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Mercurius Corrosivus - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

Corrosive Sublimate, Merc. Cor, Mercurius Corrosivus Corrosivus, Mercurius Sublimatus Corrosivus, Merc cor, Merc-c.

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HPUS indication of Mercurius Corrosivus: Sore throat
Common symptoms: Sore throat, Inflammation, Swelling, Warts.

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Mercurius Corrosivus in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.




Rattling in the chest,

Sonorous rĂ¢les in all parts of the chest,


Sensation of constriction over the whole chest,

Oppression of the chest,

Shooting pains in the chest,

Nightly sticking pain transversely through the whole chest,

Itching-sticking pain in the muscles of the right lower costal region (eleventh day),

Frequent stitches shoot through the thorax (eight day),

Frequent tearing pain in the lowest cartilages of the right ribs (first day),


Burning pain beneath the sternum (after eight hours and a half),

A kind of tearing in the middle of the sternum, after midnight (second night),


Sticking in the upper part of the right side of the chest deep internally, scarcely aggravated by deep inspiration (fifth day),

Some sticking pain in the lower portion of the right side of the chest (twelfth day),

Fine transient stitches through both sides of the thorax, after rising in the morning (seventh day),

Burning stitches in the right side of the chest, as if in the muscles (first day),


Painful glandular swellings about the nipple,

Chest often violently expanded,

Congestion of the lungs (ninth day),





The pulse was small, weak, and beating 60 to the minute (after half an hour),

Pulse quick, small, and contracted,

Pulse 120, very weak and irregular (twenty-first day),

Pulse at the wrist perceptible only occasionally (after five hours and a half),


Stitches internally in the upper part of the left chest on deep breathing (first day),

Frequent dull stitches in the upper part of the left side of the chest, especially on deep breathing (first day),

Breath extremely offensive,

Breath fetid (after forty-eight hours),

Breath fetid, but the mouth is by no means sore, and there is no ptyalism (sixth day),

Breath extremely fetid (eight day),

Mercurial fetor of breath (fifth day),

Well-marked mercurial fetor from his breath (third day),

Strong mercurial fetor of breath (third day),

Mercurial fetor of breath very perceptible (eighth day),

Respiration quick and catching (after half an hour),

Respiration slow, ; (after five hours),

Respiration slow, interrupted; at times, deep and sighing,

Respiration uneven, 20 (after four hours); 29, at 8.30 A.M.; 20, at 5.30 P.M. (second day); 18, at 8.30 A.M.; 16, at 5.30 P.M. (third day); 18, in morning; 20, at 7.30 P.M. (fourth day); 28, (sixth day); 16, in morning; 20, in evening (seventh day),

Inspirations deep and heavy (third day),

Breathing labored (sixth day),

Respiration impeded,

Difficulty of breathing (seventh day),

Respiration deep, difficult,

Respiration by the aid of the intercostal muscles was difficult and irregular,

Respiration very difficult,

Great difficulty in respiration (soon), ; (after one hour),

Oppressed somewhat for breath, and has continual rattling in the throat (fifth day),


Dyspnoea was a constant symptom from the first attack of vomiting until she was able to retain liquid in the stomach,

Dyspnoea increased on account of the excessive swelling of the mouth and throat, so that the physician opened the trachea just below the larynx, which afforded some relief.

Second day, loose rattling cough, with almost complete aphonia; raises a good deal of grayish-looking and salty-tasting phlegm. Fourth day, loose rattling cough. Sixth day, voice improving. Eleventh day, cough loose and rattling. Fifteenth day, breathing short. Sixteenth day, sighing respiration,

Short and laborious respiration (after half an hour),

Great dyspnoea (after five hours and a half),

Respiration embarrassed (ninth day),

Respiration irregular and sighing (twenty-first day),


Heart and pulse


Praecordial anxiety,

Violent pain at the praecordia,

Obstruction and anxiety in the praecordia and epigastric region, followed by slight palpitations (after second dose, portion of 3/16 grain),

Heart's Action.

