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.
JOHN B. STANDLEE, M. D.
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.