|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesChildren's Nerves
The nervous system of children is often damaged by shock or fr...
Bruises Case Xv
The following case was far more severe, but the mode of treat...
Symptoms Of Laryngeal Foreign Body
1. Initial laryngeal spasm followed by wheezing respiration...
It has been estimated that 70 per cent of stenoses of the es...
Diet For The Lean
To a large extent the preceding article will suggest what is s...
Diet For Middle Age And The Aged
In advancing years when less exercise is, as a rule, taken, a ...
How Alcohol is Made. The most dangerous addition that man has...
See Narcotics. ...
Menorrhagia Excessive Menstruation
If the menstrual flow is apt to terminate in hemorrhage, it i...
Symptoms Of Tracheal And Bronchial Foreign Body
1. Tracheal foreign bodies are usually movable and their mo...
To Prevent Colds
Keep the _arms_, _hands_ and _chest_ well clothed and warm. ...
Treatment Of The Violent Or Sthenic Form Of Scarlatina Anginosa
The _violent_, or _sthenic form_ of scarlatina anginosa becom...
Deformities Of The Prostate Distortions And Obstructions Of The Prostatic Urethra
The prostate is liable to such frequent and varied deformitie...
Urgent dyspnea in diphtheria when no membrane and but slight...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Wrist And Hand
A member of such vast importance as the human hand necessaril...
Is simply an inflammation due to impurity of the blood. These ...
Fruits And Vegetables
The Special Uses of Fruits and Vegetables. We come now to t...
The cooking of vegetables requires particular care. The valuab...
A healthy man usually evacuates about 30-40 ozs. of urine dail...
The Form Of The Thoracic Cavity And The Position Of The Lungs Heart And Larger Bloodvessels
In the human body there does not exist any such space as cavi...
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.
Previous: Where The Temperature Is Too Low That Is Below 98-2/5 Deg