DISEASES OF THE OX
Appear in various forms, such as pimples, cracks, indurations of different parts, scurfy eruptions, &c.
REMEDIES: Sulphur, Mercurius vivus, Arsenicum and Thuja.
Sulphur, both externally and internally, is the principal remedy for all skin diseases.
Dose. For external use, put 100 drops of Sulphur fourth dilution in a quart of water, and wash the affected parts once a day, at the same time ten drops of the solution may be given internally once a day for a week, or ten days, and if there is no improvement, give the next remedy Mercurius vivus in the same way.
Arsenicum, if the skin is dry and hard, and covered with a yellowish scurf.
Dose. Six drops or ten globules once a day.
Thuja, if the disease is principally situated about the joints, and the skin lies up in folds covered with a hard sort of scurf.
Dose. Six or eight drops once a day.
Thuja, is the best remedy externally and internally; for the external application I generally get the fresh shrub, press the juice out and mix with water, and apply some to the part once a day. Where the plant cannot be obtained, use the strong tincture in the proportion of 20 drops to an ounce of water.