CholeraThis dread disease may be mentioned in case prompt action should be called for overseas in an area where cholera is common and, possibly, efficient medical aid scarce.
An individual in apparent health is suddenly struck down and seized by the most violent symptoms of vomiting, diarrhoea and cramps. Rapid dehydration results and death may occur in a few hours.
Prevention is of the greatest moment. The chief essential is that everything eaten or drunk should be thoroughly cooked or boiled. Raw vegetables, salads, and fruit, melons included, must on no account be eaten. Scrupulous cleanliness must be insisted on, both in personal hygiene and in the kitchen.
Three remedies are especially to be thought of in this disease (one or two doses of 200, or 30 every quarter to half hour till im¬provement sets in):
CAMPHORA extreme degree of prostration, surface icy cold, com¬plains of burning in abdomen, with desire to be uncovered.
CUPRUM METALLICUM cramps very marked, icy cold all over, wants to be covered, not sweating.
VERATRUM ALBUM drenching cold sweats, especially on brow, marble coldness of surface, violent diarrhoea and vomiting.
siloutec on 2010-11-04
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