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Mercurius Vivus - Skin 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.

SKIN

Persistent dryness of the skin contraindicate Mercurius Vivus
Vesicular and pustular eruptions
General tendency to free perspiration, but patient is not relieved thereby

Itching; worse from warmth of bed

Almost Constantly moist

Buboes

Crusta lactea; yellowish-brown crusts, considerable suppuration

Excessive odorous viscid perspiration; worse, night

Glands swell every time patient takes cold

Orchitis ( Clemat.; haman.; Puls.)

Pimples around the main eruption

Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus; haematodes
Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus; syphilitic
Abnormal growths; ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; after scratching
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bleeding
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bleeding; edges
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bluish
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; around about ulcer
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; in margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; night
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; when touched
Abnormal growths; ulcers; cancerous
Abnormal growths; ulcers; crusty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; deep
Abnormal growths; ulcers; dirty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; bloody
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; cheesy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; clinging
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; copious
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; corrosive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; green
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; greenish
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; grey
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; like hard fat
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; like jelly
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive; putrid
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; scanty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; sour smelling
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; thin
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; watery
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; with maggots
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; yellow
Abnormal growths; ulcers; flat (see superficial)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; foul
Abnormal growths; ulcers; fungus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; gnawing, biting
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened; with red circle around
Abnormal growths; ulcers; inflamed
Abnormal growths; ulcers; itching
Abnormal growths; ulcers; itching; around about
Abnormal growths; ulcers; lardy bases
Abnormal growths; ulcers; lardy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; lesion with wavy margin
Abnormal growths; ulcers; like eczema
Abnormal growths; ulcers; like sarcoma
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painful
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painful; from warmth of bed
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painful; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painful; night
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painless
Abnormal growths; ulcers; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; pulsating
Abnormal growths; ulcers; pulsating; night
Abnormal growths; ulcers; red with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; around ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; smarting
Abnormal growths; ulcers; smarting; night
Abnormal growths; ulcers; spongy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; spongy; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp; in red circle around
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; superficial
Abnormal growths; ulcers; surrounded by blisters
Abnormal growths; ulcers; surrounded by pimples
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen; with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; syphilitic
Abnormal growths; ulcers; tense
Abnormal growths; ulcers; tense; with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; unhealthy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; varicose
Abnormal growths; ulcers; warmth
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with cold feeling
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with crawling sensation
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with deep hole (fistula)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with elevated, hardened margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with gnawing, biting pain
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with jagged margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with jerking pain
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with tearing pain
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with white spots
Abnormal growths; wart-like growth
Abnormal growths; wart-like growth; dry
Abnormal growths; wart-like growth; moist
Abnormal growths; wart-like growth; syphilitic
Abnormal growths; warts; syphilitic
Abnormal growths; warts; withered
Abnormal growths; warts; wrinkled, shrivelled

Adhesion, skin sticks; to bone

As if infested with lice

Becomes sore when lying down
Becomes sore when lying down; feeling
Becomes sore when lying down; in a child

Blisters
Blisters; after scratching
Blisters; burning
Blisters; covered with spots
Blisters; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Blisters; red
Blisters; small
Blisters; transparent
Blisters; ulcerated (see phagedenic)
Blisters; watery
Blisters; white
Blisters; whitish
Blisters; winter
Blisters; yellow
Blisters; yellow

Chapping

Coldness
Coldness; along painful nerves
Coldness; sensation of coldness
Coldness; suffering parts

Contraction

Cracks
Cracks; deep, bloody
Cracks; itching
Cracks; offensive smelling
Cracks; ulcerated
Cracks; yellow

Discoloration; bluish
Discoloration; bluish; spots
Discoloration; brown, liver spots
Discoloration; dirty
Discoloration; freckles
Discoloration; pale
Discoloration; red
Discoloration; red; after scratching
Discoloration; red; spots
Discoloration; red; spots; scarlet
Discoloration; spots; after scratching
Discoloration; spots; small
Discoloration; spots; stinging
Discoloration; white; spots
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.

