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Merc Viv
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Mercurius Vivus - Generalities symptoms

Quicksilver, Mercurius, Mercury, Merc Viv

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HPUS indication: Sore throat

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Below are the strongest indications of Merc Viv in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. Allen - no Mercurius Vivus
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoericke  
Boger - no Mercurius Vivus
Hahnemann - no Mercurius Vivus
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Mercurius Vivus
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Mercurius Vivus
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Late morning



Evening; open air


Night; before midnight

Night; after midnight


Abscesses; glands

Aversion to open air


Open air


Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

General physical anxiety

Extreme emotion

Walking up stairs or hill


Dread of bathing


Change of weather

Becoming heated

Blackness of external parts

Blood vessels; congestion of blood

Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; night

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; before period

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; from nervousness

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; after stress

Bones; decay of bone

Bones; decay of bone; around the bone

Bones; necrosis in bones (death of cells)

Bones; softening of bones

Bones; slow repair of broken bones

Cloudy weather


Constriction; externally

Constriction; internally

Constriction; of orifices

Constriction; bones

Constriction; sensation of a band

Contractions, closing, stenoses, after inflammation



Convulsions; night

Convulsions; during chill

Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm

Convulsions; from cold air

Convulsions; with consciousness

Convulsions; without consciousness

Convulsions; convulsive movements

Convulsions; while teething

Convulsions; epileptic

Convulsions; with falling

Convulsions; hysterical

Convulsions; with tetanus rigidity

Convulsions; continuous contraction

Copper fumes




Physical exertion


Eating and food; before eating

Eating and food; while eating

Eating and food; eating

Eating and food; after eating

Eating and food; symptoms while fasting

Eating and food; bread

Eating and food; coffee

Eating and food; cold drinks

Eating and food; cold food

Eating and food; fat

Eating and food; meat

Eating and food; sweets

Eating and food; warm food

Emaciated (extremely thin)

Faintness, fainting

Faintness, fainting; from noise

Faintness, fainting; on rubbing temples with both hands

Flabby feeling

Flabby feeling; in hard parts

Fluid build up; external

Fluid build up; internal

Fluid build up; excess of blood, or other fluids

Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts

Formication (like insects crawling around); internally

Formication (like insects crawling around); bones

Formication (like insects crawling around); glands

Full feeling; internally

Glands; itching, glands

Gonorrhoea, suppressed (see inflamed hair follicles)


Sensation of coat of skin pulled over inner parts

Heaviness; externally

Heaviness; internally

Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)

Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands

Inflammation; externally

Inflammation; internally

Inflammation; internally; gangrenous

Inflammation; bones

Inflammation; bones; around the bone

Inflammation; glands

Inflammation; hair follicles

Inflammation; nerves

Inflammation; thin, watery membranes

Insensitive to pain (see irritability)

Jar, stepping

Jerking; as in convulsions

Jerking; muscles

Jerking; during sleep

Jerking; paralysed parts

Lethargic, tired

Straining of muscles and tendons, from lifting

Lying down; inclination to lie down

Lying down; lying down

Lying down; after lying down

Lying down; lying on back

Lying down; lying in bed

Lying down; lying on side

Lying down; lying on side; on right side

Lying down; lying on side; on left side

Lying down; lying on side; on painful side

Lying down; lying on side; on painless side


Movement; after

Movement; movement of affected part

Aversion to movement

Mucous secretions increased


Numbness; externally

Numbness; internally

Numbness; internally; in single parts

Numbness; internally; of suffering parts


Pain; bones

Pain; bones; night

Pain; glands

Pain; around the bone

Pain; gnawing, biting

Pain; boring

Pain; boring; bones

Pain; burning externally

Pain; burning externally; internally

Pain; burning externally; as from being burnt

Pain; burning externally; bones

Pain; burning externally; glands

Pain; constricting; externally

Pain; constricting; internally

Pain; cutting; externally

Pain; cutting; internally

Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation)

