Medical ArticlesEnlargement Or Ossification Of The Heart
Treat these two affections in the same way. Take the A D curr...
On The Adherent Eschar
It appears scarcely necessary to describe the immediate and w...
Where this is recommended the cold-drawn oil is meant, not the...
Chloride Of Lime
About the same opinion may be given on _Chloride of Lime_. As...
The stomach and head affect each other powerfully, and a disor...
Treatment Of Other Eruptive Fevers
The treatment as prescribed for scarlatina in this pamphlet, ...
To Prevent Itch
A dose of _Sulphur_, or rubbing a little flour of sulphur on ...
This condition is generally termed by the patient a "palpitat...
Baths And Bathing
Bathing as a Means of Cleanliness. It has been said that one ...
It is a mistake to try to force a foreign body into the stom...
Food And Mental Power
Unsuitable or ill-cooked food has a most serious effect on the...
The Repugnant Bowel
I don't know why, but people of our culture have a deep-seate...
Tartar Emetic Or Other Antimonial Poisons
If vomiting is not present, induce it by an emetic. Give doses...
The Surgical Dissection Of The First Second Third And Fourth Layers Of The Inguinal Region In Connexion With Those Of The Thigh
The common integument or first layer of the inguino-femoral r...
Condition Of The Throat And Other Internal Organs
The condition of the _throat_ requires the most constant atte...
The Sitz-bath May Be Taken In A Small Wash-tub If There Is No
proper sitz-bath-tub at hand. It should be large enough to allo...
Positive And Negative Manifestations
Acute diseases are to be regarded as electrically positive, a...
Plain Every-day Common Sense
PLAIN common sense! When we come to sift everything d...
SYMPATHY, in its best sense, is the ability to take another's...
Take the B D Faradaic current--moderate strength. If the affe...
Source: Papers On Health
A cold is often easily overcome. At other times it
"sits down," as country people say, and refuses to be cured, a hard dry
cough continuing for a long time, and causing sleeplessness and general
weakness. In such a case first try to secure an increase generally of
vital energy. At night rub the feet and legs with hot olive oil. Pack
them for three-quarters of an hour in a good large blanket
fomentation, open out, and dry well, oil and dry again, put on a pair
of cotton stockings, and put the patient to bed. In the morning, place
a towel tightly wrung out of cold water all round the back and breast.
Cover this well with dry towels, and tuck the patient in, so that he
becomes warm and comfortable. In three-quarters of an hour open out,
dry the skin, oil it and dry again. Then the ordinary clothing may be
put on. The second evening it will be well to pack in the SOAPY BLANKET
(see). Next morning the towel envelope should be repeated as before.
The third evening, put a large BRAN POULTICE (see) between the
shoulders. While this is on apply cold to the chest, as in treatment
for BRONCHITIS (see). It is good to take sips of hot water at any
time if the cough is troublesome. A teaspoonful of boiled liquorice and
linseed two or three times a day has a good effect. This treatment
usually cures a pretty severe case.
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