Dry
Dry; burning
Dry; inability to perspire (see inactivity)
Dry; rough

Filthy skin

Flabbiness

Gangrene; cold

Generally unhealthy

Goose bumps

Inactivity

Inflammation
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation), nodules, etc.
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); after scratching
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); with swelling
Inflammation; tendency to inflame

Itching
Itching; burning
Itching; crawling
Itching; erotic
Itching; evening
Itching; evening; in bed
Itching; gnawing, biting
Itching; must scratch; until it is raw
Itching; night
Itching; on becoming warm
Itching; on becoming warm; in bed
Itching; perspiration
Itching; scratching
Itching; scratching
Itching; smarting
Itching; spots
Itching; stinging
Itching; tickling
Itching; tickling; after scratching
Itching; wandering
Itching; without visible out-break on skin

Like insects crawling on skin

Loss of feeling

Moisture
Moisture; after scratching

Out-breaks on skin
Out-breaks on skin; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; bleeding
Out-breaks on skin; blisters
Out-breaks on skin; blotches
Out-breaks on skin; blotches; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; blotches; inflamed
Out-breaks on skin; blotches; red
Out-breaks on skin; boils
Out-breaks on skin; boils; large
Out-breaks on skin; boils; periodical
Out-breaks on skin; burning
Out-breaks on skin; burning; night
Out-breaks on skin; burning; touch
Out-breaks on skin; burning; when washing
Out-breaks on skin; chicken-pox
Out-breaks on skin; coppery
Out-breaks on skin; coppery; spots
Out-breaks on skin; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; bleeding
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; dry
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; grey
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; moist
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; offensive smelling
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; patches
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; yellow
Out-breaks on skin; dirty
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; bloody
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; corrosive
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; destroying hair
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; white
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; yellow
Out-breaks on skin; dry
Out-breaks on skin; eczema
Out-breaks on skin; elevated
Out-breaks on skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Out-breaks on skin; flat
Out-breaks on skin; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; gnawing, biting
Out-breaks on skin; groups of itching blisters
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; burning
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; chapping
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; corrosive
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; dry
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; itching
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; mealy
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; moist
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; patches
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; red
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; scaly
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; spreading
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; stinging
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; tearing
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; yellowish
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; zoster, zona
Out-breaks on skin; impetigo (bacterial infection on skin surface)
Out-breaks on skin; itching
Out-breaks on skin; itching; night
Out-breaks on skin; itching; warmth
Out-breaks on skin; itching; warmth; of bed
Out-breaks on skin; large, round pimples on hardened base
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; nodular
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; nodular; rosy (erythema)
Out-breaks on skin; mealy
Out-breaks on skin; offensive smelling
Out-breaks on skin; on hairy parts
Out-breaks on skin; painful
Out-breaks on skin; peeling in scales
Out-breaks on skin; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Out-breaks on skin; pimples
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; burning
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; itching
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; smarting
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; ulcerated
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; with crusts
Out-breaks on skin; pocks
Out-breaks on skin; pocks; burning
Out-breaks on skin; pocks; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales)
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales); long established
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales); syphilitic
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; dry
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; itching
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; merging together
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; powdery flaking skin
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; scaly
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; sore
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; ulcerated
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; yellow
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular)
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); receding in eruptive fevers; scarlet fever
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); red
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); red; spotted
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); rose coloured patches
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; bleeding
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; dry
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; fatty
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; moist
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; bran-like
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; spots
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); suppurating (producing pus), which dries to blackish crusts
Out-breaks on skin; scarlet fever
Out-breaks on skin; scarlet fever; smooth
Out-breaks on skin; scurvy, spots
Out-breaks on skin; shining through
Out-breaks on skin; small, solid, no pus
Out-breaks on skin; small-pox
Out-breaks on skin; smarting
Out-breaks on skin; stinging
Out-breaks on skin; suppressed
Out-breaks on skin; syphilitic
Out-breaks on skin; transparent
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps)
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); burning
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); red
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); syphilitic
Out-breaks on skin; ulcerative with pain
Out-breaks on skin; with swelling
Out-breaks on skin; with tearing pain

Pain; burning
Pain; burning; after scratching
Pain; burning; from perspiration
Pain; burning; night
Pain; burning; spots
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); after scratching (must scratch it raw)
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between skin folds
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; gnawing, biting; after scratching
Pain; gnawing, biting; eating at skin
Pain; stinging
Pain; ulcerative pain
Pain; ulcerative pain; after scratching

Rough

Scars; become red

Sensitive

Sticking
Sticking; after scratching
Sticking; night

Stings of insects

Swelling
Swelling; after scratching
Swelling; bluish-black
Swelling; burning
Swelling; crawling
Swelling; fluid in tissues
Swelling; hard
Swelling; inflamed
Swelling; of parts affected with symptoms
Swelling; pale
Swelling; shining
Swelling; spongy

Swollen sensation

Tension

Ulcers, irregular in shape, edges undefined
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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.