Children's Strength

Sources: Papers On Health

The question often arises as to the ability of

children to bear certain kinds of treatment. It must ever be

remembered, both in hot and cold applications, that the infant should

be gently dealt with. Violent cold and burning heat must alike be


With a gentle application of heat before bracing cold is used,

considerable power of endurance is imparted. Strong blisters and

violent medicines should never be used. Very much less treatment will

affect the infant than that required for an older child. And in almost

every case the most durable cures are reached by gradual progress.