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Mercurius Vivus - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

Quicksilver, Mercurius, Mercury, Merc Viv, Merc. viv, Merc.

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HPUS indication of Mercurius Vivus: Sore throat

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




It was remarkable that in deep inspiration the diaphragm seemed scarcely moved,

Tremors; after lasting six weeks they were followed by profuse haemorrhage from the lungs at intervals for nearly three months; this disappeared after leaving off work, but reappeared on returning to it,

(One case developed tuberculosis of the right side of the chest, which progressed while the immediate symptoms of mercurial poisoning passed off),

Emphysema of the lungs,

Chronic emphysema of the lungs,


Pains in various parts of the chest, especially on deep inspiration,

Tightness of the chest, and cough,

Great tightness of the chest,

Constriction of chest; lower lobes (diaphragm?), (after one hour and a half),

Severe constriction of the chest,

Constriction pains in various parts of the chest,

Sensation of pressure upon the chest,

Pressure upon the chest, without cough,

Oppression of the chest,

Lungs dreadfully oppressed,

Pain in the left side, aggravated by inspiration,


Fetid breath, etc.; (after thirty-eight years),

Mercurial odor of breath (after nine days),

Strong mercurial odor of the breath,

While breathing quietly, respiration perfectly normal; but on attempting to take a deep breath, neither inspiration nor expiration was performed in one act, but in three or four jerks,

Respiration rapid, accompanied by a sensation of constriction and by cough,

Respiration very rapid,

Respiration was frequently very weak, with dyspnoea, and even asthmatic attacks,

Oppression of respiration, upward from diaphragm (after twenty minutes),

Very short of breath,


Dyspnoea and cough,



Larynx and Bronchi.

Complete picture of laryngeal phthisis, with erosions and ulcers on the posterior wall of the pharynx,

One of men who escaped the salivation suffered from chronic bronchitis,


Tone of voice altered (after eight days),

Voice tremulous, pretty much like that of a person during rigor,

Heart and pulse


Aching pain at apex of heart, extending upwards towards the base (pericardial),

Cardiac oppression (after one hour and a half),

Heart's Action.


Palpitation on the slightest exertion,

Palpitation of the heart, with pulse that could not be counted,

Frequent palpitation,

Palpitation violent, irregular,


Pulse full, tremulous, frequent,

On retiring to bed quickened pulse (first night),

Pulse quick, weak, and small,

Pulse quick and small, but difficult to be felt, on account of the constant tremor,

Pulse small and rapid,

Pulse slow,

Pulse weak and slow,

Pulse slow, 53 and 54,

Pulse only 52 and 56; heart's impulse very weak,

Pulse weak, frequently slow, sometimes rapid and frequent,

The pulse was slow, in many cases 50 to 56; in one 60, but showing great and rapid changes, running up to 80 or 100 on the slightest excitement,

Pulse very slow in one case of ptyalism and weakness, but without tremors; and very small and slow in a case of tremors without ptyalism; in other cases, the pulse was increased in frequency,

Pulse rather weak,

Pulse small, soft, anaemic,

Pulse very soft,

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