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MERCURIUS DULCIS

(merc-d)

(Calomel) Has marked effect on catarrhal inflammation of ear, and useful in Eustachian catarrh, deafness. Diarrhoea, with soreness of anus. PROSTATITIS. Remittent bilious attacks. PALLOR, FLABBY BLOATEDNESS, and turgid flaccidity. Inflammation with plastic exudate. Especially indicated in systems disposed to remittent bilious fevers; in peritonitis and meningitis WITH PLASTIC EXUDATE. Dropsies due to combined renal and cardiac diseases, especially with jaundice (Hale). Cirrhosis of the liver, especially in the hypertrophic form. Use lx (Jousset).

Ears
Otitis media; closure of Eustachian tube; ear troubles of scrofulous children; membrana tympani retracted, thickened and immovable.

Mouth
Offensive breath; salivation; sore gums. Ulcers. Tongue black. Constant flow of dark, putrid saliva; very offensive. Ulceration of throat, with dysphagia. Granular pharyngitis.

Stomach
Nausea and vomiting. Cyclic vomiting of infants. (CUP. ARS.; IRIS.)

Stool
Scanty, bloody mucus, with bile, and CONSTANT DESIRE, without tenesmus. Dark-green, watery, with griping. ANUS SORE and burning. Dysentery; small stools of MUCUS AND BLOOD, COVERED WITH BILE.

Skin
FLABBY AND ILL NOURISHED. Swollen glands. Phagedenic ulcers. Copper-colored eruptions.

Relationship
Compare: KALI MUR.

Dose
Third to sixth trituration. For palliative (non-homeopathic) purposes, to secure evacuation of bowels, two or three-grain doses of first decimal trituration, repeated several times every hour.