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Mercurius Vivus

Quicksilver, Mercurius, Mercury, Merc Viv

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HPUS label indication: Sore throat

Below are the strongest indications of Mercurius Vivus in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Every organ and tissue of the body is more or less affected by this powerful drug; it transforms healthy cells into decrepit, inflamed and necrotic wrecks, decomposes the blood, producing a profound anemia. This malignant medicinal force is converted into useful life saving and life preserving service if employed homeopathically, guided by its clear cut symptoms. The lymphatic system is especially affected with all the membranes and GLANDS, and internal organs, bones, etc. Lesions produced by Mercurius Vivus very similar to those of syphilis. Very often indicated in the Secondary stage of syphilis when there is a febrile chloro-anaemia, rheumatoid pains behind sternum, around joints, etc.; ulceration of mouth and throat, etc. These are the special conditions and stages to which Mercur is homeopathic and where the 2X will do surprising work. Again, hereditary syphilis manifestations, are within its range; bullae, abscesses, snuffles, marasmus, stomatitis or destructive inflammations. TREMORS everywhere. Weakness with ebullitions and tremblings from least exertion. All mercury symptoms are Worse at night, from warmth of bed, from damp, cold, rainy weather, Worse during perspiration. Complaints increase with the sweat and rest; all associated with a great deal of weariness, prostration, and trembling. A human "thermometer." Sensitive to heat and cold. Parts are much swollen, with raw, sore feeling; the profuse, oily perspiration does not relieve. BREATH, excretions of the body smell foul. Tendency to formation of pus, which is thin, greening, putrid; streaked with blood.
WORSE, at night, wet, damp weather, lying on right side, perspiring; warm room and warm bed.
Compare: Capparis coriaccea (polyuria, glandular affections, mucous diarrhoea; influenza); Epilobium - Willow herb - (chronic diarrhoea with tenesmus and mucous discharges; ptyalism, dysphagia; wasting of body and much debility; cholera infantum); KALI-Hyd ( in hard chancre); Mercur. Acet ( Congestion with stiffness, dryness and heat of parts affected. Eyes inflamed, burn and itch. Lack of moisture. Throat dry, talking difficult. Pressure in lower sternum; chancre in urethra; tenia capitis favosa margin of ulcers painful: Mercurius Auratus (Psoriasis and syphilitic catarrh; brain tumors; lues of nose and bones; ozaena; swelling of testicles); Mercurius Bromatus (secondary syphilitic skin affection); Mercurius Nitrosus - Nitrate of Mercurius Vivus - (especially in pustular conjunctivitis and keratitis; gonorrhoea and mucous patches, with Sticking pains; syphilides); Mercurius Vivus Phosphoricus (nervous diseases from syphilis; exostoses); Mercurius Praecipitatus Ruber (suffocative attacks at night on lying down While on the point of falling asleep, obliged to jump up suddenly which relieves; gonorrhoea; Urethra felt as a hard string; chancroid; phagedenic ulcer and bubo; pemphigus, mucous patches, eczema with rhagades and fissures, barber’s itch; blepharitis, internally and externally; leaden heaviness in occiput, with otorrhoea); Mercurius tannicus (syphilides in patients with gastro-intestinal diseases, or, if very sensitive, to ordinary mercurial preparations); Erythrinus - South American Red Mullet Fish - (in pityriasis rubra and syphilis; red rash on chest; pityriasis); Lolium Temulentum (in Trembling of hands and legs); Mercur. cum kali (inveterate colds, acute facial paralysis). Henchera - Alum root - (Gastro-enteritis nausea, vomiting of bile and frothy mucous; stools watery, profuse, slimy, tenesmus, never get done feeling. Dose, 2 to 10 drops of tincture).
Compare: Mez.; Phos.; Syph.; Kali-mur.; Aethiops.
Antidote: Hep.; Aur.; Mez.
Complementary: Badiaga.

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

Daytime only

    MIND (click for more)

Memory weakened, and loss of will-power

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; loathing; life (see desires, death)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; discontent, displeased, dissatisfied, etc.
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); alternating with laughter


Insanity; mania, madness

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion

Memory; forgetful
Memory; weakness of memory

Restlessness, nervousness
Restlessness, nervousness; evening; 8 p.m.
Restlessness, nervousness; night

Talking, conversation; answers not lucid; slowly
Talking, conversation; speech; hasty


Slow in answering questions

Thinks he is losing his reason.

