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Mercurius Vivus - Chest symptoms

Quicksilver, Mercurius, Mercury, Merc Viv

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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 Vivus based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.

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.

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