An excellent compilation of symptoms of homeopathic medicine Mercurius Solubilis from the book Pearls of Homeopathy by M.E. Douglass, published in 1903….

Hurried and rapid talking.

The whole external head is painful to touch.

If she attempts to look at anything she cannot distinctly recognize it, and then the eyes are almost always involuntarily drawn together; the more she tries to restrain the contraction the less able is she to prevent it; she is obliged to lie down and close the eyes.

A fog before one or both eyes.

The eyes cannot tolerate the firelight or daylight.

The ear was inflamed internally and externally, with pain partly cramp-like, partly sticking, and a feeling as if stopped by swelling.

Bloody and offensive matter flows from the right ear, with tearing pain.

An offensive odor from the nose as in violent coryza.

Acrid matter flows from the nose.

Nosebleed during sleep.

The nasal bone is painful when taken hold of.

Corner of the mouth ulcerated and painfully sore.

Looseness of the teeth, which are very painful when touched by the tongue.

A feeling as if all the teeth were loose.

Violent toothache at night, and as it disappears great chilliness over the whole body.

Jerking toothache, especially at night.

The gum is swollen, and separates from the teeth.

Bleeding of the gum from the slightest touch.

The gum was painful when touched and on chewing.

Tongue coated white, and swollen, showing the imprints of the teeth in scallops, on the margin.

Aphthae in the mouth.

Pain and swelling of the salivary glands.

Sweetish taste in the mouth.

Bread tastes sweet.

Throat constantly dry; it hurt as if too light posteriorly; a pressure in it if he swallowed, yet he was constantly obliged to swallow, because the mouth was always full of water.

Suppuration of the tonsils, with sticking pain in the fauces when swallowing.

Extremely violent thirst.

Swelling of the inguinal glands, with circumscribed redness.

Ineffectual urging to stool every moment, with tenesmus in the rectum.

Prolapsus recti, the rectum looking dark and bloody.

Violent tenesmus and continued urging; never-get-done feeling.

Diarrhoea of green mucus, with burning and protrusion of the anus.

Greenish painless gonorrhoea, especially at night.

Burning in the urethra.

Constant desire to urinate; indeed, every ten minutes; but only a little passed.

Leucorrhoea: looks greenish, and causes a biting in the forepart of the genitals, so that she is obliged to scratch much, especially in the evening and at night, with violent burning after scratching.

Stitches in the right chest, on sneezing and coughing.

A stitch in the anterior and upper portion of the chest, extending through to the back.

sticking in the small of the back, on breathing.

Weakness and weariness in all the limbs.

Trembling of the hands.

He was very much exhausted after stool.

As soon as he want to bed in the evening, the pains recommenced and banished sleep.

Large ulcers, bleed easily, the margins everted like raw meat and their bases covered with a caseous coat.

Constant cold hands and feet.

Very much inclined to perspire day and night though more at night.

Perspiration fatty and oily; offensive.

Melford Eugene Douglass
M.E.Douglass, MD, was a Lecturer of Dermatology in the Southern Homeopathic Medical College of Baltimore. He was the author of - Skin Diseases: Their Description, Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment; Repertory of Tongue Symptoms; Characteristics of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica.