Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Rhus Tox in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
(Morning), Low-spirited, crying.
dizziness. headache. eyes red and agglutinated.
on rising from bed, flow of nasal mucus.
accumulation of saliva in mouth.
mucus on tongue salt. bitterness in mouth disappearing after eating.
hawking of mucus. after rising, nausea.
cough. in bed, pain in chest.
in bed, pain in limbs on which he is not lying.
in bed, inclination to stretch out leg and foot.
on rising, pain in feet.
on first standing, pain in heels.
apprehension. throbbing in ear.
jerking toothache. bitter taste.
thirst. midnight, after lying down, pain in kidney.
erections. cough. short breath.
tension across chest. sensation in left arm.
midnight, while lying in bed, cramp in calves.
pain in tibia. uneasiness.
itching and burning. pain.
biting pain in ulcer. sweat..
(While sitting), Vertigo.
twitching in left side, then in small of back.
pain in back. pain in dorsal muscles.
griping in right side below ribs.
griping in abdomen. heaviness in abdomen.
pain in abdomen. crowding in abdomen.
drawing above abdominal rings.
drawing in right side of lower abdomen.
weariness in legs. tension in hip-joint.
pressure in right thigh.
pain in thigh. tension in skin of calves.
after walking, cramp in calves.
weakness in feet. drawing in feet.
pain in affected parts..
Violent headache, preceded by internal heat of the head only, with dry lips and thirst.
sensation as if the forehead would be pressed asunder, with extraordinary heaviness in it, especially on coming from the open air into the house or on waking from the midday nap.
as soon as she lay down in bed, in the evening, the headache disappeared,.
Pimples, large, deepseated, and irritable to the touch, on the nates, especially on the median line near the os coccygis.
they attain this state after four days from the dose, and two from their commencement on the second. This symptom recurred in three months, after some handling of the Rhus radicans and inhalation of its effluvia whilst gathering and preparing it during the two preceding days. On the fourth day a pimple, described by the same words and situated on the upper lip, opposite the alveolar process near the root of the left posterior bicuspid tooth, also a scabby pimple one inch above the left parietal protuberance.
the one on the upper lip remained with but little change for at least three days, the last became a scab in four,.
Severe and almost intolerable itching of the legs and feet, especially the lower half of the leg, the ankle, instep, and upper part of the foot.
scratching produces severe smarting and burning, 11 P.M. (nineteenth day).
followed at 8 A.M. by a burning and smarting eruption on the insteps and lower portion of the legs, and burning smarting and redness on the upper surfaces of the feet in the metatarsal region (twentieth day),.
It affects the skin of most people in a very painful manner, and the inflammation speedily spreads from one part of the body to another. Some people are so affected that their faces could not be recognized, and others are not affected by it. After having been once injured, they are ever after very susceptible to the poison. Even passing to the leeward of a bush on a windy day, or through the smoke of a fire in which it is burning, will "bring the poison to the surface" again. So poisonous is it, that it pollutes the air where it grows. Children, and even grown-up people, who are gathering berries, or other-wise approaching its vicinity, are often badly poisoned. Their faces are frequently swelled until their eyes are shut.
the neck, hands, and arms covered with inflamed vesicles, the cuticle highly inflamed, and not unfrequently constitutional symptoms are observed, resembling those of "milk sickness." On breaking a stem of the Rhus a milky fluid exudes, which is exceedingly poisonous, and if applied to the skin, will produce effects like that of Argentum Nitricum nitrate of silver. A black welt is produced, which in a few hours becomes sore, destroys the cuticle, which sloughs off, and upon healing leaves a circular cicatrix,.
Those persons who are constitutionally liable to the influence of this poison, experience from it a train of symptoms very similar to those which result from exposure to the Rhus Venenata Rhus vernix.
these consist in itching, redness, and tumefaction of the affected parts, particularly of the face, succeeded by blisters, suppuration, aggravated swelling, heat, pain, and fever.
when the disease is at its height, the skin becomes covered with a crust, and the swelling is so great as in many instances to close the eyes and almost obliterate the features.
