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Only in extreme cases should plugging be resorted to. This may be
done by pieces of linen, about four inches square, thrust into the
vagina until it is full, and a bandage applied between the legs. Cold
hip baths and vaginal injections of cold water will be beneficial when
the hemorrhage is slight.
Use also the following:
Diluted sulphuric acid, Two drams;
Syrup of orange peel, Two ounces;
Cinnamon water, One ounce.
Mix. Dose: A teaspoonful in a wineglassful of water two or three times
If there is much pain administer the following every two or three
Morphia, Quarter grain;
Cayenne, Four grains;
Rosin, Four grains.
Mix. Give in blackberry syrup.
PAINFUL MENSTRUATION--MENSTRUAL COLIC--DYSMENORRHEA.
Dysmenorrhea means a difficult monthly flow, and is always preceded by
severe pains in the back and lower part of the abdomen. It is caused
by taking cold during the period; fright, violent mental emotions,
obstinate constipation, sedentary occupations, smallness of the mouth
and neck of the womb. Females subject to this trouble are generally
relieved by marriage. The symptoms are severe bearing-down pains in
the region of the uterus, like labor pains; restlessness, coldness,
flashes of heat, with headache; aching in the small of the back, lower
part of the abdomen, and thighs; the discharge is scanty, and contains
shreds of fiber and clotted blood.
The patient should immediately go to bed and cover up warmly.
Stimulating food and drinks should be avoided. Use a warm foot bath
and sitting-bath, with hot poultices of hops or cloths wet in hot
water applied to the abdomen.
In the interval of the menses, take active exercise, with a tepid hip
bath three nights in the week, injecting some of the water high up in
the vagina. Keep the bowels open by a pill of aloes and myrrh, and
take a small teaspoonful of the volatile tincture of guiacum three
times a day, in water. On the approach of the period, take the
following at night:
Calomel, Three grains;
Opium, One grain.
In the morning a dose of caster oil, and on the appearance of the
menses, the Dover's Powder and mixture as before. Repeat this
treatment, in each interval, until permanently relieved.
The following is recommended by an eminent physician, to be taken a
few days before the period:
Acetous tincture of colchicum, Three drams;
Magnesia, One dram;
Sulphate of magnesia, Three drams;
Distilled mint or cinnamon water, Four ounces.
Mix. Dose: A small wineglassful every two or three hours until it
operates. This should be preceded the night before by a small dose of
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