|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesBite Of The Rattlesnake
is _Alcohol_, in the ordinary form, or in common Whisky, Bran...
Infections And How To Avoid Them
What Causes Disease. The commonest and most dangerous acciden...
Destruction Of The Organ Of Hearing
When the glands pass into a sloughing state, the parts connec...
NATURE is not only our one guide in the matter of phy...
Chlorosis Green Sickness
This is a disease mostly or entirely peculiar to young women ...
In any case of this pack the feet and legs as directed in Lung...
THERE is more nervous energy wasted, more nervous str...
Pedunculated malignant growths are readily removed with snar...
The Glands In The Skin
Sweat Glands. Like all the pavement (epithelial) surfaces of ...
Differential Diagnosis Of Laryngeal Growths In The Larynx Of Adults
Determination of the nature of the lesion in these cases usu...
Painful Urination Incontinence Of Urine
_Involuntary Urination._ Where the discharge of urine prod...
The Extraction Of Tightly Fitting Foreign Bodies From The Bronchi
Annular Edema Such objects as marbles, pebbles, corks, etc.,...
Rubbing Sheet Substitute For The Half-bath
It cannot be difficult to procure a wash-tub. Should you be s...
The Surgical Form Of The Male And Female Axillae Compared
Certain characteristic features mark those differences which ...
This is usually brought on by some excessive strain upon the b...
Leucorrhoea And Prolapsus Uteri - Whites Female Weakness
The disease depends in all cases upon _inflammation_ of the u...
It should be understood that especially in acute conditions...
After a fall from a height, where there is no apparent outward...
Foreign Bodies In The Stomach
Gastroscopy is indicated in cases of a foreign body that ref...
Digestion is the process whereby the food we eat is turned int...
Source: Papers On Health
The cough is a spasmodic action of nerves which are
otherwise healthy enough, so that when the violent action ceases, the
child's health is much as usual. Any irritation of nerves or temper
will, however, bring on an attack, and should therefore be avoided, and
all soothing mental influences should be encouraged. Three or four
teaspoonfuls of hot water taken frequently, and given whenever an
attack comes on, will give great relief. We have ourselves seen a child
thought to be dying relieved at once by nothing more than this.
Therefore it should never be neglected as too simple.
Also the feet should be bathed once in two nights (see Bathing Feet)
in warm water (not too hot), dried and rubbed gently with olive oil. On
the night when the feet are not bathed, let the back be lathered with
warm lather (see Lather; Soap), quickly dried off, and then a
little olive oil gently rubbed on.
In ordinary cases, this will be sufficient to ward off all danger in
the disease, but in severer attacks the feet and legs may be fomented
(see Fomentation) while the child is in bed, and cold towels changed
along the spine while the fomentation remains on, so as to lower the
nerve action over the main centres. This is best done in the morning
before the patient arises. If anything like inflammation sets in in any
part of the chest, treat as recommended in Bronchitis or Lungs,
As far as possible, all causes of irritation to the patient must be
removed or avoided. In the time of whooping cough, the sunniest way of
managing the child is the best.
The other children, if any, in the house, should have the footbath and
oil, and the back wash, as recommended above. This will lessen danger
of infection, and make the attack lighter if they should take it.
Previous: White Leg