Searchlights on Health eBook

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NEURALGIA OF THE WOMB.

Treatment:  Keep feet warm and give injections to the bowels of lobelia, lady slipper, and skullcap.  Rub the abdomen with liniment.  Absolute quiet, above all else, will bring relief.

DISEASES OF THE VAGINA.

VAGINITIS, OR INFLAMMATION OF THE VAGINA.

Treatment:  Complete rest.  Use distilled sweet clover with a slight infusion of lady slipper warm, three times a day as a vaginal injection.

PROLAPSUS OF THE VAGINA.

Treatment:  When the walls of the vagina become folded upon themselves through abortion, rupture during delivery, excessive indulgence, masturbation, etc. it is called prolapsus.  Use an astringent suppository or injection.

SPASM OF THE VAGINA.

Treatment:  This is nothing more than a nervous condition causing the muscles of the vagina to spasm thus closing the passage, and rendering conception almost impossible.  Outdoor exercise, light but nourishing diet, and general attention to the nervous system will bring prompt relief.  Intercourse, if attempted, should be quiet and unfrequent.  An effort should be made to keep the thoughts on other subjects.

DISEASES OF THE EXTERNAL FEMALE GENITALS.

INFLAMMATION AND ABSCESS.

Treatment:  Wash the parts often with warm water, distilled witch hazel, and strong infusion of lobelia.  Keep the bowels free.  In severe cases apply poultices of ground flaxseed, sprinkled over with golden seal and lobelia.  After poultices are removed, cleanse parts with warm water, containing a little tincture of myrrh.

PRURITIS.

Treatment:  A very mortifying and uncomfortable affliction, accompanied by an almost uncontrollable desire to scratch the parts.  The itching is due to uncleanliness, excessive masturbation, violent intercourse, inflammation of the bladder, stomach or liver trouble etc.  Bathe the affected parts well with borax water, and apply a wash of equal parts witch hazel, and an infusion of lobelia.  Use mild laxatives to keep the bowels open.

DISEASES OF THE OVARIES.

DROPSY OF THE OVARIES.

Treatment:  An accumulation of fluid in the membranous sack about the ovaries.  An operation is necessary and is almost always successful.

INFLAMMATION OF THE OVARIES.

Treatment:  In mild cases rub abdomen with liniment and apply hot water bottles.  Perfect quiet is essential to an early recovery.

TUMORS OF THE OVARIES.

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