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On Nasal Catarrh


On Nasal Catarrh

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    Lucius D. Morse
Excerpt from book: poSJSfng. Strong medication with Mercury, Arsenic, Potassium, and other powerful drugs, frequently gives rise to serious and long lasting throat and nasal symptoms. Many a catarrhal discharge dates back its origin to an illness, during which the system was saturated with Mercury in some of its many forms. Fortunately for this class of sufferers, such cases are amenable to an enlightened treatment, which antidotes the effects arising from drug poisoning, and brings back the tissues to a normal condition. PREVENTION. A deep interest attaches to this branch of the subject, from the fact that the belief is gaining ground, among those best able to judge, that persistent Catarrh of the nasal passages is but too often, the forerunner of more serious disturbances in the respiratory organs. It is certain that persons who are predisposed to this complaint, by attention to hygienic rules, may greatly lessen the liability, and perhaps overcome it entirely. The writer ventures the following brief suggestions : clothing. Dres8 warmly in cold weather and wear woolen under-clothing, but do not sleep in flannel: such a habit is highly objectionable. Keep the extremities warm to obviate congestion to thehead and chest. Do not muffle up the throat: this practice is very pernicious, as it induces perspiration in the parts, and the least exposure results in cold. Batwng. £ morning sponge bath of the entire body in tepid or cold water, three or four times a week, aids greatly to maintain a vigorous cutaneous circulation and to toughen the cuticle, preventing the tendency to excessive perspiration, so frequently a prominent symptom with catarrhal sufferers. After the bath, the body should be rubbed briskly with a coarse towel or flesh brush until reaction is produced. A little salt may be...  
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