Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Merc Viv in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Face, pale or yellowish, or lead-coloured, or earthy (with dull eyes without lustre).
Features discomposed and drawn.
Circle of bluish red round the eyes.
Feverish heat and redness of cheeks.
Bloatedness and swelling of face, principally round eyes.
Swelling of one (r.) side of face with heat and toothache.
Swelling of cheek.
Tearing in bones and muscles (of one side) of face.
Aching and pricking in zygomatic process.
Sensation of tension of skin on face and head.
Sweat on face.
Red and tettery spots on face.
Yellowish scab on face, with discharge of a fetid humour, constant itching day and night, and bleeding of the part after having been scratched.
Lips rough, dry and blackish, with burning when they are touched.
Salt taste on lips.
Swelling and ulceration of lips.
Yellowish scabs, purulent pustules, and small ulcers on the lips and round the chin.
Burning pimples with yellow crusts on lips.
Fissures, rhagades, and ulceration in (lips and) corners of mouth.
Distortion of mouth and convulsive movements of lips.
Masseter muscles contracted so that speech was difficult.
Atrophy and exfoliation of alveolar processes.
Clenching and immobility of jaws, with inflammatory swelling of lower jaw, and tension in muscles of neck.
Lockjaw with stinging pains and engorgement, and inflammatory swelling of submaxillary glands, with shooting or pulsative pains, or without pain.
Caries of jaw.
Facial paralysis from cold, r. or l. side almost specific (R. T. C.).≡ more ...