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' BEFpRETHE DOCTOR COMES
; What To "Do forlBaby When His Insides Go Wrong
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Graduate-Nurse, New iforksHos
pital. , t I -)
'.Every mother should;, have
knowledge of speedy-remedies in
suddemattacks, or in cases' of ac
cidents and injuries. Tfie, -first
thing todo is to send fpnthedoc
tpr. "But there is the "need of
something before he comesr
If theLbabyr or small;cjiYl is
Then take off the wet-clothing,
dry thechild, put on a night gown
and into bed.
- Give a. teaspoonful of castor oil
as convulsions are generally,
caused by acute indigestion from"
food improperly chewed and oil is
the thing to give. Keep the little
one-quief and on a milk diet fon
the'rest of the day.
Children are easy to watch. As
long as a child is down or droops
abdut, with no interest in play
andno appetite that child is sick,'
The first thing to do is to put
it to bed, keep it warm and quietr
and keep the,other children away,
for it ( may be theybeginning of a
Children with fever, , do not
want any noise in thero'om, yet
often a mother sends a healthy,
noisy youngster Xo th.e Vobm to
"cheer up"'a sick, child.
This idea of."cheering up" the
sick, is misapplied kindness. The
brain, in sickness, keeps pace with
the body and wants rest and quiet
not cheer. v
Many of the contagious cases
begin by vomiting. In that event,
give the child only small drinks
of warm water for 6 hours or
more until the stomach is quiet
and empty. After that broth or
milk every two hours in small
quantities, as the stomach maj
In acute sore -throats have the
child gargle every two hours a
'.glassful of warm water contain-
Miss Josephinj; Hill
having a convulsion put it -in a
warm bath. PuLit in-clothes and
all, and add -warm water. 'to the
bath, until the convulsion is, over.
The heat relaxes the'terision of
the musclesand gives -almost im
mediate relief. . 'I;.i5ul .