Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms

Author: Charles Munde
Published: 1857
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,888 / 97 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.4
LoC Category: RC
Downloads: 677
Added to site: 2008.07.10
mnybks.net#: 21481
Origin: gutenberg.org
Advertisement

How to save, through a systematic application of the water-cure, many thousands of lives and healths, which now annually perish.Being the result of twenty-one years' experience, and of the treatment and cure of several hundred cases of eruptive fevers.

Show Excerpt

s, and finally disappears altogether.--Sometimes the rash fades or disappears too early, in which cases, usually, the internal symptoms increase, the brain and spine become affected, and the situation of the patient becomes critical.

6. PERIOD OF DESQUAMATION, OR PEELING-OFF.

About the sixth or seventh day, the epidermis, or cuticle of the skin begins to peal off, commencing in those places which first became the seat of the rash, and gradually continuing all over the body. In such parts as are covered with a thin delicate cuticle (as the face, breast, &c.) the cuticle comes off in small dry scurfs; in such parts as are covered with a thicker epidermis, in large flakes. There have been instances of almost complete gloves and slippers coming away from patients' hands and feet.--The fever subsides entirely, and so does the inflammation of the throat and mouth, which become moist again. Also the epithelia, or the delicate cuticles of the mucous membranes, which have been affected by the disease

Cover image for

Download


show mobile phone QR code

Donate a small amount via Paypal below or read about some other ways that you can support ManyBooks.