As a local detergent and disinfectant, chlorine solution is very serviceable. In cases of aphthous stomatitis I have known it quickly relieve when borax has failed.

In ulceration of the fauces, whether scarlatinal, septic, or syphilitic, a gargle containing about 1/2 dr. of liquor chlori in 6 oz. of water, is one of the best for removing unhealthy discharge and slough; in salivation also it is useful.