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This fever assumes two principal forms: Simple or mild, and Malignant.
In the _Simple form_, there is great heat of the surface, extremely
quick and frequent pulse, headache, and some sense of pain and soreness
in the throat. After a day or two, there appears upon the surface,
bright scarlet patches, in some cases extending over the whole limbs,
the skin smooth and shining, and somewhat bloated or swollen; upon
pressure with the finger, a white spot is seen, which soon disappears on
removal of the pressure. As the disease subsides, the cuticle comes off
(_desquamates_) in patches. In the simple form of this disease, the
throat, though often more or less sore, does not ulcerate. In some
cases, notwithstanding the fever is high, the pulse frequent, and the
throat sore, there may be no external redness, but the mouth and tongue
will have a scarlet hue, indicating the existence of disease more
dangerous than when it appears externally. _In the malignant form_, the
same symptoms are present, the patient suffers more pain in the head;
the back and throat, root of the tongue, tonsils and soft palate become
ulcerated, turn black, and sometimes gangrenous, proving fatal in a few
days, or slough out in large portions, the ulcers destroying the parts
extensively. The breath becomes foul and fetid, and the effluvia from
the ulcerated surface, is very sickening to the patient and all around
him. This disease rarely attacks adults, but occasionally, and for the
last six or eight months, in one region where I am acquainted, where
Scarlatina of a malignant type has prevailed among children, adults have
been affected with an epidemic soreness of the mouth and throat,
strongly resembling the worst form of the _angina_ in malignant
Scarlatina, together with a low typhoid form of fever.
In simple scarlatina, all that is necessary is to keep the child quiet,
in a room of uniform temperature, as far as practicable; let it drink
cold water only, and give _Aconite_, _Belladonna_ and _Pulsatilla_ in
rotation, a dose every hour until the fever subsides. If any soreness of
the throat remains, give a few doses of _Mercurius_. If the fever
subsides, and the soreness remain, _Hydrastin_ or _Eupatorium arom._
will soon complete the cure. In the _malignant_ form, with ulcerated,
dark colored, or red and purulent throat, and typhoid form of fever,
give _Aconite_ and _Belladonna_ in alternation, every hour, and, at the
same time, gargle the throat freely with _Hydrastin_. Some of the
tincture may be put in water, about in the proportion of ten drops to a
teaspoonful, or a warm infusion of the crude medicine may be used. This
can be applied with a camel's hair pencil, or a swab, to the parts
affected, once in two hours, and will soon bring about such a state as
will result in speedy recovery. After the active fever has subsided, the
_Aconite_ and _Bell._ may be discontinued, and _Eupatorium arom._ used
instead, once in three hours until convalescence is complete.
I would remark that, with these remedies applied as here recommended, my
brother, Dr. G. S. HILL, of Erie County, Ohio, has, during the last four
months, treated a large number of those malignant sore-throats, (the
"Black tongue Erysipelas,") and been universally successful, relieving
them in a few hours, when the symptoms were of the most alarming
character, and the disease in some cases, so far advanced that the
patients were considered by their friends and attendants, "at the point
The _Hydrastin_ is a most potent remedy in putrid ulcerations of the
mucous surfaces, and much the same may be said of _Eupatorium
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