Weary of life

    HEAD (click for more)

Band-feeling about head

Catarrhal headaches; much heat in head

Tension about scalp, as if bandaged

Exostosis, with feeling of soreness

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); forehead
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); forehead; as from a band

Pain, headache
Pain, headache; bones
Pain, headache; burning
Pain, headache; bursting
Pain, headache; bursting; forehead
Pain, headache; cold weather; damp
Pain, headache; from certain movements; from stooping
Pain, headache; from open air
Pain, headache; in forehead
Pain, headache; in forehead; from stooping
Pain, headache; in forehead; middle
Pain, headache; night
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); as if in a vice
Pain, headache; pulling
Pain, headache; pulling; forehead
Pain, headache; rheumatic
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure
Pain, headache; tearing, rending
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead
Pain, headache; with catarrh
Pain, headache; with running or blocked nose

Skin and scalp; out-break on skin
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; crusts, scabs
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; impetigo (bacterial infection on skin surface)
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; itching
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; wearing away skin
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp

Skull; bony growth (exostosis)
Skull; bony growth (exostosis); painful

Loss of hair

One-sided, tearing pains

Scalp tense; oily sweat on head.

Stinging, burning, fetid eruptions on scalp

Vertigo, when Lying on back

    EYE (click for more)

Floating black spots

After exposure to glare of fire; foundry men

Profuse, burning, acrid discharge


Discharges of mucus or pus
Discharges of mucus or pus; from out-breaks on skin

Discoloration; redness; lids
Discoloration; redness; lids; night

Growth, tumour; wart-like growth; iris


Inflammation; fire
Inflammation; glandular swellings
Inflammation; of catarrh from cold
Inflammation; of catarrh from cold; night
Inflammation; syphilitic
Inflammation; warmth of bed
Inflammation; wounds; cornea (transparent part of eye)
Inflammation; wounds; iris; night
Inflammation; wounds; lids

Intolerance of light (photophobia)
Intolerance of light (photophobia); gaslight
Intolerance of light (photophobia); light of fire

Lids; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Lids; spasmodic closure
Lids; thickening of lids

Pain; in glare of fire
Pain; night
Pain; pressing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; in inflamation of the iris (iritis)
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; night
Pain; tearing
Pain; tearing; in bed
Pain; tearing; night
Pain; tearing; night; in bed

Pulsation; night

Skin around eyes (see face); out-breaks on skin


Swellings; lids


Iritis, with hypopyon.

Lids red, thick, swollen

parenchymatous keratitis of syphilitic origin with burning pain

    VISION (click for more)



Lost vision, blindness

    EAR (click for more)

Otalgic, worse warmth of bed; at night, sticking pains


Boils in external canal ( Calc

Discharges from ear
Discharges from ear; bloody
Discharges from ear; offensive smelling
Discharges from ear; offensive smelling
Discharges from ear; painful
Discharges from ear; pus
Discharges from ear; pus; from middle ear
Discharges from ear; suppressed

Inflammation; inside
Inflammation; media

Pain; boring pain in ear
Pain; boring pain in ear; from warmth of bed
Pain; burning
Pain; night
Pain; pressing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; warmth of bed
Pain; tearing in
Pain; warmth of bed

Sensation of worms; ear drum

Skin; out-breaks on skin; in ear canal; boils
Skin; ulceration; ear drum

Stopped sensation

Thick, Yellow discharge; fetid and bloody

    NOSE (click for more)

Nosebleed at night

Copious discharge of corroding mucus

Coryza, with sneezing; sore, RAW, smarting sensation; worse, damp weather; Profuse, fluent.

Coryza; acrid discharge, but too thick to run down the lip; worse, warm room

Much sneezing

Catarrh; extending to frontal sinuses (lower forehead)

Discharge from nose; blood
Discharge from nose; containing pus
Discharge from nose; greenish
Discharge from nose; offensive smelling
Discharge from nose; offensive smelling; from ulcer or disease of nasal bones
Discharge from nose; suppressed
Discharge from nose; watery
Discharge from nose; wearing away skin
Discharge from nose; yellowish-green

Nose bleed
Nose bleed; during sleep

Pain; on touch

Running or blocked nose (coryza)
Running or blocked nose (coryza); cold air
Running or blocked nose (coryza); from a draft of air; warm air
Running or blocked nose (coryza); night
Running or blocked nose (coryza); running, wet
Running or blocked nose (coryza); with chilliness
Running or blocked nose (coryza); with fever
Running or blocked nose (coryza); with inflammation larynx
Running or blocked nose (coryza); with sore throat

