The Throat Should Be Covered With A Wet Compress I E A Piece Of
Categories: TREATMENT OF SCARLET-FEVER.
Sources: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms
linen four to eightfold, according to its original thickness, dipped in
cold water (60 deg.-50 deg.), well wrung out and changed as often as it grows
hot. It should be well covered to exclude the air. This compress should
be large enough to cover the whole of the throat and part of the chest;
it should closely fit to the jaw, and reach as far up as the ear to
protect the submaxillary and parotid glands located there.
When the period of eruption is over, there is commonly less fever,
and the packs and baths may be diminished.