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Gangrene

See Cancer in Foot. ...

Towards The End Of The Period Of Efflorescence When The Rash

declines, fades, disappears, and the skin begins to peal off, a...

Erysipelas

This is a disease of the skin, producing redness, burning and...

The Healing Influence Of Music Continued

Dr. Herbert Lilly, in a monograph on musical therapeutics, ...

Amaurosis Paralysis Of The Optic Nerve

Use B D current, moderate force, three or four times, and the...

Trismus Lockjaw

For traumatic trismus, use the B D current, of vigorous force...

Burns And Scalds

No matter what the nature and extent of the burn may be, the ...

Imaginary Troubles

These are of two kinds, the one purely imaginary, the other wh...

Mind In Disease

Often a person, because of physical failure, becomes possessed...

Demonstrations Of The Origin And Progress Of Femoral Hernia Its Diagnosis The Taxis And The Operation

PLATE 45, Fig. 1.--The point, 3, from which an external ingui...

Fatty Heart

The cause of deposits of fat around the heart or in between i...

Towels Cold Wet

A towel of the ordinary kind, and full size, is soaked in a ba...

Cuprum Aceticum

(_Acetate of Copper Verdigris_) applied to _Cancerous_ ulcers...

Turnip Poultice

Part of a raw turnip is grated down to a pulp. As much of this...

Fruits And Vegetables

The Special Uses of Fruits and Vegetables. We come now to t...

Changing Treatment

To wisely alter and arrange the treatment in any case is of th...

Bruises Case Xvii

An old man, aged 60, received a bruise upon the occiput from ...

Night Coughs

These frequently remain as the so-called dregs of some illness...

Vaccination Trouble

When a child is suffering after vaccination, we should have hi...

Technic

The patient should be placed in the recumbent position, with...



Shingles






Source: Papers On Health

Though not often fatal, this illness gives serious trouble.
Its outstanding feature is a rash which comes out as a more or less
regular belt round the body, or over one shoulder. The rash forms, if
allowed to go on, into blackish scabs, and is accompanied in some
instances by severe pains shooting through the body. It arises from a
failure of the digestive system, therefore the stomach must be as
little taxed as possible. Let hot water be sipped in teaspoonfuls for
half-an-hour at a time, several times a day. For external treatment,
wring a small sheet out of cold water and vinegar, and pack the whole
trunk of the patient in this for half-an-hour. Do not use olive oil.
The vinegar packing may be renewed in an hour, and as often as the
patient feels it agreeable. The mixture of vinegar and water must be
weak enough not to be painful on the skin. If the pains in the body
persist, then cold cloths may be applied, not very large at first, to
the spine, while the patient is warm in bed. Should the feet be cold,
this cooling of the spine must not be done until they are wrapped in a
hot fomentation up to the knees. If the scabby eruption is very
obstinate, the SOAPY BLANKET (see) applied daily for two or three
days should clear it away. Wheaten porridge, gruel, and milk diet is
best. A drink may be made of hot water and lemon juice, with five or
six drops of tincture of cayenne added to a tumblerful, and sweetened
to taste. See Drinks.





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