Mercurius Iodatus Ruber

Last modified on January 22nd, 2019

Mercurius Iodatus Ruber signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Mercurius Iodatus Ruber is used

      Mercurius iodatus ruber. Mercuric iodide. Hgl2. Trituration.


Antrum, pain in. Asthma. Coryza. *Diphtheria. Eczema. Eyes, inflammation of. Haemorrhoids. Laryngitis. Liver, syphilis of. Malaria. Nose, polypus of, diseased bones of. Parotitis. Post- nasal catarrh. Quinsy. Rheumatism. Spleen, enlarged. Syphilis. Testicles, syphilitic enlargement of. Typhus fever.


*Mercurius bin. Was introduced and proved by the American Provers’ Union in 1856, and is an important addition to the mercurial group. It acts more intensely on the lymphatic glands and cellular tissue than *Merc-v., which it otherwise closely resembles. It has been extensively tested in throat affections. It acts more on the left side, or primarily on the left. The symptoms are worse on empty swallowing, also worse on swallowing food. Cases have been recorded in which small doses of Mercurius bin. 3x or 2x have cut short an attack of asthma, or, if taken at bed- time, have prevented an expected attack from developing during the night. The explanation proffered is that *Mercury, and especially its iodides, render the blood incapable of holding in solution large quantities of uric acid and urates, which are presumably the irritant factor in an asthmatic attack. But the pathogenesis of *Mercurius bin. has oppressed breathing, and if the general *Mercurius conditions are present it is quite capable of acting dynamically. Headache is worse in open air. Eyes worse by bright light, psoric eye affections. Right side of nose is inflamed. The liver, spleen, and pancreas are affected, and also the bladder and male sexual organs. Wandering rheumatism. Troublesome dreams. It *acts well in old cases of syphilis, particularly in persons of lax fibre, scrofulous, and those who have taken much *Mercury. The symptoms are worse after sleep. Worse After dinner. Worse Afternoon and evening. Open air better head. Getting warm walking better deafness. Cold air, cold washing, getting wet worse. Touch and pressure worse.


*Antidoted by: Hepar *Compatible after: Belladonna *Compare: In syphilitic eruptions, Bad., Carb. an., nitricum acidum Ophthalmia Jequirity. Wandering rheumatism, Kali-bi. worse After sleep, left to right, Lachesis Dreams of water, Mercurius Proto Iodium In affections of antrum. Mg. C., Mercurius c.


Wetting. Washing floor. Weather changes.



The head is worse, but he is good-humoured, even merry. Low- spirited, disposed to cry. Ill-humoured and bad taste on waking in morning.


Vertigo, everything seems to reel round her. Sensation as if bound by a tight cord in frontal region. Dulness in head and slight pressing pain in left side, as during coryza, better walking in open air. Pain in head with heat. Great heat in vertex with pulsation, 11 p.m. Small pustules on head. Pain in bones of head, chiefly occipital. Syphilitic tumour in brain.


Inflammation, with burning, watering, worse bright light. Albuginea inflamed and painful. Psorophthalmia, trachoma, granular lids, pannus.


Hearing dull, better evenings, ears close for a few moments at a time, coryza. Earache (right). Wax increased. Itching in both ears. Swelling of parotid and neighboring glands.


Coryza: with headache, dull, hearing, better getting warm walking, right side nose hot, swollen, much sneezing and running from head, hoarseness. Whitish yellow or bloody discharge, affection of posterior nares, with raw sensation, nasal bones diseased, turbinated bones swollen. Hawks mucus from posterior nares. Crusty eruption on wings of nose. (Polypus left side).


Pressive sticking, heavy aching in upper jaw. Aching pain in left cheek and left eye, which seems slightly inflamed. Parotitis (right). Lips slimy and sticky on waking. Eczema rubrum on chin.


Fine stinging in teeth, painful jerks. Toothache worse by chewing, worse after eating, with ill-humour. Gums swollen, excessively tender.


Profuse flow of saliva, and aching in teeth of lower jaw. Taste: bitter, slimy, metallic. Mucous membrane inflamed with burning. Mucous patches. Nodules. Boils in mouth.


Much phlegm in throat and nose, hawks it out. Sensation of a lump in the throat, with disposition to hawk it out, hawks up a hard, greenish lump. Throat feels as if scalded on waking. Inflammation and swelling of left tonsil, velum elongated causing cough, next day both tonsils involved (left to right). Painful swelling of tonsils and submaxillary glands. Fauces dark red. Diphtheritic patches, and superficial ulcers in throat. Diphtheria right side worse from empty swallowing, throat sensitive to touch. Tubercular sore throat.


Thirst for small quantities. Wants food more salted.


Heartburn after dinner. Loud and bitter belching. Sinking. Pain in epigastrium on pressure.


Aching and fulness in right hypochondrium. Sudden cutting in liver. Heavy pain in liver, pancreas and spleen. Transient drawing pain followed by lameness in left hypochondrium, left waist feels sore on bending. Enlarged malarial spleens and livers. Abdomen distended at navel, sore to pressure. Colic, uneasy sore feeling. Buboes.

Stool and Anus

Stool: copious, yellow brown, and somewhat watery, and coated with mucus and slightly bloody, preceded by colic, urging and slight tenesmus remained. Pain in anus as if piles would appear. Inveterate piles.

Urinary Organs

Bright’s disease. Ulcers in bladder. Frequent urgent desire Increased flow of urine, thick and dark when passing, red.

Male Sexual Organs

Desire, especially on going to sleep, emissions. Sensitiveness of right testicle and cord. Sharp shooting stitches in end of penis through glans. Gonorrhoea, discharge free and mucoid, patches of induration along urethra. Hard, red swelling in front of prepuce, and painless hard chancre in center. Sarcocele of left testicle, syphilis. Bubo discharging for years, indolent chancre.

Female Sexual Organs

Yellowish leucorrhoea. Stony hardness of fibroid tumour. Great soreness in whole breast.

Respiratory Organs

Cough: from elongated uvula, with sore throat, with a little loose, whitish, slimy sputum. Profuse yellow sputum. Hoarse and husky, after getting a little wet in a shower.


Constriction across chest. Catching pain under right breast, oppressing breathing. Swelling of bronchial glands from atmospheric changes.


Sticking pain in heart.

Neck and Back

Swollen neck glands, with toothache, scarlatina, etc. Spine sore and painful.


Rheumatic pains, now here, now there, mostly muscular.

Upper Limbs

Rheumatic pains in shoulder-joint. Axillary glands suppurate. Strained feeling in middle of humerus as if about to break. Palm of left hand cracked, horny, several oozing rhagades.

Lower Limbs

Aching in bones from hips to ankles. Pains from calves up to sacrum. Unbearable pains in legs towards evening, better on moving. Pain of syphilitic ulceration in front of leg.


Pustules, with inflamed base, sore to touch, itching slightly, scab over, but pus oozes. Small fissures and cracks. Lupus. Condylomata. Freckles, liver spots. Syphilitic eruptions and ulcers.


Dreams: frightful, of travelling, swimming, lascivious. Symptoms appear or are worse on waking.


Intense shivering, then feverishness, copious sweat at night. Fever with grippe.

About the author

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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