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Mercurius Vivus - Generalities symptoms - Hering

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

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HPUS indication of Mercurius Vivus: Sore throat

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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Sleep and dreams

Sleepy during the day; sleepless at night, from ebullitions of blood and anxiety; also from embarrassed portal circulation, with beating at pit of stomach.


Convulsions, with cries, rigidity, bloated abdomen, itching of the nose and thirst; worse at night.

Nausea and vomiting

Acrid, bitter, putrid or rancid eructations, worse at night.

Regurgitations or vomiting of food; bitter vomit.

Nausea, with sweet taste in the throat, vertigo, heat and headache.

Eating and drinking

Worse from spirituous liquors; coffee; cold drinks.

After eating and drinking 3.


Blood coagulates easily.

Throbbing or pricking-stinging in the veins.

Erysipelatous inflammation, especially about the joints.

Excessive emaciation.

All discharge are acrid.

OEdema of face, hands and feet, with anaemia.

Ascites, from organic lesions of liver; anasarca after scarlatina.

Glandular swellings with or without suppuration.

Bone diseases, worse at night.

Suppuration especially if too profuse.

Contact, Injuries, etc.

Touch 4, 5, 10, 17, 18, 19, 21, 34. Pressure 3, 31. Rubbing 10. Scratching 4, 8, 22.


Contraction of joints.

Great weakness, with ebullitions and trembling from the least exertion.

Limbs stiff, but can be moved by others; paralysis.

Paralysis agitans.

Formication beginning in hands and feet, pains in thumbs, elbows, feet; then trembling, muscular contractions.

Temperature and weather

Worse in wet weather, and in the cool evening air.

Worse in the Fall, with warm days and damp, cold nights.

Cold or warm 7. Warmth of the bed 3, 4, 10, 34, 40, 46. Averse to uncovering, even of the hands, also 40. Open air 3. Evening air 10, 19, 27. Cold 5, 7, 8, 10, 13, 26. Cold or warm air 7. External heat or cold 46. Room 3. Heat 5, 7, 10, 46. Damp weather 7, 10.

Chill, Fever and Sweat.

Chill in the morning when rising, but more generally in the evening after lying down, as from cold water poured over one; not relieved by the warmth of the stove; at night, with frequent urination; alternating with heat, often only on single parts; internal, with heat of the face.

Heat in bed, and chill when out of bed; after midnight, with violent thirst for cold drinks; anxious, with sensation of pressing together of the chest, alternating with chill; with aversion to uncover.

Sweat profuse at night; toward morning, with thirst and palpitation; from exertion, even when eating; evening in bed, before falling asleep; sour, offensive, to cold, clammy, oily, and causing burning in the skin; with all pains, but giving no relief, even aggravating the weakness; stains linen yellow.

Complaints often increase during sweat.

Hectic fever, especially of children.

Irritative fevers.

Intermittent fever evening chill; heat and violent thirst, or thirst toward morning; during sweat palpitation and nausea; sweat fetid or sour.


Right 8, 9, 18, 28. Above downward 4.

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