Nasal Catarrh.


In a recent issue of your valuable journal, I noticed a suggestion from a correspondent concerning the use of stillingia and echinacea in the treatment of nasal catarrh. The writer made quite a strong point on the curative effect of this combination in nasopharyngeal catarrh, claiming that its effects were very salutary.

When reading that article, my mind immediately reverted to a stubborn case I was then treating. I at once prepared a prescription which contained one ounce of echinacea and five ounces of the compound syrup of stillingia. Of this I gave a teaspoonful every four hours.

The gentleman now says that he feels better than he has for three years, and in addition to the relief he has obtained from the severe nasopharyngeal symptoms, he claims that the combination has cured him of a persistent urinary trouble, which was characterized by cystic tenesmus with constant diurnal and nocturnal urination.

Hoping these suggestions may be of benefit to other readers in the treatment of that stubborn condition, catarrh, I take pleasure in writing these few lines.

Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.