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Cantharis - Fever And Chill symptoms - T.F. Allen

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Cantharis in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.




Great coldness of the surface,

Skin cold and clammy,

Skin cold and covered with sweat,

Cool, moist skin,

Temperature averaging two degrees less than normal,

General coldness of the body,

Coldness of the whole body, especially of the limbs (second day),

Coldness and chill from 5 to 7 P.M.; she could not even get warm in bed for a long time (seventeenth day),

As soon as the icy coldness had ceased, there always appeared coldness on rising from bed, which was always followed by transient heat,

After she has gradually become warm in bed the coldness immediately attacks her again as soon as she puts but one limb out or rises,

Fever, consisting only of coldness, three days in succession, at 1 P.M., somewhat later each day,

Constantly cold; cannot sleep at night on account of the cold, although quite sleepy (after three weeks),

Shivering and shaking chill, beginning in the back, the whole afternoon, from 2 till 8 P.M., followed by heat, after which shivering again follows,

Universal shivering and chill down the spine,

At first shivering and great weakness,


The chilliness awakes him at two in the morning, and he cannot sleep any more (after three weeks),

Chilliness, irregularly alternating with heat and sweat (second day),

General chilliness,

Slight chilliness till toward 1 1/2 P.M., when a violent shaking chill appeared, with creeping in the hands and feet, for half an hour, disappearing by a very warm stove, without subsequent heat, at 11 A.M. (fourth day),

Frequent chills (first day),

Chill in bed at 10 o'clock for half an hour, followed by natural warmth (sixteenth day),

Chill immediately on getting out of bed (eighth day),

Chill and shivering from 11 till 1 o'clock, without subsequent heat (fifteenth day),

Chill and shivering, at 3 P.M., for an hour; relieved by warming with cloths (after seven hours),

Chill and shivering, for half an hour, at 4 P.M. (second day),

Shaking chill from 3 P.M. till 3 A.M., followed by warmth, without third (fourteenth day),

Short shaking chill and tossing, as if from electricity; immediately after sticking in the shoulder-blade, without perceptible coldness, about 6 1/2 P.M.,

Severe chill at night in spit of increased covering (one prover),

Violent chill after rising at 3 P.M., disappearing on lying down (seventh days),

Violent chill after stool, with sensation as if she were dashed with icy-cold water, with internal warmth; toward evening,

Violent chill from 11 till 3 P.M., when she took Camphora Camphor, with the most violent pains in the knees and calves, which continued till lying down (seventh day),

The chill can be relieved neither by the warmth of the stove nor by covering during the severest paroxysm, lasting three hours in the evening,

Cold face,

Shivering runs up her back, in the afternoon,

Feeling of coldness in the vertebral column,

A sensation of coldness of the left side of the lumbar vertebrae, in a spot as large as the hand, together with a feeling of formication, which was often very violent and unpleasant; especially worse in the evening while sitting,

Cold extremities (second day),

Coldness of the limbs,

Limbs cold and covered with cold sweat,

Very cold hands, which look yellowish,

Icy coldness of hands and feet, with fearful pains in the urethra,


Temperature increased,

After the coldness a transient warmth,

Warmth and slight sweat over the whole body (after seven hours),

External heat from 10 to 3 P.M., three days in succession (eleventh day),

Skin hot (second day),

Heat of the skin, which she herself does not feel, with some thirst (tenth night),

Heat, with some thirst (eleventh day),

Heat in the whole body,

Heat in the whole body at night, especially in the anus and genitals (after a few hours),

After every somewhat violent or continued motion the whole body is very much heated, also at other times very hot, especially in the afternoon,

The whole afternoon heated, as after much walking on a hot day, together with red face and increased perspiration (after eight hours),

Suddenly rising heat, with redness in the face and thirst (third evening),

Transient heat,

Great heat, with thirst and redness all over the body,

Burning heat at night, which she does not feel; three nights,

Very unpleasant heat,


(Fever, a mixture of heat and chill; heaviness of the feet; a paralytic immobility of the limbs; loss of appetite; pain in the eyes; must lie in bed) (after five days),

Fever, at first scanty and very painful; emission of blackish urine; then secretion of urine increased to fourfold the amount of liquids taken, with great thirst and much desire for meat; after a few hours the urine lost its blackish color, and tasted like rather salt water,

General fever (with the usual urinary symptoms),

Burning fever,

Violent fever,

Extremely violent fever,

Feverish condition (from small doses),

Feverish condition, with dryness in the mouth and thirst, anxiety, restlessness, and pains in the limbs (from external use),

More or less marked febrile condition,

Feverish and beside herself,

Head burning hot (third day),

Rising of heat into the head; sweaty hands, with burning in them (one hour after dinner),

Anxious rising of heat into the head,

Warm forehead, with sensation of coldness in the body, in the evening,

During the coldness very warm forehead, without internal sensation of warmth (ninth day),

Glowing of the ears and chin for one hour (after eight hours),

Heat in the face,

Burning in the face with normal warmth to touch (fourth afternoon),

Abdomen hot,

Sensation of heat on and in the abdomen (fourth morning),

The palms of the hands burn like fire,

Burning in the soles of the feet, in bed (the whole fourth day),

Burning on the soles of the feet, while the hands are icy cold,

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