Diseases of infancy and childhood (1920) (14784541695)


Diseases of infancy and childhood (1920) (14784541695)



Identifier: diseasesofinfanc00gall (find matches)
Title: Diseases of infancy and childhood
Year: 1920 (1920s)
Authors: Galland, William Herbert, 1877-
Publisher: Chicago, F. J. Drake & co
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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hey do break out, cover with collodion to keepfrom the air. This relieves the pain and hastensthe drying up. Frequent touching with alcoholor camphor acts in the same way. The Teeth.— The coming of the first or milkteeth is subject to very wide variation. Theynormally appear about the sixth month, but mayoccur as early as the third or as late as thetwelfth. Occasionally a baby is born with atooth which is poor, loosely attached and isdrawn. Delayed dentition is a strong indicationof some error in nutrition, frequently of rickets.Teething is a normal process and should causelittle disturbance. Many of the symptoms attrib-uted to teething are due to indigestion and othertroubles which should be looked into and notsimply passed by as teething. Should* thegums become swollen, and painful with littlesores, the child fretful with fever, vomiting andhaving a little diarrhea wash the mouth with acool solution of boric acid. Wrap sterile cottonaround the finger a-nd gently swab out the mouth
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The Organs of Digestion Showing Their Relative Size and Position. 1—Esophagus. 2—Stomach. 3—Pylorus. 4— Small Intestine. 5—Bile Duct. 6—Pancreatic Duct. 7—Ascending Colon with Appendix Shown at the End. 8—Transverse Colon. 9— Descending Colon. 10—Rectum. 192 DISEASES OF INFANCY once or twice a day. (This treatment should notbe continued longer than a week unless absolutelynecessary for if enough boric acid is swallowedit upsets digestion.) A little piece of clean icein a clean cloth can be held over the inflamedgum. If the child is kept awake at night by thepain, four or five drops of paregoric can berubbed over the gum where the teeth are comingthrough. The gums should never be lancedexcept as a last resort. . Gum-boil.— When teeth are neglected anabscess may develop at the root of a tooth caus-ing fever and swelling and this develops a gum-boil. This ruptures and discharges pus into themouth. When the gum-boil becomes soft it canbe opened before rupturing, shor





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