MacKenzie's Five Thousand Receipts; In All the Useful and Domestic Arts : Constituting a Complete Practical Library Relative to Agriculture, Bees, Bleaching
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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... it. Of Ulcers. By ulcers, are meant holes or sores in the skin nd flesh, which dischage matter. They are diided into inflamed, fungous, sloughing, and indolent ulcers in the neighbourhood of carious bone, and those attended by a peculiar diseased action. Inflamed ulceus. Symptoms.--The margin of the sore is ragged, the skin ending in a sharp edge round it. The neighbouring parts are red, swelled and painful, the bottom of the ulcer is uneven and covered with a white spongy substance. In place of healthy yellow matter, it discharges a thin fluid; the surface of it bleeds on the slightest touch. Treatment.--Confine the patient to bed, bleed and purge him occasionally, let hisdiet be extremely low, and apply a soft bread and milk or linseed poultice to the ulcer. When healthy yellow matter is formed, omit the poultice, keep the sore very clean, and apply a plaster of simple ointment. Fungous ulcers. Symptoms.--The presence of large round granulations, rising above the level of the adjoining parts, or what is commonly called proud flesh, marks this species of ulcer. Treatment.--Sprinkle red precipitate over the proud flesh, or touch it with lunar caustic, apply dressings of simple cerate to the sore, and pass a bandige tightly over the whole. Burnt alum and blue vitriol may also be used to destroy the proud flesh. Pressure by a bandage will often succeed when all other means fail. Sloughing ulcer. Symptoms.--The death of parts of an ulccrwhich mortify and fall ofT, generally attended by fever and pain. Treatment.--The diet should be generous, laudanum must be taken to relieve pain, and bark, wine, porter, &e, to strengthen the system. The carrot poultice is the best local application. The tore may also be washed with equal parts of a hot...
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