A Guide to Health: Manual for Peace Corps Volunteers, Volume 34

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1966 - Health - 108 pages
 

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Page 52 - Break an amyl nitrite pearl in a cloth and hold lightly under nose for 15 seconds. If victim is conscious or when consciousness returns, give a tablespoon of salt in a glass of warm water and repeat until vomit fluid is clear.
Page 36 - A severe systemic disease, acute and often chronic, commonly beginning with a brief and indefinite illness shortly followed by a characteristic shaking chill with rapidly rising temperature, usually accompanied by headache and nausea and ending with profuse sweating ; after an interval free of fever, the cycle of chills, fever and sweating is repeated.
Page 57 - For head lice, apply the powder lightly to the hair and rub in with the fingertips. Do not wash the hair for at least 24 hours. Since the eggs are not killed by the insecticides, second and third applications should be made at weekly intervals to kill the young lice that hatch.
Page 36 - ... indefinite illness shortly followed by a characteristic shaking chill with rapidly rising temperature, usually accompanied by headache and nausea and ending with profuse sweating; after an interval free of fever, the cycle of chills, fever and sweating is repeated. As the disease progresses the paroxysms tend to occur daily, every other day or every third day, depending on the species of the etiologic agent. The duration of untreated primary attack varies from a week to a month or longer. Relapses...
Page 63 - Common - 62 signs are a pus discharge from the sex organs and a painful, burning sensation during urination. Because of severe pain, a man who is infected with gonorrhea will usually seek medical attention. The signs of gonorrhea in a woman are more difficult to detect. Women rarely have a burning sensation during urination, and any pus discharge often goes unnoticed.
Page 66 - Any area of the skin which is frequently rubbed or irritated is a good site for germs to collect. The back of the neck, the armpits and the area around the buttocks are frequent sites of boils. They may occur on the face, arms, legs, and ears. Boils around the nose, lips and eyes are dangerous because the blood vessels from those areas drain toward the brain and might carry infection to it.
Page 58 - About 1 ounce of insecticide per person is required. The application should be repeated after each change of clothing. If clothing cannot conveniently be removed for making application, unbutton the shirt and trousers and dust the powder liberally by shaking on the inside of underwear or other garments next to the skin. Then pat the clothes...
Page 67 - This would breakdown the protective wall around the infection and allow its spread. If it is small, leave it alone. Use a sterile dressing, or the cleanest material available, to cover the boil if it is draining.
Page 62 - The first sign of syphilis is usually the appearance of a painless sore called a chancre. The chancre most commonly shows up 21 to 90 days after exposure to an infected person. It will look like a pimple, a blister, or an open sore.
Page 35 - Mechanical transmission is when an insect such as the common house fly transports organisms such as dysentery bacteria on its feet, body hairs, and other surfaces from filth to food.

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