After the lapse of about twenty-four hours, itching and burning commenced, lasting from half an hour to two hours. After about thirty-six hours, swelling of the parts, with violent itching and burning, increased on touching or moving the parts affected, as if pierced by hot needles.
white transparent vesicles appeared on the highly red and inflamed skin,.
I felt on the ears and hands an itching similar to the bites of insects.
it extended over the face, principally around the eyes, on the cheek-bone, and around the brow.
by degrees, in the space of twenty-four hours, all these parts were perceptibly swollen, and on the ears the swelling was accompanied with a considerable redness (after eleven days). Took a dose of Rhus. All the symptoms became much worse, so as to occasion great pain.
similar symptoms were manifested on the parts of the body that were covered, more especially on the scrotum, which became red first on the left side, then all over, became much swollen, and caused intense itching.
they then extended to the left thigh, only the latter did not swell, but became covered with red spots, with a burning itching, quite insupportable, much more painful than the stings from nettles.
at last, yielding to the insufferable itching, I rubbed myself slightly with the hand to procure a little relief. On the thirteenth day I was so changed by the swelling that I astonished every one.
my hands, but only on the dorsal side and on the first phalanges of the fingers, were much swollen, and the swelling ascended even to the middle of the forearm, so that the wrist of my shirt cut me.
there was also observed a great number of isolated vesicles, filled with a white fluid, which were doubly as painful when scratched.
the itching and red spots on the left leg extended also to the left arm. The swelling and itching on the ears and face diminished, and ceased entirely up to the sixteenth day or thereabouts.
the ears became white, and desquamation took place.
the hands, more especially the right, were still swollen, but no vesicles were any longer produced.
on the contrary, at the lower extremities, the symptoms continued to be developed.
on the left leg the red spots descended beyond the ankle, which also began to become swollen.
on the inner side of the two thighs, as also at the external sides of the right thigh, there were formed red patches, which were extremely itchy, similar to patches of measles, but larger, and without a rounded form. I had to do violence to myself not to scratch, for every time I yielded to the temptation I was punished for it, and yet I would willingly have continued. It was only on the twentieth day that the improvement in the symptoms was at all perceptible.
the swelling of the right hand disappeared.
however, the itching continued, though less burning. Some days later the spots which served as the seat for the vesicles scaled off.
the desquamation extended gradually over the whole external surface of the hand, as if the epidermis had been burned.
I observed no such appearance on the legs. At the present time (the twenty-eighth day) this symptom also has almost disappeared.
however, I always feel an itching in this hand, just as in the left leg, which was swollen,.
The following morning he complained of tiresome itching on the hands and wrists. On the fourth day the itching increased, and the wrists as well as the hands commenced to swell, and became covered with a number of small pimples.
afterwards the hands and wrists became more swollen during the night, were covered with a number of small vesicles, which continued to enlarge for seven or eight days, and became filled with yellowish serum, indicating a bad form of erysipelas.
in spite of bloodletting, baths, emollient fomentations, and soothing drinks, the head swelled to such an extend that he was unable to see for twenty-four hours in consequence of the enormous swelling of the eyelids.
the itching then spread all over the body, chiefly on the hairy scalp and the privates, which he tore to pieces with scratching. After ten days these symptoms went off.
the wrists, which had exuded much serum, east off their epidermis, and the patient was surprised to find that he was cured of an eruption (dartre) which he had had on his wrists for more than six years,.
Wound not disposed to heal.
eruption under the plaster at first, but now extends the whole length of the tibia (tenth day). Eruption extended to scrotum, attended with a thin colorless discharge and great irritation (fourteenth day). The eruption completely covers the face, trunk, and extremities, attended with a discharge from the chin, scrotum, and thighs, where it lies in contact, and from the leg where it first commenced.
penis swelled, in its general appearance resembling anasarca (fifteenth day). Eruption decreasing (after sixteen days),.
