Mercurius CorrosivusCorrosive Sublimate, Merc. Cor, Mercurius Corrosivus Corrosivus, Mercurius Sublimatus Corrosivus
HPUS label indication: Sore throat
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 Mercurius Corrosivus based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
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)
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
Excessive photophobia and Acrid lachrymation
Inflammation; wounds; iris
Inflammation; wounds; iris; night
Inflammation; wounds; iris; syphilitic
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)
▲ ▼ NOSE (click for more)
bich.) Rawness and smarting in nostrils
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.
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Lips; turned out lips; swollen
Skin; out-breaks on skin; syphilitic
Facial neuralgia within the bones.
Lips black, swollen
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Gums purple, swollen, and spongy
Bleeding; gums; easily
Discoloration; gums; pale
Discoloration; gums; purple
Discoloration; tongue; yellow; dirty
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive
Saliva; thick and sticky
Swelling; palate (roof of mouth); soft palate (back of roof of mouth)
Thrush (whitish flakes)
Taste salty and bitter.
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
Choking, constricting; gullet
Pain; burning; gullet
Pain; burning; gullet; on pressure
Pain; burning; on pressure
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; eating
Swallowing; constantly; from choking
Swallowing; constantly; from spasm in throat
Swelling; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)
Ulcers; throat at back of mouth
Ulcers; uvula (lobe at back of mouth); spreading
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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
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; bloody
Mucous, slimy; green
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)
Ejecting lumps; epithelial
Sediment; sand; red (brick-dust)
Strong and sharp (acrid)
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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
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
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Pulling up limbs
Swollen; foot; fluid accumulation
▲ ▼ SLEEP (click for more)
Position; limbs pulled up
Position; on back
▲ ▼ CHILL (click for more)
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; 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.