Skin or lining of nose; discoloration; redness; inside

Smell; lost sense of smell

Sneezing; frequent


nostrils raw, ulcerated; nasal bones swollen

Pain and Swelling of nasal bones, and caries, with greenish fetid ulceration

Sneezing in Sunshine

Yellow-green, fetid, pus-like discharge

    FACE (click for more)

Aching in facial bones


Heat; during chilliness

Inflammation; lips
Inflammation; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe)
Inflammation; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); right
Inflammation; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); suppurating (producing pus)
Inflammation; sublingual gland (gland under tongue)
Inflammation; submaxillary gland (gland by neck, under jaw)

Lips; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); corners of mouth

Pain; blowing nose
Pain; inflammatory
Pain; night
Pain; pulling
Pain; tearing
Pain; tearing; cheek bones


Skin; discoloration; earthy
Skin; discoloration; yellow
Skin; out-breaks on skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby; nose
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples; with purplish halo
Skin; out-breaks on skin; syphilitic
Skin; out-breaks on skin; wearing away skin
Skin; ulcers; corners of mouth

Swelling; cheeks
Swelling; glands in general
Swelling; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe)
Swelling; sublingual gland (gland under tongue)
Swelling; toothache

Pale, EARTHY, dirty-looking, puffy

Syphilitic pustules on face.

    MOUTH (click for more)

Tongue heavy, thick; Moist coating; yellow, flabby, teeth-indented; feels as if burnt, with ulcers

Whole mouth MOIST

Fetid odor from mouth; can smell it all over room

Furrow in upper surface of tongue lengthwise

Great thirst, with moist mouth.

Gums spongy, recede, bleed easily

Salivary secretions greatly increased; bloody and viscid

Alveolar abscess, worse at night

Crown of teeth decay

Bleeding; gums
Bleeding; gums; on touch

Discoloration; gums; redness
Discoloration; gums; white
Discoloration; tongue; black
Discoloration; tongue; black; red edges
Discoloration; tongue; pale
Discoloration; tongue; red
Discoloration; tongue; red; edges
Discoloration; tongue; white
Discoloration; tongue; yellow
Discoloration; tongue; yellow; dirty

Dryness; tongue

Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; gums
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; palate (roof of mouth)
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; syphilitic
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue; syphilitic
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; with black base; lardy
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; yellow; at openings of salivary glands

Gums; softening gums
Gums; spongy
Gums; teeth detached from gums
Gums; teeth detached from gums; scurvy-like


Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid

Pain; burning, raw and smarting; gums
Pain; gums
Pain; gums; when touched
Pain; sore
Pain; sore; gums

Saliva; offensive smelling
Saliva; offensive
Saliva; thick and sticky

Salivation; during headache
Salivation; during sleep
Salivation; night

Speech; stammering

Swelling; gums
Swelling; tongue

Taste; bad
Taste; bitter
Taste; flavourless
Taste; like rotten eggs
Taste; metallic
Taste; salty
Taste; slimy
Taste; sweetish
Taste; sweetish; bread tastes sweet

Teeth; decay, hollow
Teeth; discoloured; black
Teeth; discoloured; grey
Teeth; inflamed tooth under enamel
Teeth; looseness
Teeth; looseness; sound teeth
Teeth; pain
Teeth; pain; damp weather
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; ear
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; face
Teeth; pain; heat; external warmth
Teeth; pain; heat; warm bed
Teeth; pain; in bed
Teeth; pain; in cold air
Teeth; pain; jerking; night
Teeth; pain; night
Teeth; pain; night; 9 p.m.
Teeth; pain; pressing
Teeth; pain; pulling
Teeth; pain; rubbing cheek
Teeth; pain; sore, bruised
Teeth; pain; tearing
Teeth; pain; when pulled in from air
Teeth; pain; while eating
Teeth; pain; winter
Teeth; pain; with involuntary flow of saliva
Teeth; pain; with swelling of cheek

Thrush (whitish flakes)
Thrush (whitish flakes); in children

Tongue; flabby
Tongue; jagged edge of tongue
Tongue; trembling

Saliva fetid, coppery

Sore pain on touch and from Chewing

Speech difficult on account of trembling tongue

Sweetish metallic taste

Teeth loose, feel tender and elongated

    THROAT (click for more)

Sore, raw, smarting, burning throat

Bluish-red swelling

Burning in throat, as from hot vapor ascending.

