I cannot see that all the various and fancy names can do anybody any good at all. The causes of the whatever you wish to call this malady are chilling of the body or exposure of the face to the wind , a roundown state of the body, infections, infected teeth and other diseases, a poor diet or overeating and drinking.
The treatment is to remove the cause and local application of calamine lotion as the following:
Zinc oxide 2 drams
Calamine 2 drams
Glycerin 1 drams
Alcohol 4 drams
Rose water, enough to make 4 ounces
Mix.Shake well and apply to affected part three times daily.
If there is much inflammation, apply diluted burow's solution compresses.
The following ointment is also helpful:
Tincture benzoin compound 2 drams
Menthol 10 grains
Lanolin and Vaseline, of each to make 1 ounce
Mix and make an ointment, apply three times a day
Painting the blisters with compound tincture of benzoin is also very helpful. Herpes is an affection of the nerve endings in the skin, and is said to be caused by a virus which also causes the eruption of chicken pox and other virus and germ infections.
People easily attacked by infections are usually in a debilitated state and need improvement in diet and hygiene.The following tonic is advisable:
Extract Liver and Yeast (Armour) 8 ounces
Take 2 teaspoonfuls three times a day after meals