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A piece of borax allowed to dissolve slowly in. the mouth sometimes cures these conditions. A spray containing salt (gr. iv.-v. ad. 3 j.) is also useful.
A simple mode of stimulating the external surface in some chronic catarrhs and relaxed throat-conditions, is sponging or bathing of the neck and chest in salt water night and morning, following this with friction.