Complete loss of voice

Constant desire to swallow

Putrid sore throat; worse right side

Quinsy, with difficult swallowing; After pus has formed

Stitches into ear on swallowing; fluids return through nose


Complaints with syphilis

Discoloration; copper-coloured


External throat; abscess
External throat; pain; burning; cervical glands (on side of neck)
External throat; swelling; cervical glands (on side of neck)
External throat; swelling; cervical glands (on side of neck); generating pus

Inflammation; night
Inflammation; tonsils

Pain; sore
Pain; sudden, sharp; on swallowing
Pain; swallowing; on swallowing



Tonsils suppurating (producing pus)

Ulcers; throat at back of mouth

Voice; hoarseness
Voice; hoarseness; with running nose
Voice; trembling

ULCERS and inflammation appearing at every change in weather

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Stabbing pain, with chilliness

Stomach sensitive to touch

Weak digestion, With continuous hunger

Intense thirst for cold drinks

Bladder; pain; on beginning to urinate
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); while perspiring
Bladder; urination; dribbling (by drops)
Bladder; urination; feeble stream (slow)
Bladder; urination; frequent; daytime; and night
Bladder; urination; frequent; during chill

Bloated; painful


Inflammation; neck of large intestine (right side, between hip and ribs. typhlitis)

Pain; groin region; right
Pain; groin region; while lying down
Pain; liver
Pain; liver; when touched
Pain; night
Pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; behind lower ribs
Pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); liver
Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver

Skin; pus, groin glands

Stomach; desires, cravings; bread; and butter
Stomach; desires, cravings; cold drinks
Stomach; disordered
Stomach; disordered; from pressure
Stomach; sinking (see emptiness); from pressure
Stomach; thirst; burning, intense

Swelling; groin region; glands
Swelling; liver

Bile secreted deficiently.

Boring pain in right groin

Feels replete and constricted.

Flatulent distention, with pain

Hiccough and regurgitation


Liver enlarged; sore to touch, indurated

Stomach; Putrid eructations

    RECTUM (click for more)

Diarrhoea; evening; in cold air
Diarrhoea; in children
Diarrhoea; in cold air; evening
Diarrhoea; night


Pain; after stool
Pain; burning; during diarrhoea
Pain; soreness
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; after stool
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool

Prolapse; during diarrhoea

Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); after stool
Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); constant
Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); frequent

    STOOL (click for more)

Discharge accompanied by chilliness, sick stomach, cutting colic, and tenesmus

Greenish, Bloody and slimy, worse at night; with pain and tenesmus

never-get-done feeling



Bloody; in streaks


Chopped food; eggs

Containing pus







Like balls
Like balls; like sheep dung

Mucous, slimy
Mucous, slimy; bloody
Mucous, slimy; green

Odour; sour

Pasty, mushy

Reddish (see bloody)


Small (see long and narrow)


Strong and sharp (acrid), corrosive, wearing away skin


White; milk like


Whitish-gray stools.

    URINE (click for more)

Frequent urging

Greenish discharge from urethra; burning in urethra on beginning to urinate

Urine dark, scanty, bloody, albuminous.

Burning (includes hot)

Cloudy; with perspiration

Colour; dark




Strong and sharp (acrid)

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Menses profuse, with abdominal pains

Stinging pain in ovaries ( Apis.) Itching and burning; worse, after urinating; better, washing with cold water

Cold genitals

Female; inflammation
Female; inflammation; ovaries
Female; irritation; itching
Female; irritation; itching; contact of urine
Female; ulcers
Female; vaginal discharge
Female; vaginal discharge; girls, little
Female; vaginal discharge; greenish
Female; vaginal discharge; night
Female; vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin

Male; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between scrotum, and thighs
Male; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); penis; foreskin
Male; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); penis; head (glans)
Male; inflammation; penis; foreskin
Male; out-breaks on skin; penis; blisters; becoming ulcers
Male; pain; sore; penis; foreskin; while walking
Male; swelling; penis; foreskin
Male; tight foreskin
Male; tight foreskin; stuck behind head of penis (glans)
Male; ulcers; penis
Male; ulcers; penis; at tip
Male; ulcers; penis; bleeding
Male; ulcers; penis; foreskin
Male; ulcers; penis; hard
Male; ulcers; penis; head (glans)
Male; ulcers; penis; lard-like base

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; gonorrhoea
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; greenish
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; greenish; night
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; greenish; yellow
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; yellow
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning; during urination; when beginning to urinate
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning; when not urinating
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; stinging, during sexual intercourse; with gonorrhoea
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; when not urinating

Leucorrhoea excoriating, greenish and bloody; Sensation of rawness in parts

Male; Vesicles and ulcers; soft chancre

Mammae painful and full of milk at menses.

