Treatment of a Red Nose.

There is a condition quite common with some patients, which quite a number of physicians I have known have not been able to correct. This is the occurrence of local areas of redness on the face, or an extremely red nose. I have been able to cure a great many of these cases completely by the use of a solution of the sub-acetate of lead. This according to the U. S. P. is made by dissolving six ounces of lead acetate, and three and one-half ounces of lead oxide, in enough distilled water to make thirty-five ounces by weight. This is known as Goulard's extract and can be so obtained, at any good pharmacy. This should be applied to the red area at least three times a day. A case must have been extreme indeed, that has not been relieved for me, by this old fashioned preparation.


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