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Causticum - Generalities 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.



While walking, sweat, with great lassitude, in the afternoon.

After a short walk, lassitude, with indisposition for work (aft. 6 h.).

Lassitude, with perspiration on walking (aft. 48 h.).

Lassitude with anxiety.

Very tired, he did not want to move a limb.

Yawning, stretching and extending the limbs, frequently.

Violent yawning, the whole evening, without sleepiness (aft. 12 h.).

Frequent, violent yawning, often preceded by an abrupt hiccuping from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Frequent, repeated yawning, forenoon and afternoon.

Lassitude and a drowsiness that can hardly be resisted.

Very sleepy and weary by day.


Sleep and dreams

She sleeps longer than usual, and can hardly be waked up in the morning (aft. 3 d.).

Very sleepy in the morning (aft. 9 d.).

Long morning sleep.

He goes to sleep after dinner, and gets sleepy early in the evening (aft. 3 d.).

After dinner, contrary to his custom, he has to lie down, and sleep.

He goes to sleep during a conversation.

In the evening, very tired, she has to lie down, and yet cannot go to sleep before 1 o'clock, from being so wide awake; her limbs were painful, as if too heavy.

Late in going to sleep in the evening, on account of great heat of body.

Insomnia, at night, on account of dry heat.

At night, he can get no position in which he can rest quietly, and cannot lie still for a minute.

He can find no restful position; every part pains as if pressed upon.

Frequent awaking from sleep, without any known cause.

He sleeps till midnight, then he cannot go to sleep again, on account of pain of the whole body, as from being bruised; for three nights.

He wakes up every night at 2 o'clock and can then not go to sleep again.

He wakes up every (winter) night at 4 A.M., and can then rarely go to sleep again.

At night, in bed, when rising and lying down again, vertigo.

The whole night, shooting headache, especially in the orbits, but not by day.

At night, the mouth is open, thence dryness of the mouth.

Nocturnal dryness of the mouth (aft. 12 d.).

On awaking from the evening sleep, great nausea.

At night, when awaking with clear consciousness, pressure in the stomach, which she does not feel in the morning when fully awake.

At night, restlessness and twitching in the abdomen, which would not let him go to sleep before midnight.

At night, severe pain in the abdomen near the groin; the pains extended through the legs into the groin.

At night, frequent urging to urinate, waking her from sleep.

At night, dry cough, which disturbs the sleep.

At night, drawing pain in the shafts of the bones of the arms, which does not permit sleep.

At night, before midnight, awaking with tendency to cramp in the arm and tingling in it from going to sleep.

At night, in the warmth of the bed, intolerable tearing in the upper arm, especially in the shoulder-joint.

At night, she cannot move in bed, for lancinating pain in the right upper arm.

At night, the arms pain in the shoulder-joint and the elbow-joint, as if they were asleep, causing her to awake; the pain is worst in the morning, after awaking.

At night, the side, the hip and the thigh, on which he was lying, pained as if bruised, or squeezed, and he had to turn over frequently.

At night, painful heaviness in the lower limbs; this does not allow her to sleep (aft. 3 d.).

At night, in bed, sense of heaviness in the legs and feet.

At night, tearing in the patella, so that he cannot sleep all night.

At night, cramp in the calves.

At night, with uneasy sleep, general sweat.

At night, frequent awaking, with slight perspiration all over, increased while waking.

He wakes up about 4 A.M., with profuse sweat all over the body, without thirst, and twenty-four hours later, in the same way.

At night, she had to keep turning, and in the morning there was a light perspiration.

At night, on awaking from sleep, every time a shudder.

At midnight, violent internal chill, especially in the arms and legs, with cutting pain in the back, then a general sweat, with tingling and heaviness in the head; he had to stay abed till noon (aft. 29 d.).

Toward morning, a chill in sleep.

Restlessness, at night in bed, with violent, very anxious weeping and indistinct speech.

In the evening, before going to sleep, anguish; the body could not go to sleep, because he had always to think about things causing fear; he could only with difficulty be induced to go to bed in the evening.

Every night, very restless; when she had slept a short time, she was waked up by great anguish and restlessness, which hardly allowed her to remain in one position for ten minutes; then she had to sit up, she tossed her head involuntarily from one side to the other, until being fatigued, she went to sleep again (aft. 12 d.).

At night, anguish and restlessness, which do not allow him to sleep (aft. 20 d.).

At night, in sleep, the makes many motions with his arms and legs.

She sleeps very uneasily for sixteen nights, and she weeps at times in her sleep.

Loud laughing in sleep.

He laughs aloud in his dream.

He talks after midnight, moaning in his sleep; "Come here! Come here!" and breathed then so lightly that his breath could not be beard.

At first, merry dreams, then confused historical ones (1st d.).

Many dreams at night.

Many confused dreams.

Lascivious dreams, with emission of semen.

Vexatious dreams.

Vexatious dreams, well remembered (aft. 5 d.).

Dreams full of quarrels, with restless sleep (1st night).

Sad dreams of deceased acquaintances.

Anxious dreams.

Frightful dream, from which she cannot, after awaking, recover herself for anxiety, and cannot go to sleep again (21st d.).

In sleep, she is often startled and screams.

Frightened starting on going to sleep.

Repeated starting up from fright (4th and 5th night).

Frequent starting from sleep (1st night).

