A Sore Nose

I have a patient that for many years has been troubled with a sore nose at times. The nose will become red, swollen and very tender at the tip. This would be followed by malaise and severe headache. I early learned to relieve this with an ointment made of the nitrate of mercury. This was applied freely once a day, usually at night, on the inside of the nose. Relief would follow very quickly.

I have found this same simple, but painful trouble in others of my patients a number of times, and have always been able to relieve it with great satisfaction to all concerned by an application once daily of this ointment.


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