Arsenicum hydrogenisatum (Ars-h)

Arseniuretted Hydrogen. As H3. Solution in distilled water

Clinical: Collapse of cholera. Hiccough. Suppressed menses. Yellow fever

Characteristics: Arsenicum hydrogenisatumArs-h was used by Drysdale as a substitute for Arsenicum albumArs in the collapse stage of cholera. The symptoms set in suddenly but develop slowly. In poisoning cases death often took place in the second week, and one person, who recovered, suffered seven weeks. Though like Arsenicum albumArs in general symptoms, the gas has symptoms of its own. A striking case of sudden suppression of menses was cured with it after failure of Arsenicum albumArs


Compare: Arsenicum albumArs

Antidoted by: Ammonium aceticumAm-acet (breathing); mosterdpleistersSinapisms (breathing); Nux vomicaNux-v (fever); Drinks containing sulphuretted hydrogen.


2. head: Stupefying feeling in the head as if a load were there

6. face: Face looks old and has an expression of pain

11. stomach: Loss of appetite. Tormenting hiccough with oversensitive epigastrium

12. abdomen: Abdomen burning outside; cold feet. Constipation, with a feeling of heaviness and stiffness like a weight in the abdomen

13. anus: Frequent flying pains in perineum to anus or upwards in anterior wall of rectum

14. urinary organs: Pressure in kidneys extending to shoulder-blades. Discharge at times of large quantities of pale urine. Haematuria

15. male sexual organs: Foreskin and glans covered with numerous pustules leaving round superficial ulcers

16. female sexual organs: Sudden suppression of menses with internal chills for three days, followed by tearing pains in hands and feet, confused head, ringing in ears; red diarroea; dry, red, cracked tongue; night cough, causing retching (Arsenicum hydrogenisatumArs-h cured immediately after failure of Arsenicum albumArs).

17. respiratory organs: Ammoniacal breath. Constriction of chest

20. back: Pain as if something sticking behind r. shoulder-blade

24. generalities: Coldness of limbs. Great prostration and malaise. < From cold and damp; general chilliness on slight exposure in change of temperature

25. skin: Dark-brown, sallow look of skin. Deadness from hands up to middle of forearm, and feet to knees, then nose and region of eyebrows, with cessation of pulse. Hair becomes white over the "deadened" parts

27. fever: Much heat and burning in different parts of the body, particularly over renal region