MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019

TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS


      Lies on the back, with the knees bent up. Extreme debility.


      Ill humor. Lower spirits. Delirium; must be confined to the bed forcibly. at night. Stupidity. Stupor. Coma.


      Drawing pains in the periosteum. Congestion. Headaches, with burning in the cheeks and face.


      Pain, as if the eyes would be forced out. Conjunctiva red. Inflammation: with tearing in the bones about the eyes. Pupils insensible. Photophobia.


      Violent coryza, with heat and dryness in the nose, rather scanty mucous discharge, soreness and burning of the nostrils; discharge excoriates the upper lip. Nose-bleed.


      Swollen and red. At times sunken, with an expression of collapse. Lips black, swollen and tender. Dry and cracked.


      Gums swollen and spongy, bleed easily. Teeth sore, loose and painful at night. Tongue swollen, inflamed and white. Very red, with blackish coat. Coated and moist, with red edges. General inflammation of the mouth, with ulceration, burning, pain. Dryness and burning of the mouth, with salivation. Bitter or salt taste. Metallic taste.


      Internal and external swelling, with tenderness. Inflammation, with threatening suffocation, with excessive swallowing, ulceration, salivation, violent headache, even delirium, prostration, especially involving arches of the palate and uvula. Burning pain in the throat , extending through oesophagus to stomach, (<)external pressure. Swallowing, even of fluids, extremely difficult, with constriction and dryness of throat. Spasms of the oesophagus on attempting to swallow.


      Thirst excessive for large quantities, though with difficulty in swallowing. Vomiting of tenacious mucus, with bile or blood; green, bilious, incessant; epigastric region swollen, sensitive.


      Swollen and painful. Bruised sensation, worse in the coecal region, extending along colon. Soreness of transverse colon.

Rectum and Stool

      Most extreme tenesmus, with scanty evacuations of mucus and blood. Violent burning in the rectum and anus. Stools consist of blood and mucus, with constant straining. Stools pasty, dark green, blackish, offensive. Stools of bloody mucus, with cutting pains in abdomen, accompanied by burning in the anus and tenesmus of rectum and bladder together.

Urinary Organs

      Extreme burning and straining in the neck of the bladder. Micturition frequent, very scanty, containing albumen, bloody.

Clinical. Indicated in violent inflammations of the bladder with extreme tenesmus and burning. Inflammation of kidneys, associated with pain in the neck of the bladder. Urethritis, with greenish discharge, burning pain and tenesmus.

Sexual Organs

      Swelling of the male organs. Inflammation and swelling of female organs.

Respiratory Organs

      Cough, with expectoration of bloody mucus. Difficult respiration.

Clinical. Laryngitis, with aphonia, hoarseness, burning and pain as if the larynx were being cut by a knife.


      Sticking pains, worse on right side.

Heart and Pulse

      Pulse rapid, intermittent, even irregular.


      Clinical. Pott’s disease of the spine, with abscesses and numerous symptoms of Mercury.].


      General weakness, with trembling. Must lie with the lower extremities drawn up in bed. Sticking pains in the hips, (>)motion.


      Wakeful after 3 A.M. Starts up from sleep. Frightful dreams.


      Shivering, with cold skin,small, intermittent pulse, even with sweat. Coldness of the limbs. Shivering during and after swallowing. Heat, causing great restlessness at night, with anxiety; often temporarily(>) drinking cold water. Sweat at night on various parts of the body; offensive towards morning.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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