An investigation into the literature regarding nasal allergy with special reference to the therapeutic value of Zinc ionisation - a report on 120 personal cases
Birrell, John Frederick
1. A review of the literature on nasal allergy has been made with special reference to zinc ionisation therapy.2. Mention has been made of the methods of investigating a case of nasal allergy and the results of various forms of treatment are liven.3. The technique of zinc ionisation is described and the details requirin`, particular attention are mentioned.4. Zinc ionisation acts by coagulating the surface epithelium with a subsequent regeneration of healthy epithelium, and by reducing oedema in the nose as a result of fibrosis in the submucosa.5. Zinc ionisation may be used for any form of nasal allergy. The results of 120 cases treated are given in full. These show 30.92% personally 3 cures , 42.73; great improvements , 15.45 %, improvements ,and 10.90% failures.6. No untoward effects have been noted in a total of 492 ionisations.7. The cases which have failed to respond to zinc ionisation are described and commented upon.8. Zinc ionisation has no effect at all upon purulent nasal discharge.9. An outline of the treatment to be adopted. in any particular case of nasal allergy is given.