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Inflammation Of The Bowels

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From The Hygienic Dictionary

Doctors. [1] In the matter of disease and healing, the peopl...

Self-consciousness

SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS may be truly defined as a person's...

Rupture And Trauma Of The Esophagus

These may be spontaneous or may ensue from the passage of an ...

Artistic Considerations

ALTHOUGH so much time and care are given to the vario...

Training For Motion

"IN every new movement, in every unknown attitude nee...

Buttermilk

Where we prescribe this, either for drinking or for external u...

Limbs Disjointed Or Sprained

In the case of an overstretch, or sprain, which has resulted i...

Quacks And Quackery Continued

An English physician, who practised during the early part o...

Bread Wheaten

In some cases the bran in whole wheaten bread and Saltcoats bi...

The Lower Animals

It may, by some, be objected that, if we regard sensation as ...

Caution

After the bath, the patient is rubbed dry, and either taken t...

What Is It That Makes Me So Nervous?

THE two main reasons why women are nervous are, first...

The Freedom Of Life

I AM so tired I must give up work," said a young woma...

Diffuse Dilatation Of The Esophagus

This is practically always due to stagnation ectasia, which i...

Restlessness

In slight cases, where the patient simply cannot sleep for tos...

Bathing

Cold baths, while greatly to be recommended to those who are s...

Carbuncle

This affection, though it somewhat resembles a common boil, a...

Ancient Medical Prescriptions

From early times it was a universal custom to place at the ...

Lues

Active and persistent antiluetic medication must precede and ...



Chilblains






Source: Papers On Health

These occur in hands and feet where the circulative power
is feeble, either from weakness or from tight pressure of boots or
gloves. The cold has power, owing to lack of circulation, to partly
kill the skin, which thus becomes painfully inflamed, and swells. To
increase and maintain circulation in the part is to cure it. In the
early stages, when heat and itching are felt, a good rubbing with hot
olive oil and cayenne tea will often cure. But if this fail, pack the
foot or hand in cloths soaked with vinegar. If the pain is great, place
the packed foot or hand in hot water for a few minutes or more. After
this immersion repack with vinegar-soaked cloths, cover well up with
dry flannel, and wear this packing all night. In cases where weakness
is the root of the trouble, rub the back once a day with hot oil until
a glow of heat arises all over it. Do this daily for a fortnight at
least. Where tight boots or gloves are the cause, these must be
discarded for more easily fitting ones.





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