Mercurius vivus


Mind.-- Great mental (and bodily) restlessness, especially in evening and at night. Effects of grief or fright with nightly anxiety and fear. Impatience and willfulness. Inclination to contradict and quarrel. Dissatisfied and complains about everything, his relations, surroundings, etc. Satiety of life. Desire to escape. Homesickness.

Sensorium.-- Whirling vertigo when lying on back, with headache, blackness before eyes, nausea and heat. Sweetish rising in throat, followed by fainting, then sleep.

Head.-- Congestion to. Tearing, burning pain in one (mostly the left) side and temple. Bursting ache. Pains: Burning, sticking, festering, ascending from naps. Feels as if a band lay around it, or it were screwed in. Meningitis, with ebullition and throbbing in forehead. Painful soreness of. Exostoses easily passing into caries. Open fontanelles. Eruption of offensive yellowish crusts on. Tickling and crawling itching, bleeding easily when scratched or passing into an erysipelatous inflammation. Falling of hair. Worse: Evening, becoming insufferable in warmth of bed at night, touch. Better: Sitting up, after rising from bed, at rest, in a warm room, laying hand on part, dry weather, rubbing.

Eyes.-- Ulcerated and scurfy tarsi, with scurfs around eyes. Inflamed, with intolerance of firelight. Profuse, acrid lachrymation. Pain as of a cutting body under lids. Pain as of a cutting body under lids. Biting and burning in, especially in open air. Black points before. Progressive paralysis of optic nerve. Aversion to light and firelight.

Ears.-- Earache, tearing or sticking pains. Ulceration of concha. Discharge of blood and foul - smelling pus from. Fungous growths in. Swelling of parotid gland. Difficult bearing, after blowing nose. Roaring in.

Nose.-- Red, glistening swelling of. Nose bleed, blood coagulates quickly. Violent, fluent coryza, acrid watery discharge. Sneezing.

Face.-- Deathly pallor. Dirty, earth - colored. Dirty yellow crusts on, which bleed after scratching. Pimply eruption on chin. Swelling of one cheek. Sore, cracked lips. Induration of submaxillary (parotid and cervical) glands.

Teeth.-- Ragged, swollen gums, with nightly burning, smarting pains, especially when touched and during eating. Ulcerated gums, with jagged prominences. Teeth loose, falling out. Nightly tearing toothache, excited by cold air, eating and cold as well as warm drinks. Stitches in.

Mouth.-- Fetid odor from. Burning ulcers or aphthae in. Swelling of soft palate, pharynx and tongue. Burning in throat. Inflammation and suppuration of throat. Constant inclination to swallow. Sticking pain in throat and tonsils when swallowing. Copious, fetid saliva. Swelling, induration and suppuration of tongue. Inability to speak. Hoarse, husky voice.

Appetite: Ravenous hunger, with weak digestion. Aversion to all food. Unconquerable, burning thirst. Violent thirst for cold drinks.

Taste: Putrid (also salty or sweetish).

Nausea, etc. - Inclination to vomit, with a sweetish taste in throat. Nightly vomiting of bile.

Stomach.-- Pressure in, with sensation as though hanging down heavily. After every meal.

Hypochondria: Inflammation and induration of liver, with sticking pains.

Abdomen.-- Inflammation with distension of. Cutting and pinching in, after taking cold. Feeling of something alive in. (following inflammation of the mesenteric glands). Inflammatory swelling and suppuration of inguinal glands. Erysipelas encircling abdomen.

Stool.-- Frequent, ineffectual urging to, with tenesmus, especially at night, Dysenteric diarrhea with tenesmus. Acrid, bloody, mucus. Sour - smelling, green, excoriating anus. Involuntary.

Rectum.-- Prolapsus of, during and after, urging to stool.

Urine.-- Frequent, sudden urging to urinate, with scanty discharge. Excessive urination. dark red, very foul smelling u.

