INFLAMMATION OF THE LINING OF THE WOMB. Endometritis
Categories: Diseases of Women
Endometritis is an
inflammation of the lining membrane of the womb, with a tendency to extend
to the lining membrane of the fallopian tubes and to the peritoneum. These
are the acute and chronic varieties.
Causes. It may occur during an acute skin disease eruption, like that of
scarlet fever, and occasionally upon exposure to cold during menstruation.
The most frequent exciting causes are the microorganisms, lik
gonorrhea poison, etc.
Acute Variety. The whole mucous lining is inflamed. In severe cases the
whole mucous lining is destroyed and the deeper muscular tissues of the
womb are invaded.
Gonorrheal Variety. Symptoms. There is general pain in the lower bowel
region, in spells at first, later constant, with rapid rise of temperature
and pulse. A purulent (pus) discharge appears early from the cervix,
usually about the second day, and difficult and burning passing of urine
are early symptoms. There is inflammation of the vagina accompanying it in
about fifteen per cent of the cases, while inflammation of the fallopian
tubes, pus in the tubes, and local peritonitis are common results.
MOTHER'S REMEDY. Inflammation of the Womb. 1. A Good Tonic for. "For
inflammation of the uterus or ovaries try a hot sitz bath every day for a
week, and then every other day. In case of hemorrhage this bath is
invaluable, and will relieve when all other means have failed. It can be
taken during the hemorrhage, or at frequent intervals between times.
Remember, one should always lie down after a sitz bath. If desired you may
give aconitum tincture. Dose:--Two drops in a half glass of water,
tablespoonful doses every ten to thirty minutes according to the severity
of the case." If a woman has taken a severe cold, then the aconite should
be given, but under no other condition.
PHYSICIANS' TREATMENT. Dr. Child advises that the cervix be
dilated, and the interior of the womb, cervical canal and vagina swabbed
out with a ten per cent silver nitrate solution. Subsequently vaginal
douches (1 to 5000) corrosive sublimate solution followed by a salt
solution, one dram of salt to a pint of water, should be given for at
least one week. Keep the bowels open.