, drink, nor tobacco (after sixteen hours),

He had no appetite, yet food had a natural taste, though after swallowing a morsel there was a bad taste in the mouth,

Frequent eructations, always tasting of the food,

Fulness and eructations, after a moderate meal,

Fulness in the stomach as if overloaded, after a moderate meal, with continued great appetite,

Sensation as though a lump were lying in the stomach after a meal, especially while standing,

(Pressure in the stomach occurring during dinner, delaying falling asleep; on waking it was gone),

Pressure in the stomach after eating, as from undigested food, lasting several hours,

Painful distension of the abdomen, with colic, as from much incarcerated flatus, soon after a meal,


Easy emission of much flatus, that seems to appear only in the rectum (after one hour),

Flatulence in the abdomen, no flatus is passed, in the evening,

Flatulence causes a jerking in the abdomen,

Very offensive flatus,

Accumulation of flatus, with severe pain in the abdomen in the region of the ascending colon; this is increased by gradual pressure and still more by sudden pressure or percussion, and is often more severe at some distance from the part pressed or struck than at the part itself, before 8 A.M. (nineteenth day),

Colic, consisting of cutting, tearing, and griping, involving the whole of the intestines, apparently without flatulence and without flatulent distension, worse during motion, gradually relieved during rest (after twenty-four hours),

Griping in the abdomen, with incarceration of flatus, which she could not satisfactorily pass, while walking in the open air (in the forenoon), (after twenty-five hours),

Pressive pain in a small spot in the abdomen, as from incarceration of flatus, only on violently turning the body; for example, on ascending steps, not when touched,

Rumbling flatulent symptoms and griping in the lower abdomen, without emission of flatus,

Flatulence, with pain in the hypogastrium, at 2 P.M., followed by pain in the right chest (after three days),


Nausea (after third day),

Pressive drawing from below upwards in the left hypochondrium, with anxiety and nausea in the chest (after sixty-three hours),

Pain at the left quadratus lumborum muscle, with nausea (after fifteen minutes),


Vomiting (fifth day),


Umbilicus and Sides.

Flatulent distension in the umbilical region with violent griping,

Griping in the right side of the umbilical region, with creeping chilliness over the upper arms,

A cramplike drawing in the umbilical region,

Drawing pain extending downward from the umbilical region to the mons veneris (after twenty-seven hours),

Pain as from a bruise, below the umbilicus,

Shooting at the umbilicus, about 3.30 P.M. (twenty-second day),

A sticking pain extending from the nasal to the praecordial region, as if a stitch extended upward; repeated with every pulse (after two hours and three-quarters,)

A sticking above the umbilicus,

Digging pain in the right side of the abdomen,

Griping in the right side below the ribs, that soon extended to the umbilical region, as if a worm were in the abdomen, while sitting (after two hours and three-quarters),

Cramplike pains in the right side of the abdomen with a weeping, despondent, disconsolate mood, in the morning, from taking slight cold (after twenty-four hours),

A stitch in the right flank, as if a hernia would protrude,

Engorgement in the left side below the ribs,

A heaviness as if a boil were hanging on the left flank, while walking,

A tension in the left flank with sticking pain,

Cutting to the left of the navel during expiration, while sitting,

Sensation as if a hernia protruded in the left flank,

Drawing pain in the left side of the abdomen during inspiration,

General Abdomen.

Excessive distension of the abdomen, immediately after eating,

Distension of the abdomen all day; a sensation of fermentation in it,

Bloatedness of bowels with the eructations of wind,

Bloated state of the abdomen (after two doses),

A visible contraction in the middle of the abdomen, transversely across above the navel, so that the abdomen above and below this contracted line was distended, hard and tense (after three hours),

Fulness and fermentation in the abdomen with hunger, that together disappear after eating (after twenty-six hours),

Fermentation in the abdomen,

Rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen, with thrusts towards the mons veneris (after thirty-six hours),

Colic, as before diarrhoea,

Colic, like a distressing heavy lump in the abdomen,

Extreme griping in the abdomen, during a normal evacuation (after twenty-five hours),

Griping, almost jerking, in various parts of the abdomen,

Griping and jerking pain in the abdomen,

Some griping in the upper abdomen, after eating and drinking,

Griping in the abdomen, with oppression, mounting upward, while sitting (after twenty-five hours),

