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Mercurius Vivus - Eye 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.


Floating black spots

After exposure to glare of fire; foundry men

Profuse, burning, acrid discharge

Cataract; soft


Conjunctiva (external lining of eye); swelling

Cornea (transparent part of eye); blisters
Cornea (transparent part of eye); spots and specks, on cornea
Cornea (transparent part of eye); spots and specks, on cornea; scars

Discharges of mucus or pus
Discharges of mucus or pus; acrid smelling (strong and sharp)
Discharges of mucus or pus; bloody
Discharges of mucus or pus; corner; from tear duct
Discharges of mucus or pus; from out-breaks on skin
Discharges of mucus or pus; yellow

Discoloration; redness
Discoloration; redness; during period
Discoloration; redness; lids
Discoloration; redness; lids; night
Discoloration; redness; lids; spots; veins

Distorted; iris



Eye feels hot

Glassy appearance

Growth, tumour; sty
Growth, tumour; sty; upper lid
Growth, tumour; tumours; cystic
Growth, tumour; wart-like growth
Growth, tumour; wart-like growth; iris

Hair falling from eye-lashes


Infected; cornea (transparent part of eye)
Infected; full of dark vessels, conjunctiva (external lining of eye)

Inflammation; acute
Inflammation; arthritic (gouty and rheumatic)
Inflammation; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour, see face)
Inflammation; fire
Inflammation; from gaslight
Inflammation; glandular swellings
Inflammation; heat
Inflammation; infants
Inflammation; of catarrh from cold
Inflammation; of catarrh from cold; night
Inflammation; syphilitic
Inflammation; warmth of bed
Inflammation; with gonorrhoea
Inflammation; wounds; back of eye (behind retina - choroid)
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye)
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); granular
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); in croup
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); oozing pus (including cornea)
Inflammation; wounds; cornea (transparent part of eye)
Inflammation; wounds; corner
Inflammation; wounds; hardening of tissue
Inflammation; wounds; iris
Inflammation; wounds; iris; night
Inflammation; wounds; iris; syphilitic
Inflammation; wounds; iris; with pus in front of iris
Inflammation; wounds; lachrymal sac
Inflammation; wounds; lids
Inflammation; wounds; lids; edges
Inflammation; wounds; retina

Intolerance of light (photophobia)
Intolerance of light (photophobia); artificial light
Intolerance of light (photophobia); daylight
Intolerance of light (photophobia); daylight; sunlight
Intolerance of light (photophobia); evening
Intolerance of light (photophobia); gaslight
Intolerance of light (photophobia); light of fire
Intolerance of light (photophobia); when angry


Lids; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Lids; eyes closed; eyes close involuntary
Lids; eyes closed; half open
Lids; falling of lids
Lids; half open
Lids; lids turned inward
Lids; lids turned outward
Lids; opening eyes difficult
Lids; opening eyes difficult
Lids; out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples
Lids; out-breaks on skin; scaly herpes; margins
Lids; spasmodic closure
Lids; spasmodic closure; on looking
Lids; stuck together; morning
Lids; thickening of lids

Looking into fire

Looking steadily (see vision, exertion)

Movement of eyeballs; rolling


Pain; aching
Pain; aching; evening
Pain; aching; night
Pain; aching; when looking sharply; straining sight
Pain; around the eyes
Pain; as from something in eye
Pain; as from something in eye; back behind lids
Pain; as from something in eye; like sand in eye
Pain; boring
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; as if sand in eye
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; in open air
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; looking at fire
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; night
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; warm bed
Pain; cutting
Pain; cutting; exerting them
Pain; cutting; night
Pain; cutting; while reading
Pain; evening
Pain; from daylight
Pain; from exertion of vision; in detailed work
Pain; in glare of fire
Pain; light
Pain; night
Pain; night; midnight
Pain; on movement of eyes
Pain; pressing
Pain; pressing; outward
Pain; pressing; stooping
Pain; pressing; when moving eyes
Pain; pressing; while reading
Pain; pulling; while sitting
Pain; sore, bruised, tender
Pain; sore, bruised, tender; lids
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; evening
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; in bright light
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; in inflamation of the iris (iritis)
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; night
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; rheumatic
Pain; tearing
Pain; tearing; damp weather
Pain; tearing; in bed
Pain; tearing; night
Pain; tearing; night; in bed
Pain; touch
Pain; warmth
Pain; wet weather
Pain; when stooping
Pain; when using eyes; when reading
Pain; when using eyes; while sewing; on fine work
Pain; while sitting

Paralysis; optic nerve, total blindness, without eye damage (amaurosis)

Pulsation in eyes

Pulsation; night

Pupils; contracted
Pupils; dilated
Pupils; dilated; during heat
Pupils; insensitive to light
Pupils; sluggish

Quivering; lids

Sensitive to...; cold air
Sensitive to...; heat

Skin around eyes (see face); cracks in corner
Skin around eyes (see face); out-breaks on skin
Skin around eyes (see face); out-breaks on skin; pimples


Strabismus (eyes incorrectly aligned)


Swellings; corner
Swellings; glands under eye lids
Swellings; glandular swellings
Swellings; lids
Swellings; lids; lower lids; left
Swellings; lids; when period is suppressed

Tears; acrid smell (strong and sharp)
Tears; acrid smell (strong and sharp); night
Tears; burning
Tears; during headache
Tears; evening
Tears; morning
Tears; open air
Tears; sensation of tears, but none present
Tears; when looking at the fire
Tears; with cough

Tension; morning

Twitching; lids
Twitching; lids; when closed

Ulceration; cornea (transparent part of eye)
Ulceration; lids
Ulceration; lids; margins
Ulceration; lids; under surfaces

Weak; light

Iritis, with hypopyon.

Lids red, thick, swollen

parenchymatous keratitis of syphilitic origin with burning pain
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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.