This, which is a very troublesome and very annoying complaint frequently attacks the neighbourhood of the parts of generation, and the anus. It may arise from the presence of animalculae in the skin, or from an acrid state of the blood.

Treatment

The patient may take the following:

Bicarbonate of Soda.................Half an Ounce.

Carbonate of Magnesia.............Half an Ounce.

Milk of Sulphur......................One Ounce.

Powdered Ginger...................A quarter of an Ounce.

A teaspoonful may be taken in a little milk, twice a day. The patient must abstain from pickles and vinegar.

For local treatment; the parts should be washed every day with warm soap and water; after which a small quantity of the diluted Citrine Ointment may be rubbed in. Or the patient may wash the parts two or three times a day with one of the following lotions:

Sulphite of Soda.................................Two Drams.

Water..............................................One Ounce.

Glycerine.........................................Two Ounces. Mix,

Or, Solution of Chloride of Soda................One Ounce.

Water..............................................Nine Ounces. Mix,