This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
The vapor given off by powdered camphor sprinkled with tinct. iodi has been found effective for arresting coryza (Medical Times, i., 1874); and inhaling from pure iodine, or carbolate of iodine, is also commended. The latter has been introduced as a patent remedy.
In frequently recurrent attacks of this affection - "always catching cold" - a condition generally dependent on impaired nerve-power and over-sensitive skin, the Turkish bath proves very useful; but when inadmissible for any reason, simple cold wet-towel friction in the morning should be substituted.