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RHUS TOXICODENDRON [Rhus-t]

RHUS TOXICODENDRON [Rhus-t] 

Cheerful, joking, lively, quick-witted, friendly, timid. 
Restlessness, agitation, irritable, frustrated. 
Serious, hardworking, impatient. 
Stiff, rigid, morose, compulsive, superstitious, ritualistic. 
warm, warm bathing continuous motion Fever blisters about the lips. 
Triangular red tip of tongue. 
Burning, vesicular eruptions. 

COMMON NAME : Poison Oak. 
FAMILY : Anacardiaceae. 
A/F : -Spraining or straining a single part, muscle or tendon. 
-Overlifting, particularly stretching high up to reach things. 
-Lying on damp ground. 
-From wetting, and too much summer bathing in lake or river. 
-Getting wet when heated. 
-Cold air. 

MODALITIES : < Exposure to cold air < Before storm 3 > Continued motion 3 < Wet, draft < Ice cold drinks > Rubbing 3 < Chilled when hot or sweaty 3 < Blows, Jar > Heat, hot bath 3 < Uncovering 3 parts (head) < Sprains 3 > Warm wrapping < Beginning of motion 3 < Overexertion 3 > Change of position 3 < Damp rainy weather 3 < Rest 3 > Warm dry weather < Cloudy, foggy weather > After midnight 3 
MIND : -Extreme restlessness, with desire for continuous change of position. 
-Impatient and hurried. 
-Delirium with fear and suspicion of being poisoned. 
-Sad, patient begins to weep without knowing why < evening. 
-Anxious, sadness, helplessness and profound despondency. 
-Anxiety for his own children. 
-Causeless weeping. 
-Answers correctly, but slowly or hastily, or reluctantly. 
-Timid, self-conscious. 
-Dwells on past disagreeable events after midnight. 
-Thoughts of suicide, wants to drown himself. 
-Forgetful, can not remember the most recent events. 
-Fear-< at night, cannot lie in bed. 
-killing someone -poison. 
-Dreams of-great exertion -rowing, swimming -working hard at his daily occupation. 
-Great apprehension at night. Drives him out of bed. 
-Its a trio of Restlessness (Acon, Ars) can not lie in one place, must change the position frequently to obtain relief from pain. 
-Joking and cheerful patients. 
-Superstitious. 
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -All complaints brought on exposure to cold damp weather, getting wet. 
-Great rigidity, stiffness, numbness and pain are experienced on first motion, after the rest. >walking or continued motion. 
-Most complaints are relieved by movement and aggravated by rest. 
-< at night and in damp, rainy weather, > heat in general e.g. covering the body, warm application etc. 
-Great sensitiveness to open air, putting the hand outside from under the bed covering, brings on cough. 
-Triangular red tipped tongue, with imprint of teeth and bitter taste in the mouth. 
-Complaints travel from left to right. 
-Pains-as if sprained -as if a muscle or tendon was torn from its attachment -as if bones were scraped with a knife -affected part sore to touch. 
-Head-Vertigo-when standing or walking, worse when lying down < rising from lying or stooping. 
-Headache-A/F-beer, returns from least chagrin. 
-brain feels loose when stepping or shaking the head -sensation of swashing in brain -stupefying as if torn -< from sitting, lying in bed > warmth and motion. 
-G.I.T.-Tongue-Triangular red tip of tongue. 
-Desires-Cold milk which relieves gastric complaints. 
-Craving for beer, cheese, cold drinks, sweets, oysters. 
-Aversion to meat and liquor. 
-Thirst for sips of water. 
-Diarrhoea with beginning of typhoid. Involuntary stools with great exhaustion. 
-Tearing pain down the posterior part of limb during stool. 
-Dysentery-during rainy season, pains running down the thighs. 
-Urinary system-Enuresis, especially in boys. 
-Frequent urination. 
-C.V.S.-Angina, extending to left arm < exertion. 
-Cardiac hypertrophy from violent exercise, gets out of breath on exertion. 
-Valvular disorders. 
-Rheumatic fever. 
-C.N.S.-Parkinsons disease with great stiffness. 
-Chorea, Tics, Twitches. 
-Left sided hemiplegia. 
-Male genitalia-Herpes. 
-Eruptions on inner thighs and genitalia. 
-Back-Pain between shoulders on swallowing. 
-Pain and stiffness in small of back. 
-< sitting or lying > by motion or lying on something hard. 
-Cervical stiffness causing patient to stretch and move about.
-Pain in inner, upper left scapula. 
-Extremities-Muscular Rheumatism. Arthritis. 
-Sciatica, left side. 
-Paralysis with numbness of affected parts from getting wet, or lying on damp ground, or after exertion, or parturition. 
-Sprains and strains. Bursitis, tendonitis. 
-Arthritic nodosities. 
-Restless legs in bed. 

-Skin-Erysipelas, from left to right. 
-Yellow vesicles, much swelling, inflammation, cellulitis. 
-Burning, itching, stinging > warmth. 
-Chicken pox, Herpes, Impetigo, Pemphigus, Urticaria. 
-Fever-Dry teasing cough, before and during chill, in intermittent fever. Cough with taste of blood. 
-Fever blisters around mouth and on chin. 
-Great thirst with dry tongue, mouth and throat. 
-Thirst for cold water even though the person is chilly. 
KEYNOTES : -Prolapse uterus from over reaching or straining. 
-Tonsillitis, after riding in cold wind. 
-Tearing pains down the thighs in dysentery. 
-Diarrhoea in typhoid fever, worse during night, better during day. 
-Dry cough during chill stage of fever. 
-Hypertrophy of heart from violent exercise, gets out of breath on exertion. 
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -A/F Dampness, getting wet, over exertion. 
-All the complaints < initial or first motion < rest > continued motion > warmth, warm application. 
-Left sided symptoms, or symptoms go from left to right. 
-Pain-aching, tearing, sore, bruised, -stiff, as if bones were scrapped with a knife, lameness -all these are associated with rheumatic conditions. 
-Sprains and strains- very useful in sprains and strains and for soreness of muscles and tendons. 
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Suited to complains arising from over exertion, over straining, or from dampness, or getting wet. 
-The most severe symptoms are excited when the body or the limbs are at rest. Initial motion linkers up the patient. He is restless, gets relief from continued motion. 
-Tension, as if shortening of muscle. 
CLINICAL : -Angina, Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cervical spondylosis, Chicken pox, Contusion, Eczema, Enuresis, Erysipelas, Fibrositis, Hemiplegia, Herpes, Impetigo, Influenza, Lumbago, Parkinsons disease, Pemphigus, Rheumatic fever, Rheumatism, Sciatica, Sprains, Tendonitis, Urticaria. 
-Beneficial to control threatened iritis, formation of pus - Dr. Davey. 
-As a preventive of sepsis in abdominal surgery- Dr. R.B.Das.
-Rhus has volvulus of intestines- Dr. Grimmer. 
-A remedy for musicians who suffer from pulmonary haemorrhage due to prolonged performance. 
-Bad effects of oil bath - Dr. C. Boericke. 
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Apis, Ars, Calc, Calc-p, Cimic, Dulc, Phos, Rad-br, Ran-b, Rhod, Ruta, Stel, Tub. 
-Complementary to-Bry. 
-Inimical to-Apis, must not be used before or after especially in skin affections. 
-Followed well by-Ars, Bell, Bry, Calc, Graph, Nux-v, Phos, Puls Merc, Sep, Sulph. 
-Antidoted by-Bell, Bry, Camph, Coff, Crot-t, Grind, Merc, Sang, Sulph. 

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