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Cantharis - Face symptoms

Spanish Fly, Cantharidin

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HPUS label indication: Minor burns

Below are the strongest indications of Cantharis in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

BETTER, rubbing.
WORSE, from touch, or approach, urinating, drinking cold water or Coffee.
Antidotes: Acon.; Camph.; Puls.
Compare: Cantharis - (Glomerular nephritis). The immediate pharmacological action of Cantharidin is irritability of the capillaries, rendering the passage of nutritive fluids through them less difficult. This is most marked in the capillaries of the kidneys. The increase of blood sugar coincident with the glomerular nephritis appears to be a valuable observation. Vesicaria - (Urinary and kidney remedy. Smarting, burning sensation along urethra and in bladder with frequent desire to void urine often with strangury. Cystitis irritable bladder. Tincture 5-10 drop doses). Fuschina coloring substance used in adulteration of wine ( Cortical nephritis with albuminuria, 6th-thirtieth potency Redness of ears, mouth, swollen gums; deep, red urine; red, profuse diarrhoea, with severe abdominal pains). Androsace lactea (urinary troubles, diuretic; dropsy). Apis; Ars.; Merc. Cor.
Complementary: Camph.


Erysipelas of face, with burning, biting heat with urinary symptoms
Appearance as if dead (see sunken)
Convulsions, spasms

Expression; anxious
Expression; frightened
Expression; haggard
Expression; suffering

Heat; chin

Lips; dryness
Lips; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Lips; out-breaks on lips
Lips; out-breaks on lips; cold sores, herpes; around lips
Lips; peeling

Motions of jaw; lockjaw

Pain; burning (see heat); chin
Pain; sitting
Pain; stooping
Pain; tearing; jaw; lower

Skin; discoloration; bluish
Skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes
Skin; discoloration; pale
Skin; discoloration; pale; during chill
Skin; discoloration; pale; with headache
Skin; discoloration; red
Skin; discoloration; red; chin
Skin; discoloration; red; during headache
Skin; discoloration; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Skin; discoloration; red; on stooping
Skin; discoloration; red; right; left waxy-yellow
Skin; discoloration; red; spots (see skin)
Skin; discoloration; yellow
Skin; discoloration; yellow; when angry
Skin; drawn, pulled
Skin; out-breaks on skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; acne; chronic, especially nose and cheeks
Skin; out-breaks on skin; blisters
Skin; out-breaks on skin; blisters; forehead
Skin; out-breaks on skin; blisters; on chin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; blotches
Skin; out-breaks on skin; peeling in scales
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples; forehead
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples; forehead; burning
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples; nose; burning
Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); nose
Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); of blisters
Skin; tension of skin

Sunken; when angry

Swelling; lips
Swelling; lips; upper
Swelling; one-sided
Swelling; sublingual gland (gland under tongue)

Hot and red.

Itching vesicles on face, burning when touched

Pale, wretched, death-like appearance
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.