In the treatment of this disease which is often very stubborn and difficult to cure, I give specific cantharides. The first day I give five drops every two hours. The second day I give five drops every three hours, after that the remedy is given three times a day until the patient is relieved. I discontinue all food that is very sweet and that also which is very sour. Acids especially are excluded. I usually irrigate at first once each day with a five per cent solution of resorcin. The results of this are usually fine.
For an alternating treatment in these cases with the above I give Fowler's solution one dram, distilled hamamelis q. s. to make four ounces. Take of this one teaspoonful after, each meal.
In all the cases in which I have used the above treatment more than twenty of them have been very satisfactorily cured.
T. R. BALDWIN, M. D.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.