The heart-beat had a tremulous, undulating motion,

"Bruit de souffle" at the base of the heart (fifteenth day),

Palpitation, ; (after third dose),

More frequent palpitations, in the night,

Beats of the heart seemed remote and slow (after five hours),

Every fifteenth or twentieth beat of heart intermits (after four hours). Heart-sounds dull and intermittent (second day). Heart-beats still intermittent (owing, no doubt, to organic disease, probably mitral insufficiency), (seventh day),


Small, frequent pulse (second day),

Pulse small, contracted, frequent,

Pulse small, frequent, and irregular (after one hour and a half),

Pulse rather more frequent than usual, but not full (second day),

Quick pulse (after second day),

Full and quick pulse (seventh day),

Pulse quick and feeble,

Full small, quick, tremulous, ; (after eight days),

Pulse small, quick, and regular (first day); not to be counted (second day); unsteady and feeble (third day),

Quick, small, and very indistinct pulse at the wrist (first day); barely 50 (second day); 64, but small and weak (third day),

Pulse very quick and small (second day),

Pulse rapid, full,

Pulse rapid, small, spasmodic,

Pulse rapid, hard, without being particularly large,

Pulse small and rapid (after half an hour),

Pulse rapid and weak,

Pulse very rapid and small (after half an hour); could not be felt at the wrist, at the carotids and heart it was 168, feeble, regular (after one hour and a half); had returned at wrist, 140, feeble, regular as to frequency, but varying in strength (after three hours and a half),

Pulse feverish after dinner, at 1 P.M. (eighth day), ; (sixth night),

Pulse small, feverish,

Pulse did not rise above the natural standard, and maintained a good degree of fulness and regularity until a few hours previous to dissolution,

Slow and feeble pulse (second day),

Pulse feeble and slow (after two hours and a half); 80 (second day); more frequent and feeble (fifth day),

Pulse 136, very feeble (after eleven hours),

Pulse almost imperceptible (after two hours and a half), 120 (after seven hours); 100 (second day); 130, in morning; 120, in evening (third day),

Pulse 126 (second day); 105, small and corded (fifth day),

Pulse 120, feeble (after five hours),

Pulse 120, and small (soon),

Pulse 120, and feeble (after two hours); upwards of 100, and feeble (second day); 100, soft, and weak (third and fifth days); almost imperceptible at the wrist (seventh day),

Pulse small, hard, 116, with diminished temperature and moist clammy skin,

Pulse 110, and full (second day),

Pulse very much depressed (after one hour and a half); 100, feeble (after five hours); 108 (third day); 108 full (fourth day); 90, in the evening (fifth day); 80 (sixth day); 80, weak (seventh day); 92, rather feeble, thready in the evening (eleventh day); hardly perceptible (twelfth day),

Pulse 96, rather weak (ninth day),

Pulse 90, and feeble (fourth day),

Pulse 86 (third day); 72 to 76 (seventh day); 84 (tenth day); 88 (fifteenth day),

Pulse 70, full, and regular (third day); 62 (fourth day),

Pulse 70 (second day); 72 (third day); 90 (sixth day),

Pulse small, contracted, irregular,

Pulse 128, very feeble and irregular (after one hour); 120 (after two hours); 112, very much corded, and intermitting occasionally (second day),

Pulse intermittent, 89,

Pulse small, intermittent,

Pulse full and hard (seventh day),

Pulse small, contracted, 100,

Pulse small, contracted, 120,

Pulse feeble (after eight hours and a half),

Pulse soft and regular, but feeble (soon),

Pulse small, tremulous, and feeble (after twelve hours),

Pulse feeble, laboring in its diastole (second day); less perceptible (third day),

Pulse small and extremely feeble (after one hour and a half),

Pulse small and innumerable,

Pulse small and scarcely perceptible (after four hours),

Pulse scarcely perceptible (soon),

Pulse small, filiform, scarcely perceptible (after five hours),

Almost pulseless,

All pulsation left the wrist and extreme arterial branches (after twelve hours),

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