MERCURIC SULPHIDE-RED SULPHIDE OF MERCURY, HgS.
This ancient remedy was first proved for us by Hahnemann, who incorporated in his Mat. Medorrhinum Pura some forty-five symptoms. Allen in his Encyclop, has added to this a number of additional provings which, however, only make a total of three hundred and seventy-two symptoms.
An important thing for us to remember about Cinnab. is in reference to the eye. It is of value in inflammations and ulcerations of the cornea (77), usually superficial, but characterized by severe pain in the bones of the orbit, extending from the inner to the outer canthus, with nightly aggravation. This pain, while usually above the eye, may encircle the eye in the bones of the orbit. It is also valuable in ciliary neuralgia (75), with this pain extending over or around the eye.
In the nose it is to be thought of for chronic nasal and post nasal catarrh (143), with pain about the root of the nose (97) and an accumulation of stringy mucus which passes through the posterior nares into the throat (143).
We can think of Cinnab. for indurated buboes (260 and for chronic gonorrhoea (83), with enlargement of the testicle (188).
I use Cinnab. 3d.