Mercurius Vivus

Quicksilver, Mercurius, Mercury, Merc Viv

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HPUS indication of Mercurius Vivus: Sore throat
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Mercurius Vivus may help, unprocessed Merc Viv may be best avoided.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Merc Viv in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

  MODALITIES ETC - Mercurius Vivus

Worse

WORSE, at night, wet, damp weather, lying on right side, perspiring; warm room and warm bed.

  RELATIONSHIPS - Mercurius Vivus

Compare

Compare: Mezereum Mez.; Phosphorus Phos.; Syphilinum (Luesinum) Syph.; Kali Muriaticum Kali-mur.; Aethiops.

Complementary

Complementary: Badiaga Badiaga.

Antidote

Antidote: Hep Sulph Calc Hep.; Aurum Metallicum Aur.; Mezereum Mez.

  MIND - Mercurius Vivus

Mind

Slow in answering questions

Memory weakened, and loss of will-power

Weary of life

Mistrustful

Thinks he is losing his reason.

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; loathing; life (see desires, death)

unhappy; discontent, displeased, dissatisfied, etc.

unhappy; sadness, mental depression

weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); alternating with laughter

Hurry

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion

Insanity

mania, madness

Memory; forgetful

weakness of memory

Restlessness, nervousness

evening; 8 p.m.

night

Talking, conversation; answers not lucid; slowly

speech; hasty

  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS - Mercurius Vivus

Vertigo

Vertigo, when Lying on back

  HEAD - Mercurius Vivus

Band-feeling about head

Exostosis, with feeling of soreness

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); forehead

forehead; as from a band

Skull; bony growth (exostosis)

Headache

One-sided, tearing pains

Catarrhal headaches; much heat in head

Skull; bony growth (exostosis); painful

Pain, headache

night

from open air

with catarrh

with running or blocked nose

from certain movements; from stooping

rheumatic

cold weather; damp

bones

in forehead

from stooping

middle

burning

bursting

forehead

pulling

forehead

pressing (see bursting, pulling)

as if in a vice

sore bruised, sensitive to pressure

tearing, rending

forehead

Scalp

Tension about scalp, as if bandaged

Stinging, burning, fetid eruptions on scalp

Loss of hair

Scalp tense; oily sweat on head.

Skin and scalp; out-break on skin

out-break on skin; crusts, scabs

out-break on skin; wearing away skin

out-break on skin; impetigo (bacterial infection on skin surface)

out-break on skin; itching

perspiration; scalp

  EYES - Mercurius Vivus

Eyes

Lids red, thick, swollen

Profuse, burning, acrid discharge

Floating black spots

After exposure to glare of fire; foundry men

parenchymatous keratitis of syphilitic origin with burning pain

Iritis, with hypopyon.

Lids; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

thickening of lids

spasmodic closure

Cold

Discoloration; redness; lids

redness; lids; night

Discharges of mucus or pus

from out-breaks on skin

Growth, tumour; wart-like growth; iris

Heat

Inflammation

of catarrh from cold

night

fire

glandular swellings

syphilitic

warmth of bed

wounds; cornea (transparent part of eye)

wounds; iris; night

wounds; lids

Pain

night

in glare of fire

pressing

stitching, sudden, sharp; night

stitching, sudden, sharp; in inflamation of the iris (iritis)

tearing

night

night; in bed

in bed

Intolerance of light (photophobia)

light of fire

gaslight

Pulsation; night

Skin around eyes (see face); out-breaks on skin

Staring

Swellings; lids

Tears

Vision

Dim

Foggy

Lost vision, blindness

  EARS - Mercurius Vivus

Ear

Thick, Yellow discharge; fetid and bloody

Otalgic, worse warmth of bed; at night, sticking pains

Boils in external canal ( Calc Carb Calc)

Pic.)

Discharges from ear

bloody

offensive smelling

painful

pus

from middle ear

suppressed

Inflammation

inside

media

Pain

night

warmth of bed

boring pain in ear

from warmth of bed

burning

pressing

stitching, sudden, sharp; warmth of bed

tearing in

Skin; out-breaks on skin; in ear canal; boils

ulceration; ear drum

Stopped sensation

Sensation of worms; ear drum

  FACE - Mercurius Vivus

Face

Pale, EARTHY, dirty-looking, puffy

Aching in facial bones

Syphilitic pustules on face.

