Chronic Cystitis.

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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.


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