Several Good Suggestions.
In the treatment of diabetic pruritus an application of aqua camphor directly to the parts will usually give immediate relief.
A liniment which will be found useful in the treatment of neuralgia can be made by combining two drams each of menthol and alcohol. This combination should be applied with a camels hair pencil every four hours.
A liniment which I have found useful in the treatment of rheumatism, is made by mixing one ounce each of olive oil, and the oil of wintergreen. This should be applied directly to the inflamed joints. In acute rheumatism, this affords instant relief, and having an agreeable odor there is no objection to its use. For internal treatment in this condition I give
|Fl. ex. manaca||oz. 1|
|Salicylate of sodium||drs. 3|
|Tr. digitalis||dr. 1|
|Aqua, q. s||ozs. 4|
Mix. Sig. One teaspoonful in a wineglassful of water, every four hours.
As a local application in the treatment of hemorrhoids, I have found the following to be useful:
|Opii pulv||grs. 5|
|Alum pulv||grs. 5|
|Flex. hamamelis||drs. 1|
Mix. Sponge the parts with warm water and apply the above freely after each movement.
S. H. COWEN, M. D.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.