Where we prescribe this, either for drinking or for external u...
See Rash. ...
Period Of Efflorescence Or Standing Out Of The Rash
During the first day or two of the period of efflorescence, w...
will often cure malignant ulcers both of the breast and uteru...
NATURE is not only our one guide in the matter of phy...
Curing With Enemas
It is not wise to continue regular colonics or enemas once a ...
See Veins, Swollen, etc. ...
Emetic; stimulate and keep warm; keep patient lying down. ...
The frequent prescription in these papers of hot water, to be ...
Myocarditis Fibrous Symptoms And Signs
The symptoms of chronic myocardial degeneration are progressi...
What Is Constipation?
Most people think they are not constipated because they have ...
Acute Dilatation Of The Heart In Acute Disease
It has for a long time been recognized that in all acute prol...
Diffuse Dilatation Of The Esophagus
This is practically always due to stagnation ectasia, which i...
When a child is suffering after vaccination, we should have hi...
Eyes Paralysis Of
The partial paralysis of the muscles of one eye produces doubl...
While this name is more or less unfortunate, it has long been...
AS far as we make circumstances guides and not limitations, t...
This forms a severe feature in many cases of illness, and has ...
WATCH the faces as you walk along the street! If you ...
Version Of A Safety Pin
A safety pin of very small size may be turned over in a dire...
Source: Papers On Health
Generally the tongue will tell whether the stomach
is ulcerated or not. If the tongue is fiery-looking, and small ulcers
show themselves on it, while food produces pain in the stomach, there
is little doubt of the presence of ulcers there. The tongue may at
once, in such a case, be brushed with weak acid (see Acetic Acid) or
vinegar, so as to cleanse the surface and produce a gentle smarting.
This brushing will quickly produce a healing change in the tongue,
which guides us to the cure of the stomach. This will be attained by
swallowing teaspoonfuls of the same weak acid. Two or three of these
should be taken at intervals half-an-hour before food. If the case is
severe, the skin over the stomach must be carefully soaped, as directed
in article on HEAD SOAPING (see also Lather; Soap). The four-ply
flannel BANDAGE (see) should also be worn. Do not use drugs, such as
iron, arsenic, or soda, and avoid all narcotics. Persevere with the
weak acid, and a cure will come unless in very obstinate cases indeed.
Care must be taken to avoid irritating food. Milk, or milk and boiling
water is the best diet. A general symptom is severe pain after eating,
relieved by vomiting.
No fluid should be taken hotter than the finger can be held in it. This
is indeed a good rule always in matters of food and drink, which are
often taken too hot, to the injury of the stomach.
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