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Rhus Tox - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - Clarke

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.


Upper extremities

Burning shooting under l. axilla, on the arm.

Tearing and burning sensation in shoulder, with paralysis of arm, esp. during the cold season, during repose, and in heat of bed.

Coldness, paralysis, and insensibility of arm.

R. arm weak; rheumatic paralysis.

Exostosis in arm, with burning sensation and ulcers, which discharge a sanious pus.

Erysipelatous swelling and pustules, with burning itching in arms, hands, and fingers.

Red spots on arms.

Violent stitches in r. upper arm from without.

Jerks, shootings, and tearing in arms.

Tension in elbow-joint.

Jerking tearing in elbows, wrists, and joints of fingers.

Digging in bones of the forearm.

Weakness and rigidity of forearm and fingers during movement, and trembling of those parts after the least exertion.

Hot swelling of the hands in evening.

Swollen veins on hands.

Vesicular eruption in clusters on wrist.

Rhagades; smarting of back of hands.

Back of hand covered with chaps and hot; skin hard, rough, and stiff.

Tearing in all the finger-joints.

Warts on hands and fingers.


Swelling of fingers.

Jerking in thumbs.

Contraction of fingers.

Lower extremities

(Eruption with sweat in cleft of nates.).

Aching pains in legs; must change position every moment.

(Pains in l. lower limb, thigh chiefly, from septic absorption in old abdominal disease, with vesical irritation.)

R. T. C.).

Shootings and tearings in hip-joint, extending to ham, esp. when resting on foot; or with dull drawings and burning sensation during repose, and painful sensibility of joints on rising from a seat or on going up stairs (or other over-exercise; involuntary limping).

Tension and stiffness of the muscles and joints of hips, thighs, legs, knees, and feet.

Paralysis of the lower extremities.

Cramp in calf after midnight, when lying in bed, and when seated after walking; it goes off on bending the knee.

Cramps in buttocks, thighs, and calves, esp. at night, in bed, or when seated after walking.

Spasmodic twitching of the limbs when stepping out.

Tension in the knee as if the tendons were too short.

Painful swelling above knee.

Drawing and jerking tearing in the thighs and legs.

Lancinations in the thighs, legs, knees, feet, and toes.

Heaviness in legs, esp. in hams and calves.

Tingling pain in shafts of tibiae at night when the legs are crossed, with constant necessity to move, preventing sleep.

Coldness in l. tibia.

Paralysis of legs and feet.

Shootings and wrenching pain in anklebones when resting on foot.

Inflammatory swelling of instep, sometimes with pustules and miliary pimples on part affected.

Swollen round ankles after sitting too long, particularly in travelling.

Erysipelatous swelling of feet.

Swelling of feet in evening.

Numbness and paleness of feet (feet dead).

Distortion of toes.

Corns on feet, with burning sensation and pain as from excoriation.

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