This section is from the book "Smith's Family Physician", by William Henry Smith. See also: Natural Physician's Healing Therapies: Proven Remedies that Medical Doctors Don't Know.
This is usually a symptom of some other affection; but it is sometimes owing to general weakness and debility, accompanied with a preternatural flow of moisture to the surface of the body.
The curo is to be affected by covering the body lightly with bed-clothes; by keeping the room cool and well aired; and by cooling diet and-if the weather will allow of it-cold bathing. The patient should abstain from violent exercise, and should take some cooling laxative, such as Rochelle Salt, Epsom Salts, Glauber Salts, or Black Draught. He may also take a wineglassful of the Compound Infusion of Roses three times a day.
If the complaint arises from debility, he may take one of the tonics recommended in this work, particularly one of those containing preparations of Iron.