The kind of suffering to which Cantharis is best adapted, is of a violent, destructive character (G).
The burning pain and intolerable urging to urinate are the red strands of Cantharis in all inflammatory affections (A.).
Violent burning, with soreness in all parts of the body, especially in the cavities.
Throat and larynx painfully constricted and as if on fire (Belladonna, Lachesis, Phytolacca) (B.).
Vesicles and canker in the mouth (J.).
Sensation of cutting in inner parts (Belladonna, Mercurius, Acid nitricum).
Sensation of dryness in the joints (Croc., Lycopodium, Nux-v., Acid phosphoricum., Pulsatilla).
Pricking in inner parts (Bryonia, Ignatia, Kali bichromicum, Kali carb., Phosphorus, Silicea).
Burning thirst, but averse to liquids (Arsenicum) (B.).
Violent retching and vomiting (Arsenicum, Cuprum, Nux vomica, Secale, Tabacum, Veratrum) (B.).
Tearing and stinging from without to within (Belladonna, Ignatia, Ran-B.).
Burning at the anus (Aloe, Caps., Lachesis, Nux vomica, Sulphur) (G.).
Tremendous burning pains through the whole intestinal canal (Iris) (Ra.).
Stools like the scrapings of the mucous membrane (Merc-C.), mixed with blood, with burning and scanty urine (Bt.).
Erysipelas, with blebs or large blisters filled with water and attended with burning pains (N.).
VESICULAR ERYSIPELAS (Anacardium, Apis., Crot-T., Rhus toxicodendron, Urt-U.) (Frn.).
BURNS AND SCALDS, CAUSING VESICATION (Frn.).
TETANIC SPASMS, COMPELLING TO BEND FORWARD OR BACKWARD; OFTEN AGGRAVATED BY THE SIGHT OF WATER (Belladonna, Hyoscyamus, Lyss., Stramonium).
Thoughts of drinking, sound of water, or touching the larynx, produce spasms (Lyss.) (Bt.).
Great desire to urinate, with complete strangury and tenesmus of the cervix vesicae (Belladonna, Caps., Conium, Merc-C., Terebintha) (Bt.).
Violent cutting and burning pains in the bladder, before, during and after micturition (Merc-C.) (G.).
RETENTION OF URINE, WITH SPASMODIC PAIN IN THE BLADDER (Belladonna, Causticum, Conium, Gelsemium, Lycopodium, Nux vomica, Opium, Pareir., Tarent., Terebintha).
NEPHRITIS (Apis., Arsenicum, Merc-C., Terebintha) (G.).
CONSTANT DESIRE TO URINATE; PASSING BUT A FEW DROPS AT A TIME; SOMETIMES MIXED WITH BLOOD (Merc-C., Nux vomica, Sarsaparilla, Sulphur, Thuja.) (G.).
GREAT BURNING DISTRESS IN THE URETHRA (Apis., Cannabis sativa, Merc-C., Acid nitricum, Terebintha) (Bt.).
The pains could not be worse if the urine were molten lead (F.).
Cutting, burning pains in the urethra, with ineffectual urging to urinate (Arg- N., Calcarea, Caps., Conium, Eup-pur., Ipecac., Kali carb., Lycopodium, Mercurius, Natrum muriaticum, Acid nitricum, Nux vomica, Opium, Acid phosphoricum., Pulsatilla, Sarsaparilla, Sepia, Sulphur, Thuja, Zincum met.) (Bt.).
It produces and cures most violent cystitis (Merc-C., Terebintha) (R.).
Small, unsatisfactory quantity of urine passed at a time (N.).
Violent cutting or burning pains extend from the kidneys down either ureter to the bladder (F.).
Moaning or lamenting (Belladonna, Hyoscyamus, Pulsatilla, Stramonium) (G.).
Uncontrollable anguish, furious rage and frenzied delirium (Belladonna, Stramonium) (N.).
Barking (Belladonna, Calcarea, Stramonium) (G.).
SATYRIASIS (Belladonna, Hyoscyamus, Phosphorus, Stramonium).
AMOROUS FRENZY (Phosphorus, Stramonium, Veratrum). (B.).
THE PATIENT IS UNEASY, RESTLESS, DISTRESSED AND DISSATISFIED (G.).
SEXUAL DESIRE TOO STRONG; EXCESSIVE DESIRE FOR SEXUAL CONGRESS (Nux vomica, Phosphorus, Stramonium) (Bt.).
Debility bordering on paralysis (Agaricus, Conium, Gelsemium, Kali-P., Lachesis, Nux vomica, Opium, Phosphorus, Pic-Ac., Rhus toxicodendron, Silicea).
