The Cottage Physician; For Individual and Family Use. Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment. Best Known Methods in All Diseases, Accidents and Emergencies of the Home, Prepared by the Best Physicians and Surgeons of Modern Practice.
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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... eruption of a dusky red color appears on the forehead and face, and then gradually over the whole body. In the early stage of this eruption there is little to characterize it, but after a few hours it assumes the peculiar appearance which once seen can never be mistaken. The little red spots become grouped, as it were, into crescentshaped patches, which are slightly elevated above the surface, the surrounding skin retaining its natural color. On the third day of the eruption it begins to fade and disappear, accompanied by itching. The febrile symptoms abate, leaving a troublesome cough. Between exposure and the breaking out of measles, there is usually an interval of fourteen days, which is called the period of incubation; so that it is not uncommon, where there are several children in a family, for the cases to succeed each other. This disease is often rendered dangerous by complications with others, so that it frequently leads to fatal results. Where there is a tendency to consumption or scrofula, they are likely to be called into activity during the debility which follows an attack of measles. Treatment.--Generally speaking, for simple measles, little medicine is required. Let the patient have a spare diet, and a moderately warm and well ventilated room, excluding excess of light. Keep the bowels open with a dose of castor oil. For the fever, tincture of aconite in drop doses every hour is recommended. Where there is much heat of the skin, sponging with tepid vinegar and water will completely relieve it, and also the itching. When the eruption has subsided, a tepid bath is proper. On the third or fourth day after the disappearance of the eruption, give a small dose of castor oil. Care should be taken to protect the patient against...show more
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- 13 Sep 2013
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