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Mercurius Vivus - Generalities 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.
Relationships
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.

GENERALITIES

Abscesses

Abscesses; glands

After scarlet fever

After sleep

Afternoon

Anaemia
Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

At beginning of sleep

Autumn

Aversion to movement

Aversion to open air

Bathing

Becoming heated

Before sleep

Blackness of external parts

Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)
Blood vessels; congestion of blood
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; after stress
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; before period
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; from nervousness
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; night

Bones; decay of bone
Bones; decay of bone; around the bone
Bones; necrosis in bones (death of cells)
Bones; slow repair of broken bones
Bones; softening of bones

Cancers
Cancers; epithelioma
Cancers; fungus haematodes
Cancers; noma

Change of weather

Cloudy weather

Collapse

Constipation

Constriction; bones
Constriction; externally
Constriction; internally
Constriction; of orifices
Constriction; sensation of a band

Contractions, closing, stenoses, after inflammation

Convulsions
Convulsions; continuous contraction
Convulsions; convulsive movements
Convulsions; during chill
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; from cold air
Convulsions; hysterical
Convulsions; night
Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm
Convulsions; while teething
Convulsions; with consciousness
Convulsions; with falling
Convulsions; with tetanus rigidity
Convulsions; without consciousness

Copper fumes

Dehydration

Draft

Dread of bathing

During sleep

Dwarfism

Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; before eating
Eating and food; bread
Eating and food; coffee
Eating and food; cold drinks
Eating and food; cold food
Eating and food; eating
Eating and food; fat
Eating and food; meat
Eating and food; sweets
Eating and food; symptoms while fasting
Eating and food; warm food
Eating and food; while eating

Emaciated (extremely thin)

Emission

Evening
Evening; open air

Extreme emotion

Faintness, fainting
Faintness, fainting; from noise
Faintness, fainting; on rubbing temples with both hands

Feather-bed

Flabby feeling
Flabby feeling; in hard parts

Fluid build up; excess of blood, or other fluids
Fluid build up; external
Fluid build up; internal

Formication (like insects crawling around); bones
Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts
Formication (like insects crawling around); glands
Formication (like insects crawling around); internally

From getting wet; feet
From getting wet; wet applications

Full feeling; internally

General physical anxiety

Glands; itching, glands

Gonorrhoea, suppressed (see inflamed hair follicles)

Haemorrhage

Heaviness; externally
Heaviness; internally

Illusions of touch

In winter

In women; symptoms after period
In women; symptoms at beginning of period
In women; symptoms before period
In women; symptoms during period
In women; symptoms when breast feeding children

Inflammation; bones
Inflammation; bones; around the bone
Inflammation; externally
Inflammation; glands
Inflammation; hair follicles
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands
Inflammation; internally
Inflammation; internally; gangrenous
Inflammation; nerves
Inflammation; thin, watery membranes

Insensitive to pain (see irritability)

Jar, stepping

Jerking; as in convulsions
Jerking; during sleep
Jerking; muscles
Jerking; paralysed parts

Lack of reaction

Late morning

Lethargic, tired

Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; inclination to lie down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying on back
Lying down; lying on back
Lying down; lying on side
Lying down; lying on side; on left side
Lying down; lying on side; on painful side
Lying down; lying on side; on painless side
Lying down; lying on side; on right side

Morning

Movement
Movement; after
Movement; movement of affected part

Mucous secretions increased

Narcotics

Night
Night; after midnight
Night; before midnight

Numbness; externally
Numbness; internally
Numbness; internally; in single parts
Numbness; internally; of suffering parts

