Hemorrhage from the Palm of the Hand

Hemorrhage from the Palm of the Hand, is sometimes very troublesome. It can generally be relieved by pressure. If the bleeding is not checked by elevation of the limb, a proper pad should be applied over the wound and firmly secured in place by means of a bandage, and the hand should also be bound fast to a splint placed upon the back side of the arm. The two arteries at the wrist may be compressed by applying over each a piece of rubber tubing, or in the absence of anything better, pieces of a lead pencil an inch or two in length. It should be secured in place by a rubber bandage firmly applied.

Bleeding from the Gums

Bleeding from the Gums, from the extraction of teeth, will be best relieved by very hot or very cold water.

Hemorrhage form the Hand or Fingers

In severe Hemorrhage form the Hand or Fingers, the arm should be tightly bandaged. It is also well to have the hand elevated to the opposite shoulder and held in place by a properly adjusted sling.

Hemorrhage from the Arm below the Elbow, or the Leg below the Knee

Hemorrhage from the Arm below the Elbow, or the Leg below the Knee, may be greatly lessened, and sometimes entirely checked, by bending the limb upon itself as strongly as possible

Hemorrhage from the Stomach

Hemorrhage from the Stomach, indicated by vomiting of blood, requires perfect rest, the application of ice over the stomach, and swallowing small bits of ice in rapid succession.

Hemorrhage from the Lungs

Hemorrhage from the Lungs requires heat at the extremities; restraint from coughing; the application of cold to the chest; ice pills; and the inhalation of an atomized solution of tannin, or the vapor of turpentine.

Hemorrhage from the Bowels

Hemorrhage from the Bowels generally results from hemorrhoids, or piles. Cold water should be injected into the rectum, and the patient should be kept quiet in a horizontal position.

Rupture of Varicose Veins

Bleeding from a Rupture of Varicose Veins in the lower limbs is sometimes very severe. It may be relieved by the application of a tight ligature a little below the point of rupture.