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Mercurius Vivus - Mouth 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.


Tongue heavy, thick; Moist coating; yellow, flabby, teeth-indented; feels as if burnt, with ulcers

Whole mouth MOIST

Fetid odor from mouth; can smell it all over room

Furrow in upper surface of tongue lengthwise

Great thirst, with moist mouth.

Gums spongy, recede, bleed easily

Salivary secretions greatly increased; bloody and viscid

Alveolar abscess, worse at night

Crown of teeth decay

Bleeding; gums
Bleeding; gums; easily
Bleeding; gums; on touch
Bleeding; tongue

Cold breath

Cracked; tongue

Decay; palate (roof of mouth)

Discoloration; blueness
Discoloration; gums; black
Discoloration; gums; bluish
Discoloration; gums; dirty
Discoloration; gums; redness
Discoloration; gums; redness; margins bright red
Discoloration; gums; white
Discoloration; gums; yellow
Discoloration; palate (roof of mouth); coppery
Discoloration; palate (roof of mouth); red
Discoloration; palate (roof of mouth); red; soft palate (back of roof of mouth)
Discoloration; palate (roof of mouth); white
Discoloration; paleness
Discoloration; redness
Discoloration; tongue; black
Discoloration; tongue; black; centre
Discoloration; tongue; black; red edges
Discoloration; tongue; brown
Discoloration; tongue; pale
Discoloration; tongue; red
Discoloration; tongue; red; edges
Discoloration; tongue; red; spots
Discoloration; tongue; white
Discoloration; tongue; yellow
Discoloration; tongue; yellow; base
Discoloration; tongue; yellow; dirty

Dryness; palate (roof of mouth)
Dryness; tongue

Gangrenous; tongue

Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; becoming ulcers
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; gums
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; tongue
Growths, blisters, swellings; cyst under tongue, from obstructed salivary gland (ranula)
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; bleeding
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; burning
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; dead skin separated from living tissue
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; edges elevated; irregular
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; edges elevated; jagged
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; flat
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; gums
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; offensive smelling
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; painful
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; palate (roof of mouth)
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; palate (roof of mouth); on soft palate (back of roof of mouth)
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; small
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; spreading
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; syphilitic
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue; bleeding
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue; edges
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue; hardened
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue; syphilitic
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue; tip
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; with black base; lardy
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; yellow; at openings of salivary glands

Gums; abscess
Gums; affects of mercury on gums
Gums; boils on gums
Gums; softening gums
Gums; spongy
Gums; suppurating (producing pus)
Gums; teeth detached from gums
Gums; teeth detached from gums; scurvy-like
Gums; withered gums


Inflamed lining of mouth from ulcer

Inflammation; gums
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); tongue
Inflammation; palate (roof of mouth)
Inflammation; tongue
Inflammation; tongue; gouty
Inflammation; tongue; with indurated (hard from inflammation)

Itching; gums
Itching; palate (roof of mouth)

Lining; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Lining; false membrane; palate (roof of mouth)
Lining; pale
Lining; tongue, excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

Numbness; tongue

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); after eating
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive; during cough
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive; during period
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); sickening
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); sweetish

Open; during sleep

Pain; aching; palate (roof of mouth)
Pain; as if burnt; tongue
Pain; burning, raw and smarting
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; gums
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; night
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; palate (roof of mouth)
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; tongue; tip
Pain; gums
Pain; gums; when touched
Pain; palate (roof of mouth)
Pain; pressing; tongue
Pain; pulling; palate (roof of mouth); convulsive, extending to throat at back of mouth
Pain; sore
Pain; sore; gums
Pain; sore; palate (roof of mouth); when touched
Pain; sore; tongue
Pain; tearing; gums
Pain; tongue

Prickling; tongue

Pulsating; gums

Saliva; bloody
Saliva; coppery
Saliva; metallic tasting
Saliva; mucus, slime
Saliva; mucus, slime; collection of mucus on tongue (see sticky)
Saliva; mucus, slime; collection of mucus on tongue (see sticky); tough
Saliva; mucus, slime; morning
Saliva; offensive smelling
Saliva; offensive
Saliva; offensive; night
Saliva; salty (see taste)
Saliva; slimy (see taste)
Saliva; soapy (see frothy, also taste)
Saliva; sour (see taste)
Saliva; strong and sharp (acrid)
Saliva; thick and sticky
Saliva; thick and sticky; night

Salivation; cough
Salivation; during headache
Salivation; during mental work
Salivation; during period
Salivation; during sleep
Salivation; night
Salivation; night; 1 a.m.
Salivation; while smoking

Sensitive; tongue

Shrivelled; gums

Speech; difficult
Speech; stammering
Speech; stammering; quick and stammering
Speech; unable to speak

Swelling; gums
Swelling; gums; right
Swelling; palate (roof of mouth)
Swelling; palate (roof of mouth); arch
Swelling; palate (roof of mouth); soft palate (back of roof of mouth)
Swelling; palate (roof of mouth); suppurating (producing pus)
Swelling; tongue
Swelling; tongue; after sting of insects

