ASTACUS FLUVIATILIS: Materia Medica

Crawfish (CANCER ASTACUS) Skin symptoms most important. Urticaria.

Skin.–Nettle-rash over whole body. Itching. Crusta lactea, with enlarged lymphatic glands. Erysipelas, and liver affections with nettle-rash. Swelling of cervical glands. Jaundice.

Fever.–Inward chilliness; very sensitive to air, worse uncovering; violent fever, with headache.

Relationship.–Compare: Bombyx-Caterpillar-Itching of whole body (Urticaria). Apis; Rhus; Nat m; Homar.

Dose.–Third to thirtieth potency.

Written by William Boericke (1849 - 1929) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1901)

William Boericke was an Austrian-born American physician who became a influential exponent of homeopathy. He is also known as an academic writer, publisher, medical school professor and owner of several pharmacies.

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