Obesity

On falling asleep

On first sitting down

On first sitting down

On waking

Open air

Pain; around the bone
Pain; bones
Pain; bones; night
Pain; boring
Pain; boring; bones
Pain; burning externally
Pain; burning externally; as from being burnt
Pain; burning externally; bones
Pain; burning externally; glands
Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; constricting; externally
Pain; constricting; internally
Pain; cutting; externally
Pain; cutting; internally
Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation)
Pain; glands
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; gnawing, biting; externally
Pain; gnawing, biting; internally
Pain; jerking; affected parts
Pain; jerking; bones
Pain; jerking; externally
Pain; jerking; glands
Pain; jerking; internally
Pain; paralytic
Pain; pinching
Pain; pinching; internally
Pain; pressing; as from load
Pain; pressing; bones
Pain; pressing; externally
Pain; pressing; from within outward
Pain; pressing; glands
Pain; pressing; glands; outward
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; pressing; muscles
Pain; pressing; together
Pain; pulling
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; externally
Pain; sore, bruised; glands
Pain; sore, bruised; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; bones
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally
Pain; sudden, sharp; glands
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; burning in muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; tearing in muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; outward
Pain; sudden, sharp; transversely
Pain; sudden, sharp; upward
Pain; tearing; bones
Pain; tearing; downward
Pain; tearing; externally
Pain; tearing; glands
Pain; tearing; internally
Pain; tearing; muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; jerking in muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; sticking in muscles
Pain; tearing; upward
Pain; twinging
Pain; twisting
Pain; ulcerative; externally
Pain; ulcerative; glands
Pain; ulcerative; internally

Paralysis; extends from above downwards
Paralysis; in chronic indigestion
Paralysis; internally
Paralysis; of organs
Paralysis; one-sided
Paralysis; painless

Periodic, recurring

Perspiration gives no relief

Physical exertion

Polyp (growth on mucus lining)

Pressure

Pressure

Pulsation
Pulsation; internally
Pulsation; internally; bones
Pulsation; internally; glands

Pulse; abnormal
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Pulse; full
Pulse; full; night
Pulse; hard
Pulse; hard
Pulse; imperceptible
Pulse; imperceptible; almost
Pulse; intermittent
Pulse; irregular
Pulse; irregular; night
Pulse; laboured
Pulse; slow
Pulse; small
Pulse; soft
Pulse; spasmodic
Pulse; trembling
Pulse; weak

Relaxation of muscles

Rising

Rising

Rubbing

Rubbing

Running

Scurvy

Sensation of coat of skin pulled over inner parts

Sensation of plug; internally

Sensitive; around the bone
Sensitive; bed feels hard
Sensitive; bones
Sensitive; excessive physical irritability
Sensitive; externally
Sensitive; internally
Sensitive; to pain

Shrivelling

Sitting

Sluggishness

Snow-air

Standing

Standing

Straining of muscles and tendons, from lifting

Stretching
Stretching; night; when waking

Swelling; around the bone
Swelling; bones
Swelling; glands
Swelling; glands; bluish
Swelling; glands; hard
Swelling; glands; hot
Swelling; glands; inflammatory
Swelling; in general
Swelling; inflammatory
Swelling; of affected parts
Swelling; puffy
Swelling; swollen sensation
Swelling; swollen sensation; glands

Symptoms after perspiration

Symptoms after sexual intercourse; symptoms after sexual excesses

Symptoms from masturbation

Symptoms from suppression of perspiration

Symptoms not symmetrical; alternating sides
Symptoms not symmetrical; crosswise, left upper and right lower
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Symptoms not symmetrical; right
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Syphilis

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; bones
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); from becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); heat and cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat; with chilliness
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; becoming warm in open air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm bed
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm heater
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm room

Tension; bones
Tension; externally
Tension; glands
Tension; internally

Tobacco

Touch
Touch; slight touch

Touching anything

Touching cold things

Trembling; after emotions
Trembling; before stool
Trembling; comes on suddenly
Trembling; externally
Trembling; from anger
Trembling; from fright
Trembling; from joy
Trembling; internally
Trembling; movement
Trembling; on slight physical exertion
Trembling; on waking
Trembling; on walking up stairs or hill
Trembling; while standing
Trembling; while walking

Twitching
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)

Ulcers, at glands (see skin)
Ulcers, at glands (see skin); cancerous

Uncovering

Walking up stairs or hill

Walking

Walking

Walking

Walking
Walking; beginning of walk
Walking; in open air

Warmth
Warmth; becoming warm in open air
Warmth; warm air
Warmth; warm bed
Warmth; warm heater
Warmth; warm room

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after stool
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); afternoon; 5 p.m.; or 6 p.m.
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); evening
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from fright
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from movement
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration; night
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from slight exertion
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); in open air
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); nervous weakness
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); standing
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking; in open air
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); while washing the feet

Weariness (see weakness)
Weariness (see weakness); while sitting

Wet weather

While sitting

Wraps
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Sources
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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