In the evening I felt considerable itching of my wrist, and the following morning observed that there were upon it a number of extremely minute vesicles, which contained a fluid more or less limpid or transparent.
the itching increased hourly.
the wrist and the middle of the forearm began the swell, and the vesicles extended themselves rapidly, chiefly upwards towards the elbow, and partly downwards along the lower part of the wrist and upon the fingers.
meanwhile vesicles, accompanied and preceded by itching more or less troublesome, made their appearance upon various other parts of the body.
the face was universally sprinkled with them, but these were extremely small.
the fluid which they contained was always limpid, and without any application, except that of cold water every morning, they entirely disappeared in two or three days. About the seventh or eighth day the itching, the inflammation, and the spread of the vesicles appeared to be nearly at their height. At this period, and for some days afterwards, the greater part of the forearm and about one-third of the arm were swelled to nearly twice the natural thickness.
the itching was intolerable, and the vesicles, in general, were no longer filled with a limpid fluid, but contained a thick matter or pus very similar to that of small-pox, and strongly adhering to the linen. On the ninth day I perceived a swelling in the axillary gland of the right arm, which was that to which the lacteous juice was applied, and which was chiefly affected.
the swelling rapidly increased until it became of the size of a hen's egg, and on the second day of its appearance it had almost entirely vanished. From the period that the swelling was at its height to its entire disappearance, the itching was almost universal, and much more insupportable than it was before. In fifteen days from the time that the poison was first applied to my arm, all the disagreeable symptoms had ceased.
the vesicles had almost entirely disappeared.
a desquamation of the affected parts had taken place, and a new epidermis had been formed,.
In June, 1871, she suffered very severely from a burning and itching eruption covering her entire face, neck, both mammae, external genitals, extending along the inner surface of both thighs, both hands, wrists, and portions of her abdomen. The disease ran its course, terminating in desquamation, without any benefit from treatment. On the 6th of May, 1872, the eruption again broke out, appearing simultaneously in all the localities attacked the previous year. It began with swelling, redness, intense burning, and itching. During the subsequent twenty-four hours, the inflamed surface became densely covered with very minute vesicles, which soon ruptured and poured out very copiously a yellowish serious fluid, which, collecting in the most dependent parts, desiccated into amber-colored, semi-translucent incrustations. On May 31st, 1873, the eruption made its appearance for the third time. Burning and itching on the right temple, extending to the outer canthus of the right eye, slight redness, but no swelling (first day).
right eye entirely closed, swelling extended along forehead and to left cheek, partially closing left eye, also down right cheek to lip.
swollen surface inflamed, firm and elastic.
no pitting. the parts first attacked covered with minute vesicles.
exudation very copious and seems to irritate the inflamed surface (second day).
swelling about eyes slightly diminished.
right cheek, brow, and right upper eyelid covered with vesicles.
exudation very copious.
in the afternoon, the swelling had extended down the right side of the face, under the right lower maxilla and chin, but had diminished about the right eye.
exudation very copious (third day).
swelling, tumefaction, etc., decreased (after three days),.
In the first case, the eruption made its appearance in the form of vesicles over the right mastoid process and from thence it slowly extended to the ear. For three or four days the disease seemed to remain stationary, spreading little if any. There was a copious exudation of turbid serum poured out from the vesicles.
this soon formed into semitransparent incrustations. On the morning of the fifth day I noticed considerable puffiness of the upper eyelid. The disease from this time forward rapidly extended over the entire face, neck, and upper part of chest. The tumefaction and inflammation were well-marked, disfiguring the patient to such an extent that she was scarcely recognizable. There was no pitting on pressure. On the sixth day the eruption made its appearance on the hands.
the vesicles were small and aggravated in patches, varying in size from that of a three-cent piece to that of a Argentum Metallicum silver half dollar. The fingers on their proximal surfaces were thickly studded with vesicles. The tumefaction and redness of the parts were but slight. Patient complained of intense burning and itching, and unless closely watched, would frequently indulge in the luxury of scratching, which for the time being seemed to afford relief, but in the end only aggravated the trouble,.
