Dwight Stow T
Mrs. S-, a married woman of fifty years of age, of light complexion, blue eyes, light auburn hair, a nervous sort of body- complained for nearly six months, as follows:.
Frequent micturition day and night. Urine passed in small quantities-about a large spoonful at once-with urgency before, pain, smarting, burning, scalding, after each passage.
There was a sensation of pressure upon the bladder, also.
The above were all the symptoms she gave, all I could get, at the time.
The above condition was distressing and kept her from church, and social gatherings.
Without any comparison of remedies for such condition, I gave Cantharis 200, which gave some relief, but only that.
At the third call, I questioned her more closely, and found she had, in addition to the foregoing symptoms, the following:.
Had much prurigo of labia, groins, upper part of thighs; the itching being so intense she wore out her clothing rubbing and scratching the parts.
The labia, vestibulum, meatus urinarius, and ostium vaginae, together with the adjacent skin, were inflamed, and the labia majora dry and cracked. All these areas were subject to attacks of intense itching, bearing, and smarting after scratching, daily.
She was subject to frequent flushes of heat with redness of face, followed by slight perspiration.
Got chilly easily, and as easily got warm.
Heat and work aggravated her symptoms.
Had considerable thirst, and less hunger.
Often had burning heat of feet both day and night, worse nights.
She had used all sorts of medicines, salves and ointments, hot and cold water, but only to repel the local irritation from time to time: This was what had been done, just prior to the time she first called on me, and this accounted for the paucity of symptoms given at first and second call.
On the basis of the last symptoms, I gave her Sulphur 500, three doses, and a subsequent prescription of Sac. lac. At the end of a week she was materially better, and from that time to this she had no more trouble.
The Sulphur was given, February 22, 1890.