The glands and membranes of the head secrete a fluid to keep the mouth, nose and eyes moist, which sometimes become obstructed, causing a flow from the nostrils, makes the eyes tender, irritates the nose and occasions sneezing, or falls into the throat and windpipe, and causes coughing, and, if long continued, the consumption.
Take one or two full courses of medicine, then use the catarrh snuff mentioned in this work. Dr. Beach recommends the following remedy: "Take common sage a tablespoonful, black pepper a teaspoonful; pulverize, and smoke two or three pipes during the day, and force the smoke through the nose." Dr. Leavitt, of New York, recommends a snuff of blood root, gum arabic, and gum myrrh. equal parts, pulverized.