Ulcerated sore throat with swollen glands and stiff muscles in the neck and throat, especially on the left side
Origin : Chemically prepared.
Background : This red, odorless powder has a faintly metallic taste. It is used as an antiseptic and disinfectant for the skin.
Preparation : Mercuric iodide is mixed with lactose sugar and triturated.
Remedy Profile : Those who respond best to Merc. iod. ruber. tend to be weepy, low in spirits, and irritable, particularly in the morning. Toward evening they often feel better and become more cheerful. The classic symptom picture for this remedy is of an ulcerated sore throat with swollen glands, especially on the left side. The throat may be painful and dark red, with stiff muscles in the neck and throat.