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FOUL SWEATING. (Bromidrosis). Symptoms
Category: Diseases of The Skin
The odor may be very
disagreeable, or resemble the odor of certain flavors or fruits. It is
generally found in the arm-pit and genital organs.
MOTHERS' REMEDIES. 1. Offensive Sweating, Alum Water for. "A wash made
with a teaspoonful of alum and a quart of water will prevent offensive
sweating. We all know how disagreeable it is to sit near a person in a
street car or any crowded place, who has an odor of perspiration about
them, How easy it would be to use this wash and rid yourself of this
2. Sweaty Feet, Borax and Alcohol for. "Dissolve a tablespoonful of
powdered borax in half a pint of diluted alcohol (half alcohol, half
water) and rub the feet at night, You will find this a splendid remedy."
3. Sweating, Simple Home Remedy to Produce. "Place a rubber sheet or
blanket under the patient. Have a simple blanket soaking in hot water and
when all is ready, wring blanket as dry as possible and wrap about the
patient up to the neck. After this a dry blanket is wrapped around the
patient. Care should be taken not to have the blanket hot enough to burn
the patient, but not too cool. After a few minutes the patient is taken
out, rubbed dry gently and left to rest and sleep." This treatment will be
found very beneficial and inexpensive.
PHYSICIANS' TREATMENT for Foul Sweating. Frequent bathing, dressing
powders of boric and salicylic acids, etc.
1. Salicylic Acid 1/2 ounce
Powdered Starch 1/2 ounce
Mix and dust on the parts.
2. Boric acid powdered may also be used.
3. Powdered Boric Acid and Salicylic Acid; Equal parts.
To be used as a dusting powder on the sweating parts.
3. One per cent solution of potassium permanganate or permanganate of
potash is good applied to the parts.
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