Red iodide of mercury. (HgI2). Triturations, which should be protected from the light.
THIS salt has still greater influence on the throat than the protoiodate. It differs from it in that the left side is the first affected (lach.) and there is more swelling of the cervical glands and higher fever. It has been found useful in diphtheria. It also acts well in old cases of syphilis, its iodine content making it appropriate to the tertiary stage of gummata and chronic skin affections.