Abscess

Heat; during chilliness

Inflammation; lips

parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe)

right

suppurating (producing pus)

sublingual gland (gland under tongue)

submaxillary gland (gland by neck, under jaw)

Lips; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); corners of mouth

Pain; night

blowing nose

inflammatory

pulling

tearing

cheek bones

Perspiration

Skin; discoloration; earthy

discoloration; yellow

out-breaks on skin

crusty, scabby; nose

wearing away skin

pimples

pimples; with purplish halo

syphilitic

ulcers; corners of mouth

Swelling

toothache

cheeks

glands in general

parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe)

sublingual gland (gland under tongue)

  NOSE - Mercurius Vivus

Nose

nostrils raw, ulcerated; nasal bones swollen

Yellow-green, fetid, pus-like discharge

Pain and Swelling of nasal bones, and caries, with greenish fetid ulceration

Nosebleed at night

Copious discharge of corroding mucus

Nose bleed

during sleep

Catarrh

extending to frontal sinuses (lower forehead)

Discharge from nose; blood

wearing away skin

greenish

offensive smelling

from ulcer or disease of nasal bones

containing pus

suppressed

watery

yellowish-green

Pain; on touch

Skin or lining of nose; discoloration; redness; inside

Smell; lost sense of smell

Swelling

Discharge

Much sneezing

Sneezing in Sunshine

Coryza; acrid discharge, but too thick to run down the lip; worse, warm room

Coryza, with sneezing; sore, RAW, smarting sensation; worse, damp weather; Profuse, fluent.

Running or blocked nose (coryza)

night

cold air

from a draft of air; warm air

with chilliness

running, wet

with fever

with inflammation larynx

with sore throat

Sneezing

frequent

  MOUTH - Mercurius Vivus

Mouth

Sore pain on touch and from Chewing

Whole mouth MOIST

Alveolar abscess, worse at night

Great thirst, with moist mouth.

Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; with black base; lardy

ulcers; syphilitic

Inflammation

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive

putrid

Pain; sore

Speech; stammering

Swelling

Thrush (whitish flakes)

in children

Gums and teeth

Gums spongy, recede, bleed easily

Crown of teeth decay

Teeth loose, feel tender and elongated

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

Bleeding; gums

gums; on touch

Discoloration; gums; redness

gums; white

Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; gums

Pain; gums

gums; when touched

burning, raw and smarting; gums

sore; gums

Swelling; gums

Gums; teeth detached from gums

teeth detached from gums; scurvy-like

softening gums

spongy

Teeth; decay, hollow

discoloured; black

discoloured; grey

inflamed tooth under enamel

looseness

sound teeth

pain

night

night; 9 p.m.

in cold air

when pulled in from air

in bed

damp weather

while eating

heat; warm bed

heat; external warmth

rubbing cheek

with involuntary flow of saliva

with swelling of cheek

winter

extending to other parts; ear

extending to other parts; face

pulling

jerking; night

pressing

sore, bruised

tearing

Saliva

Salivary secretions greatly increased; bloody and viscid

Saliva fetid, coppery

Dryness

Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; yellow; at openings of salivary glands

Saliva; offensive

thick and sticky

Salivation

night

during headache

during sleep

Tongue

Speech difficult on account of trembling tongue

Furrow in upper surface of tongue lengthwise

Discoloration; tongue; black

tongue; black; red edges

tongue; pale

tongue; red

edges

tongue; white

tongue; yellow

dirty

Dryness; tongue

Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue

ulcers; tongue; syphilitic

Swelling; tongue

Tongue; flabby

jagged edge of tongue

trembling

Taste

Sweetish metallic taste

Fetid odor from mouth; can smell it all over room

Saliva; offensive smelling

Taste; bad

bitter

like rotten eggs

flavourless

metallic

salty

slimy

sweetish

bread tastes sweet

Palate

Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; palate (roof of mouth)

  THROAT - Mercurius Vivus

Throat

Bluish-red swelling

Constant desire to swallow

Putrid sore throat; worse right side

ULCERS and inflammation appearing at every change in weather

Stitches into ear on swallowing; fluids return through nose

Quinsy, with difficult swallowing; After pus has formed

Sore, raw, smarting, burning throat

Complete loss of voice

Burning in throat, as from hot vapor ascending.

