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Mercurius Corrosivus
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Mercurius Corrosivus

Corrosive Sublimate, Merc. Cor, Mercurius Corrosivus Corrosivus, Mercurius Sublimatus Corrosivus

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HPUS label indication: Sore throat

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

This salt leads all other remedies in tenesmus of the rectum, which is incessant, and is not relieved by the stool. The tenesmus often involves the bladder as well. Bright’s disease. Gonorrhoea; second stage, with continuous tenesmus. Destroys the secreting portions of the kidneys. This process is slow, but sure. Albuminuria in early pregnancy ( Phosph. later and at full term).
BETTER, while at rest.
WORSE, evening, night, acids.
Compare: Ars.; Lach.; Leonurus - mother-wort (Influences pelvic organs, allays spasm and nervous irritability, promotes secretion and reduces febrile excitement. Valuable in suppressed menses and LOCHIA; dysentery; vomiting, frightful pains in abdomen, violent thirst. Tongue dry and cracked). Monsonia - An African plant belonging to the Geraniaceae - (Used for dysentery in material doses).
Antidote: Calcium sulphide is antidotal to Bichloride poisoning. Use intravenous injection of 7 1/2 grains in 7 1/2 oz. boiled water.
Sixth potency. In solution 1: 1000, hypodermically injected under conjunctiva in choroiditis with progressive myopia. Stops immediately the severe aching pain behind eyeballs (Dr. G. D. Halle.)

    HEAD (click for more)

Delirium, stupor
Drawing pain in periosteum of skull.
Frontal pain, congestion of head, with burning in cheeks

Skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead

    EYE (click for more)

Retinitis albuminuric, ophthalmia neonatorum

Iris Muddy in color, thick, and neither contracts nor dilates

Lids odematous, red, excoriated

Severe burning

Excessive photophobia and Acrid lachrymation

Inflammation; syphilitic
Inflammation; wounds; iris
Inflammation; wounds; iris; night
Inflammation; wounds; iris; syphilitic

Pain; night

Tears; acrid smell (strong and sharp)

iritis, ordinary or syphilitic ( Give in association with atropine locally for prevention of adhesions.) Pain severe at night; burning, shooting, tearing

Little tendency to pus formation

Pain behind eyeballs, as if forced out

Phlyctenulae; deep ulcers on cornea

soreness of the eyes.

    EAR (click for more)


Fetid pus.

Violent pulsations

    NOSE (click for more)

bich.) Rawness and smarting in nostrils

Excessive coryza


Running or blocked nose (coryza); running, wet

Ozaena, with perforation of septum nasi ( Kali

Post-nasal swelling, mucous membrane dry, red, and covered with bloody mucus.

    FACE (click for more)

Lips; turned out lips; swollen

Perspiration; cold

Skin; out-breaks on skin; syphilitic

Facial neuralgia within the bones.

Lips black, swollen

Red, puffy



    MOUTH (click for more)

Gums purple, swollen, and spongy

Bleeding; gums
Bleeding; gums; easily

Discoloration; gums; pale
Discoloration; gums; purple
Discoloration; tongue; yellow; dirty

Gangrenous; gums

Gums; spongy

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive

Pain; sore

Saliva; thick and sticky


Swelling; gums
Swelling; palate (roof of mouth); soft palate (back of roof of mouth)

Taste; salty

Teeth; looseness

Thrush (whitish flakes)




Taste salty and bitter.

Teeth loose

Tongue swollen and inflamed

    THROAT (click for more)

All glands about thorax swollen.

Most pain is Post-nasal with sharp pains to ears

Red, swollen, painful, intensely inflamed

burning pain, with great swelling; worse, slight external pressure

swallowing painful

Choking, constricting; gullet

Pain; burning
Pain; burning; gullet
Pain; burning; gullet; on pressure
Pain; burning; on pressure
Pain; rawness
Pain; rawness; gullet
Pain; swallowing; liquids

Spasms, convulsions etc.; gullet
Spasms, convulsions etc.; gullet; on swallowing
Spasms, convulsions etc.; on swallowing; forcing to retch

Swallowing; constantly
Swallowing; constantly; eating
Swallowing; constantly; from choking
Swallowing; constantly; from spasm in throat

Swelling; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

Ulcers; spreading
Ulcers; throat at back of mouth
Ulcers; uvula (lobe at back of mouth); spreading

uvula swollen

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Bruised sensation; caecal region and transverse colon painful

Abscess; in liver

Bladder; urge to urinate, but producing nothing
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant
Bladder; urination; dribbling (by drops)
Bladder; urination; feeble stream (slow)
Bladder; urination; forked stream

Inflammation; appendicitis

Pain; right side, above hip

Stomach; desires, cravings; cold drinks

Swelling; groin region; glands

Bloated; very painful to least touch.

Epigastrium very sensitive.

Stomach; Incessant, green, bilious vomiting

    RECTUM (click for more)


Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; after stool
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; before stool
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during diarrhoea
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during dysentery
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool

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)

Dysentery; tenesmus, not relieved by stool; incessant

Stool hot, bloody, slimy, offensive, with cutting pains and shreds of mucous membranes.






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

Odour; offensive

Pasty, mushy

Small (see long and narrow)


    URINE (click for more)

Stabbing pain extending up urethra into bladder


Intense burning in urethra

Perspiration after urinating.

tenesmus of bladder

Urine hot, burning, scanty or Suppressed; bloody, Greenish discharge

Albuminous (white, thick)
Albuminous (white, thick); during pregnancy


Burning (includes hot)

Colour; brown
Colour; dark
Colour; greenish
Colour; pale

Ejecting lumps; epithelial


Sediment; mucous
Sediment; sand; red (brick-dust)

Strong and sharp (acrid)


    GENITALS (click for more)

Gonorrhoea; urethra orifice red, swollen; glans sore and hot

Chancres assume phagedenic appearance

Discharge greenish, thick.

Male; hot; penis; head (glans)
Male; sensitiveness; penis; head (glans)
Male; suppurating (producing pus); under the foreskin
Male; ulcers; penis
Male; ulcers; penis; at tip
Male; ulcers; penis; foreskin
Male; ulcers; penis; hard
Male; ulcers; penis; head (glans)
Male; ulcers; spreading

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; strong and sharp (acrid)
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); haemorrhage
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); itching; with gonorrhoea
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning; during urination
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; gnawing, biting; during urination
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending backward
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pulsation
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); ulceration; passage

Male; Penis and testes enormously swollen

    RESPIRATION (click for more)


Cough, with bloody expectoration

Pain in larynx as cut with knife

Pulse rapid and intermittent

Difficult (dyspnea)

Stitches through side of chest.

    CHEST (click for more)

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp

Swelling; breast; nipples

    BACK (click for more)

Curvature of spine (scoliosis)
Curvature of spine (scoliosis); lies on back with knees pulled up

Pain; night

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Pulling up limbs

Swollen; foot; fluid accumulation

    SLEEP (click for more)

Position; limbs pulled up
Position; on back

Sleepiness, tiredness

Sleeplessness, insomnia

    CHILL (click for more)

During movement

On rising up

    FEVER (click for more)

Chilly from slightest exposure


Profuse perspiration; surfaces cold.

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)


    SKIN (click for more)

Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus; syphilitic
Abnormal growths; ulcers; syphilitic
Abnormal growths; wart-like growth
Abnormal growths; warts

Out-breaks on skin; syphilitic

    GENERALITIES (click for more)


Lying down; lying on back

Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; sore, bruised; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally


Swelling; glands
Swelling; of affected parts


Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
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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.