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Mercurius Vivus - Throat 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.


Sore, raw, smarting, burning throat
Bluish-red swelling
Burning in throat, as from hot vapor ascending.
Complete loss of voice
Constant desire to swallow

Putrid sore throat; worse right side

Quinsy, with difficult swallowing; After pus has formed

Stitches into ear on swallowing; fluids return through nose

Catarrh; larynx
Catarrh; trachea (wind pipe)
Catarrh; upper throat

Choking, constricting
Choking, constricting; on swallowing (compare stomach; retching)

Complaints with syphilis

Discoloration; copper-coloured
Discoloration; purple
Discoloration; redness
Discoloration; redness; throat
Discoloration; redness; tonsils
Discoloration; redness; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

Dryness; larynx
Dryness; speaking very difficult
Dryness; trachea (wind pipe)

Elongated uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

External throat; abscess
External throat; glands indurated (hard from inflammation)
External throat; glands indurated (hard from inflammation); like knotted cords
External throat; out-break on skin
External throat; pain
External throat; pain; burning; cervical glands (on side of neck)
External throat; pain; cervical glands (on side of neck)
External throat; pain; cervical glands (on side of neck); night
External throat; pain; pressing; sides
External throat; pain; sides; blowing nose
External throat; pain; soreness; cervical glands (on side of neck)
External throat; sensitive to air
External throat; swelling
External throat; swelling; cervical glands (on side of neck)
External throat; swelling; cervical glands (on side of neck); generating pus
External throat; swelling; cervical glands (on side of neck); hard
External throat; swelling; sides
External throat; swelling; thyroid gland; right
External throat; uncovering throat

Feels hot


Hawks often

Inflammation; burning, beneath skin
Inflammation; chronic
Inflammation; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Inflammation; follicular
Inflammation; gullet
Inflammation; larynx
Inflammation; larynx; syphilitic
Inflammation; night
Inflammation; right
Inflammation; tonsils

Irritation; larynx

Larynx (voice box); bruised feeling
Larynx (voice box); scraping, clearing
Larynx (voice box); scraping, clearing; night

Liquids drunk are forced into nose

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; extending to nose
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; grey
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; right
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; tonsils
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; white
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; yellow

Mucus; bitter
Mucus; clinging
Mucus; larynx
Mucus; patches lined with mucus
Mucus; pulled from behind nostrils
Mucus; salty
Mucus; thick
Mucus; trachea (wind pipe)

Narrow sensation

Pain; as from a splinter
Pain; as from apple core
Pain; burning
Pain; burning; air passages
Pain; burning; gullet
Pain; burning; itching smarting
Pain; burning; larynx
Pain; burning; tonsils
Pain; extending to ear
Pain; extending to ear; on swallowing
Pain; extending to glands of neck; submaxillary gland (by neck, under jaw)
Pain; from warmth
Pain; from warmth; in warm bed
Pain; gullet
Pain; in cold air
Pain; night
Pain; on becoming cold
Pain; on movement
Pain; on speaking
Pain; pressing
Pain; pressing; gullet
Pain; rawness
Pain; rawness; gullet
Pain; rawness; larynx
Pain; sore
Pain; sore; air passages
Pain; sore; night
Pain; sore; right
Pain; stinging; on swallowing
Pain; sudden, sharp
Pain; sudden, sharp; extending to ear
Pain; sudden, sharp; extending to ear; when swallowing
Pain; sudden, sharp; on swallowing
Pain; sudden, sharp; tonsils
Pain; swallowing
Pain; swallowing; on swallowing
Pain; swallowing; swallowing empty

Roughness; air passage
Roughness; larynx


Sensation of something in throat
Sensation of something in throat; crawling
Sensation of something in throat; crawling; as if worm were squirming in throat
Sensation of something in throat; lump
Sensation of something in throat; lump; on swallowing

Sounds; rattling trachea (wind pipe, see respiration)

Swallowing; constantly
Swallowing; difficult
Swallowing; difficult; liquids
Swallowing; involuntary

Swelling; night
Swelling; swollen sensation, no swelling visible
Swelling; tonsils
Swelling; tonsils; from fluid build-up
Swelling; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)


Tickling in the air passages
Tickling in the air passages; evening
Tickling in the air passages; evening; before falling asleep
Tickling in the air passages; in draft of air
Tickling in the air passages; larynx

Tonsils suppurating (producing pus)

Ulcers; stinging in
Ulcers; throat at back of mouth
Ulcers; tonsils
Ulcers; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)
Ulcers; uvula (lobe at back of mouth); syphilitic

Voice; broken
Voice; changed
Voice; hoarseness
Voice; hoarseness; in draft of air
Voice; hoarseness; with running nose
Voice; husky
Voice; lost
Voice; lost; from overuse of voice
Voice; lost; from paralysis
Voice; nasal
Voice; rough
Voice; rough; draft of air
Voice; trembling
Voice; whispering

Wasting; larynx

ULCERS and inflammation appearing at every change in weather
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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.