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Rhus Tox - Eyes 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.



Inflammation of the eyes,

The white of the eye is red in the morning, with burning pressure in it; the eyes seem to protrude,

Eyes suffused and watery,

Eyes dull,

Itching in the eyes, on exerting vision,

Aching in the eyes,

Aching as from an inflammation of the left eye, that is red in the inner canthus, and agglutinated by matter, in the evening,

Her left eye felt enormously swollen and enlarged, though on looking into the mirror this was not the case (after some days),

Feeling of sand in left eye, first about centre, then towards outer canthus; worse by rubbing, with discharge from left outer canthus hardening and causing lids to adhere, on waking, in morning,

Pressive pain in the eyes,

Pressure as if dust were in the eye,

Pressive and contractive pain in the eyes, in the evening,

Burning pressive sensation in the eye, from evening till morning, disappearing in the morning after rising,

Periodical cutting pain in the eyes; it is difficult to open the lids, in the morning,

Sometimes sharp pains run from the eyes into the head,

Biting as from something sharp and acid in the right eye,

Biting in the eyes; in the morning the eyes are agglutinated with matter,

In the eyes pricking and itching and redness by turns,

Burning pressure in the left eye (after thirty-six hours),


Weakness of vision; objects seem pale,

Dim-sightedness; appearance of a gauze before the eyes (after thirty-six hours),

Sensation of a veil before the eyes, she could not see well,

Extreme confusion of sight commenced at 8.30 A.M. (ten hours after a dose), and lasted for one hour, and was attended, especially in the right half of field of vision, with an appearance of irregular lines having a wavering motion; tendency to hemiopia (and presbyopia?), (sixteenth day),

Great obscurity of vision for half an hour, till 6 P.M., followed by aching at the left eyebrow, with eruption near the left commissure of the mouth (eleventh day),

Objects were seen double, and sometimes only one-half could be seen; objects appeared to be removed only one half of the real distance (after seventy-two hours),

Objects do not appear of the right color,

Brow and orbit

Sensation of painless heat, as from some stimulating application, at the left eyebrow; followed in a few minutes by pain there,

Pain simultaneously over the right eyebrow and in the region of the right hemisphere of the cerebellum (twenty-fifth day),

Aching over left eyebrow, with depression of spirits and yawning, with lachrymation, at 1 P.M. (twenty-second day),

Pain, slightly burning, just above the left eyebrow, immediately after washing the hands and rinsing the mouth with cold water (twentieth day),

Drawing and tearing in the region of the brows and in the malar bones,

A bruised pain in the bone on the inner side of the orbit towards the nose,

Pain over the left eye at the eyebrow (after seven days),

Soreness returned around the left eye; left eye sore and swollen, as if bruised; upper lid much swollen, and severe itching (fourteenth day),

Very sore around the right eye (tenth day),

Pain over the right eye, after intellectual labor, in the forenoon (after three days),

Stitches below the eye,


Eyes nearly closed,

The eyes are closed or greatly swollen and inflamed (fourth day),

Left eye closed (tenth day),

Left eye closed from swollen lids, with feeling as if a piece of glass or sand was in it (fourth day),

Inflammation of the lids,

A red hard swelling, like a stye, on the left lower lid, toward the inner canthus, with pressive pain, lasting six days (after forty-eight hours),

Great swelling of the lids (fourth day),

The eyes are red and agglutinated with matter, in the morning,

(The drooping eyelid can be raised higher, and remains longer open than it ever did before her sickness), (after sixteen days),

Relaxation of eyelids, with puffiness of lids and hot flashed face (after seventeen hours),

The eyes are agglutinated with purulent mucus, in the morning,

Twitching of the eyelids, with a sensation of dryness, with a febrile chill,

The lids are dry and always drawn up, as from sleepiness, in the evening,

A sensation consisting of twitching and contraction in the right lower lid,

Jerking sensation in the left upper lid (after forty-eight hours),

Sensation of swelling in the right inner canthus,

The right upper lid seems swollen, with pressure, disappearing in the open air (after twenty-six hours),

Heaviness and stiffness of the lids, like a paralysis, as if it were difficult to move the lids, about 8 P.M.,

The eyelids seem sore in the cold air, as from salt biting tears,

Sensation of dryness in the lids, especially in the inner canthus,

Sensitiveness of the right external canthus to pressure and to closing the eyelids, with pressure on the vesica (eighteenth day),

Pressive pain in the inner canthus of the left eye, and the left side of the root of the nose, at 9.30 A.M. (third day),

Violent burning, itching, and prickling in the swollen eyelids and lobules of the ears (after thirty-six hours),

Burning in the inner canthus of the right eye, before 8 P.M. (seventeenth day),

Burning, with stinging pricking in the inner canthus of the left eye, at 6.30 P.M. (twenty-third day),

Pricking itching in the inner canthus of the left eye, between the eyebrows, and in the thighs (seventeenth day),

Biting and itching in the external surface of the lid, below and around the left eye, also on the cheeks and nose; nose feels sore, as if abraded (after thirty-six hours),

Biting itching on the right upper lid (that disappeared after some rubbing),

Biting on the inner surface of the lower lid (after two hours),

Itching of the right outer canthus (after twenty-seven hours),

Itching in the eyelids, with the drowsiness (after thirty-six hours),

Lachrymal Apparatus.

Profuse discharge of tears in cold wind,

Lachrymation in the evening, with burning pain,

Weeping eyes,


When he turns the eye or presses upon it, the eyeball is sore, he can scarcely turn it,

Pain in left eyeball,

Intense itching in the eyeball (after seventy-two hours),


Pupils dilated,

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