Thrush In The Mouth





Aptha, or thrush in the mouth, is a vesicular disease of the mouth,

sometimes occurring as an epizooetic. It is often mistaken for

blain,--inflammation of the tongue, or black tongue,--and usually occurs

in the winter, or early in the spring. It appears in the form of

vesicles, or pustules all over the mouth, occasionally extending to the

outside of the lips. These pustules break, discharging a thin, sanious

fluid, leaving minute ulcers in their places.



This disease yields readily to treatment, when it is properly applied.

Three ounces of Epsom-salts, once a day for three or four days, should

be given in drench; wash the mouth well with a solution of alum,

tincture of myrrh, or vinegar and honey, and it will disappear in a few

days.





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