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Continuation Of Packs Convalescence

Sources: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms

Whether the eruption appear or not, the packs should be continued during

the whole course of the disorder, and as long as the throat continues

troublesome; and one pack and bath a day should be given during some ten

or twelve days, after every symptom has disappeared. The patient, during

convalescence should not go out, except after his bath and in fine sunny

weather, till he feels quite well. However, he should not be kept

unnecessarily too long in-doors either, as exercise in the open air will

assist him in regaining his strength. If the weather is clear and

bright, the low temperature of the air need not be minded. I never saw

any one take cold after a pack and bath that walked out warmly dressed

in clear and cold weather.