Catarrh

Discoloration; copper-coloured

Dryness

Inflammation

night

tonsils

Pain; swallowing; on swallowing

sore

sudden, sharp; on swallowing

Tonsils suppurating (producing pus)

Swelling

Tension

Ulcers

throat at back of mouth

Voice; hoarseness

hoarseness; with running nose

trembling

External throat; abscess

pain; burning; cervical glands (on side of neck)

swelling; cervical glands (on side of neck)

generating pus

  CHEST - Mercurius Vivus

Chest

Anxiety

Catarrh

Heart; palpitations

Inflammation; lungs

Lungs; empyema

Pain; while lying down; on side; right

breast

sides; during cough

stitching, sudden, sharp; coughing

stitching, sudden, sharp; sneezing

stitching, sudden, sharp; front part of chest

on coughing

stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; coughing

Skin; abscess; arm pit

abscess; breast

Swelling; arm pit glands

Respiration

Soreness from fauces to sternum

Cannot lie on right side ( Left side, Lycopersicum Lycop.) Cough, with yellow muco-purulent expectoration

Paroxysms of two; worse, night and from warmth of bed

Catarrh, with chilliness; dread of air

Stitches from lower lobe of right lung to back

Whooping-cough with nosebleed ( Arnica Arnica.) Cough worse, tobacco smoke.

Difficult (dyspnea); ascending

  COUGH - Mercurius Vivus

Cough

Evening

in bed

Night

While lying down; on right side

Racking

  EXPECTORATION - Mercurius Vivus

Expectoration

Daytime only

Greenish

  SKIN - Mercurius Vivus

Skin

Almost Constantly moist

Persistent dryness of the skin contraindicate Mercurius Vivus

Excessive odorous viscid perspiration; worse, night

General tendency to free perspiration, but patient is not relieved thereby

Vesicular and pustular eruptions

Ulcers, irregular in shape, edges undefined

Pimples around the main eruption

Itching; worse from warmth of bed

Crusta lactea; yellowish-brown crusts, considerable suppuration

Glands swell every time patient takes cold

Buboes

Orchitis ( Clemat.; haman.; Pulsatilla Puls.)

Discoloration; brown, liver spots

red

spots

spots; scarlet

yellow, jaundice, etc.

Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus; syphilitic

ulcers

bleeding

burning

burning; in margins

crusty

deep

dirty

discharges; bloody

discharges; corrosive

discharges; greenish

discharges; scanty

discharges; thin

discharges; watery

flat (see superficial)

hardened; margins

inflamed

with jagged margins

lardy

phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)

pulsating

pulsating; night

sensitive; margins

spongy

stinging, sudden, sharp

stinging, sudden, sharp; margins

generating pus

swollen

swollen; margins

syphilitic

with white spots

Inflammation

skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)

after scratching

with swelling

Itching

on becoming warm

Out-breaks on skin

bleeding

boils

burning

crusty

moist

excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

herpetic

burning

crusty

moist

patches

scaly

spreading

generating pus

zoster, zona

itching; night

itching; warmth

pimples

psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales); syphilitic

rash (see granular)

red

scabies; fatty

scarlet fever

small-pox

generating pus

with swelling

syphilitic

Pain; burning; after scratching

Sensitive

Swelling

of parts affected with symptoms

inflamed

  BACK AND NECK - Mercurius Vivus

Neck

Pain; burning; neck

Back

Bruised pain in small of back, especially when sitting

Tearing pain in coccyx; better, pressing on abdomen.

Pain; while perspiring

rising from sitting

sacrum (base of spine); when breathing

burning; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades

stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); coughing

stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; sacrum (base of spine); when breathing

  ABDOMEN - Mercurius Vivus

Abdomen

Stomach; Putrid eructations

Intense thirst for cold drinks

Weak digestion, With continuous hunger

Stomach sensitive to touch

Hiccough and regurgitation

Feels replete and constricted.

