A Formula for Stomatitis.


Here is a fine formula, one of my own that has cured for me any cankerous sore mouth that has ever come under my notice:

Thuja (a. q.) fl. drs. 2
Echafolta fl. drs. 3
Asepsin sol fl. ozs. ½
Glycerin pur. q. s. fl. ozs. 2

Mix. Sig.: ½ Dram held in the mouth or used with a swab every three hours, especially before bedtime.

It acts kindlier if the mouth is first rinsed out with per oxide of hydrogen, then use this prescription as above.


COMMENT: There are some stubborn cases of sore mouth in which the usual treatment will prove unsatisfactory. In these cases I have found thuja and echinacea either alone as indicated or in combination to be excellent. I think we have no better treatment than this combination will afford in syphilitic throat. I have used thuja alone with excellent results.

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