VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Diets To Heal The Critically Ill

A critically ill person is someone who could expire at any mo...

Mumps

This is a contagious disease, consisting in an inflammation o...

Scald Head

of children, where there is a discharge of yellow and watery ...

Digestion

Digestion is the process whereby the food we eat is turned int...

Dimensions Of The Trachea And Bronchi

It will be noted that the bronchi divide monopodially, not d...

Fomentation

Some general remarks on this important treatment we give here....

Angioneurotic Edema

Angioneurotic edema involving the esophagus, may produce int...

Lumbago

Lumbago differs from both paralysis and cramp of the lower bac...

Bowels Inflammation Of

This (called medically Peritonitis) is an inflammation of the ...

Neck Twisted

This arises from the undue contraction of some of the muscles ...

Whooping Cough

The cough is a spasmodic action of nerves which are otherwise ...

Neuralgia

If the disease be general in the system, moving from place to...

Conditions Causing Change In Blood Pressure

Woolley [Footnote: Woolley, P. G.: Factors Governing Vascular...

Acute Pericarditis

As this inflammation is generally secondary to some other c...

Fright

Some most distressing troubles come as the result of frights. ...

Operating Room

All endoscopic procedures should be performed in a somewhat ...

Rupture

The abdomen is formed of a series of rings containing the bowe...

Bathing The Feet

This apparently simple treatment, if the best results are desi...

Spasmodic Stenosis Of The Esophagus

Etiology - The functional activity of the esophagus is depend...

Relaxation Of Treatment Towards The End Of The Third Period Continuation Of Packs During And After Desquamation

When the patient is through the first part of the period of ...



Punctures Case I





Category: ON THE APPLICATION OF THESE MODES OF TREATMENT TO PARTICULAR CASES.
Source: Application Of The Lunar Caustic In The Cure Of Certain Wounds And Ulcers

A.B. received a severe punctured wound by a hook of the size of a
crow-quill, which pierced into the flesh between the thumb and
fore-finger on the outside of the hand; scarcely a drop of blood
followed, but there was immediately severe pain and tumefaction. The
lunar caustic was applied without loss of time, deep within the
orifice and around the edge of the wound; and the eschar was left to
dry. The smarting pain induced by the caustic was severe for a time
but gradually subsided.

On the ensuing day, the eschar was adherent and there was little pain;
but there was more swelling than usual after the prompt application of
the caustic, owing to the mobility of the part.

On the third day the swelling remained as before, and there was a
little sense of heat. On the fourth day the swelling and heat had
subsided, and the eschar remained adherent. On the succeeding day the
eschar had been removed by washing the hand, and the puncture was
unhealed but free from pain and irritation. The caustic was
reapplied.

From this time the eschar remained adherent, and at length gradually
separated leaving the part perfectly well.

It is quite certain that under any other mode of treatment this severe
puncture would have greatly inflamed and have proved very painful and
troublesome; and it is not improbable but that suppuration and much
suffering might have ensued. All this is effectually and almost
certainly prevented if the caustic be applied promptly, as in this
case. When time has been lost, the case is very different as will
appear hereafter; but even in these cases, the caustic proves an
invaluable application.





Next: Punctures Case Ii

Previous: Of Punctures Etc



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 1657