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Mercurius Vivus - Head 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.
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.

HEAD

Band-feeling about head

Catarrhal headaches; much heat in head

Tension about scalp, as if bandaged

Exostosis, with feeling of soreness

Brain; concussion of brain
Brain; inflammation of brain
Brain; inflammation of brain; at spine
Brain; inflammation of brain; meningitis
Brain; inflammation of brain; tubercular

Cerebral haemorrhage

Coldness
Coldness; alternating with heat
Coldness; evening
Coldness; forehead

Congestion (see pulsation)
Congestion (see pulsation); before period
Congestion (see pulsation); during period
Congestion (see pulsation); from suppressed period
Congestion (see pulsation); fullness
Congestion (see pulsation); fullness; as if head would burst
Congestion (see pulsation); fullness; during vertigo, dizziness
Congestion (see pulsation); on coughing

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing)
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); as if by string
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); back of head (occiput)
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); drinking
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); during period
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); during period
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); evening
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); evening; in bed
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); forehead
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); forehead; as from a band
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); like band or hoop
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); night
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); open air
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); rising
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); sleeping
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); temples; during cough

Expanded sensation (see swollen); enlarged sensation
Expanded sensation (see swollen); large head
Expanded sensation (see swollen); ring-like

Hair; bristling
Hair; falling
Hair; falling; forehead
Hair; falling; temples

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); forehead
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); warm room
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); while lying down
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); while sitting

Hot
Hot; during chilliness
Hot; forehead
Hot; while sitting

Hydrocephalus (water on the brain: headache, drowsiness, vomiting)
Hydrocephalus (water on the brain: headache, drowsiness, vomiting); lies with head low
Hydrocephalus (water on the brain: headache, drowsiness, vomiting); with sweat

Movements in head; shaking sensation
Movements in head; shaking sensation; forehead
Movements in head; waving sensation
Movements in head; waving sensation; forehead

Movements of head; falling (see heaviness); forward
Movements of head; forward
Movements of head; involuntary
Movements of head; jerking of the head; backwards
Movements of head; rolling head
Movements of head; rolling head; comes on suddenly
Movements of head; throwing head about
Movements of head; throwing head backward
Movements of head; trembling

