On Slight Ailments; Their Nature And Treatment by Lionel Smith BealeOn Slight Ailments; Their Nature And Treatment by Lionel Smith Beale

On Slight Ailments; Their Nature And Treatment

byLionel Smith Beale

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... Water. A little may be mixed with the milk, in the proportion of a tablespoonful or less of lime water to half a pint of mi'.'.i. Sometimes Potash Water answers better, and I have used Liquor Po-tass?e, in the proportion of twenty drops to half a pint of milk. You must not allow the child to take as much milk as it likes. For a day or two, half a pint of milk in the twenty-four hours will be sufficient. It must be obvious that, as long as the disturbed state of the bowels continues, it will be worse than useless to push food. Time must be allowed for the alimentary canal to become partially emptied of its irritating contents before fresh nourishment is introduced. If the child is at all low, it must be supported with small doses of brandy--from ten to twenty drops in a teaspoonful of water or milk and a little sugar, once in two hours. You cannot be too careful in watching cases of infantile diarrhoea, especially in weak children, for it sometimes happens that serious exhaustion comes on quite unexpectedly, and if you do not visit the patient tvery few hours, a sudden change may occur, and the case be hopeless before you come to its assistance. I have already drawn your attention to the fact that in these cases of diarrhoea, bacteria often grow and multiply to an enormous extent in the caseine clots. In many cases every part of the intestinal canal is pervaded by millions of these organisms, which grow and multiply in the altered secretions and food which are continually being poured into the stomach. The changes which ought to take place in the food prior to its absorption and conversion into healthy blood are consequently prevented. Children may, under these circumstances, die of inanition, although they have been but too liberally fed during...
Title:On Slight Ailments; Their Nature And TreatmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217519881

ISBN - 13:9780217519885