Cantharis - Fever And Chill symptoms

Spanish Fly, Cantharidin

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HPUS indication of Cantharis: Minor burns

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Cantharis may help, unprocessed Cantharis may be best avoided.

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

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Fever and chill

Cold hands and feet; cold sweat

Soles burn

Chill, as if water were poured over him.


Morning; after rising

on waking

Late morning; on waking


lasting until morning


on rising

not relieved by external warmth


in bed

on putting hand out of bed


In the open air

From the least draft of air

Running upwards

In bed

putting hand out of bed

rising from bed


Beginning in particular area; back

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature); evening

Cold travels downwards (see coldness of back)

After exposure

to a draft



Lying down

During movement

Periodic, recurring; recurring every third day

every seventh day

not marked

With fever, but chill predominating

the attack consists only of chill

Shaking, shivering, rigors


without subsequent heat

or sweat

long-lasting (see succession of stages, fever)

without heat or sweat

12 hours

In spring

After stool

At certain time of day or night; from 1 a.m.

from 2 a.m.

from 3 a.m.

from 11 a.m.

from 1 p.m.

from 2 p.m.

from 3 p.m.

lasting 12 hours (recurring every third day)

to 4 p.m.

from 4 p.m.

from 5 p.m.

to 7 p.m.

from 6 p.m.

from 7 p.m.

from 8 p.m.

from 9 p.m.

from 10 p.m.

from 11 p.m.

from 12 p.m.

Trembling and shivering

When uncovering, undressing

Warmth; warm room

external warmth

In warmth; in warm room; not relieved in warm room, nor by a warm heater



Open air

Spreading up body

Bed (see night and warmth)

Localised; cerebro-spinal fever

front of body

stomach (gastric fever)

Burning heat


furious, with delirium

Continued fever



in brain (cerebral)

Heat moving down body

Drinking coffee

Drinking water

Fever with skin out-break; scarlet fever

External heat

morning; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Heat absent

Inflammatory fever

Intense heat

Intermittent, chronic; with long-lasting heat

Internal heat

Fever from irritation

slow (see continued fever)


Perspiration with heat

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat

Yellow fever

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