|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesLength Of Pack
Usually it is time for the patient to come out from his pack,...
Pulmonary Insufficiency Pulmonary Regurgitation
If this rare condition occurs, it is probably congenital. A ...
In all fevers, to cool down the excessive heat of the patient ...
Chronic postdiphtheritic stenosis may be of the panic, spasm...
This is a dangerous, and with the ordinary allopathic treatme...
This trouble we may consider in three ways:--First, as the eff...
The question often arises as to the ability of children to bea...
Highly Inflamed Throat Croup
If the _throat_ is in a highly inflamed condition, repeated p...
MICHEL DE NOTREDAME, or NOSTRADAMUS, a celebrated French phys...
Very great good can often be done by a little careful syringin...
General Tonic Treatment
Take the B D current, (A D is very good), of fair medium stre...
Is the process whereby the digested food is carried into the b...
Removal Of Double Pointed Tacks
If the tack or staple be small, and lodged in a relatively l...
The diet of the sick should he nutricious, but at all times s...
Acute Dilatation Of The Heart In Acute Disease
It has for a long time been recognized that in all acute prol...
What is commonly called a "cough and spit" is sometimes due to...
Many persons are distressed by some form of eruption or inflam...
[As I have never practiced farther South than Cincinnati, and...
Other Kinds Of Cancer
There seem to be many other kinds of cancer, at least if you ...
Ulcers Case Xxx
C. Cocking, aged 17, has an ulcer of the size of half-a-crown...
Fever Scarlet Or Scarlatina
Source: Papers On Health
As a first precaution, when an epidemic
of this exists, children should be sponged twice a week all over with
hot vinegar before being put to bed. This is a powerful preventive. If
anything like sore throat appears, bathe the child's feet in hot water
until a free perspiration is produced. Dry well, under a blanket, and
rub all over with hot vinegar, then put the patient to bed. If in the
morning there is no evident fever, repeat the sponging with hot
vinegar, dry well, rub with hot olive oil, and dry again. If the fever
definitely develops, place the child in a light airy room, from which
all unnecessary carpets, curtains and furniture have been removed. No
one should enter this room except those on duty in nursing, nor should
any from the house ride in public conveyances or attend meetings. These
precautions are just as necessary in slight as in severe cases, as
infection from a mild case may cause a fatally severe attack in another
Where the rash of the fever seems reluctant to appear, the SOAPY
BLANKET (see) will bring it out very speedily. But the above simple
treatment is usually sufficient. When vomiting is almost the first
symptom, six teaspoonfuls of hot water are to be taken every ten
minutes for an hour; then treat as above with foot-bath, hot vinegar,
In a severe case have medical aid if at all possible. Where there is
great fever spread a large dry towel or sheet on the bed. Lay one wrung
out of lukewarm water on it; let the patient lie down on this.
Carefully wrap him up in the damp cloth, then over that wrap the dry
one, with a blanket outside over all, and the bedclothes above. This
will certainly soothe for a time. It may be repeated every two hours,
for twenty minutes or half-an-hour at a time, night and day, till the
fever is subdued.
For nourishment in succeeding weakness, give milk and boiling water,
mixed in equal parts, every two hours. If stimulants are required, give
CAYENNE "TEA" (see), reduced in strength until it just slightly
burns the mouth, half a teacupful every half-hour. Cool the head also
if necessary, as directed for typhoid fever.
Next: Fever Typhoid
Previous: Fever Rheumatic