MERCURIUS Solubilis

The appearance of a typical Mercurius flu is very similar to that of Pyrogenium, although the patient appears somewhat bloated. It may be that one finds a localized, hectic flush, but a generalized redness is typical for Mercurius. Often the face is bright red. The wet welding seems strange oily, so that the patient’s skin looks greasy.

In contrast to the volubility at Pyrogenium Mercurius patients appear driven. Their language is hasty, and they almost stumble over their words. They are much more anxious and restless.

Although Pyrogenium patients are very ill, so they are quite unconcerned about their condition. Mercurius patients, however, are extremely depressed, restless and anxious. Very often they are dejected as Pulsatilla and cry when they courtesies brought. Linked with their haste is a tendency to impatience and irritability.

Their general perception of temperature is another distinguishing feature. Mercurius patients feel as hot as Pyrogenium cases. They have the same hot sweat and feel uncomfortable when too warm, and frosty, if they are covered up too easily. But they never have the same intense sensitivity to cold as Pyrogenium where the state is constantly changing between too hot and too cold. When Mercurius patients are in a quiet atmosphere at moderate temperatures, they feel quite well.

Unlike Pyrogenium Mercurius patients have a clear night aggravation. You feel uncomfortable all night, have a significant temperature increase and tend to sweat more, which makes them feel even more uncomfortable.

It is difficult to distinguish between the headache of Pyrogenium and Mercurius patients. Both suffer from the same oppressive headache in exactly the same situations. Both have the same heat sensation in the head, and in both the sinuses, the antrum and the ear are affected; the symptoms are very similar.

Maybe Mercurius patients are a little more sensitive to drafts over the painful areas. More helpful is that they have more relief from pressure on painful areas perceive as Pyrogenium cases.

As far as it comes to thirst, there is little difference between the two means. Both are thirsty and demand for cold drinks. But the mouth provides clear indications. In the mouth of Mercury there is always a feeble, swollen, pale and coated tongue, with a disgusting, greasy taste and agonizing sticky, fairly profuse salivation in contrast to the dry, brown coated tongue of Pyrogenium.

The Mercurius tongue trembles. She trembles clearly when it is stretched out. The excessive salivation makes the tongue sticky, and the patient finds it difficult to speak and express themselves.

The Mercurius-neck is acutely inflamed, and the submaxillary glands are enlarged early striking. The neck itself is very swollen, dark, dark red, very sensitive, it feels hot and burning. The whole tissue of the posterior pharyngeal wall appears inflamed and every movement hurts; Swallowing is very difficult and can stabbing pains that extend to the ears cause.

The sensation of burning and soreness extending down the throat and involved larynx, trachea and bronchi. The cough is extremely painful, the inside of the chest feels so rough on as if the mucous membranes replaced. The intense inflammation causes hoarseness, and very often a complete loss of voice.

Mercurius flu patients always have an intense conjunctivitis with profuse lacrimation. There are hot, burning tears that excoriieren the skin of the cheeks. They are very sensitive to light and especially sensitive to radiant heat. Furnace heat leads to sore, burning eyes.

These patients have profuse, watery, excoriating nasal discharge, which tends to excoriieren the upper lip. This is accompanied by intense burning pain in the nose and violent Nießattacken. These attacks are provoked either by walking out into fresh air, or by entry into a warm room. They are caused either by heat or cold or drafts.

The aqueous secretions tend to be thicker, to turn green. When this happens, patients receive intensive, the antrum under the eyes or up into the sinuses radiating pain.

In the context of the intense throat infection there is usually acute involvement of the middle ear. Usually this starts with the feeling that clog the ears, and this may roaring ear noises. It set up very quickly earache one, a sense of heightened tension and throbbing pain.

The pain tend to extend to the side of the head, and often involve the entire side of the head. There will be more pronounced sensitivity of the mastoid, often swelling of the retro-auricular glands, the neck down extend, and extremely injected eardrums with early rupture.

Mercurius patients suffer complete loss of appetite during flu. Due to the high acute strep throat she can barely swallow. Moreover, continuous forms unpleasant saliva, which can be swallowed without pain and causes a feeling of intense nausea.

These patients have generalized pain of the muscles. You have stiffness perception of the neck, back, arms and legs and movements are painful.

And not only the tongue but the entire patient is shaky. The hands are insecure and all fine movements shaky.

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One response to “MERCURIUS Solubilis

  1. I thought it was a good exercise to go through this article and repertorize all the mercurius sxs that I could find rubrics for. It helps to get familiar with the TPB. If you had a real case of flu calling for mercurius, you certainly wouldn’t have all the sxs. You would only use 2, 3, or 4 sxs that covered the case strongly and then from the top few remedies read in the MMP or CD for all the sxs and then choose the most similar remedy

    I don’t know how useful these snapshots of remedies are. The MMP and CD are the real “pictures” of the remedies. The provings decide. To form too fixed and too reduced a summary and rely on that by memory is dangerous. The characteristic sxs lead to rubrics in the TPB which suggests a few remedies to be studied in the Materia Medica.

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