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Cold baths, while greatly to be recommended to those who are s...
The Surgical Form Of The Male And Female Axillae Compared
Certain characteristic features mark those differences which ...
There is no absolute contraindication to careful esophagosco...
Where The Temperature Is Too Low That Is Below 98-2/5 Deg
rub all over with warm olive oil, and clothe in good soft flan...
Delirium In Fever
The best way of treating this truly distressing symptom is by ...
Knee Swelling Of Or Pain In
For ordinary slight injuries, complete rest, and rubbing with ...
The Frightening Heart
Heart disease is one of the major causes of death among North...
How And Why We Breathe
Life is Shown by Breathing. If you wanted to find out whether...
Where Our Drinking Water Comes From
Water Contained in our Food is Pure. Seeing that five-sixths ...
Chloride Of Lime
About the same opinion may be given on _Chloride of Lime_. As...
Practice On The Dog
Having mastered the technic of introduction on the cadaver a...
Methods Of Treatment
Irritating applications probably provoke recurrences, becaus...
Nervous Strain In The Emotions
THE most intense suffering which follows a misuse of ...
_Nux Vomica_ should be used once in about four hours, for twe...
Should be an indication that food in general or some certain k...
Cardiac Disease In Pregnancy
It is so serious a thing for a woman with valvular lesion or ...
After a fright, or some very trying experience, some part of t...
Cramp In The Stomach
This very severe trouble, though resisting ordinary methods of...
Bronchoscopic Oxygen Insufflation
Bronchoscopic oxygen insufflation is a life-saving measure eq...
A little oil only should be applied to the skin at once. Any s...
Source: Papers On Health
Often in sprains all attention is given to the bruised
and torn muscles, while similarly bruised and torn nerves are
overlooked; yet upon the nerves the perfect healing of the muscles
depends. Hence, in a sprain of the heel we must be careful not to
direct attention to the heel exclusively. That may be bathed (see
Bathing Feet) and duly rubbed with oil. A good plan is to apply cloths
dipped in cold water and vinegar. Keep the limb perfectly still, and do
not attempt to use it for at least a fortnight. After this it may be
cured to all appearance, yet a weakness may be left which prevents
anything like the full and free use of the limb. It may be all right
when resting, but suffers when used for any length of time: this
indicates pretty plainly that rest is needed, and is an essential
thing for cure. But besides this rest, the foot should be packed during
the night in soap lather (see Lather and Soap). Wash the foot in
vinegar or weak acetic acid, rub the whole limb from the ankle
upwards in such a way as to draw the blood up from the foot, avoiding
all down-strokes. Use a little olive oil in this rubbing. Note that the
whole limb needs treatment. The juice of Lady Wrack, such as is to be
found on the west coast of Scotland, is an excellent remedy for
sprained joints; but we only mention it, as it must be inaccessible to
many of our readers.
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