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

Ulcers Case Xxix

The peculiarity of the present case arose from neglect in eva...

The Habit Of Illness

IT is surprising how many invalids there are who have...

Hot Flushings

See Flushings. ...

Cornus Sericea

will often cure malignant ulcers both of the breast and uteru...

Polypus

See Nostrils. ...

Bone Diseased

Diseased bone is not incurable. Bone is indeed constantly bein...

The Surgical Form Of The Deep Cervical And Facial Regions And The Relative Position Of The Principal Bloodvessels And Nerves

While the human cervix is still extended in surgical position...

Sympathy

SYMPATHY, in its best sense, is the ability to take another's...

Ventilation All-important

If the circulation of air is necessary in any other form of ...

The Development Of Allergies

There are three ways a body can become allergic. (1) It can h...

Sensitiveness

When the nervous system is in a certain state, all impressions...

Nerve Pain

See Pain. ...

Head Skin Of The

The nerves of sensibility are very largely supplied to the ski...

Worry

One of the most fruitful causes of ill-health is the habit of ...

Armpit Swelling

Often this comes as the result of a chill, or of enfeeblement ...

Scarlet Fever

This fever assumes two principal forms: Simple or mild, and M...

Period Of Incubation Or Hatching

The time which passes between the reception of the contagious...

Philosophy Of Disease And Cure

In every part of the animal economy, polar derangements in th...

Lungs Congestion Of The

Treatment as below. Read preceding and succeeding articles. ...

Mustard Oil

Where this is recommended the cold-drawn oil is meant, not the...



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



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 1678