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Mercurius Corrosivus - Mouth 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.




Sloughing of the gums, lips, and tongue (fifth day),

Swelling of the gums and salivary glands, with profuse ptyalism,

Tongue was frequently thrust out,

Breath had a gangrenous odor (twenty-first day),

A white streak extended from the angle of the mouth to the lower edge of the jaw on one side, and the dorsum of the tongue and throat were also corroded,

The mucous membrane of the mouth and pharynx was destroyed, and blood slowly oozed from these surfaces, which were extremely tender,

The vitality of every part of the mucous membrane with which the Causticum caustic solution came in contact appeared to be destroyed,

Violent burning pain in the mouth, throat, oesophagus, and stomach,

Styptic, acid, metallic taste (after half an hour),

Ptyalism (third day),

Saliva copiously flowing from her mouth (after half an hour),

Ptyalism and swelling extending over the mucous membrane of the mouth, the inner surface of the cheeks, and the tongue, palate, and throat (second day),



General Mouth.

Pointed to his mouth, which was evidently very sore (sixth day),

All the mucous membrane of the mouth very red (after two days),

The internal portion of the mouth was so much swollen that he could scarcely speak (after twenty minutes),

Interior of mouth had a gray sloughing appearance, interspersed with patches of a deep Viola Odorata violet color, and the mucous membrane was very much swelled (after four hours),

Inflammation of the mouth,

At intervals where the inflammation is highest on the inside of the cheeks are deposits of a pultaceous substance like false membrane (third day),

Inflammation of mouth lessening in extent and intensity; the gray coating which still occupies the intervals between the pillars of the velum palati is becoming thinner and loosening (tenth day),

Ulceration of the mouth,

Cancrum oris (youngest),

Blood oozing from mouth and dose (fourth day),

Strong mercurial fetor (ninth day),

Mouth dry, with perspiration on the skin, in the evening,

Burning heat in mouth, quickly spreading to the stomach (after a quarter of an hour),

Burning in the mouth, oesophagus, and stomach,

Intense burning in the mouth (immediately),

Ptyalism (first evening), ; (seventh day),

Copious ptyalism came on, which continued for many days (fifth day),

Profuse ptyalism (second day),


Loss of speech,

Speech failed entirely,

Could not speak (soon),


Tongue and lips swollen (soon),

Tongue swollen, pale yellow, protruding from the lips, which were slightly swollen,

Swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat,

Lips and gum swollen, dark red,

Mouth much swollen; lips purple and protruded from the swelling (soon),

Inside of lower lip and cheek stretching towards right tonsil, and the tonsil itself are coated with a tough lymphatic exudation, which is a little loose at the edge next the mouth; beneath this the cuticle is slightly abraded at one or two points (third day),

Gums and teeth

Much sordes about teeth (eleventh day),

Teeth loose, ; (third day),

Teeth very loose,

Teeth begin to feel loose (fifth day),

Toothache gradually becoming worse, connected with a tearing extending from the infraorbital region down towards the upper jaw (third day),

Sleep at night disturbed by toothache and by an anxious sensation (third day),

Toothache; it prevented sleep and was associated with disagreeable swelling of the gum, and prostration (seventh day),

Toothache, with swelling of the gum (thirteenth day),

Drawing pains in the teeth,

Tearing sticking in a back tooth, from which the sticking extends to the ear (first day),


Gums purple (fifth day); spongy, ulcerated in several places (sixth day),

Gums red and detached from teeth (third day),

Gums red and tender, with some swelling of the glans beneath the jaw (third day),

Marked redness of the gums, walls of the mouth, and pharynx, showing intense inflammation. These parts exhaled a nauseating odor (third day),

Swelling of the gum about the right molar teeth (twelfth night),

Gums swollen and pale (sixth day),

Gums swollen and spongy (ninth day),

Gums swelled, became painful, and were covered with white pellicles (after forty-eight hours),

Gums swollen and several of his teeth loose (ninth day),

Gums seem slightly swollen (third day),

Gums slightly swollen, red and discharging a yellowish pultaceous substance from around the neck of the teeth (third day),

Gums excessively swollen and tender (after four hours),

Gums ulcerated and spongy (third day),

The gums bleed easily,

Gums begin to feel sore (third day); gums quite spongy and the teeth loose (fourth day),

Gums and teeth became tender (third day),

Severe inflammation of the mouth and gums, with constant discharge of clear water from the same,

