Homeopathic dilutions: R

Rhus Toxicodendron. 3 to 12d.

A marked feature in this remedy is restlessness. Pain or soreness or stiffness, worse when quiet and when beginning to move; but ameliorated by motion or moving about, if continued. The person will often walk or keep moving until exhausted, because he feels easier by keeping on the go. In sickness where patient is confined we find this same restlessness., tossing about, as this seems the only means to get relief. In vesicular skin eruptions with restlessness, generally with itching which burn after scratching and are more of a bluish red color, it is a valuable remedy. In intermittent fevers, if patient coughs during chill. In typhoid, scarlet fever or any acute disease where there is stupefaction, mind cloudy; questions properly answered but will not remember doing so; delirium, mild and persistent and of the low, muttering form. So restless as to toss from one side to the other continually often without knowing it. Tongue dry, pointed, coated dark with red tip. If indicated a valuable remedy in typhoid, congestion of the brain, scarlet fever, erysipelas and eczema.

The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.