SYNONYM: Saline wash.
Preparation.—Take of fine salt, 1/2 ounce; spirits, vinegar, and rain water, each, 4 fluid ounces. Mix the fluids, and then dissolve the salt in them (Beach's Amer. Prac.).
Action and Medical Uses.—This lotion is extensively employed as a cooling application in cases of pain or determination to the head, during fevers, inflammation of the brain, dropsy, etc. It is used cold or tepid, according to the benefit received from its application at these temperatures.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.