Petty Spurge. N. O. Euphorbiaceae. Effect of juice and local application of leaves.
Clinical.-Ecthyma. Erysipelas. Sore throat.
Characteristics.-The application of the juice and leaves sets up intense and painful inflammation, erysipelatous, phlegmonous, pustular, with intense burning pain. In one of the cases observed, a boy applied the juice of the stein to an inflamed gum. In another, a boy applied the leaves as a poultice to a black eye. Burnett produced a sore throat in himself by chewing the herb; and he cured with the 3x a case of simple sore throat with swelling and painful swallowing.
6. Face.-After a week, phlegmonous erysipelas under l. eye, spreading downwards and forwards.-Five or six pustules are on forehead, one on each ala nasi, one on root of nose, one on l. elbow, burning pain in all.-Lower half of nose red, swollen, inflamed, shiny.-Lips parched, slightly swollen, covered with a crop of small pustules; another large pustule appears on upper lip midway between mouth and nose.
8. Mouth.-Mouth so much inflamed the doctor thought it due to mercurial remedies.-In several days pain intolerable, compelling cries and indescribable agitation, patient unable to sleep or drink.
9. Throat.-Sore throat; throat swollen with painful swallowing.
20. Neck.-More pustules developed l. side of neck, becoming hard boils, and slowly going away without breaking.