Morning sickness, with profuse salivation

Nocturnal emissions, stained with blood.

Prepuce irritated; itches

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Cannot lie on right side ( Left side, Lycop.) Cough, with yellow muco-purulent expectoration

Catarrh, with chilliness; dread of air

Paroxysms of two; worse, night and from warmth of bed

Difficult (dyspnea); ascending

Soreness from fauces to sternum

Stitches from lower lobe of right lung to back

Whooping-cough with nosebleed ( Arnica.) Cough worse, tobacco smoke.

    COUGH (click for more)

Evening; in bed



While lying down; on right side

    CHEST (click for more)


Cancer; breast


Heart; palpitations

Inflammation; lungs

Lungs; empyema

Pain; breast
Pain; sides; during cough
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; front part of chest
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; front part of chest; on coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sneezing
Pain; while lying down; on side; right

Skin; abscess; arm pit
Skin; abscess; breast

Swelling; arm pit glands

    BACK (click for more)

Pain; burning; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades
Pain; burning; neck
Pain; rising from sitting
Pain; sacrum (base of spine); when breathing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; sacrum (base of spine); when breathing
Pain; while perspiring

Bruised pain in small of back, especially when sitting

Tearing pain in coccyx; better, pressing on abdomen.

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Lacerating pain in joints

Trembling extremities, especially hands; paralysis agitans

Bone-pains and in limbs; worse, night

Cold, clammy sweat on legs at night

Dropsical swelling of feet and legs.

Bones; decay of bone

Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Cramps; fingers

Hands and feet; clenching fingers (see extremities; convulsions, contraction); thumbs

Heaviness; tired limbs

Inflammation; bones

Movements and positions; flexed; finger (see extremities; hands and feet; clenching)
Movements and positions; jerking
Movements and positions; lameness
Movements and positions; trembling
Movements and positions; trembling; excitement
Movements and positions; trembling; foot
Movements and positions; trembling; forearm; while writing
Movements and positions; trembling; hand
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; manual labour
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; on holding objects
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; on holding objects; in free hand
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; on holding objects; on holding them out
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; on holding objects; on taking hold of objects
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; paralytic
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; weakness
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; when carrying something to mouth
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; when raising them high
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; while writing
Movements and positions; trembling; on movement
Movements and positions; trembling; upper limbs
Movements and positions; trembling; upper limbs; while writing
Movements and positions; trembling; while walking

Pain; aching; in bed
Pain; boring; leg; shin bone
Pain; boring; leg; shin bone; night
Pain; burning; buttocks
Pain; in bones
Pain; joints; gouty
Pain; joints; night
Pain; lower leg; night
Pain; lower leg; warmth of bed
Pain; lower limbs; night
Pain; lower limbs; night; in bed
Pain; lower limbs; warmth of bed
Pain; night
Pain; night; drives out of bed
Pain; rheumatic; acute
Pain; rheumatic; driven out of bed by pains
Pain; rheumatic; with perspiration
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; joints
Pain; tearing
Pain; tearing; hip; warmth of bed
Pain; tearing; joints
Pain; tearing; knee; warmth of bed
Pain; tearing; leg; warmth of bed
Pain; upper limbs; rheumatic
Pain; warmth; of bed
Pain; wet weather

Perspiration; foot

Shrivelled (shrunken); fingers; while perspiring

Skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between thighs
Skin; itching; lower limbs
Skin; out-break on skin
Skin; out-break on skin; burning
Skin; out-break on skin; forearm; herpes
Skin; out-break on skin; knee; hollow of knee; moist
Skin; out-break on skin; lower limbs; herpes
Skin; out-break on skin; thigh; herpes
Skin; out-break on skin; upper limbs; herpes
Skin; ulcers; leg
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; bleeding easily
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; burning
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; deep
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; offensive smelling

Swollen; elbow
Swollen; elbow; hot and red

Weakness; joints

Oily perspiration

Patient very sensitive to cold

Weakness of limbs

    SLEEP (click for more)

