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Cantharis - Head 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.
Relationships
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.

HEAD

Burning in brain

Brain; inflammation of brain
Brain; inflammation of brain; meningitis

Congestion (see pulsation)
Congestion (see pulsation); during convulsions
Congestion (see pulsation); fullness
Congestion (see pulsation); when stooping
Congestion (see pulsation); with heat of face
Congestion (see pulsation); with redness of face

Dragging sensation

Hair; falling
Hair; falling; after childbirth

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); back of head (occiput)
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); forehead
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); from movement
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); pressed; as if brain were pressed forward

Hot
Hot; after eating
Hot; evening
Hot; forehead
Hot; forehead; evening
Hot; heat rising up inside
Hot; standing
Hot; while sitting
Hot; with anxiety
Hot; with heat in face
Hot; with heat in hands

Movements of head; as if pushed forward

Pain, headache
Pain, headache; aching deep in brain
Pain, headache; aching deep in brain; after eating
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); after eating
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); breakfast
Pain, headache; afternoon
Pain, headache; as from a plug, peg or wedge (see nail); back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); after eating
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); afternoon
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); evening
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; to head
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); rubbing
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); while lying down
Pain, headache; bones
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing
Pain, headache; burning
Pain, headache; burning; afternoon
Pain, headache; burning; as if brain were on fire
Pain, headache; burning; brain
Pain, headache; burning; lying on back
Pain, headache; burning; morning
Pain, headache; burning; sides
Pain, headache; burning; while sitting
Pain, headache; burning; while standing
Pain, headache; burning; while walking
Pain, headache; certain movements; rising (see morning, noon, night, etc., on rising, also movement; raising head); rising to standing
Pain, headache; cutting, darting, stabbing
Pain, headache; cutting, darting, stabbing; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; cutting, darting, stabbing; temples
Pain, headache; dull pain
Pain, headache; dull pain; sides
Pain, headache; evening
Pain, headache; forehead and back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; from certain movements; from stooping
Pain, headache; from certain movements; movement in general
Pain, headache; from certain movements; on moving head
Pain, headache; from certain movements; turning head
Pain, headache; from combing or binding hair; from binding hair
Pain, headache; from washing; after bathing
Pain, headache; from washing; washing head
Pain, headache; gnawing
Pain, headache; in forehead
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes
Pain, headache; in forehead; above root of nose
Pain, headache; in forehead; extending to other parts; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; in forehead; extending to other parts; temples
Pain, headache; in forehead; from stooping
Pain, headache; in forehead; morning
Pain, headache; in forehead; on movement
Pain, headache; in forehead; on movement; when turning head
Pain, headache; in forehead; right side
Pain, headache; in forehead; while standing
Pain, headache; in women; during period
Pain, headache; jerking
Pain, headache; jerking; back of head (occiput); intermittent
Pain, headache; late morning
Pain, headache; lying down
Pain, headache; morning
Pain, headache; night
Pain, headache; night; on waking
Pain, headache; perspiration; with perspiration
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); as if everything would fall out of forehead
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); dull
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; night, on waking
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; pressing outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; pressing outward; as though brain would come out
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; while stooping
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); night; on waking
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); on stooping
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); while lying down; sitting up in bed
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); while sitting; sitting up in bed
Pain, headache; pulling
Pain, headache; pulling; forehead
Pain, headache; pulling; sides
Pain, headache; pulling; temples
Pain, headache; pulsating
Pain, headache; rubbing head
Pain, headache; sensation as if hair were pulled
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); forehead; inward
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); side
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); side; left
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); side; left; while talking
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); temples; extending inward
Pain, headache; sides; afternoon
Pain, headache; sides; evening
Pain, headache; sides; left
Pain, headache; sides; one side
Pain, headache; sides; sitting
Pain, headache; sides; while standing
Pain, headache; sitting
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; forehead
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; smarting
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; smarting; forehead
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; afternoon
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; back of head (occiput); deep seated
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; back of head (occiput); sides; after dinner
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; evening
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; forehead
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; forehead; above eyebrows
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; forehead; above eyebrows; while standing
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; forehead; sides of forehead
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; morning
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; on waking
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; rubbing
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; side of head
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; side of head; afternoon
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; side of head; evening
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; side of head; talking
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; temples
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; temples; afternoon
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; walking about
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; while lying down
Pain, headache; tearing, rending
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; back of head (occiput); at sides; extending to head
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; movement
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; on stooping
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; on turning head
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; pulling
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; sides of head
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; temples and forehead
Pain, headache; temples; after eating
Pain, headache; temples; afternoon
Pain, headache; temples; rubbing
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex); evening
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex); on certain movements
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex); pulsating
Pain, headache; violent pains
Pain, headache; walking; in open air
Pain, headache; walking; while walking
Pain, headache; while standing
Pain, headache; while talking
Pain, headache; with other pains; pain in neck

Pulsating
Pulsating; evening
Pulsating; forehead
Pulsating; forehead; morning
Pulsating; morning
Pulsating; side
Pulsating; side; evening

Sensation of stiffness

Skin and scalp; itching; forehead
Skin and scalp; powdery flaking skin

Twitching of muscles; back of head (occiput)

Uncovering head

Washing head

Weakness

Sensation as if boiling water in brain

Vertigo; worse in open air.
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Sources
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.