|Mix Martial Arts.ca - Mixed Martial Arts News and Stories Visit Mix Martial Arts.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesBreast Cancer
I have worked with many young women with breast cancer; so ma...
Affection Of The Brain
When the _brain_ is affected, the patient suddenly complains ...
Janeway [Footnote: Janeway, T. C.: A Clinical Study of Hypert...
Cheap, ill-printed literature is responsible for much eye trou...
Bruises Case Xvii
An old man, aged 60, received a bruise upon the occiput from ...
Importance of the Muscles. It wouldn't be of much use to sm...
If the patient is weak, the circulation depressed, the blood ...
The gastroscope is of the same construction as the esophagos...
Nose Bleed - Epistaxis
If it arises from fullness of the vessels of the head, with t...
Diverticulum Of The Esophagus
Diverticula may, and usually do, consist in a pouching by her...
Rheumatism is the cause of most instances of cardiac disease ...
Auricular Fibrillation Occurrence
This condition of auricular fibrillation occurs occasionally ...
HERE are two true stories and a remarkable contrast. ...
Bandage Four-ply Flannel
The four-ply flannel bandage is simply what its name implies--...
I KNEW an old German--a wonderful teacher of the spea...
Where we prescribe this, either for drinking or for external u...
The Temperature Of The Room However Should Be A Few Degrees
higher than in scarlatina, as none of these other eruptive dise...
Rest In Sleep
HOW do we misuse our nervous force? First, let us con...
This acid is found in persons of a gouty tendency, such tenden...
[As I have never practiced farther South than Cincinnati, and...
Brain Inflammation Of
Source: Papers On Health
This arises often from over-schooling of young
boys and girls. Care should ever be taken to avoid this. Obstinate
constipation in the bowels, chills and exposure, are also fruitful
sources. Much worry and anxiety also bring on this serious illness. All
sometimes combine to produce a bad case. Pain in the head sets in,
followed by convulsive attacks; yet the trouble may be cured in many
cases with comparative ease. Leeches, opium, and blistering are to be
avoided as most injurious. For treatment it is well to begin at the
feet; if these are clammy and cold, wrap in hot fomentation up over the
knees (see Fomentation). Proceed to give a pretty warm injection of
water into the lower bowel (see Enemas). This should be repeated
several times, allowing it to pass off each time. If this increases the
pain, try an injection of cold water. This treatment of feet and bowels
is most important, and should never be neglected; it renders the
treatment of the head tenfold more effective. Cold cloths may now be
gently pressed for some time over the head. If the pulse is violent and
feverish, let several towels be well wrung out of cold or even iced
water, fold one so as to cover the entire head and back of the neck,
and have the others ready, similarly folded. Press the first on gently,
especially at the back of the head, so that the cooling cloth covers
the head all over and soothes the violently heated brain. As soon as
one towel grows warm, take a fresh cold one. Relief should come in an
hour at least, but longer may be required. During the cooling see that
the heat of the fomentation on the legs is well kept up; change if
necessary. When the more painful symptoms abate, oil the lower part of
the back, and place on it a bran poultice (as recommended in Bowels,
Inflammation of). This will go far to prevent any relapse. If the
symptoms recur, use the treatment again. See Brow, Weary; Eyes,
Failing Sight. See also, for other brain troubles: Restlessness;
Next: Brain Rest
Previous: Brain Exercise