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PHYSICIANS' TREATMENT for Dropsy
Category: Kidney and Bladder
Treat the disease that causes it.
Remedies should be given that will cause an outpouring of the liquids.
Salines, such as epsom salts in large doses. Cream of tartar and epsom
salts (equal parts) taken freely is effective. If the kidneys are inactive
owing to heart trouble, the following may be used: An infusion of
digitalis in one to four teaspoonful doses every three to four hours. This
pill is good.
Powdered Digitalis 20 grains
Powdered Squills 20 grains
Mix into twenty pills and take one every five hours.