In the morning, a blotch of redness, with very slight swelling, extending in a fan shape from the root of the nose towards the hairy scalp.
in the afternoon the tumefaction had increased, and felt hot (third day).
face very much swollen and disfigured.
both eyes closed. on the right temple a circular blotch of redness slightly elevated, itching and burning intensely.
on the afternoon of the same day, the circular blotch was thickly covered with very minute vesicles, and vesication had commenced on other parts of the inflamed surface (fourth day).
the patches of vesication present a milky whitish appearance, and under the magnifying glass the vesicles seem collapsed, presenting closely aggregated curdy whitish points.
small patches of vesication of the dorsum of right hand, and dorsal aspect of several fingers exhibit vesicles much larger than any which have appeared on the face.
they are limpid at their apices.
the fluid, when discharged by puncture, is limpid and transparent, changes blue litmus to a deep blue, which fades after drying, leaving no trace of discoloration (sixth day),.
Left eyelid swollen, dark-red, oedematous.
exuded pus of a yellowish-white color from the tarsal margins.
right forearm covered on its anterior surface with minute vesicles, burning and stinging.
they were preceded in their spreading up the arm by a plain line of inflammation. Gave Croton Tiglium Croton tig., 30. The next day the right eye became involved.
on the third day the right eye was again well and the left improving.
the eruption ceased to spread, and blisters half an inch long, appeared on the fingers, which bursting, discharged a yellowish-white serum, and then rapidly healed.
on the fifth day the eyes were both open, and a yellowish-brown scab had formed on the arm.
on the seventh day the eyes were perfectly well, with no photophobia, and the cuticle on the right arm and fingers was peeling off,.
Some sensation of heat about the face, in the evening (first day).
considerable heat and some itching, with slight fulness (second day).
considerable tumefaction, with much of that indescribable itching, stinging, or burning sensation, peculiar to this affection (third day).
tumefaction great, vesicular eruption very distinct (fourth day).
symptoms decreased (after four day),.
Swelling of the lips and nose, and then pale swelling of the face.
on the third day the swelling of the face increased, with burning pain.
the lids were closed by the swelling, the eyes watered.
on the fourth and fifth days, the face was covered with vesicles full of yellow water, that ruptured and discharged some moisture.
the swelling of the face lasted eight days.
that below the chin lasted longer, and was followed by fine desquamation,.
A slight eruption on the face and the hands, were very much swollen.
the eruption extended over the backs of the hands and to the ends of the fingers. In the language of Griffith, there were "violent itching, redness, and tumefaction of the parts, succeeded by heat, pain, vesication, and fever." The vesicles on the inside of the fingers were large, and adding to the pain by pressing against each other,.
A very painful violent burning and itching eruption, especially on the scrotum, prepuce, eyelids, and eyes, with swelling of these parts and appearance of small yellowish blisters, that here and there become confluent and discharge, also some vesicles upon the arms and loins.
these after a few days become as large as peas, and are inflamed by the scratching of the patient. Many of these large pustules or ulcers slowly suppurate, are surrounded by a red areola, become extended and heal slowly (in the third week).
the small confluent pustules rapidly dry up and desquamate after a few days. This eruption occurred without previous vomiting, nausea, and fever,.
Swelling of the prepuce and glans penis.
violent itching, burning, prickling, and cutting around the root of the penis and in the prepuce.
transparent swelling extending from the prepuce to the scrotum, more on the left side, with watery vesicles, discharging a transparent fluid.
prepuce very sore, looks and feels like a scald (after thirty-six hours),.
