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Throat Sore (clergyman's)
Those who are in the habit of using their voice much should be...
See Child-bearing. ...
Consumption Treatment Of
Turning now to the case when consumption has actually shown it...
Varix And Angioma Of The Esophagus
These lesions are sometimes the cause of esophageal hemorrhag...
Often in cases where our treatment fails to cure, the failure ...
ONCE a young woman who had very hard work to do day a...
Differential Diagnosis Of Ulcer Of The Esophagus
Simple ulcer requires the exclusion of lues, tuberculosis, e...
Acute Dilatation Of The Heart In Acute Disease
It has for a long time been recognized that in all acute prol...
For traumatic trismus, use the B D current, of vigorous force...
Clothes should be Loose and Comfortable. Man is the only anim...
All endoscopic procedures should be performed in a somewhat ...
Punctures Case I
A.B. received a severe punctured wound by a hook of the size ...
Use Of The Long Cord
It is often desirable to bring the entire parts of the patien...
Auricular Fibrillation Prognosis
The prognosis depends on the condition of the myocardium of t...
Circulation Of The Blood
Nothing is more important for the health or healing of any org...
Get a sufficient quantity of good bran in an ordinary washhand...
Symptoms Of Prolonged Foreign Body Sojourn In The Bronchus
1. The time of inhalation of a foreign body may be unknown ...
Aortic Insufficiency Aortic Regurgitation
This lesion, though not so common as the mitral lesion, is of...
The Relations Of The Principal Bloodvessels To The Viscera Of The Thoracico-abdominal Cavity
The median line of the body is occupied by the centres of the...
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.
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