Chapter 9 - Diseases of the Abdominal Cavity
Introduction to Diseases of the Abdominal Cavity
Acute Inflammation of the Liver
Chronic Inflammation of the Liver
Congestion of the Liver
Passive Congestion of the Liver
Cirrhosis of the Liver
Acute Inflammation of the Spleen
Chronic Inflammation of the Spleen
Gall Stones
Acute Inflammation of the Stomach
Chronic Inflammation of the Stomach
Heart Burn
Cramps in the stomach
Water Brash
Milk Sickness
Acute Inflammation of the Peritoneum
Chronic Inflammation of the Peritoneum
Acute Inflammation of the Bowels
Chronic Inflammation of the Bowels
Cancer of the Intestine
Intestinal Obstruction
Air Swellings
Bilious Colic
Painters' Colic
Chronic Diarrhea
Cholera Morbus
Asiatic Cholera
Chronic Dysentery
Acute Inflamation of the Kidneys
Chronic Inflamation of the Kidneys
Acute Inflammation of the Bladder
Chronic Inflammation of the Bladder
Disease of the Supra Renal Capsules
Bright's Disease
Simple Home Tests for Urine - Diagram
Bleeding from the Kidneys
Suppresion of Urine
Retention of Urine
Inability to Hold Urine
Uric Acid Gravel
Phosphatic Deposits
Oxalic Deposits
Urate of Ammonia Deposits
Hippuric Acid Deposits
Cystine Deposits
Bladder Stones
Dropsy of the Belly
General Dropsy

9.41 Chronic Inflamation of the Kidneys

Chronic Inflammation of the Kidneys.

THIS is frequently the result of the acute form of the disease, but is also produced by injuries and other causes.

Symptoms. A weakness in the small of the back, and a dull, heavy pain in the kidneys. The urine is passed often and in small quantities. It is alkaline sometimes white and milky and has in it deposits of phosphate of lime, and triple phosphates.

Treatment. Infusions of pipsissewa, uva ursi, trailing arbutus, wild carrot, queen of the meadow, buchu leaves, or foxglove are useful diuretics, and may be taken with advantage.
The bowels must be kept open with some gentle physic (18), if they are costive; and the alkaline sponge bath, with friction, be used daily.
An eruption may be brought out upon the small of the back by rubbing on a few drops of croton oil; or, if the patient prefer it, a mustard poultice may be applied two or three times a week.
The food should be nutritious, and easily digested, and a little exercise be taken daily in the open air.

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