The pain in herpes zoster is perhaps the most vital single factor that causes patients to seek relief. When the patient is treated in accordance with the accepted methods by the local application of ointments or dusting powders and with analgesics and roentgen therapy for the pain, the condition usually lasts from two to eight weeks. As a result of clinical experience with the use of solution of pituitary, I believe an effective treatment has been found.
The physiology of the pituitary gland is complex, and one can discuss it only abstractly; therefore I do not consider it within the province of this paper to enter into a discussion of it at large. Only brief mention will be made of the drug used. The commercial preparations used for obstretic cases were administered intramuscularly in dosages varying from 0.5 to 1 cc. The dose, number of treatments and frequency with which
SIDLICK DM. THE USE OF SOLUTION OF PITUITARY IN HERPES ZOSTER. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(1):91–93. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440130101006