These, are caused by exposure to cold, and affect the fingers, toes, and particularly the heels, with a painful inflammatory swelling, of a red, purple, or bluish color. The skin may be red in patches, and slightly swelled, with itching, tingling, pain, and lameness; or there may be blisters, around which the skin is blue or purple; or, worse yet, there may be ulceration and sloughing.
Treatment. Stimulating liniments are the remedies usually employed for this complaint. One of the best consists of six parts of soap liniment, and one part of tincture of Spanish flies; and another excellent one is prescription 307. If there is ulceration, use Tumer's cerate, or the resin ointment.
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