We understand, by this term, an abscess, more or less deeply seated, forming about the end of the finger. The pain, when the disease is fairly developed, is agonizing, often depriving the patient of rest.
The difficulty may frequently be removed, when it is first noticed, by dipping the finger in water as warm as can be borne. If this should fail to produce relief, give Mercury every four hours, applying at the same time a bread and milk, corn or flaxseed poultice. If no relief is obtained after four or five doses, Hepar-s. and Silicea may be alternated four hours apart. Should the pain become severe and there be pretty plain indications of the presence of matter, the abscess may be freely opened with a sharp knife. The parts should be frequently washed with warm water.
A powder, or three globules, dry on the tongue.