Thrush, common to infants and children under eighteen months of age, is indicated by small, white spots, the size of a pin's head, upon the dorsal surface of the tongue, palate, velum, inside of cheek and lips, which increase in size and coalesce, with a tendency to false membrane, the crusts falling off and reappearing; the mucous membrane beneath redder than natural.

Treatment

Change of diet and residence, if these are at fault; the administration of saccharate of lime in milk. Local treatment, mel-boracis, or borax solution, or -

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Apply with a camel's-hair brush four or five times a day.

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Or -

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Zinc sulph.............. . . . . . . gr.i-iv

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Or patches touched with a weak solution of nitrate of silver; in severe cases gr. v to water f.Slg 350

A dose of castor oil or calomel to clear the alimentary canal, small dose of chlorate of potash, - a few grains three times a day, attention to diet.