|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
The cause of an irregularly acting heart in an adult may be o...
See Children's Sleep. ...
Treat exactly as in acute diarrh[oe]a, except that P. P. shou...
The Wet Compress
In bed, a wet compress is put on the throat, and another on t...
Anesthesia For Peroral Endoscopy
A dyspneic patient should never be given a general anesthetic...
Cicatricial Stenosis Of The Esophagus
Etiology.--The accidental swallowing of caustic alkali in sol...
There are cases in which the outer skin has been taken off by ...
Tea should not be infused longer than three or four minutes, an...
As this inflammation is generally secondary to some other c...
Stage 4 Passing Through The Hiatus Esophageus
When the head is dropped, it must at the same time be moved ...
The Need Of Pure Air
Free Air is Pure. As air, in the form of wind, actually sweep...
Mitral Stenosis: Mitral Narrowing
This particular valvular defect occurs more frequently in wom...
Difficulties In The Introduction Of The Bronchoscope
The beginner may enter the esophagus instead of the trachea:...
This peculiar burning and distressed feeling at the stomach d...
Bowels Inflammation Of
This (called medically Peritonitis) is an inflammation of the ...
A very useful and comparatively safe method is illustrated i...
The Trying Member Of The Family
"TOMMY, don't do that. You know it annoys your grandf...
Face Skin Of
To secure a healthy appearance of this is worth much trouble, ...
This fever assumes two principal forms: Simple or mild, and M...
Stage I Entering The Right Pyriform Sinus
The operator standing (as in Fig. 66), inserts the esophagos...
Source: Papers On Health
The covering of oiled silk, or guttapercha, so
frequently placed over wet bandages when these are applied to any part
of the body, is not only useless, but often positively hurtful. It is
true that the waterproof covering retains the moisture in the bandage,
but it is also true that great heat is developed, and the waste
products in the perspiration are retained on the surface of the skin.
The effect of this is injurious in a very high degree. A little soft
old linen for the wet bandage, with a piece of double new flannel over
it, will leave all the pores of the skin open, and allow all waste
products to pass away freely, while the heat and moisture are retained
as much as necessary.
In other cases two folds of moist flannel next to skin, and two folds
of the same, dry, above the moist ones, will make an excellent bandage.
This applied all over the abdomen, in case of abdominal dropsy, will
have a most beneficial result.
The reason why we often say new flannel is simply that few know how to
wash it so as to retain its soft and porous nature as it is when good
and new. That softness and porousness may be retained in a very easy
way. When you have put your soiled flannel through two good washings
with soap in the usual way, dip it in clean boiling water, and finish
cleaning it with that dipping. You will have it white and fine as when
M'Clinton's soap, being made from plant ashes and not from soda, is
much less liable to shrink and harden flannel; in fact, it is best for
all fine washing.
Previous: Air Bath