Stabbing pain, with chilliness

Boring pain in right groin

Flatulent distention, with pain

Liver enlarged; sore to touch, indurated

Jaundice

Bile secreted deficiently.

Bloated; painful

Hard

Inflammation; neck of large intestine (right side, between hip and ribs. typhlitis)

Pain; night

groin region; right

groin region; while lying down

liver

when touched

sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; behind lower ribs

sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); liver

Skin; pus, groin glands

Swelling; groin region; glands

liver

Bladder; pain; on beginning to urinate

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); while perspiring

urination; dribbling (by drops)

urination; feeble stream (slow)

urination; frequent; daytime; and night

urination; frequent; during chill

Stomach; desires, cravings; bread; and butter

desires, cravings; cold drinks

disordered

from pressure

sinking (see emptiness); from pressure

thirst; burning, intense

Vomitting

Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver

  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL - Mercurius Vivus

Rectum

Diarrhoea; evening; in cold air

night

in cold air; evening

in children

Dysentery

Pain; after stool

burning; during diarrhoea

soreness

urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool

urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; after stool

Prolapse

during diarrhoea

Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); constant

urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); frequent

urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); after stool

Stool

Greenish, Bloody and slimy, worse at night; with pain and tenesmus

never-get-done feeling

Discharge accompanied by chilliness, sick stomach, cutting colic, and tenesmus

Whitish-gray stools.

Strong and sharp (acrid), corrosive, wearing away skin

Like balls

like sheep dung

Bilious

Black

Bloody; in streaks

Brown

Chopped food; eggs

Crumbling

Frequent

Frothy

Grey

Green

Light-coloured

Mucous, slimy

bloody

green

Odour; sour

Pasty, mushy

Containing pus

Reddish (see bloody)

Scanty

Small (see long and narrow)

Soft

Watery

White; milk like

Yellow

  GENITALS ETC - Mercurius Vivus

Urine

Frequent urging

Greenish discharge from urethra; burning in urethra on beginning to urinate

Urine dark, scanty, bloody, albuminous.

Strong and sharp (acrid)

Burning (includes hot)

Cloudy

with perspiration

Colour; dark

Copious

Scanty

Sediment

Urethra

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; gonorrhoea

discharge; greenish

night

yellow

discharge; yellow

pain; burning

when not urinating

during urination; when beginning to urinate

pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; stinging, during sexual intercourse; with gonorrhoea

pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; when not urinating

Male

Prepuce irritated; itches

Male; out-breaks on skin; penis; blisters; becoming ulcers

excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); penis; head (glans)

excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); penis; foreskin

excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between scrotum, and thighs

inflammation; penis; foreskin

pain; sore; penis; foreskin; while walking

tight foreskin; stuck behind head of penis (glans)

swelling; penis; foreskin

ulcers; penis

bleeding

at tip

hard

lard-like base

head (glans)

foreskin

Female

Female; vaginal discharge

vaginal discharge; night

vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin

vaginal discharge; girls, little

vaginal discharge; greenish

Genitals

Male; Vesicles and ulcers; soft chancre

Cold genitals

Nocturnal emissions, stained with blood.

Leucorrhoea excoriating, greenish and bloody; Sensation of rawness in parts

Stinging pain in ovaries ( Apis Mel Apis.) Itching and burning; worse, after urinating; better, washing with cold water

Morning sickness, with profuse salivation

Male; tight foreskin

Female; inflammation

inflammation; ovaries

irritation; itching

contact of urine

ulcers

Menses

Menses profuse, with abdominal pains

Mammae painful and full of milk at menses.

  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS - Mercurius Vivus

Extremities, limbs

Weakness of limbs

Bone-pains and in limbs; worse, night

Patient very sensitive to cold

Oily perspiration

Trembling extremities, especially hands; paralysis agitans

Lacerating pain in joints

Cold, clammy sweat on legs at night

Dropsical swelling of feet and legs.

