Arsenicum Metallicum

Last modified on January 25th, 2019

Arsenicum Metallicum signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Arsenicum Metallicum is used

      Metallic Arsenic. As (A. W. 74.9). Trituration.

Clinical

Constipation. Coryza. Diarrhoea. Eyes, affections of. Haemorrhoids. Headache. Itching. Sciatica. Syphilis.

Characteristics

The symptoms of metallic arsenic are very like those of *Arsenicum*alb.but not entirely. The following may be regarded as the most peculiar: Symptoms recur every 14 days, coryza every 21 days. Pains extend from one part to another, or leave one part and appear in another. Attacks come suddenly and go slowly, or *vice *versa. Enlarged or swollen feeling of brain, head, eyelids, hands, and fingers. Cutting, burning, stinging pains. Itching in many parts, skin peels off in small scales. Hot bathing worse pain in hip.

Lying on left side (heart). Washing better itching of anus. Cold bathing better itching of face. worse On waking in morning. Thinking of symptoms Agg. Many symptoms appear on right side. *Arsenicum *met. lights up syphilis after being many years dormant.

Relations.

*Compare: Iodium, Mercurius, Nat-c. in syphilis, Nux-v. (drowsy after sound sleep), Rhus (pain in back, hips, etc.), Sulphur (pulse), Arsenicum Useful in pterygium after failure of Nux-v. and Spigelia *Antidoted *by: Belladonna (sore throat), Nat-c. (syphilitic symptoms).

Causation

Laughing (headache). Thinking (headache).

Mind

Memory weak, especially of what is read, cannot take in what he reads. Fears will be poisoned.

Head

Heavy, dull feeling in forehead above frontal sinuses in morning. Fullness, on waking at night. As if brain were too large and it would burst. Glow over left brow. Pain left side extending to ear and eye, with nausea. Headache when writing, thinking, laughing. Hair falls off.

Eyes

Soreness of eyes, irritated and red or sore. Upper lid sore and feels swollen. Pterygium (r).

Nose

Coryza and hoarseness worse in morning. Eyes red, excoriating tears, nose swollen, head feels enlarged, full as if tied up, sneezing and dyspnoea increase every second day, return every two weeks.

Face

Swelling, itching, burning, stinging of forehead and face, worse at night, better by cold washing.

Mouth

Tongue coated white, imprinted with teeth. Mouth sore, ulcerated.

Throat

Inflamed and ulcerated, several small ulcers. Violently inflamed throat, pain on swallowing, heat worse right side, after coryza.

Stomach and Abdomen.

worse From brandy.- Takes away, or causes desire for alcohol. Sore pain in liver goes through to shoulders and region of spleen. Bloated abdomen. On walking, cutting, shooting, tormenting belly-ache, followed by burning, watery stool and cessation of pain. Painful swelling in r. groin agg. on extending leg.

Stool and Anus

Diarrhoea, burning watery stools with relief of pain, but leaving much debility; falls asleep sitting. Constipation. Piles exceedingly painful, bleed a little, itching in anus worse after rubbing, extending to perineum and scrotum, better washing with very hot water.

Urinary Organs

Urine hot in evening. Red, sandy sediment.

Male Sexual Organs.

Pain in groins, morning, right, evening, left Bubo right worse stretching leg, better walking, worse sitting. Itching in glans, prepuce swollen. Chancres, with burning pain. Offensive sweat on genitals. Itching on scrotum.

Female Sexual Organs.

Catamenia too early and too scanty. Heat in uterus and vagina, burning when touched. Pain in uterus and vagina during period.

Chest

Stitches in breasts, extending to hip, to spleen. As if heavy load, lying on chest all night, dreams of danger on water.

Heart

Cutting pain in heart (4 p-m.), can only lie on left side. Pulse accelerated in morning (*Sulph.).

Limbs.

Hands and fingers feel swollen, feel stiff as if they could not be closed. Cracking of finger-joints. Icy coldness or burning of hands and feet. Lameness in right hip-joint, and down thigh, worse moving from seat, better continuing to walk, worse bathing, worse lying on right side, throbbing worse morning, better evening. Sensation of dryness in right knee-joint.

Generalities

Prostration of strength, weariness.

Skin

Peels off in small scales. Rash on face, or abdomen. Small boils on face. Syphilitic symptoms reproduced.

Sleep

Excessive drowsiness all day after an unusually sound sleep at night. Sleepy, but can’t sleep (*Bell).

About the author

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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