Gradually the inflammation extended over the whole mucous membrane of mouth, scars showed themselves on the gums, and on the internal surface of the cheeks; beneath them the flesh was fungoid and bloody. Afterwards the jaw-bone was denuded and considerable haemorrhage ensued (after forty-eight hours),

Marked swelling of the inside of the cheeks, especially behind the last molars; on the left side is a hardened ganglion, very sensitive to touch, caused by the development at this point of an inflammation involving the cellular tissue (third day),

Ulceration of the mucous membrane of the cheeks opposite the ulcerated gums (sixth day),

A burning pain on the gum and in the mouth,


Constant feeling of mucus in the mouth,

Dryness in the mouth, ; (second day),

There is no salivation, but he complains of soreness of the mouth, and cannot open it wide (second day); in the afternoon he can scarcely open his mouth to answer questions (sixth day),


The salivary secretion is naturally increased owing to the local inflammation and irritation rather than to absorption of the poison (third day),

Accumulation of saliva (fourth day),

Accumulation of tenacious saliva, which was expectorated with difficulty (second day),

Accumulation of water in the mouth (soon),

Flow of saliva,

Constant flow of saliva (soon),

There constantly flowed from the mouth a considerable quantity of yellowish-colored saliva (after four hours),

Saliva flowed copiously (after one hour and a half), ; (after one hour),


Incipient salivation (after four hours),

Complete salivation (tenth day),

Salivation well characterized (after forty-eight hours),

Well-marked salivation, with mercurial fetor (third day),

Slight salivation (fifth day),

Copious salivation,

Profuse salivation,

Ptyalism commencing (third day); complete start of salivation (fourth day),

Absence of salivation,



Tongue red, with blackish coat (fifth day),

Tongue red and parched (second day),

Tongue very coated, moist; edges very red (sixth day),

Tongue yellow, moist,

Tongue posteriorly pale, dirty yellow, rather thick, this coating extending forward along the sides of the tongue,

Tongue became covered with a grayish-white crust,

Mucous membrane of the tongue white (second day),

Tongue white and so much swollen that he could not protrude it (after four hours),

Tongue coated white,

Tongue coated white in the forepart, posteriorly yellow,

Tongue coated with white fur (second day),

Thickly coated tongue,

Tongue began to swell (second day),

Tongue a good deal swollen (after one hour and a half),

Tongue considerably swelled (soon),

Tongue very much swelled (after four hours),

Tongue very much swollen and extremely inflamed,

Base of the tongue swollen, covered with a thick white coating,

Could not protrude tongue (after one hour and a half),

Tongue moist and white (after two hours),

Tongue slimy (after four hours),

Tongue nearly natural in aspect, but cool (after half an hour),

Tongue dry (eleventh day),

Tongue felt numb, thick, and large,

Dry, hot tongue, with red edges,

Tongue sore (sixth day),

Tongue and mucous membrane of the mouth and throat highly injected and the tonsils covered with a little bloody mucus (after eleven hours),

Tongue and interior of mouth perfectly white from contact of poison (soon),

The inflammation and swelling of the mouth and salivary glands increased to a frightful degree; the tongue filled the whole mouth,

Mouth and tongue burning and parched (third day),

Speech difficult, although the tongue was moist and soft, and nothing was to be seen in the throat (fifth day),


A fetid smell of the mouth, which had been noticed for two days, was now more marked, and ulcers existed on the gums and on the inner surface of the lips (sixth day),


Very peculiar and most disagreeable taste in mouth (immediately),

Fatty taste in the mouth (second day),

Constant astringent taste in the mouth and accumulation of saliva (sixth day),

Bitter taste in mouth (eighth day),

Taste very bitter in the morning and also slimy; during the day the food has a bitter taste; water has not, but soup has,

Salty taste in the mouth (after two hours),

Metallic taste in mouth (after two hours), ; (eight day),

An intense metallic taste and a strong odor, which almost at once caused nausea (immediately),

A constrictive metallic taste (immediately), (first day),

Sharp, astringent, metallic taste,

Persistent astringent, styptic, metallic taste in the mouth (second and third days),

Coppery taste (after one hour and a half),

For several days she had a taste or Cuprum Metallicum copper, as she had been holding a Cuprum Metallicum copper in her mouth,

Nauseous coppery taste (third day),


Mucous membrane of the mouth and fauces white and raw,

Mouth and fauces white, swollen, and sore,

Soreness of the mouth and fauces,

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