After what has been said about the symptoms of scarlatina, it...
Health And Money
It will be noticed that the remedies we recommend are in almos...
Length Of Pack
Usually it is time for the patient to come out from his pack,...
Diseases Of The Esophagus
The more frequent causes of the one common symptom of esophag...
If a person has been long accustomed to a slow-acting heart, ...
The Real Truth About Salt And Sugar
First, let me remind certain food religionists: salt is salt ...
Cold Affusions And Rubbing
After the pack, the patient is placed in an empty bathing or ...
Although either the positive or the negative pole, applied to...
This is one of the most difficult of diseases to control by a...
Bronchoscopy In Diseases Of The Trachea And Bronchi
The indications for bronchoscopy in disease are becoming inc...
How Fasting Heals
Its an old hygienic maxim that the doctor does not heal, the ...
How To Get And Keep A Good Figure
Erect Position is the Result of Vigorous Health. Naturally an...
will often cure malignant ulcers both of the breast and uteru...
It is not easy to decide just whew all acute endocarditis has...
Ice-water And Snow-bath In Malignant Cases
If no rash appear during the first pack, which will scarcely ...
ALTHOUGH so much time and care are given to the vario...
Where the juices and organs of the body are thoroughly healthy,...
The composition of different articles of food varies. A turnip ...
Testing For Electric Defects
These tests should be made beforehand; not when about to com...
See Urinary Troubles. ...
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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