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Mercurius Vivus - Skin symptoms - Clarke

Quicksilver, Mercurius, Mercury, Merc Viv, Merc. viv, Merc.

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HPUS indication of Mercurius Vivus: Sore throat

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



Yellow colour of the skin, with perspiration which imparts a yellow colour to linen.

Skin dirty yellow, rough and dry.


Engorgement, inflammation, and ulceration of the glands, with pulsative and shooting pains, hard swelling, red and shining, or without any perceptible alteration in skin.

Miliary, urticarial, pimpled, or pustular and purulent eruptions.

Exanthema burning; pock-shaped (hence, think of Mercurius Vivus in small-pox); of scarlet colour; with swelling; purulent exanthema, i.e., ulcerating; ecchymoses appear, of black and blue spots, without receiving any external injury.


Spacelus; brown mortification.

Tetters in general; burning suppurating.

Ulcers in general; with burning on edges; hard on edges with bloody pus; with corroding pus; with ichorous pus; having too little pus; too thin pus; thin, tenacious, sticky pus; swollen, inflamed; looking like lard; prickling; pulsating; painful on the edges; swollen on edges.

Flat, painless ulcers, pate, covered with phlegm-like pus; on scalp, skin of penis, &c.

Itching pimples, which burn after being scratched.

Eruptions which resemble scabies, and which bleed readily.

Wounds ulcerate easily (and become gangrened).

Erysipelatous inflammations.

Spots red and raised, or maculae hepaticae, or which resemble scorbutic spots.

Small and very itchy pimples, which ulcerate, and become encrusted.

Tettery, excoriated, and oozing spots, or dry, itching, and mealy tetters.

Desquamation of skin.

Phagedenic ulcers, or bluish, fungous, and easily bleeding, or superficial, and appearing as if bitten by insects, or secreting an ichorous and corrosive pus.

Chancrous ulcers.

Violent and voluptuous itching over whole body, principally in evening, or at night, agg. by heat of bed, and sometimes attended by burning after scratching.

Thickening of periosteum; exostosis and caries; abscess in joints; great brittleness of bones.

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