Pain, headache
Pain, headache; aching deep in brain
Pain, headache; aching deep in brain; from touch
Pain, headache; aching deep in brain; on exercise
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); after eating
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); beer
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from coffee
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from drinking anything
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from spirits
Pain, headache; after physical injuries
Pain, headache; after physical injuries; from concussion
Pain, headache; after scarlet fever
Pain, headache; after sleep
Pain, headache; as if crushed shattered, beaten to pieces
Pain, headache; as if torn
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); as if screwed together
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; down back of neck
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; forehead
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; forward
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; to head
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); on coughing
Pain, headache; bones
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing; forehead
Pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing; on stooping
Pain, headache; burning
Pain, headache; burning; after scratching
Pain, headache; burning; evening; in bed
Pain, headache; burning; forehead
Pain, headache; burning; forehead; left
Pain, headache; burning; forehead; night
Pain, headache; burning; forehead; over eyes
Pain, headache; burning; forehead; sides of forehead
Pain, headache; burning; lying in bed
Pain, headache; burning; night
Pain, headache; burning; sitting upright
Pain, headache; burning; tearing
Pain, headache; burning; temples
Pain, headache; burning; temples; left
Pain, headache; bursting
Pain, headache; bursting; forehead
Pain, headache; bursting; on coughing
Pain, headache; bursting; top of head (vertex); pain as if top of head would come off
Pain, headache; bursting; top of head (vertex); pain as if top of head would come off; at every jar
Pain, headache; certain movements; rising (see morning, noon, night, etc., on rising, also movement; raising head)
Pain, headache; cloudy weather
Pain, headache; cold weather
Pain, headache; cold weather; damp
Pain, headache; cutting, darting, stabbing
Pain, headache; dull pain
Pain, headache; evening
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; ears
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; eyes
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; neck
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; teeth
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; throat
Pain, headache; forehead and back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; forehead and top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; from any jar (see sensitive, coughing, laughing, stepping, riding)
Pain, headache; from catching cold
Pain, headache; from certain movements; from stooping
Pain, headache; from certain movements; movement in general
Pain, headache; from certain movements; shaking head
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); becoming cold
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); from cold air; from draft of cold air
Pain, headache; from exertion; mental exertion
Pain, headache; from exertion; physical exertion
Pain, headache; from noises
Pain, headache; from noises; people talking
Pain, headache; from open air
Pain, headache; from sex; after masturbation
Pain, headache; from sex; after sexual excesses
Pain, headache; from sex; from dehydration
Pain, headache; from stool; before stool
Pain, headache; from suppressed perspiration
Pain, headache; from touch
Pain, headache; from warmth; when heated by a fire or heater
Pain, headache; from washing; washing head
Pain, headache; from wrapping up head
Pain, headache; gnawing; forehead; above nose
Pain, headache; in forehead
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes
Pain, headache; in forehead; above root of nose
Pain, headache; in forehead; during period
Pain, headache; in forehead; evening
Pain, headache; in forehead; extending to other parts; face
Pain, headache; in forehead; extending to other parts; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; in forehead; from stooping
Pain, headache; in forehead; left side
Pain, headache; in forehead; middle
Pain, headache; in forehead; night
Pain, headache; in forehead; open air
Pain, headache; in forehead; pressure
Pain, headache; in forehead; right side
Pain, headache; in forehead; shaking the head
Pain, headache; in forehead; when indoors; in a warm room
Pain, headache; in forehead; while lying down
Pain, headache; in forehead; while sitting
Pain, headache; in forehead; while standing
Pain, headache; in forehead; while walking in open air
Pain, headache; in women; before period
Pain, headache; jerking
Pain, headache; lying down
Pain, headache; lying down; on either side
Pain, headache; lying down; on either side
Pain, headache; morning
Pain, headache; morning; in bed
Pain, headache; morning; on rising
Pain, headache; night
Pain, headache; noon
Pain, headache; on coughing
Pain, headache; perspiration; after perspiration
Pain, headache; pinching; temples
Pain, headache; pinching; temples; right
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); apart
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); as if brain bound up
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); as if by band
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); as if in a vice
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput); as if in a vice
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); before stool
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); being indoors
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); drinking
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); during period
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); during stool
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; as from a band
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; extending to above nose
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; extending to other parts; downward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; extending to sides of head; left
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; extending to sides of head; right
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; over eyes
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; pressing outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; while stooping
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); in open air
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); inward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); on stooping
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); pressing downward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); pressure
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); sides; pressing outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); sleep
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; before stool
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; during stool
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); while lying down
Pain, headache; pressure
Pain, headache; pulling
Pain, headache; pulling; around the skull bones
Pain, headache; pulling; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; pulling; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; nape of neck
Pain, headache; pulling; forehead
Pain, headache; pulling; forehead; above root of nose
Pain, headache; pulling; temples
Pain, headache; pulling; temples; right
Pain, headache; rheumatic
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.)
Pain, headache; shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); forehead
Pain, headache; sides; extending to other parts; ear
Pain, headache; sides; extending to other parts; neck
Pain, headache; sides; extending to other parts; teeth
Pain, headache; sides; left
Pain, headache; sides; one side
Pain, headache; sides; one side; extending to neck
Pain, headache; sides; right
Pain, headache; sitting
Pain, headache; sitting
Pain, headache; sitting; sitting straight
Pain, headache; sitting; sitting straight
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; after breakfast
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; forehead
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; in brain
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; morning
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; on movement
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending to other parts; teeth, ears and neck
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; forehead
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; forehead; sides of forehead; while sitting
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; forehead; while walking
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; forehead; while walking; in open air
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; tearing
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; temples
Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; while walking
Pain, headache; syphilitic
Pain, headache; tearing, rending
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; forehead
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; forward
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; bruised, tearing
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; evening
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; extending to other parts; neck
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; extending to other parts; teeth
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; extending to other parts; throat
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead; evening
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead; extending to other parts; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead; night
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead; over eyes
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead; over eyes; left
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead; over eyes; open air
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead; side of forehead
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead; side of forehead; left
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead; while sitting
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; forehead; while standing
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; lying down; lying quietly, towards morning
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; night
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; sides of head
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; temples; left
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; top of head (vertex); night
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; warmth of bed
Pain, headache; tearing, rending; while lying down; lying quietly, towards morning
Pain, headache; temples
Pain, headache; temples; left
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex); evening
Pain, headache; top of head (vertex); morning
Pain, headache; travelling
Pain, headache; ulcerative
Pain, headache; violent pains
Pain, headache; walking; while walking in open air
Pain, headache; walking; while
Pain, headache; warmth; warm room
Pain, headache; when reading
Pain, headache; while constipated
Pain, headache; while leaning against something
Pain, headache; while lying down
Pain, headache; while lying down; on going to bed
Pain, headache; while lying down; on right side
Pain, headache; while talking
Pain, headache; while teething
Pain, headache; with catarrh
Pain, headache; with other pains; pain in back
Pain, headache; with other pains; pain in nape of neck
Pain, headache; with other pains; pain in neck
Pain, headache; with running or blocked nose

