2529. In Pruritus Pudendi Muliebris, Dr

Dewees speaks in the highest terms of the efficacy of a strong solution of Borax. He mentions several cases in which it produced speedy and unequivocal benefit; and adds, that in his hands it has rarely failed. In obstinate cases, he found depletion add much to the influence of the salt. It is particularly indicated when an aphthous efflorescence is present. The solution should not only be applied externally, but should be freely injected into the vagina three or four times a day. In Pruritus Scroti et Ani, it also affords great relief.

2530. Calculous Disease

As a solvent for Uric or Lithic Acid Calculi, Borax was advised by Dr. R. Willis. in 1842. He found that a solution of gr. iv. in Aq. fj. dissolves a larger quantity of Urid Acid deposits than the same quantities of the carbonates of other alkalies, whilst a more concentrated solution was less effectual. He considers that this circumstance, and its sedative effects upon mucous membranes generally, render it peculiarly suitable for injection into the bladder. This view is confirmed by the more recent observations of Binswanger,§ who considers that though its solvent power is inferior to that of the Carbonate of Lithia, yet, from the rarity of the latter salt, it is more generally useful and available. It is supposed to act by yielding part of its soda to form a soluble urate of Soda, which is readily eliminated by the secretions. It has no power to prevent the formation of this acid; it merely acts as a solvent for that which is already formed.

2531. In Gangrenous Bubo, Dr

Effenberger|| has successfully employed a solution of Borax (3j. - 3ij. ad Aq. Oj.). Of fifty cases treated, not one died, although some were very severe. The solution was applied by means of charpie, so as to cover the edges of the sore. It is essential that the dressing should be renewed frequently, by night and day.

* Lancet, Dec. 1C, 1848. On Diseases of Females, 6th Ed., p. 47, et seq.

On the Treatment of Stone in the Bladder, 8vo, Lond. 1842. § Op. cit. || Lond. Journ. of Med., April 1851.

2532. In Leucorrha And Gonorrhoea, An Aqueous Solution Of The Biborate (Gr

x. - xv. ad Aq. fl. oz. iij.) has occasionally been used as an injection with benefit.

2533. In Dropsy, Dr

Copland* regards Borax as a useful adjunct to other deobstruents and diuretics, and furnishes the following forms for its exhibition: - 1.2533 In Dropsy Dr 211 Antim. Pot. Tart. gr. j., Potass. Bitart. 3iss., SodAe Bibor. 3ss., Infus. Juniperi fxiiss., Spt. Ether. Nit. f3iij., T. Camph. Co. xxv. - 1., M. cap. coch. amp. j. 2da quaque hora; or 2. Potass. Bitart. j., Potas. Nit., SodAe Bibor. āā 3ij., Pulv. Fol. Digitalis j.; mix well, and divide into xij. powders, one to be taken twice or thrice daily.

2534. In Epilepsy, The Biborate Of Soda Is, According To Dr

Copland, sometimes serviceable, either given alone in doses of gr. x. - xv., or in conjunction with Camphor, Valerian, Aloes, &c. Its use is confined to those cases in which the disease is connected with uterine derangement.