Frequent, frightened starting up from sleep (aft. 3 d. and 12th d.).

In the morning, on awaking, anxiety.

In the morning, on rising, she is not cheerful, but fatigued; she has to sit down to dress herself; after some time she cheers up again.


Here and there in the body, cramp-like pain.

Muscular twitching in one part or another of the body.

A little twitching here and there in the body.

Continual quivering on the right side of the body and on various other parts of the skin.

Pressive pains in the arms and thighs.

Drawing in the limbs, here and there.

Drawing in the fingers, the soles and toes of the feet.

Drawing in various parts of the body, increasing to tearing.

Quickly passing drawing pain in the right index and the left second toe.

Gouty pains in all the limbs (aft. ½ h.).

Tearing in all the limbs, now in this, now in that, now more violent, then again more slight, but continual (aft. 1 h. and so for several days).

Tearing, especially in the joints, and from them to the various bones of the body, also in several at the same time; the pain is not aggravated by external pressure.

Tearing in various limbs of the body, worst in the joints, and from these it extends to the shafts of the long bones.

Stinging pains in almost all parts of the body (the 1st days).

A sort of stinging pain in the joints, after a cold.

Transient stinging or contractive pains, now here, now there, in the body (after the cessation of the menses).

Pain as from bruising, all over the body, especially in the arms, when sitting; going off when at work and in the open air (aft. 12 d.).

Every part of the body which he touches, pains as if cudgeled.

Bruised feeling in all the right side of the body.

Stiff in all the joints, so that when she does not move for a quarter of an hour, while sitting or lying still, she has difficulty in getting about again.

Formication in the arms and legs, as if they would go to sleep (aft. 5 d.).

The whole left side of the body feels asleep and cold.

Numbness and deadness of all the soft parts on the whole left side of the body, also in the foot and head, as if there was no blood in the skin.

The first effects seem to appear later in this antipsoric remedy than in others.

Coffee seems to aggravate the various symptoms.

The ailments seem to be aggravated while taking a walk in the open air, in the evening.

After walking a little in the open air, the blood rose to his head and face, and there was dimness like a mist before his eyes.

After a slow walk in the open air, he is very much heated and excited.

After walking, flushes of heat and discomfort (aft. 4 h.).

On taking a walk in the open air, profuse sweat.

After a walk, sweat on the back and the abdomen, of long continuance.

The ailments arising in the open air disappear in the room, excepting a pressive headache in the forehead.

Greater sensitiveness to the fresh air in May than in winter.

The open air effects her strongly.

Very sensitive to cold (aft. 10 d.).

Very sensitive to draught; it is very disagreeable to him, and excites all his pressive pains.

Great tendency to take cold after short exposure to a draught, at once chilliness all over the body.

Much ebullition of the blood (1st d.).

Even the slightest pressure by the clothes on the stomach and the hips, is troublesome and intolerable to him.

Restlessness throughout the body, especially in the head, like a painless digging, for several days, at various times.

Restlessness, on arising from a seat and in walking.

Intolerable restlessness in the limbs, in the evening.

Restlessness in the body, and oppression of the heart, when sitting; she has to rise and walk about.

With restlessness in the blood and anxiety of mind, she suddenly became so unwell and feeble, that she could neither stand nor walk; she had to lie down.

Weakness and trembling in all the limbs (18th d.).


General trembling.

Trembling all over the body, in the morning, on awaking.

Internal sensation of trembling.

Unsteadiness of the limbs, as in drunkenness; the staggers to and fro, and it seems to him that the reels even more than is actually the case; but without vertigo.

Languid, broken down and as if bruised all over the body, especially in the evening, as if a severe illness were impending over him.

Sensation in all the limbs, as after a great effort, on rising from his seat.

Very weakly, and at once exhausted by a little work.

After a short walk, weariness, so that he could not drag his legs along.

Weakness in all the limbs, so that he could hardly walk, and had to leave his hands stretched out, while sitting.

Sinking of strength, like fainting.

Fainting fit, after lying down in bed (aft. 12 h.).

Paralytic weakness of the limbs (aft. 3 h.).

Attack of twitching of the limbs, in the evening.

Attack of spasms, in the morning, in bed, heat; after rising, a coolness darted into his arm; the first felt a jerk, with severe twitching in the upper part of the body, in the trunk and the arms, but with undiminished consciousness, only with anxiety (aft. 13 d.).

An attack; in the evening in his room, his head involuntarily turned hither and thither; he felt at the same time dizzy and anxious, his sight was dim, and the left heat all over his body; all of this vanished when the came into the open air (aft. 29 d.).

While walking in the open air, he suddenly fell down unconscious, but immediately rose again (aft. 1 h.).

Attack; first, pain in the back, like drawing and bruising, which thence passed into the sacrum and the abdomen, where much flatus accumulated, with severe pains; the flatus was discharged later on, with leucorrhoea (aft. 25 d.).

Great weariness about noon, which went off hen taking a walk.

Weariness, in the morning in bed, as if the ought to go to sleep again; it goes off after rising.

Stretching and extending the limbs, especially at night.

Sleepiness, especially while sitting, but also while walking.

Unusual sleepiness, in the afternoon.

Unusual inclination to sleep; she could sleep any hour, but sleep does not refresh her.

Great sleepiness, so that he (even in company) can hardly resist it and has to lie down.

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