The Ladies' Manual; A Guide to Woman in Health and Sickness, from Youth to Advanced Age Containing Also a Treatise on Marriage and Home Culture, How to Become Beautiful, Rules of Deportment, Dress, and Social Forms, Etc., Etc., Etc

The Ladies' Manual; A Guide to Woman in Health and Sickness, from Youth to Advanced Age Containing Also a Treatise on Marriage and Home Culture, How to Become Beautiful, Rules of Deportment, Dress, and Social Forms, Etc., Etc., Etc

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...remedy needed. Hard water is irritating, and when rain-water cannot be obtained, it may be softened by boiling and the addition of bran, flour or other mucilaginous matters, which further abstract the lime-salts. The washing should be done so as not to spread the irritating discharge over unaffected surfaces, and afterwards well dried by pressure with a soft cloth, not by rubbing; petroleum-soap or transparent soap is recommended to be used in washing, taking care that in all scalp-diseases the hair should be kept cut very short all the time; remembering, too, that all poultices, other than pure water, keep the parts more filthy and retard recovery, and that all washes in the nature of astringents, even although as simple as alum-water, oak-bark and common tea, tend directly to cause water on the brain, or some other internal ailment quite as fatal. Great cleanliness is requisite. General baths and friction to promote the healthy action of the skin are of great service. The water used should be soft, hard water being irritating. Care should be taken not to spread the disease' in washing. Vegetables, especially such as are eaten uncooked--lettuce, celery, water-cress, etc.--may be freely taken. Cod-liver oil is particularly recommended--half a teaspoonful or a teaspoonful twice daily after food. The diet should be wholesome and nutritive, avoiding salted meats and fish. COLD IN THE HEAD--SNUFFLES (Coryza). Causes.--Exposure to draughts and cold, sudden changes of temperature, wet feet, inherited syphillis (in infants). Symptoms.--Cold in the head usually comes on with slight shiverings, pain or a feeling of weight in the head, redness or itching of the eyes, obstruction of one or both nostrils. Treatment.--In the very early stage camphor should be...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123656152X
  • 9781236561527