|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesCholera Morbus
This disease generally comes on at night, in hot weather, and...
The regular type of laryngoscope shown in Fig. I (A, B, C) i...
Food In Illness
Light, easily digested food is of the first importance in many...
No greater mistake could be made than to curtail the hours of ...
Stage 3 Passing Through The Thoracic Esophagus
The thoracic esophagus will be seen to expand during inspira...
Endocarditis A Secondary Affection
Mild endocarditis is rarely a primary affection, and is almos...
Lessons From Nutritional Anthropology
The next logical pair of questions are: how healthy could goo...
(1) Nerve or imaginary chills. These are feelings of cold, whe...
This affection of nursing women frequently comes on before th...
The points to be gained are, to reduce the action of the amat...
Entering The Bronchi
The lip of the bronchoscope should be turned in the directio...
Foreign Bodies In The Larynx
Laryngeally lodged foreign bodies produce a wheezing respirat...
VALENTINE GREATRAKES was born at Affane, County of Waterford,...
Eruptive Cutaneous Diseases
Take A D current, pretty vigorous force in acute cases; mild ...
Vitamins For Young Persons And Children
Young healthy people from weaning through their thirties shou...
Pimples On The Face
See Face. ...
acts very beneficially when applied to the surface where ther...
How Women Can Keep From Being Nervous
MANY people suffer unnecessarily from "nerves" just...
Brain Inflammation Of
This arises often from over-schooling of young boys and girls....
Consumption Prevention Of
This most insidious and deadly disease is caused by a tiny veg...
Source: Papers On Health
This arises from the undue contraction of some of the
muscles in the neck. It generally shows itself first in the evening,
after the day's fatigue, and if neglected, or treated with blistering,
iodine, etc., may become a chronic affliction. Yet it is not difficult
to cure by right means. Opium should never be used. We have seen
terrible suffering follow its use. The true cause must be attacked,
which is an undue irritation of the nerve which controls one of the
muscles, so that it contracts and pulls the head away. The nerves of
the muscles which counteract this pull are also probably low in
vitality, so that there is a slackening on one side and a pull on the
First of all, for a cure, there must be rest. Not more than three
hours at a time should be spent in an erect posture, and between each
spell of three hours let one hour be spent lying down. Avoid all
movement while lying, as far as possible. Secondly, soap the back
thoroughly with LATHER (see) at bedtime. Cover the well-lathered skin
with a large, soft cloth, leaving the cloth and lather on all night,
and covering over all with flannel in sufficient quantity to keep the
patient warm. If the spasmodic twitching comes on, apply cold cloths
repeatedly to the back of the neck for an hour in the morning. If this
is felt too cold, apply for a shorter time.
If the neck has become hard and fixed in a wrong position, rub as
recommended in Muscular Action. This treatment has cured many cases.
Next: Nerve Centres Failing
Previous: Neck Stiff