Mercurius Iodatus Flavum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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

Generalities

      (Mercurius Proto-iodatus). This remedy has a strong affinity for glands, of the THROAT, lymphatic and mammary. Right side is usually affected and like Lycopodium symptoms go from right to left. Syphilis. Mammary tumours. Deep bone pains esp. at night.

Worse

      Odours. Raising up. Warm drinks. Lying on left side. Cold and damp weather. Touch.

Better

      Open air.

Mind

      Lively, merry, talkative.

Head

      Faint or dizzy on rising from a chair, or when reading. Dull frontal headache, with pain at the root of nose; better when mind and body actively engaged. Head pain follows heart pain.

Eyes

      Keratitis; cornea looks scratched or chipped out by finger nail. Photophobia. Dark circles around the eyes. Swelling below right eye.

Ears

      Sudden sharp pain in ears worse touch.

Nose

      Mucus descends through posterior nares into the throat, causing hawking.

Mouth

      Desire to clench the teeth; jaw is stiff and tired; from grinding pain in teeth; during sleep. Teeth feel on edge worse heat, cold and sweets. Teeth feel too long; cannot eat. Pyorrhoea. Tongue coated moist filmy or THICK YELLOW AT BASE; tip and edges red. Toothache after filling.

Throat

      Sore (right then left). Constant inclination to swallow. Tonsils swollen; better cold drinks. Lacunar tonsillitis. Goitre with suffocation. Cervical glands swollen. Adenitis.

Stomach

      Weak empty feeling in stomach. Nausea at the sight or odour of food. Thirst for sour drinks.

Abdomen

      Pain in abdomen with pain in heart. Faint sick feeling in hypogastrium before stools. Black discharges with or without stools.

Urinary

      Urine; copious, dark red scanty.

Male

      Hard chancres; painless; with enlarged inguinal glands; not disposed to suppuration. Dreams of urination followed by seminal emission of which he knew nothing.

Female

      Yellow leucorrhoea; of very young girls. Mammary tumours; with knots in axilla; blueness of the part; warm perspiration and gastric disturbances.

Heart

      Pain preceded by head pain. Palpitation with dyspnoea worse lying on back. Feeling as if heart had jumped out of its place.

Extremities

      Knees numb. Laming pain in right arm worse writing. Pain in right forearm, with pain in left hip.

Skin

      Flat warts.

Related

      Lyc; Mercurius

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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