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Cantharis - Face symptoms

Spanish Fly, Cantharidin

Boiron and HomeodelWHP - Washington HomeopathicHylands and Standard Homeopathic
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HPUS label indication: Minor burns

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.

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

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. Allen - no Cantharis
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Cantharis
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Cantharis
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Cantharis
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Pale, wretched, death-like appearance

Itching vesicles on face, burning when touched

Erysipelas of face, with burning, biting heat with urinary symptoms

Hot and red.


Convulsions, spasms

Expression; anxious

Expression; frightened

Expression; haggard

Expression; suffering


Heat; chin

Appearance as if dead (see sunken)

Motions of jaw; lockjaw

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

Pain; sitting

Pain; stooping

Pain; burning (see heat); chin

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; right; left waxy-yellow

Skin; discoloration; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)

Skin; discoloration; red; during headache

Skin; discoloration; red; spots (see skin)

Skin; discoloration; red; on stooping

Skin; discoloration; red; chin

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; 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); of blisters

Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); nose

Skin; out-breaks on skin; blisters

Skin; out-breaks on skin; blisters; on chin

Skin; out-breaks on skin; blisters; forehead

Skin; tension of skin


Sunken; when angry


Swelling; one-sided

Swelling; lips

Swelling; lips; upper

Swelling; sublingual gland (gland under tongue)

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