Diseases of the Nasal Organs and Naso-Pharyns
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...fail to clear the cavities. To remove the attached scabs it will frequently be necessary to first loosen them by a gentle uplifting"with the nasal probe. The thick and ropy mucus can be best extracted by means of the cotton pledget introduced on a probe or wire. The persistent syringing of the organs at least twice a day by the patient himself with the nasal injection syringe (Fig. 18) will greatly assist the endeavors of the physician in this direction. As a nasal cleanser a strong antiseptic solution, which will also be useful to counteract the offensive odor will be called for. Permanganate of potash, either in a simple aqueous solution or in combination with bicarbonate of soda, is an excellent antiseptic for the above purposes. 1.1 Potassii permanganat gr. xx. Aquae iv. 9 Potassii permanganat gr. xx. Sodae bicarb gr. x. Aquae iv. When employed by the patient, the above medicaments can be prescribed in the form of powders (Potass, permang., gr. v.; sodae bicarb., gr. xx.). A powder containing the above quantity should be dissolved in a pint of lukewarm water and syringed through the nares at least twice a day. When the cavities are freed from the encrusted mucus, the ulcerative points must be freely touched with some form of caustic application. Argenti ni tras fused on the end of a silver or aluminum wire, by heating the rod and pressing it against the caustic, is by all odds the best and safest drug for this purpose. Several applications of the argentum will generally be necessary to heal these nasal ulcers. The use of the galvano-cautery, although the results are much quicker, is not to be advised on account of the low vitality of the membrane and the tardiness of resolution. After the ulcerations have been removed, some form...
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