Large blisters containing yellowish liquid, with swelling of the arm.
the blisters were ruptured carelessly, and the liquid flowed over the whole arm, after which a very large number of vesicles appeared, so that after eight days the whole forearm seemed to be one mass of blisters.
anointing with olive oil seemed to have no effect upon the complaint.
soon the upper arm and then the right arm and other parts of the body became affected.
the whole trouble lasted four weeks,.
The juice became dark on exposure, and concreted on the palm and wrists, forming dark scales, which adhered so closely as to be with difficulty removed by rubbing off the superficial layer of the cuticle. At this time no inconvenience was felt, but four days afterward, two blisters were noticed, each about the size of a threepenny piece, on the flexor surface of the right wrist. On the top of each blister there remained adherent a portion of the black concentrated juice, and there was some redness around the vesications, but no pain. Four or five days subsequently the other wrist became similarly affected, and about the same time the redness began to slowly spread up both forearms. Nothing further was noticed until the seventeenth day after the exposure, when he was obliged to give up work in consequence of the swelling and stiffness of the forearms, and about the same time the redness began to spread slowly up both forearms. On examining the patient I found the skin on the flexor surface of both forearms swollen, and of a florid red color, like that of erysipelas.
and the red surface was covered with small transparent vesicles each about the size of a pin's head, closely set together. The vesicles closely resembled those of eczema or the minute inflammatory vesications produced by the application of Terebinthina turpentine. Both forearms were considerably swollen, and felt stiff to the patient. Some of the black spots, formed by the dried acrid juice, were still seen on the palms of the hands and on the adjoining parts of the wrists. The skin of the (upper) arms was natural. The face, though less affected than the forearms, and not vesicated, was swollen and erythematous, the eyelids being puffy and partially closed. The trunk of the body was untouched, but the skin of the penis and scrotum was red, oedematous and painful, and there were scattered spots of inflamed and slightly elevated skin on the inner surface of both thighs. The inflamed portions of the skin were the seat of pain, sometimes of a numbing character, sometimes stinging like the irritation of nettles. The pain was worse at night, owing to the heat, but it was not severe anywhere except in the forearms. During the course of the following day the red patches extended up the arms, and also down the thighs as far as the knees, while some scattered spots remained over the pubes. Next day (27th) the swelling and redness of both face and arms were diminishing, and the vesicles on the forearms were drying up into scabs, but the erythematous eruption on the thighs continued to spread downwards to the legs, and upwards on the trunk of the body. On the 29th, at noon, the abdomen was found covered with irregularly-shaped patches of inflamed skin, which had extended from the pubes upwards as far as the hypochondria. At the margins of the large patches there were numerous detached small reddish spots, like the eruption at the outset of measles, the larger patches resembling the continuous rash of scarlet fever. On the 31st the redness had extended to the back, while anteriorly the skin, from the pubes to the clavicles, was marked with inflamed patches and spots, the region of the sternum alone being unaffected. The legs were almost entirely covered with eruption. There was no vesication on any of these parts. But while the eruption was thus spreading on the lower half of the body, the upper half was recovering. Thus the forearms were now nearly well.
the redness and swelling were gone, only a few vesicles remaining on the backs of the hands and between the fingers. The face had nearly the natural appearance, very little desquamation being observable,.
Both hands and wrists were inflamed and enormously swollen. In urinating he conveyed the poison to his penis, affecting the whole organ, and the scrotum, the lower part of the abdomen, and part of the thighs. The prepuce was swollen to the size of a common orange, and distended with fluid, giving it almost a transparent appearance there was phimosis, completely hiding from view the glans.
the scrotum was enormously swollen,.
