The treatment under Glands, Swollen, should be followed. But b...
Thumb Bruised And Broken
Frequently a tradesman will strike the thumb or finger a serio...
What Effect Could Be Expected From A Warm Wet-sheet?
The first impression of the wet-sheet is, as I stated before,...
Dimensions Of The Trachea And Bronchi
It will be noted that the bronchi divide monopodially, not d...
Pulse Counting The
Most valuable information as to the nature and progress of dis...
Where persistent weariness is felt, and the least exertion bri...
applied, with water at the strength of thirty drops of the _t...
Conclusion: Help Yourselves If Your Physicians Will Not Help You!
And I am none of your water-enthusiasts, who pretend to cure ...
Finding Your Ideal Dietary
Anyone that is genuinely interested in having the best possib...
The Light Reflex On The Forceps
It is often difficult for the beginner to judge to what dept...
This is a disease of the skin, producing redness, burning and...
RELIEF from the mastery of an evil mood is like fresh air aft...
Fancy can save or kill; it hath closed up wounds, when t...
For an ordinary convulsive attack in the case of a child, hold...
The Unrelenting Boredom Of Fasting
Then there's the unrelenting boredom of fasting. Most people ...
The cause of this is a nervous derangement of the internal org...
Take A D or B D current, full medium force. Treat with N. P. ...
Auricular Fibrillation Diagnosis
If the pulse is intermittent and there is apparently a heart ...
Breast Sore Nipples On
Take a little warm vinegar or weak acid (see Acetic Acid). Bat...
Preparation Of The Patient For Peroral Endoscopy
The suggestions of the author in the earlier volumes in regar...
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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