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In one text we have the boy's "stairs" and his later arising from bed, the pleonastic insistence on the space of the body ("cephalic fomentations to the head"), as well as the second boy who stutters most when lying down.
An excellent example is foxglove (digitalis), which can be fatal if ingested, but can be used to make a fomentation to promote wound healing.
85,107,118) Moist heat, in the sense of a hot bath or hot moist fomentations, helps to decrease FM pain that patients experience.
17) Using a sterilizer, clothes wringer, and large holding forceps, nurses recycled old blankets cut into strips to make hot fomentations that were covered and secured by rubber sheeting and dry blankets.