Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Rhus Tox in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Compare: Rhus Radicans (almost identical action); characteristics are, burning in tongue, tip feels sore, pains are often semilateral and in various parts, often remote and successive. Many symptoms are better after a storm has thoroughly set in, especially after an electric storm. Has pronounced YEARLY worse ( Lachesis Laches.) Rhus Toxicodendron Radicans has headache in OCCIPUT even pain in nape of neck and from there pains draw over the head Forwards). Rhus Diversiloba - California Poison-oak (antidote to Rhus; violent skin symptoms, with frightful itching; much swelling of face, hands and genitals; skin very sensitive; eczema and erysipelas, great nervous weakness, tired from least effort; goes to sleep from sheer exhaustion); Xerophyllum Asphodeloides Xerophyllum (dysmenorrhoea and skin symptoms).
Compare, also: Arnica Arn.; Baptisia Tinctoria Bapt.; Lachesis Lach.; Arsenicum Album Ars.; Hyoscyamus Niger Hyos.; Op ( stupefactions more profound). Mimosa - Sensitive Plant - (rheumatism, knee stiff, lancinating pains in back and limbs. Swelling of ankles. Legs tremble).
Antidotes: Bathing with milk and Grindelia Robusta Grindelia lotion very effective. Ampelopsis trifolia - Three-leaf Woodbine - (Toxic dermatitis due to vegetable poisons - 30 and 200. Very similar to Rhus Toxicodendron poisoning. Desensitizing against Ivy poisoning by the use of ascending doses of the tincture by mouth or by hypodermic injections is recommended by old school authorities, but is not as effective as the homeopathic remedies especially RHUS 30 and 200 and Anacardium Occidentale Anacard., etc. Anacard.; Croton Tiglium Croton.; Grindelia; Mezereum Mezer.; Cypripedium Pubescens Cyp RIP.; Plumbago (eczema of vulva); Graphites Graph.
Inimical: Apis Mel Apis.
REVERSE RELATIONSHIPSThese are relationship sections of other remedies that refer to Rhus Tox. Where the text is greyed out, a relationship with that remedy is already described above.
Anacardium Orientale > compare
Compare: Anacardium Occidentale Anacardium occidentale (cashew nut) (erysipelas, vesicular facial eruptions), anaesthetic variety of leprosy; warts, corns, ulcers, cracking of the skin on soles of feet). Rhus Tox Rhus.; Cypriped.; Chelidonium Majus Chelidonium.; Xerophyl. ’ Platinum Metallicum Platina follows well. Cereus serpentina (swearing).
Baptisia Tinctoria > compare
Compare: Bryonia Bryonia and Arsenicum Album Arsenic may be needed to complete the favorable reaction. Ailanthus Ailanthus differs, being more painful. Baptisia Tinctoria more painless. Rhus Tox Rhus; Muriaticum Acidum Muriat. Acid; Arsenic; Bryonia Bryon.; Arnica Arnica; Echinacea Purpurea Echinac. Pyrogenium Pyrogen. Baptisia Tinctoria confusia ( Pain in right jaw and oppression in left hypochondrium, producing dyspnoea and necessity to assume erect position.)
Calc Carb > complementary
Complementary: Belladonna Bell.; Rhus Tox Rhus; Lycopodium Lycop.; Silicea Silica. Calcar. is useful after Sulphur where the pupils remain dilated. When Pulsatilla Pulsatilla failed in school girls.
Calcarea Fluorata > relationships
Compare: Conium Mac Con.; Lapis Albus Lapis; Baryta Muriatica Baryt. Mur.; Hecla Lava Hecla.; Rhus Tox Rhus; Cacodylate of Soda (Tumors). Calc-st-sula ( acts as an hemostatic and absorptive in uterine myoma). Mangifera Indica Mangifera Indica (varicose veins).
Compare: Kali Bich Kali-bich.; Rhus Tox Rhus; Chromium sulphate (in locomotor ataxia, goitre, Prostatic hypertrophy. Herpes preputialis. Wry neck. Also exophthalmic, inhibits the vagus, relieving tachycardia. Acts like a nerve tonic where there is lack of nervous tone. Fibroid tumors. Infantile paralysis. Dose for adults, 3 to 5 grains after meals and at bedtime).
Croton Tiglium > compare
Compare: Momordica Balsamina Momordica Charantia - Hairy mordica - (has marked drastic properties, producing colic, nausea, vomiting, cholera-like symptoms, abdomen seems full of fluid discharged explosively, thin, watery, yellow. Great thirst). Rhus Tox Rhus; Anagallis; Anacardium Occidentale Anacard.; Sepia Sepia.
Dulcamara > compare
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 Tox Rhus; Cimicifuga Racemosa Cimicif.; Calc Carb Calc.; Pulsatilla Puls.; Bryonia Bry.; Nat-sulph.
Echinacea Angustifolia > compare
Compare: Cenchris Contortrix Cenchris Contortrix; Bothrops Lanceolatus Bothrops; Arsenicum Album Ars.; Lachesis Laches.; Baptisia Tinctoria Baptis.; Rhus Tox Rhus; Cistus; Hep Sulph Calc Hepar; Calendula Officinalis Calendula.