Digging and twisting pain in the abdomen, as if a worm were moving in it,

A peculiar heaviness in the abdomen, that seems quite empty, with hunger, while sitting (after twenty-four hours),

Apprehension in the abdomen with distension, mostly after eating,

Pain, as from pressure, in the abdomen, while sitting, none while lying,

Cutting in the abdomen followed by sticking in the right side of the abdomen,

Cutting in the middle of the abdomen, in the forenoon; therewith she was frequently obliged to go to stool, with a natural evacuation; relieved by bending the body, aggravated by walking (after sixteen hours),

Pain in the region of the ascending colon, with pain in the right wrist and at the middle of the radius of the left arm (after thirty-five minutes),

Crowding in the abdomen as if the intestines were pushed up toward the heart, while sitting (after twenty-five hours),

Violent pain in the abdomen, at night (after five days),

Pains in the abdomen, about 7.15 P.M., continued through the evening (twenty-third day); remained in the morning (twenty-fourth day),

Pains in the abdomen, relieved after a fecal evacuation, but soon returning and occasioning additional evacuations,

Pain, as if ulcerated, in the abdomen, and the skin of the abdomen seemed too tight, in the morning, immediately after rising, on stretching (after twenty-four hours),

Pain and contraction in the abdomen, so that she was obliged to walk bent over,

A simple pain in the abdominal ring as if a hernia would protrude,

Sensation of distension in the abdomen, with a sensation of warmth in the chest, on rising from stooping,

While walking, the abdomen seems relaxed internally, an internal shaking on every step,

Burning in the abdomen, with thirst,

Sensation as of water bubbling under abdominal walls (after two doses),

Transient pain in the region of the ascending colon, on rising up after stool, at 10.45 A.M. (third day),

Drawing transversely across above the abdominal ring, while sitting,

Shooting in the abdomen, about two inches to the left of the umbilicus (before six hours, second day),

Shootings in the abdomen, at noon (seventeenth day),

Hypogastrium and Iliac Regions.

Dull aching pain in the pubic region (fourteenth day),

A drawing pressive sensation in the right side of the lower abdomen, and a sensation in the skin of the abdomen as if covered with a cobweb, while sitting (after a quarter of an hour),

Rheumatic slightly burning and semi-acute pain in the side, between the spine of the ilium and ribs, in the evening (sixteenth day),

Very violent, griping, burrowing pains in the lower abdomen, with a sensation of exhaustion and emptiness in the pit of the stomach, and very transient qualmishness, woke him about midnight,

Swelling of the inguinal glands (sixth day),

Inguinal glands swollen to a very great size (twenty-fourth day),

Contractive pain in the left groin,

A tension as if the skin were too tight, in the left groin, by the hip,

Pressure from within outward, in the right groin, with ravenous hunger and gurgling in the abdomen (after eleven hours),

Pain in the inguinal glands, only on moving in bed, on turning over and rising up, at night,

Pain in the region of the right quadratus lumborum muscle, on rising from the recumbent posture at 2.30 P.M. (twelfth day),


Appetite and Thirst.

Appetite greater than usual (after four days), (Curative action. -Hahnemann.),

Ravenous hunger and emptiness in the stomach, with loss of appetite in the palate and throat, that disappear after sitting awhile,

Frequent sudden appetite for dainties,

Little appetite, yet a hunger with a sensation as if the hunger affected the chest,

Appetite almost wanting (next day),

No appetite (second day); appetite returning (fourth day),

Loss of appetite with the constipation,

Loss of appetite in the palate and throat, with emptiness in the stomach, and at same time ravenous hunger, that disappeared after sitting awhile,

At time when a healthy appetite was to be expected, there was complete loss of appetite, together with much saliva in the mouth, having a flat slimy taste,

Complete loss of appetite; if he eats a little he soon becomes satiated and yet is hungry,

Complete want of appetite, for several days,

Complete want of appetite,

At noon anorexia (after sixteen hours),

Beer is not relished,

He is averse to bread and to eating generally,

After a glass of wine he seems full; aversion to wine associated with heaviness of the head,

Aversion to meat and broth, for several days,

No appetite for tobacco, and yet no aversion to it,

Aversion to coffee,

Great thirst (after one hour),

Thirst caused by a sensation of dryness in the mouth, that continued in spite of drinking, in the afternoon and after midnight,

