Informational Site NetworkInformational Site Network
Privacy
 


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Technicalities Of The Pack And Bath

Let me give you its technicalities, and the rationale of its ...

Anchoring The Foreign Body Against The Tube Mouth

If withdrawal be made a bimanual procedure it is almost cert...

Children In Fever

Fevered children, whether in any actual fever, as scarlet, typ...

Neuralgia

_Aconite_ and _Bell._ are two important remedies in this affe...

Cane Syrup

In the original edition, good treacle was recommended as a lax...

The Surgical Dissection Of The Axillary And Brachial Regions Displaying The Relative Order Of Their Contained Parts

All surgical regions have only artificial boundaries; and the...

Actinomycosis Of The Esophagus

Esophageal actinomycosis has been autoptically discovered. It...

Nightmare

In serious cases of this trouble, the patient awakes some time...

Neuralgia

This is severe pain in one part or other of the body, sometime...

Eyes Failing Sight

This often comes as the result simply of an over-wearied body ...

Cancer In Foot

We have noted one case in which "Cancerous Gangrene" in the fo...

The Surgical Dissection Of The Bend Of The Elbow And The Forearm Showing The Relative Position Of The Arteries Veins And Nerves

The farther the surgical region happens to be removed from th...

Cold Cloths

See Towels, Cold Wet. ...

Use Of The Long Cord

It is often desirable to bring the entire parts of the patien...

Polypus

See Nostrils. ...

Towels Cold Wet

A towel of the ordinary kind, and full size, is soaked in a ba...

The Effect Of Athletics On The Heart

We can no longer neglect the seriousness of the effects of c...

Bruises Case Xvii

An old man, aged 60, received a bruise upon the occiput from ...

Nerve Pain

See Pain. ...

Less-rigorous-than-water Fasts

There are gradations of fasting measures ranging from rigorou...



Throat Hoarseness






Source: Papers On Health

This is best treated by a good large BRAN POULTICE
(see) on the back of the head and neck. While the patient lies on
this, cold towels must be changed on the front above the "apple" of the
throat. Do this for an hour twice a day. Or, if the feet be cold, give
treatment as in Teething. There must also be rest from talking.
Procure a good camel's-hair throat-brush from the druggist, and brush
the back of the throat well with weak ACETIC ACID (see) several times
a day, or simply gargle if there is difficulty with the brushing. The
brush must be carefully cleansed, and dipped in the strong acid after
use.

Especially is it necessary to give up, in such cases, the use of
tobacco. Where the trouble has lasted for years, it may be slow to
heal, and the poulticing may be done only once a week. In ordinary
cases, a day or two's treatment should cure.

Many times we have seen a good fomentation of feet and legs alone give
very sensible relief. Never be satisfied with putting a hot bottle or
brick to the feet. This is a lazy way of dealing with a serious case.
Have the feet and legs up to the knees rubbed with vinegar and olive
oil, and wrapped in a large blanket fomentation. It is not the mere dry
skin of the soles of the feet that needs warming: the whole legs,
especially the muscles, require the moist heat of a thorough
fomentation. Circulation is at once accelerated just where it is
wanted, so as to lessen the pressure where the vital stream is pressing
too heavily and lodging in a dangerous congestion. It is good even if
the feet are not very cold, but only cool, to ply this part of the
remedy well. Where the patient is strong enough to sit out of bed, a
good hot foot-bath will do instead of this fomentation.





Next: Throat Sore

Previous: Thirst



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 1680