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HPUS indication: Colds

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Below are the strongest indications of Dulcamara in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

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Hot days and cold nights toward the close of summer are especially favorable to the action of Dulcamara, and is one of the remedies that correspond in their symptoms to the conditions found as effects of damp weather, colds after exposure to wet, especially diarrhoea. It has a specific relation also to the Skin, glands, and digestive organs, Mucous membranes secreting more profusely while the skin is inactive. The Rheumatic troubles induced by damp cold are aggravated by every cold change and somewhat relieved by moving about. Results from sitting on cold, damp ground. Icy coldness. One-sided spasms with speechlessness. Paralysis of single parts. Congestive headache, with neuralgia and dry nose. Patients living or working in damp, cold basements ( Nat-sulph.) Eruptions on hands, arms or face around the menstrual period.

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WORSE, at night; from COLD in general, Damp, rainy weather.


BETTER, from moving about, external warmth.

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Antidotes: Camph.; Cupr.
Complementary: Baryta Carb.
Incompatible: Bellad.; Laches.
Compare: Pimpinella - (Bibernell). - Respiratory mucous membrane sensitive to drafts, pain and coldness in occiput and nape. Whole body weak; heavy head and drowsiness; lumbago and stiff neck; pain from nape to shoulder; chilliness. Rhus; Cimicif.; Calc.; Puls.; Bry.; Nat-sulph.

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Vertigo, dizziness

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Mental confusion

Occipital pain ascending from nape of neck

Headache relieved by conversation

Rejects things asked for

Back part of head chill, heavy, aching, during cold weather

Ringworm of scalp

Scaldhead, thick brown crusts, bleeding when scratched

Buzzing in head.

Pain, headache; with catarrh

Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); becoming cold

Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); from cold air

Pain, headache; rheumatic

Pain, headache; cold weather

Pain, headache; cold weather; damp

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); damp weather

Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; crusts, scabs

Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; crusts, scabs; brown

Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; herpes; dermatitis

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Every time he takes cold it settles in eyes

Thick, yellow discharge; granular lids

Hay-fever; profuse, watery discharge, worse in open air.

Inflammation; of catarrh from cold

Inflammation; cold; wet weather

Pain; when using eyes; when reading

Pain; aching; while reading

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; movement

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Earache, buzzing, stitches, and swelling of parotids

Middle-ear catarrh (Merc

Dulcamara.; Kal


Noises in ear; buzzing; night

Pain; night

Pain; aching

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp

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Dry coryza

Complete stoppage of nose

Stuffs up when there is a cold rain

Thick, yellow mucus, bloody crusts

Profuse coryza

Wants nose kept warm, least cold air stops the nose

Coryza of the newborn.

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Tearing in cheek extending to ear, orbit, and jaw, Preceded by coldness of parts, and attended by canine hunger

Humid eruption on cheeks and face generally.

Skin; out-breaks on skin

Skin; out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby

Skin; out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby; yellow

Skin; out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby; chin

Skin; out-breaks on skin; eczema

Skin; out-breaks on skin; moist

Skin; warts

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Saliva tenacious, soapy

Dry, rough tongue, rough scraping in throat, after taking cold in damp weather

Cold-sores on lips

Facial neuralgia; worse, Slightest exposure to cold.

Speech; difficult; from swelling of tongue

Taste; sweetish

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pruritus, always worse in cold, wet weather

Herpes zoster, pemphigus

Swelling and indurated glands from cold

Vesicular eruptions

Sensitive bleeding ulcers

Little boils

Red spots, Urticaria, brought on by exposure, or sour stomach

Humid eruptions on face, genitals, hands etc

WARTS, large, smooth, on face and palmar surface of hands


Thick, brown-yellow crusts, bleeding when scratched.


