Informational Site NetworkInformational Site Network
Privacy
 


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

To Prevent Small-pox

Use _Macrotin_ 1st night and morning, and if nursing or expos...

Narcotics

The use of these to give temporary relief, often degenerating ...

Positive And Negative Manifestations

Acute diseases are to be regarded as electrically positive, a...

Extraction Of Soft Friable Foreign Bodies From The Tracheobronchial Tree

The difficulties here consist in the liability of crushing or...

Angina Pectoris

This is a name applied to pain in the region of the heart cau...

The Woman At The Next Desk

IT may be the woman sewing in the next chair; it may ...

Neuralgia

If the disease be general in the system, moving from place to...

Sprains Or Racks

A sprain is usually the result of some involuntary stress comi...

To Prevent Typhoid Fever

When exposed, as in nursing the sick, take _Baptisia_ 2d, and...

Teething

At the outset, it must ever be remembered that this is not a d...

Ulceration Of The Esophagus

Superficial erosions of the esophagus are by no means an unco...

Dysmenorrhoea - Painful Menstruation

For this disorder, I know of no one remedy so valuable as the...

Influenzal Laryngotracheobronchitis

Influenzal infection, not always by the same organism, sweep...

Fever Hay

See Hay Fever. ...

To Prevent Bilious Fever Or Ague

Take _Podophyllin_, _Baptisia_ and _Gelseminum_ 1st in rotati...

Diet For Middle Age And The Aged

In advancing years when less exercise is, as a rule, taken, a ...

Proteins Or Meats

Proteins, the First Foods. There are proteins, or meats, both...

To Prevent Yellow Fever

Take _Aconite_, _Belladonna_ and _Macrotin_, 1st in rotation ...

Auricular Fibrillation Occurrence

This condition of auricular fibrillation occurs occasionally ...

Conclusive Remarks Obstacles

Before concluding my article, I shall attempt to remove a few...



Bathing The Feet






Source: Papers On Health

This apparently simple treatment, if the best
results are desired, must be gone about most carefully. A foot-bath for
ten or twenty minutes, though a considerable help in many cases, is not
at all sufficient. It must be given, in most cases, for forty minutes
to give sensible relief. Some patients faint long before this time if
the feet are placed in very hot water from the beginning. To avoid this
faintness, proceed as follows: Get a vessel that will hold the feet
easily, and be deep enough to reach nearly up to the knees. Put water
in this one inch deep, and at blood heat--that is, just to feel warm to
an ordinary hand. Set the feet to be bathed in this, and have plenty of
hot water at hand. Let the patient be comfortably covered and seated,
and wait two minutes or so. Add then a little hotter water, and every
two minutes add a little more water, hotter every time, gradually
increasing the quantity and temperature of the water. In half an hour a
good strong heat and large deep bath will be reached, and in only a
very few cases will there be any faintness. If the heat is raised too
fast, give a little cold water to drink, and proceed more slowly. This
is in cases where simple stimulus to vital action is required.

If the bathing be for sores, or disease of joints, the sores should be
dressed first with cold cream or vaseline, or covered with a cloth
dipped in olive oil. If the skin becomes irritated from prolonged
bathing, cover before bathing with a cloth dipped in weak vinegar or
very weak ACETIC ACID (see). If the patient is too weak for bathing,
a fomentation may be applied as described in article on Angina
Pectoris, only extending, however, over the knees. Such fomentation may
also be used whenever cold cloths applied to a diseased or inflamed
part tend to cause a chill. It will quite prevent this.





Next: Baths For Head

Previous: Bathing



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 982