– A diffuse redness and inflammation of the skin, not due to blood-poisoning, like erysipelas, and not tending to formation of pus.
It is sometimes accompanied by fever, and sometimes it is raised spots (Erythema nodosum).
Erythema may appear on any part of the body, the favourite site for the nodose variety being the legs, and especially the front aspect of them. For the Diagnosis between erythema and erysipelas, see ERYSIPELAS.
General Treatment. – Rest and light diet.
Medicines. – (Every hour or two.)
– In almost all simple cases.
– Great restlessness, patient cannot bear to be still.
– When there is much swelling (not immediately after or before Rhus.)
– If the eruption is dusky, or if there is a burning sensation in the parts and the patient fears to be touched.