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July 30, 1904

THE LOCAL USE OF QUININ IN HAY FEVER.

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PITTSBURG, PA.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(5):325-326. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500050001i

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Abstract

So many remedies have from time to time been proposed for the relief of hay fever that doubt has arisen as to the value of any of them, and very naturally so, for they all have one serious drawback—the uncertainty of their action.

A method of using quinin locally in typical cases of hay fever has proved remarkably successful in my hands. The treatment consists of the employment of a saturated solution of the quinin sulphate, in sterilized water, as a nasal spray, and the application to the mucous membrane of the nares of an ointment consisting of quinin and vaselin in the proportion of 30 grains to the ounce, the applications being made every four or six hours. After trving various unguents and combinations, simple vaselin has been found to be the best base. The white vaselin is not suitable, nor is the liquid

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