- One of the best treatments for leucorrhea, ulceration, and, in fact, any female weakness, is the hot vaginal enema. The best syringe to use is one that has only side openings in the metal tube, and this is an easy way to give it: Place a blanket in the long bath-tub, letting it reach down to the hips when you lie down on your back. The temperature most often used is 110° for ten minutes, and 100° for five minutes; but it can be as hot as can be borne, as what is unpleasant to the surface is hardly felt in the interior; and by placing a folded blanket under the hips, so as to raise them quite high, and closing the opening around the tube of the syringe when inserted, a pint of water may be retained for several minutes, acting as a fomentation to the inner surface; then eject this and inject more, and so continue for ten to twenty minutes. Repeat this three times a week, and wear all the time, day and night, a compress made of three thicknesses of linen, long enough to pass well around the abdomen, wet in tepid water, with a dry flannel (about two thicknesses) over it; re-wet the compress whenever it becomes dry. Then there are the fomentations and sitz-baths, described elsewhere, which are invaluable. Another special treatment is the pelvic compress: Take two or three thicknesses of linen, about 12 by 10 inches, and have bed or cot arranged as for a pack; have patient lie down upon the blanket, with jug of hot water at feet, and cool cloth on head; then wet compress in water at 80° and place over abdomen, extending well over the affected parts; bring up blanket and comforter, and in five minutes wet cloth in water at 74°, in three minutes 70°, in five minutes 64°, in three minutes 60°, in five minutes cold, and after five minutes take towel and rub dry. This, repeated three times a week, is very strengthening. In pregnancy, tepid sitz-baths, the wearing of the compress around abdomen, and a diet of fruit, grains and vegetables, with oil-baths occasionally, if one is not fleshy, keep the system in a healthy state.