Rhus toxicodendron is frequently indicated for muscular pain, affections of the mucous membranes like lips, mouth, nasal passages, middle ear and the eustachian tube. It produces pain and stiffness in the fibrous tissues like joints, tendons and connective tissues. It also has a marked action on skin and is prescribed in cellulitis, urticarial, carbuncles in early stages. It is derived from a plant known as Poison ivy and is similar to Rhus radicans in action.
The leading characteristics of Rhus Tox
- Fever: Typhoid, Dengue fever, Erysipelas, Influenza, Pleurisy, Measles, Pneumonia, Septicaemia, Scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, Typhus fever with restlessness, soreness, stiffness, lameness; must change position to obtain relief from soreness or pain; fever blisters around mouth; tongue dry, sore, red at the tip, takes imprint of teeth; low muttering delirium, great apprehension at night; fears he will die of being poisoned; thirst for water; dry teasing cough, worse from exposure to cold and wet weather; lying quietly; better from warmth, wrapping up warmly; cough during chill.
- Ailments from spraining, straining, over-stretching, over-lifting; lying on damp ground; too much summer bathing in lake or river.
- Paralysis with numbness of the affected parts; from damp and cold; after exertion; after delivery; sexual excesses; typhoid; paresis (paralysis) of limbs; ptosis (drooping, particularly of eyelids) with loss of sensation; right-sided hemiplegia (paralysis); infantile paralysis.
- Prolapse of uterus from over-reaching or straining.
- Tonsillitis after riding in cold wind (Acon Hep.).
- Urticaria after bathing; with fever; with intolerable itching, worse from cold air; with rheumatic complaints.
- Cerebro-spinal meningitis with anxiety and restlessness.
- Diarrhoea in typhoid fever; worse during night; better during day.
- Hoarseness on first beginning to sing, which wears off after singing for a while.
- Hypertrophy of heart from violent exercise; gets out of breath on exertion.
- Eczema capitis (on scalp) of infants; dry, itchy eruptions; worse in winter, cold wet weather, with intolerable itching in bed during night.
- Herpes zoster with Rhus tox characteristic symptoms.
- Sprains of ankle with oedema.
- Diphtheria with Rhus tox symptoms.
Rhus Toxicodendron is suited to these type of patents
(a) who are susceptible to cold, wet environments, wearing wet shirts, socks, lying on damp ground or wet sheets; suffer from stiffness, pains or paralytic symptoms;
(b) persons of rheumatic diathesis; muscular rheumatism, fibrositis (inflammatory increase of white tissue fibres), iritis, stiffness of jaws, crackling in the articulation of jaw when moving it; rheumatic heart with sticking pains with lameness and numbness of left arm; stiffness of neck with painful tension; aching in small of back while sitting, relieved by continuous motion; dull aching pain in right sciatic nerve; stiffness of knees; rheumatic inflammation of joints from exposure to cold and damp weather, amelioration from heat, rubbing, continuous motion; with great restlessness, soreness and stiffness.
Rhus Tox compared with other homeopathic medicines
|Fear of being poisoned.||Fear of apoplexy.|
|Pupils dilated-swellings under the eye.||Pupils contracted-swelling above the eyes.|
|Complaints worse when looking down.||Complaints worse when looking up or over large surface.|
|Generally better in bed.||Generally worse in bed.|
|Worse when hungry.||Worse after a satisfying meal.|
|Worse in wet weather, bodily exertion.||Better in wet weather, and bodily exertion.|
|Worse from drinking cold water.||Better from drinking cold water.|
Rhus Toxicodendron patient profile
Personality & temperament: The patient is in a state of extreme restlessness, heavy head with deliriums, plagued by unknown fears and apprehensions esp at night. The dreams are intense (fire etc) and exerting.
Other body features: Eyes swollen, swelling of nose with redness, facial neuralgia with sensitive cheek bones, jaws crack when chewing, sore gums with tongue red and cracked. Nausea and bloated abdomen with thirst accompanied by colic.
Female: The patient suffers swelling with intense itching of the external part of the female genitalia (vulva). The lower part of the abdomen that is located between the hip bones (Pelvis) part is stiff when beginning to move. She suffers early menses, which may be profuse, and prolonged, and acrid.