Lycopodium > compare
Compare: Carbo-nitrogenoid Constitution: Sulphur; Rhus Tox Rhus; Urtica Urens Urtica; Merc Viv Mercur.; Hep Sulph Calc Hepar. Alumina Alumina ( Lycopodium Lycop. is the only vegetable that takes up aluminum. T. F. Allen.) Ant. c.; Nat Mur Nat-m.; Bryonia Bry.; Nux Vomica Nux; Bothrops Lanceolatus Bothrops (Day-blindness; can scarcely see after sunrise; pain in right great toe). Plumbago Littoralis - A Brazilian plant - (Costive with red urine, pain in kidneys and joints and body generally; milky saliva, ulcerated mouth). Hydrastis Canadensis Hydrast. follows Lycopodium Clavatum. in indigestion.
Manganum Metallicum > compare
Compare: Colloidal manganese (Boils and other staphylococcal infections); Mangan, mur ( painful ankles, bone-pains); Mangan oxydat ( pain in tibia, dysmenorrhoea, colic and diarrhoea. Easily fatigued and heated; sleepy. Stolid, mask-like facies; low monotonous voice "Economical Speech." Muscular twitching, cramps in calves; stiff leg muscles; occasional uncontrollable laughter. Peculiar slapping gait. Similar symptoms to paralysis agitans, progressive lenticular degenerations and pseudo sclerosis. Workers in Managa. binoxide are frequently affected with bulbar paralysis. Use 3X homeopathically.) Manganum Sulfuricum Mangan. Sulph ( liver affections, excess of bile; a powerful intestinal stimulant); Argent.; Rhus Tox Rhus.; Sulphur SULPH.
Mezereum > compare
Compare: Dirca Palustris - Leather wood - (a gastro-intestinal irritant inducing salivation, emesis and purgation; cerebral hyperaemia; neuralgic pains, with depression, palpitation, and dyspnoea); Merc Viv Merc.; Phytolacca Decandra Phyt.; Rhus Tox Rhus; Guaiacum Guaiac.; Syphilinum (Luesinum) Syph.
Oleander > relationships
Compare: Conium Mac Con.; Nat Mur Nat-m.; Rhus Tox Rhus; Causticum Caust.; Lathyrus Sativus Lathyr. Oleander contains Oleandrin and also Nerein which latter is said to be closely related if not identical with Digitalin. The pulse becomes slower, more regular, more powerful. Diuresis; palpitation, oedema and dyspnoea of valvular disease, disappear.
Paris Quadrifolia > compare
Compare: Pastinaca - Pastinaca Sativa Parsnip - (Loquacity; delirium tremens; illusions of vision; intolerance of milk; Roots used dietetically, cooked in water or as broth or as salad for consumptives and "kidney stones.") Silicea Sil.; Calc Carb Calc.; Nux Vomica Nux; Rhus Tox Rhus.
Phytolacca Decandra > compare
Compare: Tincture of Phytolacca Decandra (sore throats and in the treatment of obesity); Bryonia Bry.; Rhus Tox Rhus; KALI-Hyd.; Merc Viv Merc.; Sanguinaria Canadensis Sang.; Arum Triphyllum Arum Triph.
Pyrogenium > compare
Compare: Streptoccin (anti-febrile action; septic symptoms in infectious diseases). Rapid in its action, especially in its effect on temperature); Staphloccin in diseases where the staphylococcal is the chief bacterial factor, as acne, abscess, furuncle; empyema, endocarditis, etc.); Sepin - a toxin of Proteus vulgaris, prepared by Dr. Shedd, same symptoms as Pyrogenium, of which it is the main constituent; Echinacea Purpurea Echinacea; Carboneum Oxygenisatum Carbo; Arsenicum Album Ars.; Lachesis Lach.; Rhus Tox Rhus; Baptisia Tinctoria Bapt.
Ruta Graveolens > compare
Compare: Ratanhia Ratanhia; Carduus Benedictus Carduus. Rectal (irritation); Jaborandi (Pilocarpus) Jaborandi; Phytolacca Decandra Phyt.; Rhus Tox Rhus; Silicea Sil.; Arnica Arn.
Tellurium > compare
Compare: Radium.; Selenium Selenium.; Tetradymite - crystals from Georgia and North Carolina containing Bismuth, Tellurium AND Sulphur - (coccygodynia, ulceration of nails; pains in hands, in small spots, ankles, heels, and tendo-achilles); Sepia Sep.; Artemisia Vulgaris Arts.; Rhus Tox Rhus.
Urtica Urens > compare
Compare: Medusa; Nat Mur Nat-mur.; Lac Caninum Lac. Can.; Ricinus Communis Ricin (diminished mammary secretion); Bombyx; Rhus Tox Rhus; Apis Mel Apis; Chloralum Chloral.; Astacus Fluviatilis Astac.; Pulsatilla Puls ( urticaria); Boletus luridus and Anacardium Occidentale Anacard ( urticaria tuberosa); Lycopodium Lycop. AND Hedeoma Pulegioides Hedeoma (uric acid conditions); Formica Rufa Formica.