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Rhus Tox - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

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

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Rhus Tox

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

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Oppression of the chest (after two hours),

Oppression of the chest, as after violent weeping,

Pressive oppression upon the chest,

Fulness in the region below the sternum, with a sensation as if all appetite had forever vanished,

The chest seems full, with hunger, without appetite,

Weakness in the chest, so that talking was difficult, after walking in the open air,

Sensation of constriction of the chest,

The chest becomes constricted, and he is qualmish and nauseated,

Numb sensation in the chest and in the upper back teeth,

Pain in the chest, as if the sternum were pressed inward, in the morning, in bed, disappearing after rising,

Distressing sensation of heat in the chest, while walking in the open air,

Tickling and itching in the chest,

Front and Sides.

Pressive pain two inches to the right of the middle of the sternum, at 1.30 P.M. (first day),

Pressure near the middle of the sternum, on the left side (after two-thirds of an hour),

Contractive sensation in the sternum, with sticking jerking in it,

Burning and pressive pain and sensation of excoriation in the chest, behind the upper half of the sternum, with short cough, excited by a tickling at the same part, at 11 P.M. (tenth day),

Deep stitches on both sides of the sternum, while sitting bent over,

Frequent stitches in the sides,

Boring stitches in one of the last ribs, while standing,

Stitches in the sides, while walking in the open air,

Pain in the right chest followed the flatulence and pain in the hypogastrium, at 2 P.M. (after three days),

Severe shooting pain near the middle of the right side of the chest when lying on that side, after 1 P.M. (thirty-third day),

Pressive pain in the right chest (after fifteen minutes),

Frequent stitches in the right side,

A tearing stitch extending from the right side of the chest to the left side of the abdomen, in the evening,

Engorgement in the left side of the chest, not far from the pit of the stomach, while sitting bent over (after twenty-five hours),

Boring pain in the left side, in the evening, in bed (after five hours),

Pain in the left side, midway between the sternum and angle of the ribs, when walking, at 7 P.M. (eighteenth day),

Pain in the left chest, about two inches to the left of the nipple and at the lower angle of the left scapula, then at the left scapula and left shoulder-joint (soon),

Pain in the left chest, at fifty-six minutes, 1 and 1.03 P.M. (first day),

Pain in the left chest (after forty-five minutes),

On waking from the sleep with nightmare, felt a pressive pain at the left clavicle (after two days and a half),

Transient burning and pressive pain at the middle of the lower side of the left clavicle, on swallowing moderately cold (Croton Tiglium Croton) water,

Stitches in the left side of the chest, while coughing,

Violent sticking in the left side below the ribs, in the evening, lasting till midnight,

Extremely severe stitch at the third rib, about three inches to the left of the sternum, on inspiration, rendering an ordinary inspiration impracticable for some minutes; felt on sitting at the close of supper, at which the principal drink was ice-water; about 6.15 P.M. (twenty-ninth day),


The milk disappears from the breasts (after twelve hours),

Stinging in the chest, below the right nipple, with itching in front of the chest, in the morning, in bed (eleventh day),


Oppression of the chest, at night, with sticking pains, especially on breathing (after five hours),

Tension across the chest, in the evening, very short breath, and weakness in all the limbs,

With the anxiety she felt a weight on the lower portion of the chest, so oppressive that she breathed with difficulty and sometimes very deeply, when it seemed easier; pulse at one time slow, at another rapid,

Scraping and burning in the chest, even when not breathing,

Fine sticking oppressive pain on the sternum, that makes respiration difficult, with constant short cough, without expectoration (after half an hour),

A slow drawing from below upward in the left side of the chest, when not breathing,

Sticking in the left side, while talking and on deep breathing,

Respiration hurried,

Feels a sensation of choking at times,

Shortness of breath, especially on going to stool,

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

Oppression and anxiety, as if she could not get her breath,

The breath became difficult after walking a little,

She is unable to sit up; is obliged to take a deep breath, as if she would suffocate, especially after eating,

During sleep expiration was light and snoring, inspiration inaudible,

Very short breath at night,

Frequent tickling irritability in the air-passages, as if it would provoke cough, that makes the breath short, that disappears on moderate exertion,

On waking, at 6 A.M., a burning rawness in larynx (after ten hours),


Hoarseness, causing a scraping raw sensation in the larynx,

Hoarseness low down in the trachea,

Cough and Expectoration.

Cough, with a disagreeable tension on the chest,

(Cough, immediately after eating),

Cough and coryza, with expectoration,

A tickling cough, that causes dryness in the throat, especially in the evening,

(Some cough, especially in the morning, with a black glutinous expectoration),

Very fatiguing cough, with expectoration of white mucus, day and night,

He is unable to sleep at night on account of a cough that torments him excessively,

Spasmodic cough that shatters the head,

Cough, about 3 A.M., most violent after waking,

(Cough in the open air),

Cough causes vomiting of food (in the evening),

Cough shatters the whole chest, as if everything in it were loose,

Cough especially violent after waking,

Short anxious painful cough, that frequently awakens her from sleep before midnight, with very short breath,

Coughs night and morning,

Frequent hacking cough, in the evening, after lying down, with bitter taste in the throat till he falls asleep, and in the morning a similar hacking cough and a similar taste in the throat, lasting till he rises from bed,

Short cough, from severe tickling and irritation behind the upper half of the sternum, followed the feeling of discouragement and apprehension (sixth day),

Short dry cough, excited by a tickling sensation behind the upper half of the sternum, with dull aching in the left mammary region, both when sitting inclined forward, at 11 A.M. (twentieth day),

Dry hoarse cough,

Dry cough, before midnight, causing a sticking pain in one loin,


Heart and pulse

Some violent pulsating stitches above the praecordial region, so that he was obliged to cry aloud, while sitting in the evening (after a quarter of an hour),

A disagreeable sensation of weakness of the heart, trembling of the heart,

Palpitation, so violent while sitting still, that the body moved with every pulse,

Pulse rapid,

Pulse 130 (after two days); pulse still high (sixth day),

Pulse 120, at 2 P.M. (after eighteen hours), ; (fifth day),

Pulse 110,

Pulse slow, at times irregular (after three-quarters of an hour),

Pulse at first full and strong, but slow, afterwards small, frequent, and compressible,

Feels the pulse in the back part of the head,

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