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Mercurius Vivus - Skin 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.

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.

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