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TREATMENT OF EARACHE.

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TREATMENT OF EARACHE. An ordinary earache, such as the general prac- titioner frequently meets, especially in chil- dren, is almost invariably an acute otitis media, either catarrhal or purulent in its character. Conditions of this kind have been combated by various remedies. Hot applications on the out- side of the ear are usually helpful. Under this heading may be included hot-water bags, hot salt bran bags, and considerable relief is often found from filling the fingers of kid gloves with hot salt and tying up the open ends. These little bags may be laid on a dish placed on the stove until thoroughly heated, then applied to the ear canal and covered with a thick cloth. In this way the heated bag comes into close con- tact with the tissues of the ear canal. The application of steam often gives prompt relief. A teacup is filled with boiling water, a wad of absorbent cotton pressed to the bottom of the cup, the water poured out, and the cup applied over the ear. Many drugs are found useful in relieving pain and earache. An aural supposi- tory, such as is manufactured by various phar- maceutical houses, each suppository containing half-grain of morphine, one one-hundredth grain atropine, and half-grain cocaine, is efficacious. These drugs are held together with cocoa butter. They can be gen Ly slipped into the ear, and will melt, with the heat of the body, or their usefulness can be consider."bly accentuated by the application to the ear of a hot bag.

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