Sleeplessness, insomnia
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from before midnight

    CHILL (click for more)


In bed
In bed; rising from bed

In the open air


Morning; in bed


Sensation of cold water; poured over him

    FEVER (click for more)

Profuse perspiration without relief

Alternate flashes of heat in single parts.

creeping chilliness; worse in the evening and into night

Alternating with chills

Catarrh with fever

Comes on suddenly; night

Continued fever; night

Fever with skin out-break; scarlet fever

In bed (see night and warmth)

Inflammatory fever

Internal heat

Night; with perspiration

Remittent; night

Generally gastric or bilious, with profuse nightly perspiration; debility, slow and lingering

Heat and shuddering alternately

Yellow perspiration

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

After stool; warm perspiration, becomes cold and sticky

Before stool


Cold; while eating

Daytime; with nausea and lack of energy

During stool

Evening; in bed

From pains



Night; lasting all night without relief

Odour; offensive
Odour; offensive; night
Odour; sour

Oily; night

On beginning to sleep

On movement

On parts affected with other conditions

Other symptoms worse while perspiring

Profuse; night

Staining the linen; yellow

While eating
While eating; anxiety and cold sweat

    SKIN (click for more)

Persistent dryness of the skin contraindicate Mercurius Vivus

Vesicular and pustular eruptions

General tendency to free perspiration, but patient is not relieved thereby

Itching; worse from warmth of bed

Almost Constantly moist


Crusta lactea; yellowish-brown crusts, considerable suppuration

Excessive odorous viscid perspiration; worse, night

Glands swell every time patient takes cold

Orchitis ( Clemat.; haman.; Puls.)

Pimples around the main eruption

Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus; syphilitic
Abnormal growths; ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bleeding
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; in margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; crusty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; deep
Abnormal growths; ulcers; dirty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; bloody
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; corrosive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; greenish
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; scanty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; thin
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; watery
Abnormal growths; ulcers; flat (see superficial)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; inflamed
Abnormal growths; ulcers; lardy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; pulsating
Abnormal growths; ulcers; pulsating; night
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; spongy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; syphilitic
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with jagged margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with white spots

Blisters; yellow

Discoloration; brown, liver spots
Discoloration; red
Discoloration; red; spots
Discoloration; red; spots; scarlet
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.

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

Itching; on becoming warm

Out-breaks on skin
Out-breaks on skin; bleeding
Out-breaks on skin; boils
Out-breaks on skin; burning
Out-breaks on skin; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; moist
Out-breaks on skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Out-breaks on skin; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; burning
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; moist
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; patches
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; scaly
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; spreading
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; zoster, zona
Out-breaks on skin; itching; night
Out-breaks on skin; itching; warmth
Out-breaks on skin; pimples
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales); syphilitic
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular)
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); red
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; fatty
Out-breaks on skin; scarlet fever
Out-breaks on skin; small-pox
Out-breaks on skin; syphilitic
Out-breaks on skin; with swelling

Pain; burning; after scratching


Swelling; inflamed
Swelling; of parts affected with symptoms

Ulcers, irregular in shape, edges undefined

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Abscesses; glands


Before sleep

Blackness of external parts

Bones; decay of bone
Bones; softening of bones

Constriction; externally
Constriction; of orifices

Contractions, closing, stenoses, after inflammation

During sleep



Inflammation; bones
Inflammation; glands
Inflammation; internally

Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying on side; on right side


Mucous secretions increased


Numbness; internally; in single parts

Open air

Pain; bones
Pain; bones; night
Pain; boring; bones
Pain; burning externally
Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; cutting; internally
Pain; glands
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; pressing; glands
Pain; sudden, sharp; bones
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally
Pain; sudden, sharp; glands
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; outward
Pain; tearing; bones
Pain; tearing; glands
Pain; tearing; internally
Pain; tearing; muscles

Paralysis; in chronic indigestion

Perspiration gives no relief

Pulsation; internally; glands

Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Pulse; intermittent


Sensitive; excessive physical irritability

Swelling; glands
Swelling; glands; hot
Swelling; glands; inflammatory
Swelling; in general
Swelling; inflammatory
Swelling; of affected parts
Swelling; swollen sensation


Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm bed

Touch; slight touch

Trembling; externally

Warmth; warm air
Warmth; warm bed

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after stool
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration

Weariness (see weakness)
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.