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Mercurius Vivus - Chest symptoms

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.

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.



Anxiety; region of heart

Breast; deep, narrow openings
Breast; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Breast; indurated (hard from inflammation); nipples
Breast; milk; absent
Breast; milk; bad
Breast; milk; blood in milk
Breast; milk; disappearing
Breast; milk; during period
Breast; milk; in non-pregnant women
Breast; milk; suppressed
Breast; milk; thin
Breast; milk; when period is suppressed
Breast; nipples; bleeding nipples
Breast; nipples; deformed nipples
Breast; nipples; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

Bubbling sensation in blood (see heat flushes)

Cancer; breast
Cancer; breast; epithelioma



Coldness; sides; right


Constriction, tension
Constriction, tension; during cough
Constriction, tension; fluid in chest cavity
Constriction, tension; stooping

Dry; chest

Fullness; breast

Heart; palpitations
Heart; palpitations; after eating
Heart; palpitations; anxiety
Heart; palpitations; during chill
Heart; palpitations; during fever
Heart; palpitations; during sleep
Heart; palpitations; from exertion
Heart; palpitations; irregular
Heart; palpitations; night
Heart; palpitations; on movement
Heart; palpitations; on movement; slightest
Heart; palpitations; on waking; if startled from a dream
Heart; palpitations; on waking; waking suddenly
Heart; palpitations; walking
Heart; palpitations; when period is suppressed
Heart; palpitations; while perspiring


Inflammation; breast
Inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis)
Inflammation; lung lining
Inflammation; lungs
Inflammation; lungs; infants
Inflammation; lungs; right
Inflammation; lungs; right; lower lobe

Lungs; abscess
Lungs; emphysema
Lungs; empyema
Lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema)
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); after whisky
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); coagulated
Lungs; lungs full of matter, so breathing difficult (hepatization)
Lungs; lungs full of matter, so breathing difficult (hepatization); lying on right side
Lungs; tuberculosis
Lungs; tuberculosis; containing pus and ulcerative
Lungs; tuberculosis; full of mucus

Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; when coughing
Movements in and of chest; trembling; heart (see fluttering)
Movements in and of chest; trembling; heart (see fluttering); on waking



Oppressed feeling
Oppressed feeling; heart

Pain; aching
Pain; aching; breathing in
Pain; aching; heart
Pain; aching; on holding breath
Pain; breast
Pain; breast; during period
Pain; burning
Pain; burning; breast bone
Pain; burning; extending to throat
Pain; bursting
Pain; bursting; night
Pain; bursting; on coughing
Pain; cutting (sudden sharp pain)
Pain; cutting (sudden sharp pain); while smoking
Pain; during a cough
Pain; heart
Pain; morning
Pain; movement
Pain; pectoral muscles
Pain; pressing
Pain; pressing; sides; left
Pain; pressure
Pain; pulling; coughing
Pain; rawness
Pain; rawness; when coughing
Pain; sides; after sneezing
Pain; sides; during cough
Pain; sides; left
Pain; sides; morning
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; breast
Pain; sore, bruised; breast; nipples
Pain; sore, bruised; from coughing
Pain; sore, bruised; front of chest
Pain; sore, bruised; holds chest with hands during cough
Pain; sore, bruised; sides; left
Pain; squeezing sensation
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; during movement
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending to back
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; front part of chest
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; front part of chest; on coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; front part of chest; on sneezing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; lower ribs; while walking
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; morning
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; after sneezing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; left
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; lower part of; right
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right; extending to back
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sneezing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; stooping
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; when breathing in
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; while walking; in open air
Pain; stooping
Pain; tearing
Pain; ulcerative
Pain; when breathing in
Pain; when breathing in
Pain; when sneezing
Pain; while lying down; on side; right
Pain; while walking

Perspiration; cold


Skin; abscess; arm pit
Skin; abscess; breast
Skin; abscess; breast; nipples
Skin; discoloration; redness; spots
Skin; out-breaks on skin; arm pit
Skin; out-breaks on skin; arm pit; boils
Skin; out-breaks on skin; arm pit; burning
Skin; out-breaks on skin; arm pit; eczema
Skin; out-breaks on skin; arm pit; painful
Skin; out-breaks on skin; blisters
Skin; out-breaks on skin; rash
Skin; out-breaks on skin; red
Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; coppery
Skin; ulceration; nipples

Sticking sensation

Swelling; arm pit glands
Swelling; breast
Swelling; breast; hot
Swelling; breast; nipples


Weakness; feels weak around the heart
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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.