Indication for Rhus Toxicodendron.

The following specific indications I have found to be invariably cured by rhus tox, whatever the disease may be in which they are found. There is usually a persistent fever which has those characteristic symptoms which are usually designated as typhoid. The patient is nervous, restless, is constantly changing his position; if there is pain, it is attended with a sensation of heat or burning; the pulse is sharp, quick, and hard, and the mucous membranes of the mouth, throat and tongue are inclined to be dry, deep red, or brown in color. The papillae are deep red, erect, prominent and shining. The indication of restlessness, is the opposite of that which we find for bryonia where the patient is usually quiet and wants to be let alone.


Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.