Accidents and Emergencies; What Should, and Should Not, Be Done Before the Doctor Comes

Accidents and Emergencies; What Should, and Should Not, Be Done Before the Doctor Comes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... from its hiding-place. When vegetable substanccs--as grains of corn, peas, or beans--slip into the nose, and you are unable to get them out quickly, you should not fail to have a physician try his hand at extracting them as soon as possible; for you should remember that such objects swell rapidly in such places, from the surrounding warmth and moisture, and therefore, in a few hours, you will have a much larger object to remove than if attended to at once. Substances in the Windpipe.--Any object, however small it may be, in the windpipe, is a matter of much greater importance than when. in any of the passages that we have been considering. In these cases also, as in the last, the patients are almost always children. While playing with small objects, as buttons or seeds of various kinds, they take them in the mouth; and then, not being as careful as grown people, let them get too far back in the throat, so that sometimes, while in the act _of breathing, one of these little objects slips into the opening at the top of the windpipe. About the first symptom of danger that the mother notices will be spasms of coughing that will not cease nor be controlled; the child turning almost black in the face, and showing all the evidences of great distress, without the ability to utter a single intelligible word on account of the incessant coughing. Treatment.--The only possible chance of giving any relief at all in such cases is to hold the child up by the heels, and then as it coughs, strike it good solid blows with the fist on the back, between the shoulders, in hopes of forcing the object out of ' the small opening at which it entered. Sometimes this succeeds, but not always. In case of failure, after a thorough trial, the right thing for more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690107X
  • 9781236901071