Pediatrics. a Manual for Students and Practitioners
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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...the common and scientific names for the intestinal parasites? What are the physical characteristics of Ascaris luuibricoides? What symptoms are produced by their presence? Describe Oxyuris vermicularis. Where is its habitat? What symptoms are produced? How diagnosed and treated? What are the varieties of tapeworm? What are their names? (Jive the characteristics of each. What symptoms are present? What treatment is effectual? CHAPTER XIII. DISEASES OF THE RECTUM AND ANUS. PRURITUS ANI. Definition.--This is an itching of the skin about the anus of greater or less severity, and frequently seen in children. Etiology.--Vulvovaginitis, thread-worms, pedieuli infrequently encountered in children, a colitis with irritating discharges of an acid mucus, or an eczematous condition of the skin. Symptoms.--There is intense itching about the anus and the surrounding integument. The skin soon becomes slightly thickened and reddened, showing the scars produced by the nails in scratching. The pain from this is a relief in comparison to the itching. There are loss of sleep and restlessness, anorexia, and irritability of temper. Treatment.--Remove the cause; absolute cleanliness, especially after a movement; and keep the parts covered and protected from the air by a powder which is impervious to water, as zinc stearate or the following, or a similar ointment: Jfy Mentholis, gr. x; Acidi carbolici, Ttlx; Unguenti zinci oxidi benzoat., Vaselini, aa sss. M. et ft. unguentum. S.--After each movement and at night. PROLAPSE OF THE RECTUM. Definition.--This may be a simple prolapse of the mucous membrane or a prolapse of all the coats of the bowel, or an invagination may also exist. Etiology.--This is a fairly common condition in childhoo.l predisposed by the loose...
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