This section of the book is from "The Complete Herbalist" by Dr. O. Phelps Brown. Also available from Amazon: The Complete Herbalist: The People Their Own Physicians By The Use Of Nature's Remedies.
This is dependent upon an altered condition of the
nerves of the skin, and consists in a painful sensation of itching.
There is no perceptible alteration in the appearance of the skin, and the
itching is generally the result of sympathy, through the nerves, with some
diseased condition of a distant part. It more frequently affects
the fundament, the scrotum, or the vulva of females.
TREATMENT. -- The following is usually all the treatment that is required: -- Take oleo-resin of lobelia, grs. xx; aconitin, grs. iij; sulphate of sanguinaria, grs. x; glycerine, 2/3 ij. Mix. Apply the ointment to the part three or four times a day. Lead-water and opium are also beneficial.