Arsenicum album - arsenic trioxide

The source of this remedy is arsenic trioxides, also known as Arsenicum album. At one time arsenic was used to treat syphilis, anthrax, yaws and other diseases, and also widely used in manufacturing processes. It causes weakness, loss of appetite, vomiting, heaviness and discomfort in the stomach, diarrhoea, neuritis, a runny nose, skin eruptions, pigmentation of the skin, and eczema.

Constitutional Indications
Those who benefit most from Arsenicum are deeply insecure and have an almost insatiable need for comfort and consolation. Arsenicum children are highly strung and delicate, with fine skin and hair; although mentally and physically agile, and often precocious, they get pushed around at school. Arsenicum adults have an anxious, frightened appearance and look as if they are wasting away. Because of their fundamental insecurity, any complaints they have tend to recur.

Symptoms Alleviated

The symptoms listed below are alleviated by Arsenicum. Click on a symptom to find other remedies which alleviate that particular symptom:

Increase in Appetite
Lack of Appetite
Ravenous Appetite
Sickly Body Odour
Sour Body Odour
Breaking into Cold Sweats
Profuse Sweating
Difficult, Laboured Breathing
Irregular Breathing
Rapid Breathing
Wheezy or Asthmatic Breathing
Undressing Aggravates Symptoms
Bluish Complexion
Pale Complexion
Yellow Complexion
Coughing Aggravates Symptoms
Cough Worse Around Midnight
Cough Accompanied by Thirst
Copious Phlegm & Sputum
Foul-smelling Phlegm & Sputum
Frothy Phlegm & Sputum
Fasting Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Worse After Eating
Eating to Satiety Alleviates Symptoms
Anxious Facial Expression
Confused Facial Expression
Distressed Facial Expression
Haggard Facial Expression
Sickly Facial Expression
Stupid, Stupefied Facial Expression
Suffering Facial Expression
Frequent Bowel Movements
Foul-smelling Faeces
Pale-coloured Faeces
Faeces Containing Undigested Food
Symptoms Worse on Right Side
Moving Around Aggravates Symptoms
Upward Movement Aggravates Symptoms
Exercise Aggravates Symptoms
Lying Down Alleviates Symptoms
Lying Down Aggravates Symptoms
Lying on Back Aggravates Symptoms
Lying on Affected Side Aggravates Symptoms
Walking Alleviates Symptoms
Bad Breath
Mouth Feels Dry
Tongue Feels Dry
Tongue Red All Over
Tongue Red on Tip Only
Tongue Red Around Edges
Tongue White & Coated
Bloody Nasal Discharge
Copious Nasal Discharge
Excoriating Nasal Discharge (Very Irritant)
Thick Nasal Discharge
Watery Nasal Discharge
Burning Pain - External
Burning Pain - Internal
Gnawing Pain
Pressing, Persistent Pain - Internal
Irregular Pulse
Rapid Pulse
Weak Pulse
Clammy Skin
Cold Skin
Dry Skin
Itchy Skin
Itchiness Aggravated by Scratching
Symptoms Worse Before Sleeping
Symptoms Get Worse During Sleep
Symptoms Get Worse in First Stages of Sleep
Sleeplessness Before Midnight
Sleeplessness After Midnight
Sleeplessness Due to Anxiety
Sleeplessness Due to Racing Thoughts
Inability to Get Back to Sleep Once Woken
Unusual Sleepiness After Mental Exertion
Swelling Generally
Wanting to Drink Small Amounts at Frequent Intervals
Wanting to Drink Large Amounts
Thick Vaginal Discarge
Yellowish Vaginal Discarge
Where Vomiting is Main Symptom
Vomit Mainly Bile
Vomit Contains Undigested Food
Watery Vomit
Cold in General Aggravates Symptoms
Cold Air Aggravates Symptoms
Becoming Cold Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Come On After Catching Cold
Entering a Cold Place Aggravates Symptoms
Warmth of Bed Improves Symptoms
Radiant Heat Improves Symptoms
Damp House or Cellar Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Worse at Night
Symptoms Worse Before Midnight
Symptoms Worse After Midnight
Symptoms Worse Around 1 am
Being Out of Doors Improves Symptoms
Seaside Air Aggravates Symptoms
Swimming in Sea Aggravates Symptoms
Cold, Wet Weather Aggravates Symptoms
Wet Weather Aggravates Symptoms
Warm & Hot Drinks Alleviate Symptoms
Vinegar Aggravates Symptoms
Desire for Cold Drinks
Desire for Warm & Hot Drinks
Desire for Alcohol
Cold Food Aggravates Symptoms
Frozen Food Aggravates Symptoms
Fruit Aggravates Symptoms
Sour Foods Aggravate Symptoms
Meat Which is Going Off Aggravates Symptoms
Smell of Food Aggravates Symptoms
Aversion to Food in General
Aversion to Smell of Food
Aversion to Fruit
Aversion to Sweet Foods
Desire for Warm & Hot Food
Desire for Fatty Food
Desire for Lemons
Desire for Milk
Tobacco Aggravates Symptoms
Desire for Company
Easily Frightened
Can't Bear to Be Looked At
Restlessness, Nervousness
Can't Bear Being Spoken To

Complementary Remedies

Carbo veg.
Rhus tox.

Antidoting Remedies

Hepar sulph.
Nux vom.

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Ailments & Diseases Alleviated by Arsenicum

  Asthma in Children
  Boils & Carbuncles
  Burning Mouth Syndrome
  Candidiasis (Thrush, Candida)
  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  Cirrhosis of the Liver
  Cough in Children
  Diarrhoea in Infants
  Eczema (Dermatitis)
  Excessive Salivation During Pregnancy
  Fever in Children
  Fever in Infants
  Gastroenteritis (Gastric Flu)
  Gastroenteritis in Infants
  Glomerulonephritis (Bright`s Disease)
  Hay Fever & Allergic Rhinitis
  Heart Failure
  Indigestion in Children
  Lichen Planus
  Morning Sickness
  Mouth Ulcers
  Nephrotic Syndrome
  Neuralgia & Neuritis
  Oral Thrush
  Piles During Pregnancy
  Pityriasis Rosea
  Pre-Eclamptic Toxaemia (PET)
  Raynaud`s Disease
  Respiratory Changes During Pregnancy
  Restless Legs
  Salivary Disorders
  Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  Skin Problems
  Sleep Problems
  Solar Keratoses
  Thrush (Candidiasis, Candida)
  Thyroid Problems
  Trigeminal Neuralgia
  Tuberculosis (TB)
  Typhoid Fever
  Ulcerative Colitis
  Urticaria (Nettle Rash, Hives)
  Varicose Ulcers (Venous Ulcers)
  Vomiting in Infants
  Weight Problems & Eating Disorders
  Yellow Fever

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