Rhus Toxicodendron homeopathy medicine: medicinal uses, drug benefits, side effects
|Inflammation, Sports Injuries, Arthritis, Sciatica||is indicated for treatment of rheumatic symptoms, including joint and muscle pain, lumbago, sciatica, brachial neuritis (form of peripheral neuropathy that affects the nerves going to the chest, shoulder, arm, and hand) and tendovaginitis (Inflammation of a tendon and its enveloping sheath). Suppression of diseases with chemical drugs, including skin conditions, can play a role in the development of chronic symptoms, and this substance addresses any underlying toxic burden. Check Adel 27 drops, Adel 39 drops, Adel 75 drops)|
|Eczema, Psoriasis, Skin Infections||Rhus Tox is a strong remedy against erysiples (an acute, sometimes recurrent disease caused by a bacterial infection, characterized by large raised red patches on the skin) and herps efforescence’s with a wide field of influences. You can find bacterial and pus inflammations, compounded with itching, burning and neuralgic paretic (condition of muscular weakness caused by nerve damage or disease; partial paralysis) stares. Check Adel 78 ointment|
|red, swollen, itching intense, vesicles, herpes urticaria, pemphigus (A skin disease in which watery blisters form on the skin.), erysipelas, suppurative ( formation of pus; fester.) forms. Check Dr.Bakshi B23 drops, Dr.Bakshi B67 Shingles drops|
|Diarrhea||Watery diarrhea, muco-hemorrhagic, restlessness, drowsiness. Result of getting wet. (Check Reckeweg R4 drops)|
|Diarrhea of blood, slime and reddish mucus. Check Dr.Bakshi B3 Diarrhea drops|
|Rheumatism||Dislocation of limbs, feels as if crushed, consequences of drenching or suppressed sweating. Symptoms grow worse at night and when resting. Better by motion, by heat. Neuralgic rheumatism of limbs and articulations, weakness and rigidity, shivering in sacral region. The pains grow worse with change of weather and in damp cold weather. Improving by warmth. Rheumatic-gouty diathesis often caused by sitting on cold seat. Check Reckeweg R11 drops|
|treats symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis like traumatic and degenerative diseases of joints and bones such as arthritis, rheumatism and painful conditions of joints and bones. It is indicated to reduce lameness and stiffness and relieve rheumatic pain. Check Schwabe Topi MP Gel|
|Rheumatic pains spread over a large surface at nape of neck, loins and extremities, better motion, pain and stiffness in small of back, better, motion or lying on something hard worse, while sitting. Check Dr.Bakshi B11 Pain drops|
|Injuries||Consequences of overexertion and dislocation. Check Reckeweg R56 drops|
|Ailments from strains, over-lifting. Terrible stiffness relieved by stretching moving and is worse when sitting. Check Dr.Bakshi B26 Injury drops|
|Muscular pain||Indicated for tearing pains in tendons and ligaments with irresistible desire to move or charge the position, followed by relief for a short time; when they move again the same relief follows which is for a short time. Symptoms are worse from exertion, after fatigue, from getting wet and cold. Check Schwabe Alpha MP Drops|
|Eye care||Intensive ulceration of the cornea due to old injuries. Check Allen A12 Eye care oral drops.|
|Back pain||Pain between shoulders on swallowing. Pain and stiffness in small of back. Cervical stiffness causing patient to stretch and move about. Pain in inner, upper left scapula. Check Allen A67 back pain drops.|
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|Rhus Tox Mother Tincture Q||SBL
|Rhus Tox Dilution (available in 6c, 30c, 200c, 1m, 10m)||SBL
|Rhus Tox Pills (available in 6c, 30c, 200c, 1m, 10m)||Homeopathy Rhus Toxicodendron 2 Dram Pills
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|Rhus Tox Ointments||Wheezal Rhus Tox Ointment
BJain Omeo Rhus Tox Ointment
SBL Rhustox Anti Inflammatory Ointment
Healwell Rhus Tox Ointment
|Rhus Tox Homeopathy Complexes/Specialities||Wheezal WL5 drops for Cervical Spondylitis
Dr. Reckeweg R4 Diarrhea (loose motions) drops
Baksons Rheum Aid Syrup
Adel 27 Inflamyar Drops
Schwabe German Bryorheum Drops
SBL Vertefine Drops
Omeo Injury Relief Tablets
Baksons Formula D Tablet
Wheezal WL 30 Pain Gone Drops
Adel 78 Dercut Ointment
Wheezal WL 19 Intercostal Neuralgia Drops
Wheezal Spondalo Drops
Wheezal Rheumotex Tablets
Side effects: Rhus Tox should not be given with Apis Mel (inimical), in case of any adverse reaction to poison ivy the antidote prescribed under materia medica is Ampelopsis trifolia (three leaf woodbine)