Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Merc Viv in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
Arms and thighs sore to touch, can hardly move them.
Twitching of arms and legs.
Rheumatic and arthritic pains, tearing, stinging; worse at night in the warm bed; with profuse sweat, which gives no relief; oedema of the affected parts, especially of feet and ankles; joints swollen, pale or slightly red.
Must move the parts because of uneasiness or of drawing-tearing pains.
Red and hot (arthritic) swelling from the elbow to the wrist.
Dorsa of the hands raw, denuded; cracks on the joints; burning, stinging pains.
Moist, itch-like eruption on the hands, with nightly itching; bleeding rhagades.
Nails drop off.
Tearing in hip-joints and knees, worse at night; or, with pulsating pain; beginning suppuration.
The child's legs are clammy and cold, worse at night.
Ulcers on legs, which bleed easily and become putrid, spongy and bluish.
Cold sweat on the feet.≡ more ...