A single vesicle, with the peculiar thick cover and somewhat dark look so often seen, appeared upon the back of a finger, but accompanied by no sensation (third day).
a single and similar, though somewhat larger, vesicle appeared upon my left wrist, to which two others joined themselves on the following day (fourth day).
one of the vesicles which appeared last upon the knuckles, without any external irritation, increased to three times its original size, with burning and itching sensations. The other efflorescences quiescent or receding (seventh day). A new and very large vesicle of irregular shape appeared on the back of the last phalanx of the right thumb, covered with so thick a roof a to appear transparent, as if the effusion had taken place in the lowest layer of the rete mucosum (ninth day).
two new vesicles, one on the back of the left forefinger, the other on the thumb near the base (eleventh day).
all groups, old and new, have become enlarged by the appearance of new vesicles at the peripheric (excepting those upon the wrists, which had been opened for the purpose of experiment), and one new cluster appeared on the back of the right middle finger. All itch and burn extremely (thirteenth day).
the original vesicles and papules have, in many of the clusters, resolved themselves apparently into two or three times their number of smaller efflorescences, the whole patch flattening down and assuming a darker brown tinge (sixteenth day). A large, single vesicle, with the thick and opaque covering peculiar to its seat, has struggled up into distinct prominence in the palm of the right hand, near its ulnar border.
a fresh one also at the base of the nail of the left thumb. At this date there are seven single or groups of efflorescences, on different parts of the hands, in all stages of development or involution (seventeenth day). Another small vesicle has appeared in the right palm, half an inch from that of the 17th day. The earlier vesicles have nearly all flattened down to the level of the general surface (twenty-second day). A single vesicle shows itself upon the internal lateral surface of the left thumb. This was the last to disappear, and from this date all the efflorescences gradually subsided, and after a fortnight were no longer perceptible (twenty-fourth day). At the present time their seats are still defined by the more glossy look of the new epidermis which covers them (forty-seventh day),.
For four fingers' breadth around the wrist it looked as if a blister had been applied to a stiff skin, and blisters upon blisters had accumulated in the form of a band around the arm.
more towards the hand the blisters were isolated.
some on the outer margin of the hand were clear, and these were without any areola.
on opening them there was discharged very clear lymph that dried to a yellow glistening pellicle (eleventh day),.
A small swelling appeared on the little finger (seventeenth day).
another was developed on the thumb (nineteenth day).
the swelling increased, covering the greater part of the lower joints of both thumb and finger (twentieth day).
the swelling disappeared, giving place to a sort of callus, which has since fallen off in the form of a scab (twenty-third day),.
On the second day of using the lotion the knee became violently inflamed, with an innumerable quantity of small vesicles scattered over its surface, and attended with severe pain, heat, and stinging itching.
a well-defined border line showed that the inflammation did not extend farther than the saturated bandage had reached. These symptoms continued on the increase for four or five days, at which time the other knee became similarly affected, no doubt in consequence of some of the lotion having come in contact with it. On the seventh day it had begun to decline, but still exhibited a painful and ugly-looking cutaneous disease,.
Two black spots appear an hour after the application of the juice to the first phalanx of the index finger.
but after twenty-five days violent burning in the mouth and throat, sudden swelling of the left cheek, upper lip, and lids.
the next night great swelling of the forearm, the skin became quite leathery, with intolerable itching and great heat.
after four days pustules appeared on the hands and forearms, bursting and discharging a clear liquid,.
Boil on the edge of the upper lid of the left eye, the size of a pea.
the eye again entirely closed (twenty-fourth day).
boil on the left lid discharging freely, with abatement of swelling.
new boils in great numbers are constantly appearing in the groins, on the legs and abdomen, and increasing in size, some half as large as a hen's egg (twenty-fourth day),.
Stinging prickings in different parts of the skin of the neck, on walking in the (open) air after drinking cold water.
the prickings oftener over the sterno-mastoid muscles opposite the lower part of the larynx, at 6 P.M. (twenty-first day).
at the lower part of the neck, about 6 P.M., when walking, after drinking cool water (twenty-second day),.
The eruption made its appearance in the afternoon, after the second cup, of a bright redness, and an intense burning sensation.
it soon covered the whole body from scalp to toes.
the head and limbs badly swollen.
the eruption, first smooth, soon assumed a minute vesicular appearance, which in places, ran together, forming small bulbs filled with serum. On the fifth day the vesicles began to dry up, followed by a desquamation of the cuticle, with intense itching.
the cervical glands were swollen and sore to the touch when the eruption made its appearance.
swelling of the eyelids, with oedema of the upper lid,.