Bones; decay of bone

Coldness; upper limbs; hands

lower limbs; foot

Cramps

fingers

Hands and feet; clenching fingers (see extremities; convulsions, contraction); thumbs

Heaviness; tired limbs

Inflammation; bones

Movements and positions; flexed; finger (see extremities; hands and feet; clenching)

jerking

lameness

trembling

excitement

on movement

while walking

upper limbs

upper limbs; while writing

forearm; while writing

hand

hand; on holding objects

hand; on holding objects; in free hand

hand; on holding objects; on taking hold of objects

hand; on holding objects; on holding them out

hand; manual labour

hand; when carrying something to mouth

hand; paralytic

hand; when raising them high

hand; weakness

hand; while writing

foot

Pain

night

drives out of bed

rheumatic; acute

rheumatic; driven out of bed by pains

rheumatic; with perspiration

warmth; of bed

wet weather

in bones

joints; night

joints; gouty

upper limbs; rheumatic

lower limbs; night

in bed

lower limbs; warmth of bed

lower leg; night

lower leg; warmth of bed

aching; in bed

boring; leg; shin bone

night

burning; buttocks

stitching, sudden, sharp; joints

tearing

joints

hip; warmth of bed

knee; warmth of bed

leg; warmth of bed

Perspiration; foot

Shrivelled (shrunken); fingers; while perspiring

Skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between thighs

itching; lower limbs

out-break on skin

burning

upper limbs; herpes

forearm; herpes

lower limbs; herpes

thigh; herpes

knee; hollow of knee; moist

ulcers; lower limbs; bleeding easily

ulcers; lower limbs; burning

ulcers; lower limbs; deep

ulcers; lower limbs; offensive smelling

ulcers; leg

Swollen; elbow

elbow; hot and red

Weakness

joints

  FEVER AND CHILL - Mercurius Vivus

Fever and chill

Generally gastric or bilious, with profuse nightly perspiration; debility, slow and lingering

Heat and shuddering alternately

Yellow perspiration

Profuse perspiration without relief

creeping chilliness; worse in the evening and into night

Alternate flashes of heat in single parts.

Morning; in bed

Evening

Night

In the open air

In bed

rising from bed

Internal

Sensation of cold water; poured over him

Night

with perspiration

Alternating with chills

In bed (see night and warmth)

Catarrh with fever

Continued fever; night

Fever with skin out-break; scarlet fever

Inflammatory fever

Internal heat

Comes on suddenly; night

Remittent

night

  GENERALITIES - Mercurius Vivus

Sleep and dreams

Sleeplessness, insomnia

night; from before midnight

Perspiration

Daytime; with nausea and lack of energy

Morning

Evening; in bed

Night

lasting all night without relief

On parts affected with other conditions

Clammy

Cold; while eating

While eating

anxiety and cold sweat

On movement

Movement

Odour; offensive

offensive; night

sour

Oily

night

From pains

Profuse

night

On beginning to sleep

Staining the linen; yellow

Before stool

During stool

After stool; warm perspiration, becomes cold and sticky

Other symptoms worse while perspiring

Generalities

Evening

Night

Abscesses

glands

Open air

Anaemia

Blackness of external parts

Bones; decay of bone

softening of bones

Constriction; externally

of orifices

Contractions, closing, stenoses, after inflammation

Haemorrhage

Inflammation; internally

bones

glands

Lying down; lying in bed

lying on side; on right side

Movement

Mucous secretions increased

Numbness; internally; in single parts

Pain; bones

bones; night

glands

boring; bones

burning externally

internally

cutting; internally

pressing; glands

sudden, sharp; externally

sudden, sharp; internally

sudden, sharp; outward

sudden, sharp; bones

sudden, sharp; glands

sudden, sharp; muscles

tearing; internally

tearing; bones

tearing; glands

tearing; muscles

Paralysis; in chronic indigestion

Perspiration gives no relief

Pulsation; internally; glands

Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid

intermittent

Sensitive; excessive physical irritability

Scurvy

Before sleep

During sleep

Swelling; in general

of affected parts

inflammatory

glands

hot

inflammatory

swollen sensation

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold

tendency to catch cold

warmth; warm bed

warmth; warm air

Touch; slight touch

Trembling; externally

Warmth; warm bed

warm air

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

from perspiration

after stool

Weariness (see weakness)