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For this, rub the whole back with soap lather (see Lather; Soa...
Compression Stenosis Of The Trachea And Bronchi
Compression of the trachea is most commonly caused by goiter...
Painful Urination Incontinence Of Urine
_Involuntary Urination._ Where the discharge of urine prod...
Necessity Of Ventilation Means Of Heating The Sick-room Relative Merits Of Open Fires Stoves And Furnaces
Next to its intrinsic value, our method gives the patient the...
Should be an indication that food in general or some certain k...
If one put into his mouth nothing but food, foreign body acc...
is applied to wounds, _incised_ and _lacerated_, promoting he...
Lues Of The Tracheobronchial Tree
Compared to laryngeal involvement, syphilis of the tracheobr...
Metallo-therapy has been defined as a mode of treating vari...
Cancer In Face
Treat as far as possible as recommended for breast cancer. ...
Diet For A Long, Long Life
Some people not only want to be healthy, but they want to liv...
The Development Of Allergies
There are three ways a body can become allergic. (1) It can h...
The Living Arches of the Foot. One of the most important thin...
To Prevent Diarrhoea
Where it is prevailing as an _epidemic_, _Ipecac_ at night, a...
Introduction Of The Esophagoscope
The esophagoscope is to be passed only with ocular guidance, ...
This is an affection of the bowels of the nature of diarrhoea,...
This distressing symptom, which accompanies various illnesses,...
Gangrene Of The Lung
Pulmonary gangrene has been followed by recovery after the e...
See Pain. ...
Roentgenray Study In Foreign Body Cases
Roentgenography.--All cases of chest disease should have the ...
The Wet Compress
Category: TREATMENT OF SCARLET-FEVER.
Source: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms
In bed, a wet compress is put on the throat, and another on the stomach,
which, beside the direct influence it has on that organ, acts as a
derivative upon the throat and head, and as a diaphoretic upon the skin,
assisting in allaying the fever and heat. This compress on the stomach
is an excellent remedy with small children and infants in a restless,
feverish condition. I often use it, even with infants scarce a week old,
and always with perfect success. I wish, mothers could be made to
substitute it for paregoric and the like stupefying stuff, to procure
their crying infants relief and themselves rest. There is more power in
the compress than any one who is not familiar with its use, can imagine.
At the same time it has a very good effect on the bowels, which should
be kept regular, either with the assistance of tepid injections, or, if
they fail to operate, with a moderate dose of castor oil. If possible,
however, avoid the irritation of the digestive apparatus through
medicines, which are apt to counteract the external applications, whose
object is to draw the morbid poison as early and as completely as
possible to the skin.
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