Sunday (the third day) there was an eruption of itching red papules behind each ear and on the neck. On Monday these papules enlarged and became more numerous, and the eyelids were red and oedematous. Face was red and swelled.
the cervical glands became tumid and slightly tender. On rising from bed she fainted, and again later in the day syncope came on. On Tuesday the rash had extended all over the face, over the hands, between the toes, and thighs. The itching was becoming more and more intolerable, and partook of a burning character. About the fifth day from their first appearance, the papules had become vesicles, which rapidly coalesced on the face and burst, emitting and acrid serum, which, on drying, formed a crust, so dense as to make the movement of the facial and buccal muscles painful. The nose and lips were much swollen. The oedema of the eyelids was so great as to close up the left eye entirely and the right partially. The burning and itching were somewhat relieved after the breaking of the vesicles. The acute stage was now over (six days after the commencement), but the cracking of the crusts over the face, etc., occasioned such a disfigurement that the lady was confined to the house for a fortnight more.
by that time all traces of the skin erysipelas had disappeared, only an unusual irritability (to flannel, etc.) of the integument remained, and a hypersensitiveness to cold air. After a second exposure to the shrub several months later, there was very intense erysipelas of the face for four or five days. The next month there were two attacks. Five months later there was another attack, without fresh exposure, shortly after taking a bath rather too hot. The vesicles that appeared during the first two days were scattered and few, and strongly resembled the eruption of chicken-pox,.
A fifth attack came on after taking a bath rather too hot, five months after exposure. One of the earliest symptoms was the peculiar rheumatism of Rhus, affecting the legs chiefly, a stiffness of all the joints on first moving them.
aching pains in the joints, constant feeling of lameness in the legs. This rheumatism continued nearly three weeks,.
About thirty days after the poisoning, a swelling came on the left side of my neck under the ramus of the lower jaw, which increased to the size of a man's fist, so large that it turned my face directly to one side, causing my chin to rest on the right shoulder.
the swelling was quite hard, and disappeared in about two months, without suppurating,.
In about an hour after the morning draught, she complained of burning pains in the stomach, sickness of the stomach, with dizziness.
the stomach felt as though it were too large, hanging down like a bag.
soon followed by chills, running from the feet to the head, followed by flashes of heat.
chilled every morning during the inflammatory stage, from 2 to 3 o'clock.
the pulse was full, varying in frequency from 84 to 98 betas per minute,.
Rheumatic stiffness of all the joints.
pain shooting through the knee-joints from side to side.
wandering pains. sometimes on one side, and then suddenly appearing on the other.
pricking in the feet and fingers.
feeling of great weakness.
the flesh feels as though it would drop from the arms and limbs.
pain seems deep, or as the patient expressed it, "Down to the bone;" all pains aggravated by gentle friction, relieved by hard rubbing only so long as rubbing was continued.
wants to move the limbs frequently, which relieves the rheumatic pain, but soon has to change position for similar relief,.
Pain at the anterior part of the left thigh along the whole course of the rectus femoris, from the anterior inferior spinous process of the ilium to the patella, felt when in walking the leg begins to be thrown forward, and at different times from 4 to 8.30 P.M., and more especially during the earlier portion of each walk after an interval of rest.
long walking removed the lameness for a time (twenty-fourth day),.
He fell down unconscious, there was no pulse, but feeble ineffectual efforts to vomit, with general offensive odor from the body.
the epigastric region was painful, frothing from the mouth, inflammation of the lips (after suppressing the erysipelatous inflammation by vinegar and water).
subsequently the pustules returned, developed into furuncles, after which the patient recovered,.
