Mercurius Corrosivus

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Mercurius Corrosivus in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.

Generalities

      Mercurius Cor. is a powerful disinfectant and has much greater rapidity of action; causing violent effects. It causes tenesmus of RECTUM along with tenesmus of bladder. Inflammation with swelling and feeling of constriction; burning, internal; in throat, stomach rectum, neck of bladder, kidneys etc. constriction; of throat, rectum, bladder etc. Discharges acrid, tears, nasal discharge etc. Cracks on palms, soles, corners of mouth. Phagedena. Syphilis. Albuminuria in early pregnancy. (Phos later and at full term). Gonorrhoea. Lies on back with knees drawn up.

Worse

      AFTER URINATION AND STOOL. Swallowing. Night. Cold. Autumn. Hot days, cool nights. Acids.

Better

      Rest.

Mind

      Anxious and restless; rocks hard. Stares at persons who talk to him; and does not understand them. Difficult thinking. Disturbed speech. Stupid.

Head

      Pain in temples worse looking sideways. Vertigo, with deafness when stooping.

Eyes

      Excessive photophobia and acrid lachrymation. Burning, soreness of the eyes. Iritis. Keratitis. Retinitis; albuminuria; haemorrhagic. Ophthalmia neonatorum. Lids oedematous red, excoriated. Objects appear smaller; or double vision.

Ears

      Violent pulsation in ears. Foetid pus.

Nose

      Fluent acrid coryza. Ozaena with perforation of septum. Gluey nasal discharge. Swollen red, nose.

Face

      Pale about mouth. Cracks in angles of the mouth. Oedematous swelling of the face. Lips; black, dark red, swollen. Upper lip swollen and turned up. Jaws stiff.

Mouth

      Tongue; patchy, swollen and inflamed. Could not be protruded. Salivation, with salty taste. Pyorrhoea, Gums; purple, swollen, with toothache; spongy. Aphthae; ulcers. Burning, scalding sensation in mouth. Teeth loose, nightly toothache. Taste; astringent; salty, bitter. Necrosis of lower jaw.

Throat

      Uvula; red, swollen, elongated. Sore, red, painful swelling worse heat; sharp pains into ears, worse pressure. Burning pain and great swelling worse slightest pressure. All glands about the throat swollen. Tonsils swollen, covered with ulcers. SWALLOWING DIFFICULT; spasmodic constriction, on attempting to swallow a drop of liquid.

Stomach

      Insatiable thirst, for cold drinks. Distension and soreness at the pit of stomach; cramp in epigastrium worse least touch. Vomits mucus and blood. Gastritis. Regurgitation, astringent. Great desire for cold food.

Abdomen

      Bloated, painful to least touch. Cutting colic; below navel. Painful flatulence. Appendicitis. Continuous urging to stool and urine; A NEVER GET DONE FEELING. STOOLS; BLOODY; SHREDDY; SLIMY; HOT WITH TORMENTING TENESMUS. Passes pure blood or bloody water. Dysentery. Spasms of rectum during coition. Sweats before and after stool.

Urinary

      Intense burning in urethra. Urine; HOT, BURNING, PASSED DROP BY DROP. scanty, suppressed, bloody, frequent; dribbling worse sitting. Urethra bleeds after urinating. Tenesmus of bladder, with tenesmus of rectum. Nephritis. Albuminuria; of pregnancy. Cystitis. Gonorrhoea. Paraphimosis. Bleeding kidneys. Sweats after urination.

Male

      Penis and testes enormously swollen. Chordae; worse sleep. Hard chancres. Gonorrhoea, discharge thick greenish.

Female

      Leucorrhoea; pale yellow, with sweetish nauseous smell. Glandular swellings about the nipples. Nipples crack and bleed; pain worse when nursing. Menses; too early and too profuse.

Respiratory

      Breathes as through a metallic tube. Constriction of the chest, breathes through pectoral muscles. Cutting pain in larynx. Frequent stitches shoot through thorax.

Heart

      Palpitation during sleep.

Back

      Pott’s disease, lies on back with knees drawn up.

Extremities

      Deltoid feels relaxed. As if legs had gone to sleep. Cramps in calves; in dysentery. Paralysis of limbs; trembling. Feet icy cold. Exostoses; on shin, sternum, ribs.

Skin

      Cold. Ulcers; perforating; spreading; serpiginous. Nails grey coloured.

Sleep

      Violent hiccough during sleep.

Fever

      Chilly; after stools. Sweats; from every motion; partial worse forehead and lower parts; foul; at night. Heat when stooping and coldness when rising.

Related

      Ars; Cantharis

About the author

S.R. Phatak

S.R. Phatak

A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.

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