A Practical Treatise On Diseases Of The Skin

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Moore Neligan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...of the disease is correct, it is manifest constitutional remedies are most to be relied upon in its treatment, nevertheless, as in other nervous affections, topical medication should not be neglected, and is often attended with the best results. The state of the general health should in all cases first receive attention, for, until this is regulated as far as practicable, the employment of remedies more immediately directed to the disease will be found useless. With this view, mild mercurial and saline purgatives may be prescribed to correct the secretions from the digestive organs, and when there is a deficiency of bile in the discharges, as is not unfrequently the case in adults and old persons, dried carbonate of soda and extract of taraxacum should be combined with the mercurials. In females, the association of the disease with derangement of the menstrual function is often witnessed, and when such exists, there is generally an anemic state of the system requiring the use of preparations of iron, but they should never be prescribed except in combination with sedatives, as otherwise the stimulant action is apt to augment the pruritus; the same observation applies to the employment of chalybeates in the old and debilitated, for whom they are also generally indicated in prurigo. They may be advantageously combined, as in the following form:--R. Misturae Ferri compositae,. fl Jviij. Infusi.Humuli, fl oiijss. Succi Conii, fl 3ss. Misce. "A table-spoonful to be taken every sixth hour." Or Dover's powder may be given in rather large doses at night, preparations of iron being administered during the day. In very young persons antiphlogistics are sometimes needed as preludes to other remedies, but in no case should the strength be much...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...of the disease is correct, it is manifest constitutional remedies are most to be relied upon in its treatment, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021743424X

ISBN - 13:9780217434249

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