Chapter 17 - Surgical Diseases
Modern Surgery
Inflammation
Suppuration and Abscess
Mortification
Pyaemia
Ulceration and Ulcers
Boils
Carbuncle
Malignant Pustule
Burns and Scalds
Frost Bite
Chilblains
Mechanical,Injuries
Septic Wounds
Incised Wounds
Rules for Examining and Dressing Wounds
Antiseptic Dressings
Way Wounds Unite
Punctured Wounds
Lacerated Wounds
Granulation and Scarification
Gunshot Wounds
Poisoned Wounds
Fractures
Way Broken Bones Unite
Dislocations
Different Diseases of Bones
Pereostitis
Necrosis
Coxalgia
White Swelling
Bunions
Whitlow
Stiff Joint
Tumors
Cancer
Polypus
Piles
Wens
Aneurisms
Bronchocele
Water in the Scrotum
Blood in the Scrotum
Phlebitis
Varicose Veins
Hernia
Varicocele
Deformities and Irritations of the Spine
Wry Neck
Foreign Bodies in the Eye
Stye
Inflammation of the Edge of the Eyelids
Disorder of the Lashes
Ptosis
Chronic Inflammation of the Lachrymal Sac
Opthalmia
Inflammation of the Cornea
Inflammation of the Iris
Weakness of Sight
Imperfect Vision
Short and Long Sight
Squinting
Affections of the Ear
Inflammation of the Meatus
Wax in the Ear
Earache
Inflammation of the Tympanum, Deafness
Bleeding from the Nose
Ingrowing Toe Nail
Chafing and Excoriation
Foreign Substances
Bleeding from Wounds
Proud Flesh
Ambrine
Compression of Arteries to Stop the Flow of Blood
Anesthetics
Care of the Teeth
Rotting of the Teeth
Tooth-Ache
Filling Teeth
The First Teeth
Cleaning the Teeth
Ulcer of the Stomach
Glanders
X-Ray
Radium
Trachoma
Arterio-Sclerosis
Flatfoot
Riggs' Disease
Bandages

17.66 Earache

Earache. Otalgia.

Symptoms. This is simply neuralgia of the ear, and comes on in fits of excruciating pain, which shoots over the head and face. It may be distinguished from inflammation of the ear by the suddenness and intensity of the pain; by its not throbbing, not increasing in intensity, not being attended by fever, and not coming and going without apparent cause.

Treatment. Fill or remove all rotten teeth, which may be suspected as the cause of the suffering. Give iron, particularly the citrate combined with strychnine (316).

Any hot application will be found to relieve this painful affection without resort to the use of articles more or less dirty that were formerly used. A hot water bottle, hot salt bags, hops steeped in hot water and placed in a bag, or syringing out the ear with very hot water for ten or fifteen minutes, will many times give relief. Heating a small quantity of equal parts of olive oil and laudanum in an iron spoon and pouring two or three drops into the ear, then covering by cotton, is a good remedy.

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