WHITES (LEUCORRHOEA).-This is a discharge of mucus, often whitish, from the mucous membrane of the uterus or of the vagina. It is of very common occurrence in women and even in children. It may be accompanied by symptoms of local irritation or of general weakness,and it is often due to a poor state of the general health.
General Treatment.-Attention to the general health is of the first importance; wholesome food, at regular times, and a reasonable amount of open-air exercise or driving if walking aggravates the complaint. The use of pessaries is a common cause, and when this is the case they must be removed. Simple cleanliness is all that is required in the way of local treatment.
Medicines.-(Two or three times a day.)
-In women of lymphatic constitution or in young children; when the periods return too frequently and are too profuse; worse before the period hen accompanied by itching and burning; shooting in the parts; falling of the womb.
-When it occurs immediately before, during,and after the period;in young girls who have never menstruated; from fright; discharge thick, corrosive attended with itching. Useful in children after Calcareac. Sepia 6.-Greenish and thick,or profuse,watery, and offensive; with bearing down sensation.
-In chilly subjects,with earthy complexion, constipation. Discharge copious,transparent,whitish and thick mucus, at times corroding.
-In obstinate cases; discharge sometimes yellowish, burning,corrosive and preceded by colic;after repelled eruptions or ulcers.
-In obstinate cases; profuse discharge;raised itching spots in the vagina.