I have for years been subject to chronic rhinitis. This year, with the approach of winter, the symptoms were aggravated to an almost unbearable degree.
I had prepared, one ounce of echinacea, two drams of thuja, and sufficient syrup of stillingia compound to make six ounces. Of this I took a teaspoonful three times a day and irrigated the nasal passages thoroughly with a douche composed of one part of glycothymoline and four parts of warm water. This was followed with a spray with an alboline base.
The prescription above mentioned has frequently appeared in this journal as a treatment for chronic catarrh, and my use of it has been experimental, but the results, of the douche with the internal medicine have been highly satisfactory.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.