|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesTreatment Of Endocarditis
As mild endocarditis rarely occurs primarily but is almost al...
The first step is to get rid of the gastric secretions. Ther...
Clothes should be Loose and Comfortable. Man is the only anim...
Breath And Muscles
Sometimes difficulty of breathing is due, not to anything wron...
Diagnosis Of Foreign Body In The Air Or Food Passages
The questions arising are: I. Is a foreign body present? ...
Rules For The Application Of Water In Typhoid Cases
As a general rule, in typhoid cases, bathing should form one ...
The cough is a spasmodic action of nerves which are otherwise ...
Some years back my 70 years old mother came from the family ...
Face Skin Of
To secure a healthy appearance of this is worth much trouble, ...
For use in our treatment we recommend Coutts' Acetic Acid. It ...
There are gradations of fasting measures ranging from rigorou...
Boiled potatoes beaten up with fresh buttermilk make an excell...
Toxic Disturbances And Heart Rate
Under this head it is not proposed to consider disturbances...
The Temples Of Esculapius
It has been truly said that temples were the first hospital...
Technicalities Of The Pack And Bath
Let me give you its technicalities, and the rationale of its ...
JEROME CARDAN, an Italian physician, author, mathematician an...
Dysmenorrhoea - Painful Menstruation
For this disorder, I know of no one remedy so valuable as the...
Deformities Of The Prostate Distortions And Obstructions Of The Prostatic Urethra
The prostate is liable to such frequent and varied deformitie...
Destruction Of The Organ Of Hearing
When the glands pass into a sloughing state, the parts connec...
The Resort Treatment Of Chronic Heart Disease
In line with the continued growing popularity of special reso...
Source: Papers On Health
A snake bite is only one of a large class of injuries
which may be considered under one title. From an insect sting upwards
to the most fatal snake bite, we need to note, first, the blow or
shock of the bite, and then the fever symptoms which show poison
spreading in the system. The blow or shock paralyses or kills a larger
or smaller part of the nervous system. The nerve of the heart may be
almost instantly so paralysed, with fatal effect. The snake poison
especially affects the organic nervous system, and thus attacks the
very source of vitality. In smaller stings, rubbing vinegar or weak
ACETIC ACID (see) into the wound is sufficient almost instantly to
cure. The same substance will cure greater evils. In the case of snake
bite, first suck the wound thoroughly, watching that the lips and gums
of the person who sucks are free from wound or scratch, or use what is
called "dry cupping." Much may be done thus in a few seconds. But it
must not be continued longer, and hinder the next step. This is to
inject weak acetic acid into the bite. Where snakes are abundant, a
small syringe, such as is used to inject morphia, with a rather blunt
point, should be always carried, and acetic acid of the right strength.
The injection must be thorough, and of course pain must be borne to
avoid greater evil. Foment cautiously but persistently over the stomach
and along the spine. Pay special attention to the lower back if bitten
in the foot or leg, and to the upper part if in the hand or arm. During
recovery, give careful diet, and rest. Of course this treatment will
fail in some cases, as any treatment may. But if immediately applied,
it will save a very large number of lives.
Next: Soaping The Head