CHOLERINE, COMMON CHOLERA.–The symptoms of common cholera are much like those of Asiatic cholera, but are less severe as a rule and the disease is seldom fatal. There are also violent purging and vomiting, griping, and thirst, preceded by shivering, and terminating, if not checked, in collapse. But the disease is not dependent on a specific poison, like the epidemic cholera. The common cause is indiscretion in eating and changes of temperature.
General Treatment.–This is the same as in the case of Asiatic cholera. Keep the patient warm and quiet in bed; give small pieces of ice to suck; no solid food, only milk and barley- water. Beef-tea must be avoided.
Medicines.—(Every fifteen minutes until there is improvement, then less often.)
Veratrum alb. 3.– Is the most useful medicine in general. Violent vomiting; severe diarrhoea, watery painful or painless; coldness; cold sweat on forehead.
Arsen. 3.– Great prostration; fear of death; insatiable thirst.
Violent cramps in calves of legs.
For weakness remaining after.