According to traditional homeopathic texts Rhus tox may be effective in the management of the symptoms related to shingles, chicken pox, eczema and cold sores.
Rhus Tox is mainly used in home prescribing for musculoskeletal and skin conditions. It is useful for the symptoms of back aches, sprains and strains and itchy skin. Some physical symptons can be sore throat when swallowing and blisters around mouth or chin.
We have used this remedy often in our household with sports injuries and after surgery for stiffness of bones, connective tissue and joints/tendons. It works well with Rhuta Grav for joint and muscle pain.