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Cantharis - Skin symptoms

Spanish Fly, Cantharidin

Boiron and HomeodelWHP - Washington HomeopathicHylands and Standard Homeopathic
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HPUS 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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Dermatitis venenata with bleb formation

Secondary eczema about scrotum and genitals, following excessive perspiration

Tendency to gangrene

Eruption with mealy scales

Vesicular eruptions, with burning and itching


Burns, scalds, with rawness and smarting, relieved by cold applications, followed by undue inflammation

Erysipelas, vesicular type, with great restlessness

Burning in soles of feet at night.


Blisters; filled with blood

Blisters; itching

Blisters; surrounded by red skin, from excessive perspiring

Blisters; watery

Blisters; washing


Discoloration; brown, liver spots

Discoloration; red

Discoloration; red; after scratching

Discoloration; red; spots

Discoloration; spots; stinging

Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.

Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.; spots


Dry; burning

Gangrene; from burns or gangrenous sores

Gangrene; cold

Goose bumps

Abnormal growths; ulcers

Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning

Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; when touched

Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; bloody

Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; copious

Abnormal growths; ulcers; itching

Abnormal growths; ulcers; smarting

Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp

Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus

Abnormal growths; ulcers; with tearing pain


Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)

Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); after scratching

Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); with swelling

Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); blisters

Inflammation; tendency to inflame

Like insects crawling on skin


Itching; gnawing, biting

Itching; burning

Itching; crawling

Itching; scratching

Itching; changing place on scratching

Itching; stinging

Itching; tickling

Itching; wandering

Out-breaks on skin

Out-breaks on skin; gnawing, biting

Out-breaks on skin; blisters

Out-breaks on skin; blisters; as from a burn

Out-breaks on skin; burning

Out-breaks on skin; burning; touch

Out-breaks on skin; chicken-pox

Out-breaks on skin; peeling in scales

Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist

Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; yellow

Out-breaks on skin; eczema

Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; zoster, zona

Out-breaks on skin; itching

Out-breaks on skin; painful

Out-breaks on skin; groups of itching blisters

Out-breaks on skin; small, purple spot

Out-breaks on skin; pimples

Out-breaks on skin; pimples; burning

Out-breaks on skin; pimples; stinging

Out-breaks on skin; pimples; tingling

Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales)

Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; burning; when touched

Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; malignant

Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular)

Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies

Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly

Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; bran-like

Out-breaks on skin; after scratching

Out-breaks on skin; small-pox

Out-breaks on skin; smarting

Out-breaks on skin; stinging

Out-breaks on skin; with swelling

Out-breaks on skin; with tearing pain

Out-breaks on skin; tense

Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); itching

Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; nodular

Pain; gnawing, biting

Pain; gnawing, biting; after scratching

Pain; gnawing, biting; eating at skin

Pain; gnawing, biting; eating at skin; after scratching

Pain; burning

Pain; burning; after scratching

Pain; burning; spots

Pain; burning; on touch

Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

Pain; stinging

Pain; ulcerative pain

Pain; ulcerative pain; when touched


Becomes sore when lying down

Becomes sore when lying down; feeling


Sticking; after scratching


Swelling; of parts affected with symptoms

Swelling; fluid in tissues

Swelling; inflamed

Swelling; after scratching

Swelling; stinging

Swollen sensation


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