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Both have rheumatic pains, especially in all the aponeuroses; worse when at rest; worse at night.


Rhod.-Pains do not admit of the limbs being at rest; desire to move, and moving, relieves.  


Rhus.-Rest occasions uneasiness in the painful parts, but, on moving, the pain is worse. Continued motion only relieves.


Rhod. has general aggravation of pains before a change in the weather-particularly before a thunder storm-even in dysentery indicated by this.


Rhus.-Has aggravation from the warmth of the bed, and as a general characteristic; in consequence of stretching, overlifting, overexertion of joints, and, or from getting wet while perspiring.


Rhod.-Acts more on the right side; and, according to Boeninghausen,

Rhus more on the left.


Rhod. has aggravation of pains in the night, but more towards morning;

Rhus, more towards evening and night.


Rhus corresponds to rheumatism in the cold season; Rhod., in the hot season. Rhod. worse before, and Rhus worse after, rain.


Rhododendron Flowers


Poison Ivy ~ Rhus toxicondron



aponeurosis [ap′ōnoo͡rō′sis] pl. aponeuroses
Etymology: Gk, apo + neuron, nerve, sinew
a strong flat sheet of fibrous connective tissue that serves as a tendon to attach muscles to bone or as fascia to bind muscles together or to other tissues at their origin or insertion. aponeurotic, adj. source



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 Rhus tox:
Rheumatic dysmenorrhoea, secondary or tertiary Sycosis;
Leucorrhoea like dirty water, coming on from lifting, over-straining or getting wet. It is often acrid and excoriating and not infrequently produces herpes or vesicles on external genitals, with intense itching, smarting and burning.
 Extra exertion brings on menses again. Suppression of menses from getting wet and leucorrhoea follows, which is very acrid;
Rheumatic pains in muscles and tendons; stiffness, lameness, soreness all over the body which is agg. on beginning to move, yet amel. when in motion, until the muscles become tired.
 Aggravation, rest, quiet, afternoon, and cold. amel. from motion, warmth, warm and dry weather, rubbing the affected part.
 Sycosis in its manifestations on the muscular system, tendons and skin. It is a true anti-sycotic.
Rhododendron :
Leucorrhoea of a bloody character;
 Gonorrhoea of ovaries and tubes; cysts of ovaries
. It produces itching and soreness of genitals and thighs.
Choleraic symptoms arising from gonorrhoeal rheumatism either hereditary or acquired
. It has much burning in the uterine region,
 Acute inflammation of joints and general rheumatism, which is brought on by damp weather or getting wet; agg. before a storm, especially a thunder-storm.
 Laboring women, strong constitutions, suffering from sycotic rheumatism
. She has much fear and dread of storms;
 Rheumatism and all her complaints are aggravated by electrical storms.
 Aggravated by wet, windy, or stormy weather

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