WHEN dysentery 44 runs on for some time, it is liable to become chronic.
Symptoms. Looseness of bowels, the discharges being unhealthy, more or less bloody, attended by bearing down, or a desire to strain, and being in number from two to forty a day. There is great debility, the pulse is weak and quick, the tongue slightly furred, the appetite lost, the face pale and sallow, the skin dry and parched. Sometimes the relax alternates with costiveness.
Treatment. In this form of the complaint, astringents will be necessary (159), (161), (162), (345), (346), (347).
Injections may be used, if necessary, composed of nitrate of silver, two grains to the ounce of water, or an infusion of golden seal, with a little tincture of prickly ash berries added to it.
The diet must be very light, easy of digestion, and nutritious. In some cases, it should be composed chiefly of wheat porridge, or boiled milk and boiled rice. In other cases, a little tender beefsteak should be taken once a day.
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