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Mercurius Vivus - Generalities 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.



Abscesses; glands

After scarlet fever

After sleep


Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

At beginning of sleep


Aversion to movement

Aversion to open air


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; epithelioma
Cancers; fungus haematodes
Cancers; noma

Change of weather

Cloudy weather



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

Contractions, closing, stenoses, after inflammation

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



Dread of bathing

During sleep


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)


Evening; open air

Extreme emotion

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


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)


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


Movement; after
Movement; movement of affected part

Mucous secretions increased


Night; after midnight
Night; before midnight

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


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)



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







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







Straining of muscles and tendons, from lifting

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


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


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, involuntary movements (chorea)

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


Walking up stairs or hill




Walking; beginning of walk
Walking; in open air

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

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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.