Homeopathic Medicine :: Mercurius – Quicksilver

Indicated in a great variety of affections, characterized by aggravation from damp, rainy weather and at night, constant and copious sweating without relief, and flabby tongue with induration of teeth. Of service in involvement of glandular and lymphatic structures; in sore throats, diphtheria, hepatic derangements, diarrhoea, catarrh (nose, throat, ears, respiratory organs, genital mucous membrane, etc.), with tendency to involvement of the deep structures; gastric and bilious fevers of a lingering type; venereal diseases.

Copious sweating without relief.

Bone-pains, worse at night.

Face pale, earthy, dirty.

All the symptoms worse at night.

Tongue dirty-white, yellowish, large, flabby, showing indentations of the teeth.

Creeping chilliness, worse in the evening.

Glandular enlargements, with tendency to copious sweating; glands enlarge from every cold.

Headache, semi-lateral, in the temple, as if head would burst, with soreness and tired aching in the nape of the neck.

Gums spongy, receding, easily bleeding, ulcerated.

Salivation, with fetid breath and foul, coppery taste.

Ulcers in mouth and throat, irregular, of dirty, unhealthy appearance; lardaceous, with dark redness of surrounding tissues.

Membraneous deposits on the throat, thick, gray, with shreddy borders.

Nostrils raw, ulcerated, with swelling and soreness of nasal bones and thick, greenish, pus-like discharge.

Cough dry, hard, racking, especially at night.

Cough with expectoration of heavy, acrid, yellowish mucus, at times mixed with blood, of putrid or salty taste.

Diarrhoea; stools green, slimy, bloody; marked tenesmus during and after stool; ?cannot get done;? cutting colic; worse at night.

Worse at night; from damp weather; from warmth of room or bed; from sweating.

(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)

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