This section is from the book "A Text-Book Of Pharmacology, Therapeutics And Materia Medica", by T. Lauder Brunton. Also available from Amazon: A text-book of pharmacology, therapeutics and materia medica.
Antim. Tart. in cases of great dyspnoea. The carbonate in viscid secretion Sanguinaria, 2. With other expectorants Senega, 3. When expulsive efforts are feeble Serpentaria. Like Senega Splnal Ice-bag, 3. In excessive secretion Squill. Where expectoration is thick Stramonium, 1. In dry cough Strychnine, 2. As respiratory stimulant Sulphur, 3. Where expectoration copious, bronchitis severe, and constitutional debility Sulphurous Acid Gas, 1, 2, 3. As inhalation or spray Sumbul Tar. To lessen secretion and allay chronic winter cough; may be given in pill or as spray Terebene. Internally, or as inhalation Turkish Bath, 3. To clear up a slight attack and to render the patient less susceptible to taking cold Turpentine, 1. Liniment to chest in children Zinc Oxide, 3. To control too profuse a secretion
Ammoniacum, 3. In old people
Ammonium Carbonate, 2. Stimulant expectorant
Ammonium Chloride, 2. Stimulant expectorant
Ammonium Iodide, 3. Small doses frequently repeated; value increased by the addition of arsenic
Asafoetida, 3. Like Ammoniacum
Carbolic Acid, 2. As spray
Copaiba, 2. Stimulant expectorant; to be given in capsules
Cubebs, 2. Like Copaiba
Eucalyptus. Sometimes very useful
Gallic Acid, 4. Remote astringent
Grindelia, 2. Respiratory stimulant
Iodine. As counter-irritant to chest, and as inhalation
Lead Acetate, 3. To lessen secretion
Myrtol, 2. In profuse foetid expectoration
Oleum Pini Sylvestris. As inhalation
Phosphates, 2. Tonie.
Spinal Ice-bag, 3. To lessen secretion
Sulphurous Acid Gas. As inhalation or spray
Turpentine, 2. Stimulant expectorant, and also as inhalation
Aconite. Liniment locally, to relieve pain
Arnica. As local application, no more use than alcohol, and sometimes gives rise to much inflammation; this it will do if the skin is abraded
Capsicum. To remove discolouration of bruise
Compressed Sponge, 1.
Convallaria (Solomon's Seal), 1. The juice from the fresh root will take away a ' black eye'
Hamamelis, 3. Locally
Lead Lotions. To allay pain
Oil of Bay. Same as Capsicum
Opium. Local application to relieve pain
Spirit Lotion, 1.
Sulphurous Acid. As local application constantly applied
Argentic Nitrate, 1. A saturated solution, applied over, will often effect absorption
Blisters, 1. Followed up by application of Tinct. lodi, will cause absorption
Copper Sulphate, 1. Gr. iv. to 3j.
Hydrargyri Perchloridum. 1. Epidermis is first removed by a blister and then a saturated solution applied; a poultice is then applied to separate the eschar, leaving a healthy ulcer
Ice. To relieve pain and lessen inflammation
Iodine, 1, 3. As counter-irritant appied round the bubo
Iodoform, 1,4. As local application
Lead Lotions, 1. Compresses soaked in these will abort, or assist in the healing process
Mercury. As local application after opening bubo, when syphilitic affection is great
Nitric Acid, 1. As local application to indolent bubo
Peroxide of Hydrogen, 3. Washed and dressed with lint soaked in it
Potassa Fusa, 1. To open, instead of the knife
Potassio-Tartrate of Iron. Local and general
Potassium Chlorate, I. Powdered finely and then applied Silver Nitrate. Lightly applied to surface in indolent bubo Sulphides, 3. To check suppuration; not so useful as in an ordinary abscess Tartar Emetic, 1. When inflammation acute and fever considerable
Iodine. Painted on in indolent forms
Best. When thickened and painful. Pressure is removed by thick plasters, with a hole in the centre
Alkalies, 1. Soon remove the pain if exposed to the air after application Alum, 1. Finely powdered over foul, bleeding granulations Anhydrous Dressings, 1. Argenti Nitras, 1. Wash with a solution of gr. iv. to gr. viij. to 3j. and wrap in cotton wool Bismuth and Glycerine, 1. A thick paste of the subnitrate protective Boric Acid, 1, 2, 3. Useful as ointment or lint dressings, or as Boric Oil Carbolic Acid. One to six of olive oil, locally;
1 per cent. solution relieves pain and prevents suppuration Carron Oil, 1,4. In recent burns Chalk, Oil, and Vinegar, 1. Applied as a paste of a creamy consistence relieves pain at once Chlorinated Soda. In dilute solution Chloroform, Olive Oil, and Lime-Water, 1.
Soon relieves the pain Cocaine, 3. As lotion to allay the pain Cod-Liver Oil Cold, 1. Instant application Collodion, 2, 3. Flexile, to protect from air Cotton Wool. To protect from irritation and so lessen pain Creasote, 1. Like Carbolic Acid Gallae Unguentum, 1. To prevent cicatrix.
Formula: Ung. gallae, 3j. Adipis 3j. Ice to Spine, 1.
Iodoform, 1. Local anaesthetic and antiseptic Lead Carbonate. As white paint for small burns; should be applied instantly Lime, 3. As Lin. Calcis, or lime-water with linseed oil Linimentum Terebinthinae, (Kentish Ointment, U.S.P.), 2, 4. To be applied at once to the injury Oakum, 1. Oil and Litharge, 1. Applied as a varnish containing 5 per cent Salicylic Acid Ol. Menthae Piperita, 1. Painted on Phytolacca. To relieve pain. Potassium Chlorate, 1. Solution of gr. v. to
3j. locally Rhubarb Ointment, 1. One part of root to two of lard Salicylic Acid, 2. One to sixty, olive oil Soap Suds, 1. Instead of alkali, if it is not at hand Sodium Bicarbonate, 1. Immediate application of a saturated solution Stimulants, Local, 1. Such as Ung. Resinae afterwards followed by astringents Thymol, 1. 1 per cent. in Olive Oil, local anaesthetic Treacle, 1. A useful handy remedy for dressing Warm Bath. Keep whole body, with exception of head, totally immersed for some days