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Mercurius Corrosivus - Throat symptoms - T.F. Allen

Corrosive Sublimate, Merc. Cor, Mercurius Corrosivus Corrosivus, Mercurius Sublimatus Corrosivus, Merc cor, Merc-c.

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HPUS indication of Mercurius Corrosivus: Sore throat
Common symptoms: Sore throat, Inflammation, Swelling, Warts.

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Mercurius Corrosivus in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Great uneasiness in throat,

Pain in the throat, at times in the uvula, not aggravated by swallowing (third to fifth day),

Pain in the throat, especially after dry bread,

A little pain in the throat (after half an hour),

Severe pain in throat (after two hours),

Throat very painful and inflamed,

Burning in the throat and stomach (third day),

Burning sensation in throat (after four hours),

Burning sensation in the throat (immediately),

Burning heat in throat and stomach, particularly the former (soon),

Burning pain in throat (after one hour and a half),

Burning pain with a feeling of constriction from the throat to the stomach,

Burning pain extending from the mouth to the stomach, relieved by a drink of cold water (thirteenth day),

Acute burning sensation in the throat while swallowing it,

Painful burning, extending from the mouth to the epigastric region,

Severe burning pain in throat (after one hour and a half),

Intense burning in the throat (immediately),

Intense burning in the throat and fauces,

Violent burning in the throat (after one hour),

Violent burning in the throat and stomach, soon followed by violent vomiting of mucus and water, with great retching,

Violent burning pain in the throat and oesophagus, aggravated by the slightest external pressure,

Excruciating-burning pain in throat and stomach; when she attempted to take anything more than milk warm it was insufferable (after two hours),

Intolerable burning in the throat and upper part of the stomach, which she described as gradually sinking down lower (after three-quarters of an hour),

Suffice it to say, that my throat was but slightly inflamed before I took the dose, but the living fire that was kindled therein after it, the suffocation I experienced, the pain, and long after, the fiery-red appearance of the whole buccal cavity, and that I had to resort to an antidote before I got any comfort, will not tempt me to repeat the dose, and may be a warning to other practitioner,

Called out that "he was burned," and threw himself on a sofa in great pain (immediately),

Sensation of constriction of the throat (immediately),

Constricted feeling in the throat (soon). The constriction of the pharynx changed to a severe pain, accompanied by an unpleasant tickling, and coming on in paroxysms only a few seconds in duration (second day),

Constriction in the throat, with a burning sensation and difficulty in swallowing (immediately),

Considerable, tightness and burning sensation in throat and gullet (after half an hour),

Throat felt "grown up;" on examination it appeared very red and swollen, shreds of mucous membrane peeling off; could swallow only a very little fluid (after five hours),

Pressure on the throat was painful (after five hours),

Sticking pain in the upper part of the throat, near the larynx, on empty swallowing, not painful on talking. It was always increased after every dose, and was accompanied by very great hoarseness,

Soreness of throat (second day),

Soreness of throat and fauces (fourth day),

Soreness of throat and inability to swallow (fifth day),

Sensation of rawness in the throat, immediately (seventh and eleventh days); with catarrh (thirteenth day),

Rawness in the throat that makes talking but not swallowing difficult,

Throat rough; swallowing difficult (twelfth day),

Beer caused scraping in the throat, and heat and redness of the face,

Uvula and Tonsils.

Uvula swollen and elongated (third day),

Uvula much swollen,

Uvula much swollen and ulcerated (second day),

The swelling of the uvula and of the pillars of the velum almost stops up the entrance of the pharynx (third day),

Pillars of the velum palati swollen and dark-red; in the tonsillary folds, on the edges of the pillars, are seen some soft, grayish excrescences like sloughs or false membranes (third day),

Tonsils a good deal swollen (after one hour and a half),

Fauces, Pharynx, and Oesophagus.

Fauces considerably injected (after half an hour),

Fauces inflamed,

Fauces much inflamed (after one hour and a half),

A sense of dryness in the fauces,

Fauces sore (sixth day),

Soreness about fauces and mouth (second day),

Pharynx dark red, pressure externally excites pain (after three days),

Violent burning pains in the pharynx,

Constriction of muscles of pharynx (second day),

Extreme soreness of pharynx, with difficult deglutition; when swallowing any liquid, the raw sensation extremely acute,

Extreme soreness of pharynx, with complete dysphagia,

Scraping roughness posteriorly in pharynx, compelling frequent hawking (first day),

Pain down oesophagus into stomach (after four hours),

Complained exceeding of pain and sense of constriction along the course of the oesophagus (soon),

Burning sensation in oesophagus (second day), ; (fourth day),

Burning heat in oesophagus (after three days),

Sensation of warmth and burning along the whole of the oesophagus (after five hours),

Constriction of oesophagus (soon),


The act of swallowing was attended with a violent spasm of the glottis,

Difficult swallowing, ; (after one hour and a half,)

Difficulty of swallowing, so that at breakfast he could not eat bread, with increase of pain in the lower jaw (second day),

Constant difficulty in swallowing (tenth day),

Considerable difficulty in swallowing (after two hours and a half),

Swallowing very difficult, ; (soon), ; (second day),

The act of swallowing gave rise to much pain (after four hours); much greater difficulty of swallowing (second day),

The act of swallowing, even of fluids, produces great pain (third day). Great difficult of swallowing (sixth day),

Deglutition so difficult and painful that the least attempt to swallow a drop of liquid caused spasms of the oesophagus and stomach, with vomiting of whitish, slimy, tenacious masses which became mixed with bile if the vomiting continued any length of time (after five hours),

Could not swallow, as her throat was drawn together, and sometimes entirely stopped (after ten minutes),

Impossible to swallow; the attempt only caused retching and vomiting,


Complete dysphagia,

External Throat.

Much swelling of the throat,

Throat enormously swollen,

The external fauces, particularly on the right side, and also the right side of neck, much tumefied (soon),

All glands of jaw, etc., swelled (third day),

Submaxillary region much swelled (after four hours),

Submaxillary glands enlarged,

Submaxillary glands enlarged and tender (fifth day),

Submaxillary glands swelled considerably (after forty-eight hours),

Salivary glands very much swollen,


Great irritability in the larynx (ninth day),


Voice hoarse,

Voice rough and hoarse,

Almost complete aphonia,

Cough and Expectoration.

Paroxysms of cough during the night (third day),

Frequent attacks of spasmodic cough (fourth day),

Several paroxysms of spasmodic cough (sixth day),

Dry cough,

Great inclination in the larynx to cough towards evening; dry cough; the larynx dry (eight day),

Hollow, dry, fatiguing cough (after two hours),

Coughed up a considerable quantity of mucus tinged with blood (after eight hours and a half),

Spits up thick pellets of mucus mixed with blood (sixth day),

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