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Children's ailments
     

Children's ailments

by William Booth
 
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26 CONVULSIONS. mischief has not actually commenced, is to be avoided by attentively following out such a system as I here set down. A nourishing diet with plenty of milk,

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26 CONVULSIONS. mischief has not actually commenced, is to be avoided by attentively following out such a system as I here set down. A nourishing diet with plenty of milk, salt-water baths of a morning, free exercise in pure air, preferably that of the sea-side, together with the administration of cod-liver oil, will be needed; all mental precocity is to be hindered, and education is best left entirely alone until all fear is past, and even then it should be attempted only in the gentlest and most gradual manner. CONVULSIONS. Convulsions, or Fits, consist of sudden violent and involuntary contractions of the muscles of the whole body, or of some part of it, or of one limb or several. There is a distortion of the face, squinting, staring and insensibility to light, protrusion of the tongue and grinding of the teeth or gums; to these manifestations are usually added involuntary evacuation of the bowels and bladder and some difficulty of breathing; there may be but one fit or a succession of them. Convulsions are seldom fatal of themselves alone, and are so chiefly when appearing as a sequence of long-standing or serious disease. When these attacks occur in children and are unconnected with deep-seated malady, they are attributable to various tran- TREATMENT OF CONVULSIONS. 27 Bient causes; indigestion, worms in the bowels, and the irritation consequent on cutting the teeth, are among the most common; while a liability to them is not infrequent during the progress of disorders involving much constitutional disturbance. A sudden fright or shock may give rise to convulsive fits, and they have been known to follow the administration of those nostrums against whose use I have warned my readers in the paragraph devoted to " teething," and a caution which I take this opportu...

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