Condition Of The Throat And Other Internal Organs

Sources: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms

The condition of the _throat_ requires the most constant attention. From

a highly inflamed state, it often passes into a foul and sloughy

condition; the breath of the patient becomes extremely fetid; the

nostrils, the parotid and submaxillary glands swell enormously, so that

swallowing and breathing become very difficult. There is an acrid

discharge from the nose; the gangrenous matter affects the alimentary

canal, causing pain in the stomach, the bowels, the kidneys and the

bladder; a smarting diarrhoea with excoriation of the anus, and

inflammatory symptoms of the vulva. Also the bronchia, lungs, pleura and

pericardium become affected, as sneezing, cough (the so-called

scarlet-cough) and the pain across the chest and in the region of the

heart indicate.