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Cantharis - Throat 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.


Very Tenacious mucus ( Kal

Burning in mouth, pharynx, and throat; vesicles in mouth

Great difficulty in swallowing liquids

ac( Scalding feeling

bich.) Violent spasms reproduced by touching larynx

Burnt after taking hot food.

Constriction; aphthous ulceration ( Hydr

Inflammation of throat; feels on fire

Mur.; Nit

Blisters; throat

Blood oozing


Choking, constricting
Choking, constricting; airways in general
Choking, constricting; gullet
Choking, constricting; trachea (wind pipe)


Discoloration; redness

Dryness; afternoon

Excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed, see rawness under pain)

External throat; itching
External throat; out-break on skin
External throat; out-break on skin; pimples
External throat; pain; soreness; cervical glands (on side of neck)
External throat; pain; sudden, sharp; sides; afternoon
External throat; pain; tearing; sides; on walking
External throat; swelling; cervical glands (on side of neck)

Feels hot
Feels hot; gullet


Inflammation; tonsils
Inflammation; trachea (wind pipe)

Irritation; larynx

Liquids drunk are forced into nose

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; behind throat wall
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; patches
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; patches; small (specks)

Mucus; clinging
Mucus; larynx
Mucus; larynx; ejected with difficulty
Mucus; pulled from behind nostrils

Pain; burning
Pain; burning; after cold drinks
Pain; burning; air passages
Pain; burning; drinking
Pain; burning; gullet
Pain; burning; gullet; while drinking
Pain; burning; larynx
Pain; burning; larynx; scraping, when breathing in
Pain; burning; when swallowing
Pain; cutting; larynx
Pain; drinking
Pain; from cold drinks
Pain; from warmth; form warm drinks
Pain; larynx
Pain; larynx; stinging
Pain; lying down
Pain; night
Pain; on hawking
Pain; pressing
Pain; rawness
Pain; sore; afternoon
Pain; sore; night
Pain; sudden, sharp
Pain; sudden, sharp; larynx
Pain; sudden, sharp; trachea (wind pipe)
Pain; sudden, sharp; trachea (wind pipe); night
Pain; swallowing; liquids
Pain; swallowing; on swallowing
Pain; throat

Roughness; air passage

Sensation of relaxation; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

Swallowing; difficult
Swallowing; difficult; liquids
Swallowing; difficult; morning
Swallowing; impeded

Swelling; tonsils


Tickling in the air passages

Tonsils suppurating (producing pus)

Ulcers; throat at back of mouth

Voice; hoarseness
Voice; hollow
Voice; lost
Voice; low
Voice; rough
Voice; trembling
Voice; weak

Tongue covered with vesicles; deeply furred; edges red
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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.