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Mercurius Vivus - Mouth symptoms - T.F. Allen

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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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Gingival line,

General Mouth.

Mucous membrane of the mouth very much affected,

Mucous membrane of the mouth pale, with numerous erosions,

Bad odor from the mouth,

Mouth extremely offensive,

Fetor from the mouth,

Fetid odor from mouth,

Mercurial odor very strong (after eight days),

Odor from the mouth disagreeable, sweetish,

Mucous membrane of the mouth swollen, elevated,

Acute stomatitis,

Violent stomatitis; deep mercurial ulcers on the inner surface of the right cheek descending as far as the tonsil; as the mouth healed she was attacked with fearful tremor, so that she could not leave her bed nor speak a word,

Frightful stomatitis,

Soreness and sense of swelling in mouth,

Pimples and swelling in mouth (second day),

Ulcers in the mouth,

Numerous ulcers in mouth,

Ulcers on the mucous membrane of the cheek,

Inner surface of the cheeks deeply ulcerated and inflamed,

Foul ulcers in mouth, from which a copious and most offensive sanious discharge was constantly dropping,

Ptyalism; has to spit a great deal (after thirty-eight years),

Ptyalism, which wasted her to a skeleton,


Speech tremulous, ; for years,

Speech slow,

Speech impeded, ; (second day),

Speech greatly impeded,

Speech difficult, ; (after eight days),

Difficulty in speaking and masticating,

The masseter muscles became contracted, so that speech was at times very difficult and almost impossible,

Inability to speak plainly,

Speech only partially intelligible,

Speech scarcely intelligible,

Could scarcely speak intelligibly, from the constant state of agitation into which they were thrown the moment they were addressed, or attempted to articulate,

Speech stammering, , etc.

Stammering (since the tremor began), (after thirty-eight years),

Speech stammering and usually very difficult,

Speech stammering; at last unintelligible,

Stammering, speech slow, difficult; entirely unable to speak on any excitement,

Stammering like a child,

Stammered badly,

Dreadful stammering,

Articulation somewhat indistinct (one),

Difficult articulation, amounting to stammering; he could hardly be understood,

Utterance embarrassed, indistinct, and hurried,

Psellismus (Paresis tremens of the organs of speech),

Loss of speech,


Cuprum Metallicum Copper-colored redness and swelling of the gum and mucous membrane of the mouth, followed by excoriations of the inner surface of the lips and gums, and moderate salivation (after working fourteen days),

Swelling of the gum, lips, and cheeks,

Spongy swelling of the mucous membrane of the lower lip, with numerous pustules looking like swollen mucous glands; also the mucous membrane of the cheek and upper lip has a peculiar spongy appearance,

Deep ulcers developed on the inner surface of the lips and cheeks, with elevated, eroded margins, with swelling of the tonsils and cervical glands (after working fourteen days),

On the mucous membrane of the lips were small whitish, deep, easily bleeding ulcers, with somewhat elevated margins, and of a livid color,

Gums and teeth

Teeth black, loose,

Teeth turn yellow and become loose,

Thick gray coating on the teeth (after working fourteen days),

Teeth dirty-gray, loose,

Teeth foul,

Teeth thickly covered with tartar,

Carious teeth,

Decay of the teeth; they become loose in succession, and at the age of thirty she had lost six; they fell out at the slightest shock (after six years); most of the teeth, especially the molars, were gone; those that remained were blackened, laid bare, loose and carious (after thirty-eight years),

After a time, the teeth decay, become lose, of a grayish color, and fall out,

Since going into the works, he been obliged to have several teeth removed,

All the teeth were loose,

Teeth loose, discolored,

Teeth loose; at last drop out,

The teeth especially the anterior back ones, are loose, and would fall out,

Looseness of the teeth, especially of the molars; they become denuded of the gum and turn black, with nightly pains in the teeth, jaws, and head,

Teeth very loose (after ten days),

Falling out of teeth,

Falling out of the teeth,

Loss of nearly all the teeth; gum-boils formed close to their roots, and they soon after dropped out,

All the teeth except the incisors have been lost, at least the crowns of the teeth, leaving only the roots, with very red gums, which are very soft,

Disagreeable sensation in the teeth,

Aching in right lower molar (decayed) at 4.30 P.M. (second day),

Violent pain in the teeth (after six years),

Aching in left lower molar (sound), passing to upper molar (sound), at 6 P.M. (second day),

Slight aching in left lower molar tooth (sound), (after two hours and a quarter),

Violent toothache,

Violent toothache, with swelling of the gum and salivary glands,

Toothache (drawing) in left lower molar (sound); (not experienced for several years), (after a few minutes),


Gums much affected,

Gums red, but without yellow coating on free border (eighth day),

Gums red, swollen, and covered with thin white patches, easily removed from a non-ulcerated surface; to the left of an behind the second molar tooth, a red patch which has been covered by a white film. Gums much worn away, and coated of a dirty yellow (after ten days),

Gums red, swollen, and covered on their free border with a dirty yellowish-white substance, which extends up to the tooth-cavities. On removing this, the subjacent surface is seen to be spongy and bleeding, without ulcerations,

Gums red, and bleeding at the slightest contact, sometimes spontaneously (after six years). Of a deeper red, and slightly swollen (after eighteen years). Red, bleeding in spots, but do not seem swollen; small ulcers on them at intervals (after thirty-eight years),

The gum has a bright-red margin,

The margin of the gum shows a bluish-gray color and seems inflamed,

Gums swollen and of a livid-red color,

Gum swollen, with a light Viola Odorata violet margin,

Gums swollen, separated from the teeth,

Gums swollen painful,

In 1822, two "élèves externes," at the Venereal Hospital, were affected with a considerable swelling of the gums, which lasted all the time they were employed there. Merely with drawing from the hospital sufficed to cure the complaint. I myself was troubled in the same way, while serving in the same capacity at the institution. After residing there for about six weeks, my gums swelled so badly that they were very sore, and bled at the least touch. I could not eat bread without pain, and my food was bloody when chewed. Nothing gave entire relief until I left the hospital,

Gums frequently become soft and bleeding,

Gums spongy and bleeding,

Gums spongy, and covered with pultaceous exudation,

Gum very spongy, and partly destroyed,

Gums ulcerated,

Gum ulcerated, loose, spongy, offensive,

Suppuration between the teeth and gum,

Gums somewhat worn away, red, swollen, covered with white films; free edges entirely coated of a yellowish-gray (after nine days),

His gums, without much sponginess, had been gradually absorbed, and most of his teeth had fallen out; ptyalism had never occurred,

Atrophy of the gum, especially of the lower anterior portion,

The gum atrophies, especially on the roots of the lower teeth, leaving the necks of the teeth bare,

Gum atrophied and retracted below the alveolar process,

Bleeding from the gums,

Gum bleeds easily,

Gum painful,

Gums and mastication painful (second day),

Gums sore,

Coated tongue, showing the impress of the teeth upon the margin,

Tongue so much swollen that its movements are difficult and very painful; it is very red, with a dirty-yellow coating on upper surface; shows marks of teeth, and has large gray patches on edges (after eight days),

Tongue very large, especially on right side; its edges show gray patches; in front it bears the marks of the teeth its upper surface present the dirty-yellow coating characteristic of mercurial poisoning; its movements are difficult (after ten days),

Mucous membrane of the mouth livid, with moderate salivation, especially in the morning; gum red, elevated, with a grayish-red margin,

Salivation, which caused the loss of all his teeth,


Violent stomatitis and salivation,


Saliva increased, ,

Salivation, etc.; (third day),

Slight salivation (after nine days),

Long-continued slight degree of salivation,

Moderate degree of salivation,

Frequent salivation,

Great salivation,

Abundant salivation,

Salivation very abundant; almost at its height (after eight days),

Profuse salivation,

Very violent salivation,

Thirty-nine out of the forty-three patients were attacked with mercurial salivation; in some cases it assumed a severe from,

Very offensive salivation,

Smoking caused unusual profuse salivation,

Bloody saliva,



Tongue black, with red edges,

Tongue red, swollen,

Tongue not swollen; gray patches on edges, and a thin dirty-yellow coat on upper surface (after nine days),

Tongue pale,

Tongue white,

Tongue white, tremulous,

White-coated tongue,

Tongue thickly coated,

Tongue swollen, and its movement difficult (second day),

Tongue much swollen, and difficult to move (eight days),

Tongue much swollen, especially on the left side; its upper surface covered with a dirty-yellowish coating, and with gray patches on its edges; its movements are difficult,

Tongue very much swollen, painful, and covered with foul ulcers, with constant oozing of blood as from a spongy tissue; these ulcers made swallowing very difficult,

Trembling of the tongue,

Constant trembling of tongue,

Great trembling of the tongue,

Tongue looks healthy, and is not coated; but almost as soon as it is put out it begins to vibrate like a pendulum; at first in small arcs, which rapidly enlarge if the organ is kept protruded (after thirty-eight years),

Tongue difficult to move,

Tongue cracked, with a dirty-white coating,

Ulcers on the tongue,

Long, pale ulcers on the edges of the tongue near its tip,

On the right border of the tongue, instead of the gray patch, a granulated surface stands out plainly upon the healthy mucous membrane, which bleeds on the slightest touch, and has the white edging of a true cicatrix. There is a similar appearance on the left border (after sixteen days),

Pain in the tongue, with blisters on the margin developing into ulcers,

Stomatitis in two-thirds of all the cases, sometimes with swelling of the cervical and submaxillary glands; in about one-half of the cases there were mercurial ulcers in the mouth; in one case, inflammation of the tongue; in another case, inflammation of the tonsils, and formation of an abscess,

A breaking out, similar to the ulcers in diphtheritis, upon the right side of the mucous membrane of the mouth and tongue; swelling of the right submaxillary glands, and profuse secretion of fetid saliva,

Ulcers on left margin of tongue and on right cheek,

An alarming illness broke out among the crews, all of whom were more or less salivated. The surgeons, pursers, and three petty officers, who were nearest the place where it was stowed, felt its effects the most, their heads and tongues having swelled to the most alarming degree. Every rat, mouse, and cockroach on board has been destroyed, and the symptoms of general salivation have appeared in a strong degree,

Speech difficult on account of the trembling of the mouth and tongue,



Bad taste,

Bitter taste,

Metallic taste,

Strong metallic taste (after thirty-eight years),

Unable to take soup, on account of a very salt taste which it seemed to have,


Great swelling of the tongue, especially of the right side, which was covered with superficial ulcers; the swollen portion of the tongue and mouth were hard to touch, the tongue and palate bright-red, extremely painful, submaxillary and cervical glands swollen and sensitive to pressure,

Mucous membrane of the palate red, with an ulcer to the left of the uvula,

The mucous membrane of the palate is intensely red and oedematously swollen,

Superficial ulcers in the angle in front of the arch of the palate, sometimes left, sometimes right,

Small pigmented scar on the right side, between the hard and soft palate, with a mercurial ulcer,

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