Syphilitic patches

Taste; bad
Taste; bad; morning
Taste; bad; morning; on awaking
Taste; bitter
Taste; bitter; after eating
Taste; bitter; bread tastes bitter
Taste; bitter; coffee tastes bitter
Taste; bitter; during eating
Taste; bitter; morning
Taste; containing pus
Taste; flavourless
Taste; like manure
Taste; like rotten eggs
Taste; metallic
Taste; pasty
Taste; putrid
Taste; salty
Taste; salty; food tastes salty
Taste; salty; water tastes salty
Taste; slimy
Taste; sour
Taste; sour; beer tastes sour
Taste; sweetish
Taste; sweetish; bread tastes sweet
Taste; tasteless, lacks taste
Taste; tasteless, lacks taste; tastelessness of food

Teeth; abscess of roots
Teeth; clinched firmly
Teeth; decay, hollow
Teeth; deposits on teeth during illness (see mucus)
Teeth; discoloured; black
Teeth; discoloured; grey
Teeth; discoloured; yellow
Teeth; feel as if on edge
Teeth; feel as if on edge; during period
Teeth; feel soft
Teeth; grinding
Teeth; grinding; during sleep
Teeth; inflamed tooth under enamel
Teeth; looseness
Teeth; looseness; falling out
Teeth; looseness; painful
Teeth; looseness; sensation
Teeth; looseness; sound teeth
Teeth; offensive odour from teeth (see mouth, odour)
Teeth; pain
Teeth; pain; after a filling
Teeth; pain; after eating
Teeth; pain; after washing
Teeth; pain; afternoon
Teeth; pain; alternating with other symptoms; tearing in limbs
Teeth; pain; alternating with other symptoms; vertigo, dizziness
Teeth; pain; alternating with other symptoms; vertigo, dizziness
Teeth; pain; burning
Teeth; pain; cold; anything cold
Teeth; pain; cold; cold water
Teeth; pain; comes on suddenly (see intermittent)
Teeth; pain; damp weather
Teeth; pain; evening
Teeth; pain; evening; in bed
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; ear
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; eyes
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; face
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; head
Teeth; pain; from a cold
Teeth; pain; from certain foods or drinks; from drinking coffee
Teeth; pain; from cold; from anything cold
Teeth; pain; from cold; from cold drinks
Teeth; pain; from cold; from cold food
Teeth; pain; from cold; washing with cold water
Teeth; pain; from heat; from warm drinks
Teeth; pain; from heat; from warm things
Teeth; pain; from touch
Teeth; pain; from touch; of tongue
Teeth; pain; heat; external warmth
Teeth; pain; heat; warm bed
Teeth; pain; heat; warm room
Teeth; pain; in bed
Teeth; pain; in children
Teeth; pain; in cold air
Teeth; pain; in the autumn
Teeth; pain; in women; during pregnancy
Teeth; pain; in women; in breast feeding mothers
Teeth; pain; incisors
Teeth; pain; intermittent (see comes on suddenly)
Teeth; pain; jerking
Teeth; pain; jerking; night
Teeth; pain; left
Teeth; pain; lower teeth
Teeth; pain; molars
Teeth; pain; morning
Teeth; pain; movement
Teeth; pain; night
Teeth; pain; night; 9 p.m.
Teeth; pain; night; after midnight
Teeth; pain; night; chilliness as it disappears
Teeth; pain; on going to sleep
Teeth; pain; piercing
Teeth; pain; pressing
Teeth; pain; pulling
Teeth; pain; pulsating
Teeth; pain; rheumatic
Teeth; pain; rubbing cheek
Teeth; pain; sitting quiet; sitting up in bed
Teeth; pain; sitting
Teeth; pain; sleep
Teeth; pain; smoking tobacco
Teeth; pain; sore, bruised
Teeth; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging
Teeth; pain; tearing
Teeth; pain; tearing; night
Teeth; pain; tearing; night; before midnight
Teeth; pain; tearing; roots
Teeth; pain; twitching
Teeth; pain; ulcerative; at roots
Teeth; pain; upper teeth
Teeth; pain; when biting; when biting teeth together
Teeth; pain; when pulled in from air
Teeth; pain; when smoking tobacco
Teeth; pain; while eating
Teeth; pain; while eating; from chewing
Teeth; pain; while lying down
Teeth; pain; winter
Teeth; pain; with involuntary flow of saliva
Teeth; pain; with swelling of cheek
Teeth; sensation of elongated teeth
Teeth; sensitive, tender
Teeth; sensitive, tender; to cold; water

Thrush (whitish flakes)
Thrush (whitish flakes); in children
Thrush (whitish flakes); tongue

Tongue; cold tongue
Tongue; flabby
Tongue; heaviness, tongue; difficulty in moving (see movement)
Tongue; jagged edge of tongue
Tongue; movement of tongue; difficult (see protruded)
Tongue; red patches on tongue (mapped or geographic tongue)
Tongue; soft tongue; physically soft
Tongue; suppurating (producing pus)
Tongue; taste buds; erect
Tongue; trembling
Tongue; trembling; when protruding it

Saliva fetid, coppery

Sore pain on touch and from Chewing

Speech difficult on account of trembling tongue

Sweetish metallic taste

Teeth loose, feel tender and elongated
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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.