Thirst and dryness of the throat,

Thirst, at night, without desire to drink, with a slimy mouth,

Thirst, even in the morning,

Thirst, at night, from 2 to 5 A.M., followed by perspiration,

Great thirst for water or beer,

Desire for cold milk, he swallows it hastily,


Very violent eructations of gas, in the evening, immediately followed by hiccough, without sensation (after thirty-six hours),

Eructations from the stomach that seem to become incarcerated and remain in the right side of the chest,

Frequent rising from the pit of the stomach into the pit of the throat, that almost took away her breath for a moment, in the evening,

Burning eructations,

Empty eructations, after eating and drinking,

Eructations whenever urinating,

Eructations of wind, towards evening, with bloatedness of bowels,

Eructation, attended with shooting in the right portion of the epigastric region and in the right axilla, at 1 P.M. (fifteenth day),

An oppression of the stomach, towards evening, as if everything in the region of the pit of the stomach contracted (after six hours),

Whenever she fell asleep she was attacked with a violent pressure in the stomach, that did not permit her to sleep for a long time,

Pressure in the pit of the stomach, on moving about,

A pressure in the pit of the stomach, as from swallowing too large a morsel,

Pressure in the pit of the stomach, as if everything were swollen, that rendered breathing difficult (in the evening),

Pressive sticking pain in the region of the stomach (impeding deep breathing),

Sticking pain in the right side towards the stomach,

A sticking pain in the pit of the stomach (after one hour and a quarter),

Simple sticking in the pit of the stomach by the right hypochondrium (after ten hours),

Acute griping above the stomach, below the diaphragm, afterwards lower down in the stomach,

Griping in the pit of the stomach, and thence suddenly in a small spot in the lower abdomen (after three hours),

A kind of cramp like a fulness and tightness in the pit of the stomach,

Slight stomachache,

Pain in the stomach, followed by loose and dark brown stool (eighteenth day),

Pains in the stomach and abdomen, about 7.15 P.M. (twenty-third day),

For four days dull pain and oppression at stomach, with inclination to take a deep breath,

Severe pain in the diaphragm and pit of stomach, so distressing I could not lie in bed (fifth day),

Almost constant pain in the epigastric region, for eight years,

Pain in the pit of the stomach,

Pain in the epigastrium (thirty-fifth day),

Pain in the stomach, when coughing,

Pains occasionally in the pit of the stomach,

A contractive pain in the right side, extending towards the stomach,

Distressing pain in the stomach as if closed, and being split open with a knife; could not remain in a horizontal position (seventeenth day),

Rending pain in the diaphragm, more so in the horizontal position (fourth day),

Transient burning and pressive pain in the stomach, on swallowing moderately cold water,

A crawling in the stomach and horrible eructations, that were only relieved by lying down, and always renewed on rising,

On going from the cold air into a warm room, the symptoms, especially those in the pit of the stomach, commenced anew,

Violent throbbing below the pit of the stomach,

A violent throbbing in the epigastric region,

Great desire for raw oysters,

Loss of appetite,

Anorexia (third day),

Derangement of the whole digestive system was very marked for three weeks (in the fifth attack),

Nausea and vomiting


Nausea and accumulation of saliva in the mouth, after eating and after coffee,

Nausea seeming to be in the throat,

Nausea in the chest, with ravenous hunger, that only disappears after satisfying it,

Nausea in the stomach and qualmishness in the chest, worse on stooping (after twenty-six hours),

Becomes nauseated while sitting up,

Nausea, that was somewhat better after eating, but returned with hunger, without appetite,

Nausea, with a kind of anxiety in the morning after rising, that gradually disappeared in the open air (after twenty-seven hours,)

She became nauseated on lying down, in the evening; she had no rest in bed, and was constantly obliged to toss about,

Nausea, in the chest and stomach, in the evening in bed, disappearing after falling asleep,

Felt nausea and disgust for the tasteless watery solution, in three minutes after commencing it,

Nausea, with pain at the left quadratus lumborum muscle (after fifteen minutes),

Nausea, after eating and drinking,

Qualmish nausea beneath the short ribs, that impeded respiration,

He seemed qualmish and nauseated, as if in the chest, in the morning after rising,

In the morning after rising he became so warm and qualmish, that it seemed as though he would vomit; the nausea disappeared after lying down again,

During sleep, in the night, she frequently rises up and heaves as if she would vomit, but nothing comes of it,

In a short time vomiting commenced, first of the partially digested fruit, afterwards of a thick tenacious fluid of a wine color,

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