The Eclectic Practice in Diseases of Children

The Eclectic Practice in Diseases of Children

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...its appetite is impaired. There is always more or less febrile action for two or three days, and sometimes the fever is so prominent for a day or two that it obscures the symptoms of local disease. The physician notices in addition to all this, that there is a want of free respiratory movement, and an unnatural rattling sound in respiration. On auscultation we find the evidence of increased mucous secretion over all parts of the chest, in the moist blowing sound (mucous rhonchus). After the third or fourth day, the febrile action passes away, the difficulty of breathing goes with it, leaving but the cough and increased secretion, which gradually declines until in from ten days to two weeks, it has wholly disappeard. Treatment.--In the milder cases the use of an infusion of asclepias, sweetened to the taste of the patient, with the hot foot-bath once or twice a day, will be sufficient. When the fever is marked, I put the patient on the use of the aconite and veratrum, in the ordinary doses, and continue it until it has passed away and secretion is restored. If there is much oppression of the chest with difficult respiration, use the cloth spread with lard, and sprinkled with the compound powder of lobelia and capsicum, applying it to the entire anterior and lateral walls of the chest, and changing two or three times a day. If the cough is very persistent, we may use the combination of alum, gum arabic, and sugar, mentioned in the treatment of the preceding disease; or in place of this: ft. Fluid Extract of Asclepias, Syrup of Squills, aa, 3ss; Camphorated Tincture of Opium, 3ij; Simple Syrup, 3j; half a tea-spoonful may be given every two hours. ASTHENIC BRONCHITIS. + A form of bronchial disease is met with in young children, which we have been...show more

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  • 9781236497666