VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of Informational Site Network Informational


Medical Articles

Mother's Remedies

Household Tips

Medicine History

Forgotten Remedies


Medical Articles

Spasmodic Stenosis Of The Esophagus

Etiology - The functional activity of the esophagus is depend...

The Direction Of The Body In Locomotion

LIFTING brings us to the use of the entire body, whic...

Demonstrations Of The Nature Of Congenital And Infantile Inguinal Herniae And Of Hydrocele

PLATE 39. Fig. 1--The descent of the testicle from the loins ...

About Frights

HERE are two true stories and a remarkable contrast. ...

Punctures Case I

A.B. received a severe punctured wound by a hook of the size ...

Natural Polarization Of Man's Physical Organism

The electro-vital fluid, in the animal economy, is subject to...


No greater mistake could be made than to curtail the hours of ...


Lumbago differs from both paralysis and cramp of the lower bac...

Bronchoscopic And Esophagoscopic Grasping Forceps

are of the tubular type, that is, a stylet carrying the jaws...


An expectant mother should lead a quiet, orderly and healthful...

Habit And Nervous Strain

PEOPLE form habits which cause nervous strain. When t...

Affection Of The Brain

When the _brain_ is affected, the patient suddenly complains ...

Bronchoscopy In Malignant Growths Of The Trachea

The trachea is often secondarily invaded by malignancy of the...

Want Of Water

One of the obstacles is the _want of a sufficient quantity of...

Breast Swelling In

A blow on the breast, or the drain of nursing a child, along w...

Cold Settled

A cold is often easily overcome. At other times it "sits down,...

Ears Singing In The

Partial deafness is often accompanied by noises in the ear, wh...

Potato The

The proper cooking of this root is so important for health, ow...

Ulcers Case Xxviii

Mrs. U. aged 60, has been subject to ulcerated legs for sever...

Foreign Bodies In The Insane

Foreign bodies may be introduced voluntarily and in great nu...


Source: Papers On Health

Often there follows, after the cure of an inflammatory
disease, very great weakness. This in itself is sometimes a great
danger, but can usually be removed by proper care and nursing. The
common method of administering wine, brandy, or other alcoholic liquor,
is the very worst that could be adopted. Hot water will prove a
valuable stimulant, when a stimulant is required. Any NOURISHMENT
(see) to be given should also be just a little warmer than blood
heat. For drink, the unfermented wine made by Frank Wright, Chemist,
Kensington, London, is of great value. It is simply the pure juice of
the grape. If milk be given, it should always be diluted with an equal
bulk of boiling water. The fomentation of the feet and legs will
greatly help in restoring vigour. This should be done gently at first,
where the weakness is great. Afterwards, when the patient can bear it,
the ARMCHAIR FOMENTATION (see) will be found serviceable. All this,
of course, is on the assumption that only weakness and no fever is
the trouble. Where fever is present, other treatment is necessary.

Sponging all over with warm vinegar is also a most invigorating thing.
Do this once, and afterwards the treatment may be varied by the real
stimulant of cayenne being used in the form of an infusion strong
enough to rouse the nerves, as is done by the acid. This has the
advantage of saving the skin, if that is tender, and keeping off
eruption, which is apt to come if the acid is often used. We think it
well to use the acid once or so, and the cayenne infusion as frequently
as anything of the kind is required. Rubbing with olive oil is also
most beneficial. But both must be done very cautiously where there is
great weakness. To rub the whole body at once will then be too much.
But it may be done bit by bit, stopping whenever fatigue or chilliness
is felt by the patient. See also Heat and Weakness.

Next: Weaning

Previous: Water On The Chest

Add to Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network

Viewed 1085