Aching pains in the region of the kidneys (F.).
Voice low (Argentum nitricum, Carbo vegetabilis, Phosphorus).
Swelling of vulva, with irritation (Rhus toxicodendron) (R.).
Menses too early and too profuse (Calcarea, Ferrum, Pulsatilla, Sabina) (G.).
Ovaries are extremely sensitive to touch (Belladonna, Lachesis) (R).
Membranous dysmenorrhoea (Acet-Ac., Borax, Bromium, Chamomilla, Cyclamen, Kali bichromicum, Lac-C., Lachesis, Phosphorus, Rhus toxicodendron, Sabina, Ustilago, Vib.) (G.).
Sterility (Alet., Aurum, Bar-M., Borax, Conium, Graphites, Kreosotum, Natrum carbonicum, Natrum muriaticum, Sepia) (G.).
Puerperal convulsions (Apis., Belladonna, Cuprum, Hyoscyamus, Stramonium) (F.).
Nymphomania, with bladder symptoms (Belladonna, Hyoscyamus, Stramonium) (D.).
Expels moles, dead foetus and placenta; promotes fecundity (G.).
Stringy and tenacious discharges from the mucous membranes (Hydrastis, Kali bichromicum) (N.).
Burning in the urethra, better lying quietly on the back, worse standing and walking (R.).
HYDROPHOBIA, WHEN ATTENDED WITH MOANING AND VIOLENT CRIES, INTERSPERSED WITH BARKING, AS OF A DOG (Belladonna, Lyss., Stramonium) (G.).
Drawing pains in the spermatic cord while urinating (R.).
PRIAPISM: DESIRE; DISTURBING SLEEP; PAINFUL ERECTIONS MOST SEVERE AT NIGHT WITH CONTRACTION AND PAIN IN THE WHOLE OF THE URETHRA (R.).
Cutting pains extend along the spermatic cord to the testicles and down the penis, attended by drawing up of the testicles (F.).
Bloody, nocturnal emissions (Ledum, Mercurius, Petroleum) (A.).
Pericarditis, with effusion (Bryonia, Phosphorus, Sulphur) (C.).
The male child frequently pulls at the genital organ (Belladonna, Bufo., Hyoscyamus, Mercurius, Stramonium) (F.).
It is a valuable remedy in the passage of renal calculi, especially when the pains are violent (F.).
Disgust for everything–drink, food, tobacco (Br.).
Drinking even small quantities of water increases pain in the bladder (A.).
Stitches in the chest (Bryonia, Kali carb., Mercurius, Phosphorus, Sulphur) (C.).
Pleurisy, with exudation (Apis, Bryonia, Kali-I., Acid nitricum, Phosphorus, Sulphur) (B.).
Grinding of teeth (Arsenicum, Belladonna, Calcarea) (C.).
Objects look yellow (Aloe, Arsenicum, Belladonna, Cannabis indica, Cina, Crotalus horridus, Cyclamen, Digitalis, Kali bichromicum, Plb., Sant., Sepia, Sulphur, Zincum met.) (D.).
Face : pale or yellowish, and bears on an expression of deep-seated suffering (F.).
Facial erysipelas: the erysipelatous inflammation begins on the nose, either with or without vesicles. It often spreads to one or the other cheek (F.).
Erythema, from exposure to sun’s rays (sun-burn) (A.).
Fiery, sparkling, staring look (C.).
Thickly furred tongue (Ant-C., Bryonia, Kali-M., Pulsatilla) (C.).
Pain in loins, with incessant desire to urinate (Lycopodium) (C.).
The right side is mostly affected (Lycopodium).
From coffee; before, during and after micturition; from sight of water; from bright objects; while drinking; from touch or approach; and at night.
From rubbing; and from lying quietly on the back.
Compare: Aconite, Apis, Arsenicum, Belladonna, Bryonia, Camph., Cannabis sativa, Caps., Copaiva, Digitalis, Equis., Ferr-P., Gelsemium, Hepar, Hyoscyamus, Kali bichromicum, Lycopodium, Mercurius, Merc-C., Acid nitricum, Opium, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Rhus toxicodendron, Sabina, Sepia, Sulphur, Terebintha, Thuja, and Urt-
ANTIDOTES: Aconite, Camph., Laur., and Pulsatilla
complementary: Apis, Argentum nitricum, Merc-C., Sepia, and Terebintha
N.B.–It has been employed locally as well as internally in burns (locally 1 part to 40).