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Mercurius Solubilis - Chest symptoms

Merc Sol, Mercurius solubilis, Mercurius solubilis Hahnemanni, Merc-sol.

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HPUS indication of Mercurius Solubilis: Sore throat

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

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Twitching in the right pectoral muscles (after twenty-four hours),

Anxiety about the chest, a kind of dyspnoea,

Burning sensation in the chest, extending up to the throat,

Pressure in the left chest, that prevents deep inspiration,

A pressure extending from the left side of the pit of the stomach to the thyroid cartilage, where there is a most severe pain, on moderately rapid walking,

The chest is painful, as if oppressed,

Some stitches in the chest, on stooping,

Stitches in the right chest, on sneezing and coughing,

Dull stitches in the right thorax, lasting several minutes, only on expiration, while lying and stooping,

Some sharp stitches (each lasting five minutes) in the chest (in the knee, zygoma, and external condyle of the elbow), generally in the forenoon, and when walking,

Frightful tearing in the pectoral muscles, near the left shoulder,

A sore pain in the chest,

Pain as from a blow in the upper part of the chest, in the evening,


Tightness in the region of the sternum,

A pressive pain in the side of the sternum, that extended through the back, even during rest, but worse while walking, in the evening; afterwards the spot was painful as if bruised,

Violent bruised pain across the forepart of the chest; he did not know how he should sit or move in order to be free from it,


Burning in the left side below the last rib,

A painful sensation, as from a swelling, in the left side beneath the last ribs,

A pinching and tension in the left side just below the ribs, a sensation that, although not very painful, seems to endanger life; he has great dyspnoea, and he dares not move, for on the slightest motion, for example, of the arm, or on speaking a single word, it seems as if the soul would leave the body (after one hour),

Sticking in the left side,

A stitch as if with a knife, in the side beneath the left short ribs, on every inspiration,

Bruised pain in the left side of the chest, when touched,


Unnatural swelling of the female mammae, especially of the nipples, which were also harder than usual,

Pain in both mammae,

A jerklike griping beneath the mammae, after eating,

Periodic pain in the mammae, as if there would be a suppuration,


Pressive pain in the right thorax if he holds his breath, but disappearing during inspiration and expiration,

Constricting stitches in the upper and anterior portion of the chest, extending through to the back on breathing,

Five or six sharp stitches in the left chest, when breathing and not,

An anxiety beneath the sternum; he was obliged to take a deep breath,

Tensive pain about the forepart of the chest, impeding respiration (while sitting), lasting several days),

A stitch in the anterior and upper portion of the chest, extending trough to the back, only on sneezing and coughing, not when breathing; it constricts the chest,

Wheezing at the chest, with dry sore throat (after five to six days),

Difficult respiration, as from want of air, in the morning,

Shortness of breath; suffocation,

Shortness of breath on going upstairs,

Shortness of breath, while walking, as if he could not inspire sufficient air,

While coughing, it seemed as though he would lose his breath,

Dyspnoea after eating,

If he lay upon the left side in bed (in the evening) he was attacked with dyspnoea, and was obliged to breathe very deeply, when, however, he experienced an intolerable pain in the left inguinal region,

Cough and Expectoration.

(Cough wakes him about 2 or 3 A.M.),

Violent cough, for several nights, caused by an irritation which seemed to come from the stomach; it occurred while awake and during sleep, but did not oblige him to rise,

Hacking cough,

Most violent racking paroxysm of cough every other evening, as he was about to fall asleep; it seemed as though the chest and head would burst, lasting half an hour; the cough was followed by excessive stretching,

Dry cough,

Cough which sounds and feels as if everything in the chest were dry; with pain in the chest and small of the back,

Short, dry, fatiguing cough, caused by tickling beneath the upper portion of the chest, which was especially excited by talking, so that scarcely a word could be uttered,

Cough, with expectoration of blood,

Cough, with expectoration,

Salty expectoration,

Expectoration of bitter, tenacious mucus,

Bloody expectoration, while working,

Bloody expectoration, while walking in the open air,

He expectorated over a pound of blood in three hours, while lying down in the forenoon,


Heart and pulse

Heart's Action.


Palpitation on walking,


Rapid, violent beating of every pulse,

Double rapidity of the pulse,

Pulse slow, weak,

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