- Food poisoning
- Breathing difficulties
In a nutshell:
Acute food poisoning. Characterised by great physical prostration with mental restlessness. Patient does not want to be left alone and is anxious or fearful. Cant bear the sight or smell of food. Pains and discharges are burning, yet the patient feels chilly and all symptoms, except headache, are better for heat. Thirsty for frequent sips of usually hot drinks. Hayfever with watery discharge.
Better: warmth; Lying down;
Worse: midnight – 3am.
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This remedy is effective in treating disorders of the mucous membranes in the stomach, digestive tract and the respiratory system.
Arsenicum is used (along with an increase in fluid intake) for a range of digestive conditions, including food poisoning, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea and gastroenteritis.
Breathing difficulties such as asthma respond well to this remedy.
Arsenicum album is also used for tiredness and fluid retention, especially around the ankles. When ill, symptoms may include becoming chilly despite feelings of burning pain.
This remedy is given for fever where the person is either hot to the touch but feels cold inside, or is cold to the touch but feels burning hot inside.