Mercurialis Fever Symptoms

Allen gives the therapeutic indications of the remedy Mercurialis in different kinds of fevers like: Continued, Bilious, Intermittent, Malarial, Remittent, Pernicious, Typhoid, Typhus, Septic fever, etc…


Time: Afternoon, 9 P.M.

Chill: Chilliness over the whole body, with heat of the face, she could only get warm by lying down and covering herself up, then fell asleep, because warm, and afterwards perspired. Chilliness over the whole body, commencing in the right arm and right side of chest (left hand and left arm, Carbo vegetabilis – of the whole left side of body, Causticum), with shivering, great exhaustion, weakness, weariness, pains in the limbs, and constant desire to sleep, pain in stomach and abdomen aggravated by touch, dyspnea, cutis anserina on the cold right arm, which extends over whole body, after midnight offensive perspiration on both sides, worse on arms. Cold and chilly, with dark red cheeks. Chill in stomach at 9 P.M., which extends to right arm, right side of chest, abdomen and right hip, with difficulty of breathing, at 4 A.M., heat, thirst, and sweat of right side of body, with heat of face and redness of cheeks.

Heat: With thirst, of head and dark redness of cheeks. Great heat of head and hands, face red, veins of hands distended ( Pulsatilla, Ledum ) and feet hot. Violent and burning heat of head, face, hands and afterwards of feet, with distended veins of hands. Heat without preceding chill, rarely followed by perspiration.

Sweat: Over the whole body from 3 A.M. till towards morning, after sleep. Great thirst.

H. C. Allen
Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.