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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Skin chafed, sore.
Erythema first on thighs; at times vesicles that suppurate and spread rapidly.
Skin dirty yellow, rough and dry; jaundice.
Itching all over, worse at night, when warm in bed.
Scabies, if some of the vesicles become pustular.
Herpes surrounded by a border of large scales.
Herpetic spots and suppurating pustules sometimes running together; forming dry and scaly spots, or crusts, and acrid discharges.
Ulcers superficial, flat, readily bleeding; base lardaceous; worse from heat of bed and hot or cold applications, with clean cut but irregular edges.
Boils, after pus has formed.
Zona like a girdle, from the back around the abdomen; much itching and tendency to suppurate.
Variola in stage of maturation; with dysenteric symptoms.≡ more ...