The Stepping-Stone to Homoeopathy and Health

The Stepping-Stone to Homoeopathy and Health

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: attack, gum-water, barley-gruel, jelly, etc.; but cold water or toast-water is the most appropriate drink. In elderly or feeble patients, exhaustion is liable to come on, requiring nutritious and frequent support, cod-liver oil, etc.; the latter is often an important item in the treatment of bronchitis (pp. 98, 101). Accessory Measures.--In acute cases, the patient should be kept in a warm atmosphere (65 to 70 degrees), which should be moistened by steam emitted from a kettle on the fire, or from a can of boiling water at the bedside. Ventilation of the apartment, however, should not be neglected. Hot linseed-meal poultices applied to the chest are beneficial, as they relieve congestion. Chronic Bronchitis. This form of bronchitis is common in advanced life. The milder varieties are indicated only by habitual cough, shortness of breath and copious expectoration. Many cases of winter cough in old persons are examples of bronchial inflammation of a low type and protracted character. Treatment.--Kali bich., Carbo veg., Bry., Arson., Phos., Hepar sulph., Ipec., Lye, Calc. and Sulph. Also cod-liver oil. See under "Acute Bronchitis." Preventive Means.--Cold bathing in the morning is ASTHMA. 127 the first and most important, that form of bath being adopted which is found most useful and convenient (See " Bathing," pp. 40, 99.) Another preventive is the beard, which protects the respiratory passages against the effects of sudden changes of temperature. The beard and mustache are a kind of natural respirator, the shaving off of which is a frequent cause of acute and chronic bronchitis. Can we doubt the wisdom and the beneficence of the Creator in giving this ornament to the man, who is so frequently exposed to more

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