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Opium. The same as morphine
Poultices. Warm, to the hypogastrium relieve
Quinine. 5-10 gr. night and morning, with neuralgic after-pains which do not yield to opiates
Aconite, 1, 2. To lower a high temperature; and in the onset of acute nephritis in scarlet fever Alcohol, 1. Hurtful in acute stage; useful when a slight trace of albumen is persistent Alkaline Diuretics, 1. To prevent formation of fibrinous plugs in the renal tubules Aqua Calcis, 1. In large doses has been found to increase the urine, and decrease the albumen Arsenic, 1,2. Beneficial in very chronic cases.
Albumen will return if the use of the drug be stopped Baths, 1, 3. Warm water and hot air and
Turkish, to increase action of skin after dropsy or uraemic symptoms have appeared Belladonna, 1. Has been used to diminish the chronic inflammatory condition left by an acute attack Broom. As diuretic in chronic renal disease Caffeine, 4. To increase secretion of solids, especially in cases dependent on cardiac disease. Should be combined with digitalis.
Very useful in chronic Bright's disease; should be used with great caution in the acute stage
Cannabis Indica. As diuretic in haematuria
Cantharis, 1, 3. m.j. of tincture every 3 hours, when acute stage has passed off, to stop haema-turia
Chimaphila. As a diuretic
Copaiba, 3. To remove ascites and albuminuria dependent on cardiac or chronic Bright's disease, and in some cases of haematuria
Counter-irritation. Dry cupping most useful when tendency to uraemia
Croton Oil, 1. As liniment to the loins in chronic cases is sometimes useful
Digitalis, 2, 3. The infusion is the most valuable in acute tubal nephritis, and in renal disease attended with dropsy due to cardiac disease. Must be given with caution in granular kidney
Elaterium, 1, 3. As hydragogue cathartic for dropsy; and when uraemic symptoms have come on
Eucalyptus, 2. Cautiously for a short time in chronic disease
Fuchsin, 1. In gr. j. to gr. iij. doses in the day, in albuminuria of children of renal origin
Gallic Acid, 2, 4. Lessens albumen and hae-maturia
Hydrastis. Lessens albumen
Incisions, 3. Over the malleoli, to relieve the anasarca of the lower extremities
Iron, 1, 2, 3. To diminish anaemia with a flabby tongue, give the persalts. In dropsy, associated with high tension, iron must be cautiously given, and withheld unless improvement is quickly shown. It always does harm if allowed to constipate
Jaborandi. In uraemia and dropsy due either to renal disease or occurring in pregnancy
Juniper, Oil of. Diuretic
Lead, 3. Lessens albumen and increases the urine
Milk Cure. Pure skim-milk diet sometime3 very useful when tendency to uraemia; it also lessens the albumen
Nitroglycerin, 1, 2. In acute and chronic albuminuria
Nitrous Ether, 2. As diuretic
Potassium Salts. Especially the iodide and vegetable salts in syphilitic or amyloid disease
Potassium Bitartrate, 1, 3, 4. As hydragogue cathartic and diuretic
Potassium Bromide. In uraemic convulsions
Tartrates. As diuretics
Turpentine. As diuretic, m ss.-j. dose every 2 to 4 hours
Water. In large draughts as diuretic when excretion of solids is deficient; and in dropsy.
Actaea Racemosa, 2, 3. In irritative dyspepsia
Ammonia. Aromatic spirits of, as substitute for alcohol, to be taken when the craving comes on.
Arsenic, 3. To lessen vomiting in drunkards, in the morning before food is taken; and also in the irritable stomach of drunkards
Blsmuth, 2, 3. With hydrocyanic acid, to relieve acidity and heartburn
Bromides, 2, 3. Useful during delirium tremens, or to lessen irritability, in 3j. doses, in the wakeful condition which immediately precedes it
Capsicum, 2, 3. As substitute for alcohol, and also to relieve the restlessness and insomnia
Chloral, 2. To quiet nervous system and induce sleep in an acute attack. Must be used with caution in old drunkards
Cocaine, 3. To remove the craving
Gelesemium, 2. Same as bromides
Lupuline, 2. Along with capsicum as substitute for alcohol, also to quiet nervous system in delirium tremens
Milk, 1. At night
Nux Vomica. As tonic and stimulant, both to nervous system and generally to aid digestion
Opium, 2, 3. May be necessary to produce sleep; to relieve the pain of the chronic gastritis and the want of appetite
Orange. Slowly sucked, a substitute for alcohol
Phosphorus, 3. In chronic cases as nervine tonic
Picrotoxine, 2. For tremors
Quinine. In the ' horrors' stage it acts as a sedative to the brain and restores the digestive functions
Sumbul. In the headache of old drinkers
Water, Cold. A glass taken in small sips at a time, as substitute for alcohol
Water, Hot. 1 pt. drunk as hot as possible an hour before meals will remove craving
Zinc Oxide. In chronic alcoholic dyspepsia, and nervous debility. It also allays the craving.
Ammonia. Very useful - R 01. amygd. dul., Liq. ammoniae āāf. 3j. Spt. rosmarini, Aquae, Mellis āā f. 3iij- mm. fl. lotio (E. Wilson).
Antimonium Tartaratum, 1. As lotion, gr. j., aquae 3j.
Carbolic Acid, 1. In Alopecia areata
Glycerine, 883. Very useful; either alone or in combination appears greatly to assist