Sexual Organs.-- Gonorrhea of glands (Jacaranda). Gonorrhea discharge from penis, especially at night. Swelling of glands and foreskin. Ulcers on glands and foreskin, with a cheesy lardaceous base and hard margin. Painful nightly erections. Prolapsus uteri.

Female.-- Menses: Too profuse, with abdominal pains and anxiety Purulent, corrosive leucorrhoea.

Respiration.-- - Short, when ascending steps, and walking rapidly.

Cough.-- Dry, hackling, as though head and chest would burst. Spasmodic, always in two rapidly succeeding fits, excited by irritation in larynx and upper part of chest. Dry at night, in daytime, expectoration of a thin, acrid, purulent, yellow mucus often mixed with bright red, somewhat clotted blood, and of a repulsive or saltish taste and offensive odor. Haemoptysis.

Larynx.-- Hoarseness, even to aphonia.

Chest.-- Spasms of. Stitches extending to back, coughing. Burning pain in, Soreness. Dry feeling in. Burning in. Inflammation of lungs Palpitation. Deformed, suppurating nipples. Bad breast milk. it is repugnant to infant.

Back.-- Bruised pain in scapula, back and lumbar region.

Neck: Swollen cervical glands, with sticking pains therein.

Upper Extremities.-- Nightly tearing in shoulders, upper arm and legs. Hot, red swelling of forearm. Cracks on fingers. Hang nails.

Lower Extremities.-- Nightly tearing in. Dropsical swelling of thigh and leg. Painful swelling of bones of feet.

Generalities.-- Acts on the upper limbs first. Nightly tearing pains in extremities, with continual sweating. Sticking pains in limbs and joints. Gouty arthritis, with swelling and cold sensation in affected parts. Tremulous restlessness of limbs in the evening. Great debility and weakness from slight exertion. The symptoms are in the evening, at night they become quite insupportable from the warmth of the bed.

Tissues.-- Inflammatory swelling and induration of glands. Suppurating glands.

Bones.-- Painlessness of all. Inflammation, with nightly pains. Suppurative osteitis. Rachitis.

Skin.-- Increased itching, from warmth of bed at night. So - called fatty itch. Dry, miliary eruption bleeding when scratched. Eruptions burn after scratching. Hot inflammations with tardy formation of pus. syphilitic ulcerations. Liver spots.

Sleep.-- Late falling to sleep on account of anxiousness and restlessness. Prevented by frightful phantasies. Very light sleep. somnolency.

Fever.-- Pulse: Irregular, mostly full and accelerated, with strong throbbing in blood vessels, sometimes weak, slow and trembling, seldom intermittent. Disappearing, with warmth of body. Ebullition of blood, with trembling from slight exertion. Chill: In early morning while rising but most in evening when lying down, as if dashed with cold water, not by warmth of stove. Nocturnal, with frequent urination. Alternating with heat, often on single parts only. Internal. with heat of face. Heat: In bed, and chill out of it. After midnight, with violent thirst for cold drinks. Anxious h, with compression of chest. Sweat: Toward morning, with thirst and palpitation. Profuse, from least exertion, even from eating. Evenings, in bed, before going to sleep. Copious night sweats, very debilitating. Sour or offensive smelling, also cold, greasy or sticky s., and burning of skin with almost all pains. On affected parts.

Relationship.-- Allied Remedies: Aco., Ag - c., Alo., ANT-C., Ap., Arg., Arn., Arn., ASAF., Aur., BELL. Bry., Calc-c., CARB-V., CHIN., Cic., Cina., Clem., Coff., Colch., Cupr., Dig., Dulc., EUPHORB., Guai., HEP., Iod., Kali bi., LACH., Laur., Lyc., MERC-C., Mez., NIT-AC., Nux - v., OP., Phos - ac., Phyt., Plat., Pod., Puls., Rhe., Rhod. Rhus - t., SARS., Selen., Sep., Sil., Spig., STAPH., Sul., Thuj., Valer., Verat - a., Zinc.

Complementary: Bell., Sil., Hep. Sul., Intensified the action of Merc.