Prickling
Prickling; while lying

Pulled; forwards
Pulled; sideways

Pulsating
Pulsating; forehead
Pulsating; forehead; during movement
Pulsating; forehead; night

Restlessness

Sensation of head bubbling; boiling sensation

Sensation of numbness
Sensation of numbness; as if asleep
Sensation of numbness; as if asleep; while lying
Sensation of numbness; forehead
Sensation of numbness; while lying

Sensitive; head sensitive to cold air
Sensitive; sensitive to draft of air

Shocks, blows, jerks, etc. (see jerking pain, pulsation, plug, nail)
Shocks, blows, jerks, etc. (see jerking pain, pulsation, plug, nail); from movement
Shocks, blows, jerks, etc. (see jerking pain, pulsation, plug, nail); on stooping

Skin and scalp; abscess
Skin and scalp; itching
Skin and scalp; itching; forehead
Skin and scalp; lice
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; back of head (occiput)
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; bleeding after scratching
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; crusts, scabs
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; crusts, scabs; yellow
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; dandruf
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; dry
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; dry; offensive
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; impetigo (bacterial infection on skin surface)
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; itching
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; moist
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; moist; that eats the hair
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; offensive
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; painful
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; peeling in scales
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; pimples; on back of head (occiput)
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; pus-filled pimples
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; scales
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; wearing away skin
Skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead; after stool
Skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead; cold
Skin and scalp; perspiration; forehead; while walking in open air
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; after walking
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; clammy
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; cold
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; during period
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; during sleep
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; except the head
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; night
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; offensive smelling
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; oily
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; on coughing
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; sour
Skin and scalp; sensation of scalp contracting

Skull; bony growth (exostosis)
Skull; bony growth (exostosis); painful
Skull; fontanels apart (separate bones of skull)

Swollen, and feeling swollen
Swollen, and feeling swollen; cephalaematoma (from fluid around skull - common in babies)
Swollen, and feeling swollen; forehead
Swollen, and feeling swollen; glands of head

Twitching of muscles
Twitching of muscles; back of head (occiput)
Twitching of muscles; sides; extending from side to side
Twitching of muscles; temples
Twitching of muscles; temples; right

Uncovering head

Warm coverings on head

Washing head

Weakness

Loss of hair

One-sided, tearing pains

Scalp tense; oily sweat on head.

Stinging, burning, fetid eruptions on scalp

Vertigo, when Lying on back
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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.