Some twitchings across the abdomen, with irregular and convulsive motion in the limbs, and when the nervous influx seemed to pass to the extremities, it excited in the brain such a sensation of pain as made him frequently exclaim most violently.
but when any one asked him where his pain was, he answered he could not mention any particular place, but that all his limbs were as if stretched forcibly.
this was more especially after sleep,.
A group occurred in this order The calf of the left leg very painful when first walking downstairs at 7 A.M.
after two and a half hours a sensation of jerking near the inner canthus of the right eye followed in five minutes by severe aching in the left chest, midway between the sternum and the angle of the ribs, soon extending, with less intensity, to the shoulder, arm, and forearm. Great depression, discouragement, sleepiness, and desire to lie down by day, followed in the evening by debility and tardiness of the legs in walking (twelfth day),.
The following group in the morning, commencing about 6.30 and ending about 8.30 Severe pain in the deltoid of the left arm on exerting it.
then the same in a less degree felt twice at the insertion of a muscle near the middle of the sternum, followed by sensitiveness there on pressure.
then aching at the junction of the right temple and forehead.
severe itching of the lower half of the legs, repeated with similar intensity at 10 P.M. (thirteenth day),.
The following group in order Pain in left loin above sacro-iliac symphysis.
intense shooting pain in a narrow streak from the abdomen to the anus, first from a spot below and to the right of the umbilicus, then from below and to the left of, it towards evening.
then severe pain at the tendon, just above the patella, at the commencement of a walk before 7 P.M., and rheumatic pains in different parts, as in the back of the right wrist and in the right upper arm.
this group was in or near a thunder-shower, in the afternoon (fourteenth day),.
Between noon and 2 P.M. the following group occurred Pain in the back at noon, then quite strong in the back and loins.
then in the left eyeball, then at the dorsal side of the metacarpal bone, corresponding to the right ring finger, extending subsequently to the wrist, with lassitude and disposition to stretch.
strong pain at the ulnar edge of the left metacarpus, soon extending to the wrist and forearm, then transferred to the radial edge of the right forearm and the ulnar edge of the right metacarpus, shortly returning to the ulnar edge of the left metacarpus, more severe than in the right, and then, though less, attacking the left ring finger near the nail.
at 2 P.M. the above symptoms occurred when the weather was cold.
wind N. E. (eighteenth day),.
Itching burning (especially in the morning), and vesicular eruption on the hands and wrist and about the eyes, with smarting and redness of the eyes, and photophobia twenty-four hours after gathering, but commencing about eighteen hours previously. Headache through the eyes and temples, with dulness and sleepiness thirty to thirty-six hours after, in the afternoon. Secretion of urine more copious and rather pale. Next day, itching, burning, and extension of the vesicular eruption around the eyes, upper lids, superciliae, mouth, and external orifice of the ears, and drowsiness and dulness of spirits in the afternoon. Headache, slight photophobia, and obscured vision at times, as well as on the previous day. Itching of the scalp. Tongue more furred and appetite not as good. After midnight, on the beginning of the third day, pain, colic, rumbling, and griping in the bowels during repose, with sulphuretted eructations, and discharge of flatus. (Had eaten custard at noon before). Two or three years ago when similarly affected from preparing some, had loose evacuations in the morning for several days.
recurring, in addition to the colic and cutting pains in the abdomen. Rather copious secretion of palish urine continues. Rheumatic pain in the lumbar region and through the hips. Nausea, want of appetite, and loathing of food on rising in the morning, and colic and griping, etc., continue, but better after moving about during the day. Tongue still more coated. Itching of the hands and face still continues, and more extended. Took a dose of Bryonia Bryonia, and it is proper to remark, that I inhaled Bryonia Bryonia rather freely the evening of the exposure, otherwise I would probably have suffered still more, as I had done two or three times in as many years before. Fourth day, symptoms all materially relieved excepting the eruption, which is more extended. Fifth, sixth, and seventh days, first eruption drying up, but coming out on new spots. From a boy up to 1842, I had always been able to handle this and the Rad., and be among it, without experiencing any inconvenience,.≡ more ...