|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesNerves Spinal
The spinal cord is continuous with the back part of the brain....
The Development Of Allergies
There are three ways a body can become allergic. (1) It can h...
Symptoms Of Laryngeal Foreign Body
1. Initial laryngeal spasm followed by wheezing respiration...
The Surgical Form Of The Male And Female Axillae Compared
Certain characteristic features mark those differences which ...
See Hearing. ...
Of Fungous Ulcer Of The Navel In Infants
It sometimes occurs that a little fungous sore exists upon th...
We have had so much success in helping the deaf that we feel w...
Head Skin Of The
The nerves of sensibility are very largely supplied to the ski...
Proteins Or Meats
Proteins, the First Foods. There are proteins, or meats, both...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Superficial Bloodvessels Etc Of The Inguino-femoral Region
Hernial protrusions are very liable to occur at the inguino-f...
The Popularity of Beverages. For some curious reason, the h...
Food And Mental Power
Unsuitable or ill-cooked food has a most serious effect on the...
The Glands In The Skin
Sweat Glands. Like all the pavement (epithelial) surfaces of ...
In serious cases of this trouble, the patient awakes some time...
The Child As An Ideal
WHILE the path of progress in the gaining of repose c...
If the patient is weak, the circulation depressed, the blood ...
Treat croup, whether membranous or spasmodic, much the same a...
THEOPHRASTUS BOMBASTUS VON HOHENHEIM, commonly known as Parac...
As this inflammation is generally secondary to some other c...
The swallowing function can be studied only with the fluoros...
Sitting (or Sitz) Bath
Source: Papers On Health
This bath, in whatever form administered, is
essentially a sitting in cold water with the feet out. The feet, in
fact, are better to be warmly covered up while the patient sits in the
bath. The most important thing to be considered in all such baths is
the degree of vitality possessed by the patient. If he has much
vitality, then the bath may be deep and longer continued--as long as
even forty minutes. If the vitality be low, the bath must be brief and
very shallow--it may be even necessary to make it as short as one
minute, or even less. In some cases, as a beginning, a mere dip is all
that is required. This leaves a large discretion to the nurse, and is a
matter which common sense should be able to decide. To try a short bath
first, and repeat it several times, rather than to give one long one,
is the safest plan. It will soon be found out how much the patient can
bear. If the vitality be so low as to make the simple sitz-bath a
danger, the feet may be immersed, for the one or two minutes of the
bath, in a small bath of hot water, and the patient well wrapped up all
over in warm blankets.
In some cases it is necessary to pour cold water on relaxed organs,
which, especially with females, will sometimes not be braced up by mere
immersion. But such pouring must be done with caution. Half-a-minute of
it is a long time; one quarter-of-a-minute or less will usually be
enough, even in important cases. If longer applications have only done
harm, then let our friends try the one-minute bath, or the
quarter-minute stream of water. In many cases we have known this make
all right. Such short baths may be taken twice or thrice a day.
Next: Skin Care Of
Previous: Sick Headache