Pain; pulling

Pain; gnawing, biting; externally

Pain; gnawing, biting; internally

Pain; jerking; externally

Pain; jerking; affected parts

Pain; jerking; internally

Pain; jerking; bones

Pain; jerking; glands

Pain; paralytic

Pain; pinching

Pain; pinching; internally

Pain; pressing; externally

Pain; pressing; internally

Pain; pressing; as from load

Pain; pressing; together

Pain; pressing; from within outward

Pain; pressing; bones

Pain; pressing; glands

Pain; pressing; glands; outward

Pain; pressing; muscles

Pain; sore, bruised

Pain; sore, bruised; externally

Pain; sore, bruised; internally

Pain; sore, bruised; glands

Pain; sudden, sharp; externally

Pain; sudden, sharp; internally

Pain; sudden, sharp; outward

Pain; sudden, sharp; transversely

Pain; sudden, sharp; upward

Pain; sudden, sharp; bones

Pain; sudden, sharp; glands

Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles

Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; burning in muscles

Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; tearing in muscles

Pain; tearing; externally

Pain; tearing; internally

Pain; tearing; downward

Pain; tearing; upward

Pain; tearing; bones

Pain; tearing; glands

Pain; tearing; muscles

Pain; tearing; muscles; jerking in muscles

Pain; tearing; muscles; sticking in muscles

Pain; twinging

Pain; twisting

Pain; ulcerative; externally

Pain; ulcerative; internally

Pain; ulcerative; glands

Paralysis; in chronic indigestion

Paralysis; extends from above downwards

Paralysis; internally

Paralysis; one-sided

Paralysis; of organs

Paralysis; painless

In women; symptoms before period

In women; symptoms at beginning of period

In women; symptoms during period

In women; symptoms after period

In women; symptoms when breast feeding children

Sensation of plug; internally

Polyp (growth on mucus lining)

Periodic, recurring

Perspiration gives no relief

Symptoms after perspiration

Symptoms from suppression of perspiration



Pulsation; internally

Pulsation; internally; bones

Pulsation; internally; glands

Pulse; abnormal

Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid

Pulse; full

Pulse; full; night

Pulse; hard

Pulse; imperceptible

Pulse; imperceptible; almost

Pulse; intermittent

Pulse; irregular

Pulse; irregular; night

Pulse; laboured

Pulse; slow

Pulse; small

Pulse; soft

Pulse; spasmodic

Pulse; trembling

Pulse; weak

Lack of reaction

Relaxation of muscles




Sensitive; bed feels hard

Sensitive; externally

Sensitive; internally

Sensitive; to pain

Sensitive; bones

Sensitive; around the bone

Sensitive; excessive physical irritability

After scarlet fever




Symptoms from masturbation

Symptoms after sexual intercourse; symptoms after sexual excesses

Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Symptoms not symmetrical; alternating sides

Symptoms not symmetrical; crosswise, left upper and right lower

Symptoms not symmetrical; right

Symptoms not symmetrical; left

While sitting


On first sitting down

Before sleep

At beginning of sleep

During sleep

After sleep

On falling asleep




Stretching; night; when waking

Swelling; in general

Swelling; of affected parts

Swelling; inflammatory

Swelling; puffy

Swelling; bones

Swelling; around the bone

Swelling; glands

Swelling; glands; bluish

Swelling; glands; hard

Swelling; glands; hot

Swelling; glands; inflammatory

Swelling; swollen sensation

Swelling; swollen sensation; glands

Tension; externally

Tension; internally

Tension; bones

Tension; glands

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; bones

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat; with chilliness

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); from becoming cold

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); becoming cold

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); heat and cold

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm room

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm heater

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm bed

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm air

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; becoming warm in open air



Touch; slight touch

Illusions of touch

Trembling; externally

Trembling; from anger

Trembling; on walking up stairs or hill

Trembling; after emotions

Trembling; on slight physical exertion

Trembling; from fright

Trembling; internally

Trembling; from joy

Trembling; movement

Trembling; comes on suddenly

Trembling; while standing

Trembling; before stool

Trembling; on waking

Trembling; while walking

Touching anything

Touching cold things


Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)

Ulcers, at glands (see skin)


On waking


Walking; beginning of walk

Walking; in open air


Warmth; warm room

Warmth; warm heater

Warmth; warm bed

Warmth; warm air

Warmth; becoming warm in open air


From getting wet; wet applications

From getting wet; feet

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); afternoon; 5 p.m.; or 6 p.m.

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); evening

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); in open air

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from slight exertion

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); while washing the feet

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from fright

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from movement

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); nervous weakness

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration; night

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); standing

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after stool

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking; in open air

Weariness (see weakness)

Weariness (see weakness); while sitting

Wet weather

In winter

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