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Causticum - Chest symptoms - Hahnemann

Hahnemann's Tinctura acris sine Kali, Kali hydr, Kali hyd, Caustic, Causticum hahnemanni, Caust.

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HPUS indication of Causticum: Hoarseness

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Causticum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Tightness of the chest, with hoarseness and roughness of the throat.

Spasmodic asthma.

Painful tightness of the chest, in the afternoon, going off by dancing (aft. 16 d.).

Tightness of both sides of the chest, as if they were being pressed together.

Great oppression of the heart, with melancholy.

In the chest, on the lowest rib of the left side, a pressive pain.

Pressive pain in the right side of the chest in the evening.

Pressure in the costal muscles, transversely over the chest, on stooping forward.

Pressure over the chest and stomach.

Pressure on the chest, just above the scrobiculus cordis.

Pressure on the right side of the chest (aft. 24 h.).

Pressive pain above the xiphoid cartilage, straight upward.

Tearing pain anteriorly on the chest, almost only in the open air, or at least aggravated there.

Tension about the chest, long continuing (2d d.).

Painfulness, like a drawing internally in the upper part of the chest, after too violent running or singing, with a sense of a weight upon it (aft. 3 h.).

Rheumatic pain in the chest and the abdomen.

Lancinating tearing in the left side of the chest.

Stitches in the right side of the chest, on inspiring (aft. ½ h.).

Dull stitch in the right side of the chest, near the clavicle.

Stitches in the left side of the chest, below the nipple.

Violent stitch in the left side of the chest, on inspiration.

Shooting below the left breast, going off by rubbing.

Dull stitches in the left side of the chest, opposite the xiphoid cartilage.

Obtuse stitch in the left side of the chest, above the heart, on motion.

Sharp, slow stitches in the left part of the chest, horizontally with the scrobiculus cordis.

Stitches in the chest as from a nail.

Stitches from the depth of the chest, going out at the back.

Stitches as with needles, on the chest, while taking a walk in the open air.

Sensation in the chest as if cut to pieces, in the morning, with burning.

Pain in the right side of the chest, as if the lungs were being torn off from the pleura, almost constant, even when lying down.

Pain as from a sprain in the lower muscles of the left side of the chest, on moving the left arm (aft. ½ h.).

Rushing sound in the left side of the chest, in the cardiac region, for several mornings in bed, till rising; it, indeed, is diminished with every movement, but returns on lying down.

Heat internally in the chest.

Heat in the chest, at times extending up into the throat.

Burning pain in the chest, and at times shooting.

Under the skin of the chest, short, acute stitches.

Sharp stitches in the chest, beside the nipple, which always quickly draw toward the navel, especially on inspiring.

Stitches in the chest, under the arms, even to the scrobiculus cordis, with anxiety (and then rumbling in the abdomen, and pinching toward the chest, which vanished altogether after the discharge of flatus) (aft. 29 d.).

Severe itching about the breasts.

Palpitation with lassitude (aft. several h.).

Severe palpitation, in the morning, with irregular pulse and backache.

Anxious palpitation, with rhythmical contraction of the abdomen.

Around armpit

Obtuse stitches beside the axilla, toward the chest.


Obstruction of respiration, while talking and while walking briskly; she has to quickly catch her breath.

Sudden obstruction of breath in the open air (while hunting), with very rapid palpitation; he could not hold himself upright, but had to kneel down, sweating all over; the breath became very short, the blood rushed to the head; the face became bluish-red, as if he should have a stroke of apoplexy; for one hour (4th d.).

Shortness of breath, when taking a walk in the open air.

Shortness of breath in the morning, with pressive pain in the abdomen, going off during the day (aft. 6 d.).

Short breath and tightness of the chest.

Lack of breath, with weakness of the thighs (aft. 9 d.).

Difficult and deep respiration.

Sensation of tightness and lack of air in the throat, with inflation of its left side; he has to loosen his cravat.

Sensation on the chest, as if the clothes were too tight.

Sensation as if the chest was too tight.

Asthma, chiefly when sitting.

Asthma, after lying down.

Tightness of the chest; he has often to take a deep breath (1st d.).

Painful compression of the chest from both sides, toward the sternum, with oppressed breathing and weakness of voice.

Frequent fits of choking on inspiring, as if some one was constricting the windpipe, so that it obstructed the breath, when sitting.

Pressure on the chest, with short and labored breath.

Stitches at night, without obstructing the breath, as if from a knife, thrust in anteriorly in the chest, and into the back behind, with great anguish and restlessness, so that he has continually to toss about, without being able to sleep.

Shooting in the sternum, on taking a deep breath and on lifting things.

A stitch in the sternum, when taking a deep breath and during bodily labor (aft. 16 d.).

Shooting, deep in the chest, on taking a deep breath, for an hour in the forenoon (aft. 14 d.).

Pain as of a bruise, below the right mamma, unchanged by respiration.

Severe palpitation, in the evening, with great anxiety, which caused a great shortness of breath, without any peculiar thoughts (6th d.).


Hiccup (aft. ¼ h.).

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