Rhus tox., is the principal internal remedy.
Others may be indicated as follows:
Aconite. — In the earlier stages, when the neuralgic
pain is accompanied by febrile symptoms.
Apis. — Burning and stinging pains with swelling.
Large vesicles, sometimes confluent. Better from cold:
Arsenicum alb. — Confluent eruption with intense
burning of the blisters. Worse after -midnight, and
from cold applications. Neuralgia. In debilitated
Cantharis. — Large blisters, burning when touched.
Smarting and stinging. Mostly on the ynhi side.
Worse in the open air.
Cistus. — Zoster on the back. Neuralgic symptom
In scrofulous subjects.
Comocladia. — Zoster on the legs. Rheumatic pains
aggravated by rest ; relieved by motion.
Dulcamara.— Zoster after taking cold from damp
air. Moist, suppurating eruption. Glandular swell-
ings in neighborhood of eruption. Eruption precedes
Graphites.— Zoster on the left side. Large blisters
from the spine to the umbilicus, burning when touched.
Worse indoors. Better in the open air. Dry skin,
tendency to ulceration. In blonde individuals inclined
Iris versicolor. — Zoster especially on the right side.
Following gastric derangement. Pain in the liver.
Kalmia lat. — Facial neuralgia remaining after zos-
ter. Worse at night. Palpitation of the heart. Rheu-
Lachesis. — Zoster during spring and fall. The ves-
icles turn dark and are very painful. All symptoms
are worse after sleep.
Mercurius. — Zoster on the right side, extending
across the abdomen. Worse at night, from the
warmth of the bed. Tendency to suppuration. Easy
perspiration without relief.
Mezereu.m — Zoster in old people. Constant chilli-
ness. Neuralgic pains. Worse at 9 p. 3:, Burning,
‘•hanging location after scratching. In scrofulous
Ranunculus bulb. — Zoster surirravated by change of
temperature. Neuralgic sequels. In rheumatic sub-
Raus tox. — Burning iind stinging pains aggravated
by scratching. Small burning vesicles with redness
of the skin. Confluent vesicles. Worse in cold weather.
Rheumatic pains during rest. Sleeplessness with rest-
less tossing about. Zoster brought on by getting wet,
Sempervivium tect. — In obstinate cases. May be
used internally and locally.
Thuja. — Zoster with eruption only on covered parts.
Better from gentle rubbing. In individuals of lymph-
Zincu.m. — Neuralgia following zoster. Pains re-
lieved by touching the parts. Worse after dinner and
Zincum rnos. — When other remedies fail. Follow-
ing brain-fag in literary persons.