All of us in childhood, mothers and grandmothers put a compress for colds.The tool is always considered a very efficient and effective and has been used for a long time.This method of treatment is considered to be national, but it is often prescribed pediatricians and physicians in various diseases.
What is a wrap?
packs are different, and have different effects, too.Compress - is not nothing but a medical bandage.That is exactly what this word is interpreted.The compresses are wet and dry.Dry used by doctors to protect the injury or damage from pollution, cooling.Cook them very simply: several layers of gauze and cotton is fixed by a bandage on the affected area of the body.
Wet compresses are a kind of physiotherapy.With cotton gauze impregnated with the appropriate solution and applied to the site of injury.Wet compresses are divided into cold, hot and warming.We all know from childhood alcohol compress is warming.What is it used for?How to do it, under what conditions?All this you will learn from this article.
How to compress an alcoholic?
For colds, probably the most commonly used and affordable home remedy is exactly it - compress.Despite the ease of preparation and low cost, this tool is one of the most effective in a number of diseases.
So how to make alcohol compress?This is quite simple.From its very name it makes it clear that you need alcohol.It can be replaced, and the most ordinary vodka.Another purchase gauze (can be replaced by a wide bandage) and cotton wool in roll.Also need a plastic bag and scarf, preferably wool and old.Because of the alcohol, if it gets to a thing, it can shed fabric.
So the process:
- alcohol mixed with water at a ratio of 1: 3.If you use the vodka, then the adults it is not necessary to dilute, but for children the situation is different: you need to be diluted and its (in the ratio of 1: 1).
- Heat the mixture to such an extent that it was hot, but the hand is "tolerated" temperature.
- Soak in a hot solution of cheesecloth.A piece of it should be thick, folded in several layers.
- Press gauze that she remained quite wet, but also to a drop off it did not flow.
- Spread the right place (for example, the skin of the neck) oil or very fat cream.This will save you from possible burns.
- Apply gauze to the sore spot.
- Top with the package so that it harbored all the gauze with a margin of 2-3 cm from each side.
- pack to put on a thick piece of wool.It is convenient to cut from the roll, are sold in any drugstore.
- Top wool must be secured in a warm bandage scarf.This is useful to do if put a compress on the neck or knee.Scarf strengthen the warming effect.
If sore throat
Colds often accompanied by pain in the throat.The reason for that may be tonsillitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis.Every sip is accompanied by pain, which wants to get rid of as quickly as possible.
And one of the most effective methods of treatment is to wrap it!It is a course for 4-7 days, but usually a substantial simplification comes conducted after 1-2 treatments.
How to alcohol compress to the throat?Note in this case is the same as described above.One treatment should last for 6 to 8 hours, so make a compress better at night.
If a sore throat and a runny nose is accompanied by another, it is very useful to compress add a few drops of eucalyptus oil.
How to alcohol compress when the disease struck his ear?In this case, the procedure is slightly different, and for the preparation of a mixture of a compress will also be different.For the treatment of otitis (not purulent!) Camphor oil is mixed with alcohol in a ratio of 10: 1.The dressing is applied directly to the site of inflammation, which is the very ear.
How to do it?
- Take a square piece of cheesecloth, folded in several layers (5-6) with an approximate size of 10 x 10 cm.
- In the middle of gauze make the cut.
- Dampen the cloth in a pre-prepared solution of alcohol with camphor oil.
- gauze is attached to the ear.This pinna is outside, is passed into the slits.
- Top gauze and ear impose a plastic bag.
- package put on wool.
- Top wool is also possible to put a piece of flannel or wool fabric to enhance the warming effect.
- All bandage fix bandage wrapped around his head.
Such a compress is left for 6-8 hours and do one every day.
As a solution, you can use other mixtures: ordinary vodka, the same diluted alcohol.About what kind of means will be most effective in each case, of course, it is better to consult a doctor.
If overcome cough
What do you do if a cold evil spread to the lungs and cough does not sleep?
In this case, the compress can help.However, such treatment themselves assign yourself is not recommended, because the cough cough - discord.For example, bronchitis poultice contraindicated.But if the doctor gave the go-ahead, let's learn how to make alcohol compress when you cough?
- Dissolve one tablespoon of hot sunflower oil is the same amount of honey.Add one tablespoon of vodka or alcohol diluted with water (in a ratio of 1: 3) Mix.
- Take a dense piece of cloth, a linen better (not thin cotton or cheesecloth to avoid burns).
- Cut the fabric to size back.
- holschevku Moisten the mixture in the prepared in advance, a little squeeze and apply on top of the back (on the area of the lungs).
- top of the tissue in the lungs 4 put mustard plaster along the spine.Mustard should be based on the back side to the back (ie no "hot").
- Cover all this package.
- Tie crosswise scarf, wool better.
- Lie on your back and hold a compress for 2-3 hours.
This procedure should be done 1 time per day in the course of 3 days.
Indications and contraindications for alcohol compress
When can and should do alcohol compress?It is indicated in such diseases and troubles as:
- otitis media (but not purulent!);
- cervical and lumbar osteochondrosis;
- inflamed injury;
can not do alcohol compress:
- to places affected by ringworm, a fungus;
- on places that are mechanically damaged (scratches, wounds);
- purulent otitis;
- kids under the age of 1 year.
For children from one to three years to put a compress of alcohol is not recommended.If your child of more than three years, but you still doubt whether we can make a compress (alcohol) to the child, be sure to consult with your pediatrician!
What mistakes do people make when first putting yourself or a loved one alcohol compress?Let us once again pointed at this account in order to avoid them and do not cause the body harm instead of good.
- not smear the skin in place of compress cream or butter.Do not neglect it, and then you will not get any burns!
- forget or change the sequence of layers compress, in this case, losing all effectiveness of the procedure.Do not forget: be sure to wet gauze cover waterproof film!So you avoid the evaporation of the alcohol.
- incorrectly diluted alcohol.Remember - alcohol diluted with water more is better than less.Then the skin will thank you.Babies do not need to be diluted with water only to alcohol, but even vodka (1: 1)!
And always remember the basic rule: alcohol compress is only an additional treatment for colds and other diseases.This treatment, despite the many years of experience of our mothers and grandmothers, it is advisable to use under the supervision of your doctor.