Blisters; yellow


Abnormal growths; warts

Abnormal growths; warts; flat

Abnormal growths; warts; large

Abnormal growths; warts; smooth

Out-breaks on skin; crusty

Out-breaks on skin; crusty; over whole body

Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist

Out-breaks on skin; eczema

Out-breaks on skin; herpetic

Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; moist

Out-breaks on skin; suppressed

Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash

Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; from catching cold

Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; nodular

Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; after scratching

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Breast; milk; disappearing


Pain; digging

Perspiration; arm pit

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In cold air; in damp, cold air

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Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); bright-red


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Cough worse cold, wet weather, with free expectoration, tickling in larynx

Cough, hoarse, spasmodic

Whooping-cough, with excessive secretion of mucus

Winter coughs, dry, teasing

Asthma with dyspnoea

Loose, rattling cough; worse wet weather

Must cough a long time to expel phlegm

Cough After physical exertion.

Asthma attack; cold, damp weather


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Stiff neck

Pain in small of back, as after long stooping

Stiffness and lameness across neck and shoulders, after getting cold and wet.

Pain; in cold weather; change to cold weather

Pain; damp weather

Pain; on movement

Pain; walking

Pain; lumbar (lower half of back)

Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); from catching cold

Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); as after long stooping

Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); in wet weather

Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back)

Pain; with rigidness; from catching cold

Pain; with rigidness; lumbar (lower half of back); from catching cold

Pain; with rigidness; lumbar (lower half of back); after getting wet

Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back)

Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); from catching cold

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Stomach; Vomiting of white, tenacious mucus

Aversion to food

burning thirst for cold drinks


Nausea accompanies the desire for stool

Chilliness during vomiting.

Colic from cold

Acts prominently on umbilical region

Cutting pain about navel

Swelling of inguinal glands ( Merc.)

Sensation as if diarrhoea would come on

Pain; from catching cold

Pain; as if diarrhoea would come on

Pain; cutting; before stool

Swelling; groin region; glands

Bladder; catarrh mucous-pus (see urine, sediment containing pus)

Bladder; inflammation; from catching cold

Bladder; paralysis

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Diarrhoea; night

Diarrhoea; after catching cold

Diarrhoea; from cold weather

Diarrhoea; cold, damp weather

Diarrhoea; while teething

Diarrhoea; cold food

Diarrhoea; after standing on damp ground

Sensation as before diarrhoea

Prolapse; during diarrhoea

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Green, watery, slimy, bloody, MUCUS, especially in summer, when the weather suddenly becomes cold; From damp, cold weather and repelled eruptions.

Thin, liquid; yellow


Watery; yellow


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Must urinate When getting chilled

Strangury, painful micturition

Catarrh of bladder from taking cold

Urine has thick, MUCOUS, purulent sediment

Ischuria from wading with bare feet in cold water.

Copious; with perspiration

Odour; offensive

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Female; Suppression of menses from cold or dampness

Before appearance of menses, a Rash appears on skin, or sexual excitement

Dysmenorrhoea, with blotches all over; mammae engorged and sore, delicate, sensitive to cold.

Male; out-breaks on skin; scrotum; herpetic

Female; period; amenorrhoea (suppression or absence of period)

Female; period; bright-red

Female; period; late

Female; period; scanty

Female; period; suppressed

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Extremities, limbs

Paralysis: paralyzed limbs, Feet icy cold

Warts on hands

Perspiration on palms of hands

Pain in shin-bones

Rheumatism alternates with diarrhoea

Rheumatic symptoms after acute skin eruptions.

Pain; during chill

Pain; joints; after exposure to cold

Pain; joints; in cold weather

Pain; shoulder; damp weather

Perspiration; hand; palm

Skin; out-break on skin; hand; herpes

Skin; warts; hand

Skin; warts; hand; flat

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Fever and chill

Dry burning heat all over

Chilliness towards evening, mostly in back

Icy coldness, with pains

Dry hat and burning of skin

Chilliness with thirst.

Beginning in particular area; back

With pain

Periodic, recurring; every fourth day; double

Dry heat

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From suppressed complaints

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Change of weather

Eating and food; cold food

Lying down; after lying down


Movement; of affected part

Mucous secretions increased

Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation)

Paralysis; internally

Paralysis; of organs

Symptoms from suppression of perspiration

While sitting

Swelling; glands

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather

Wet weather

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