This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
The reflex convulsions of infancy are often cut short by a warm bath, cold water being poured on the head at the same time (v. p. 146). Hysterical convulsion is sometimes arrested by a sudden shock of cold to the surface, and a daily shower-bath is of great service in improving the hysterical state.
In Chorea cold affusion, especially over the spine, is very beneficial.
In Uroemic Convulsion, this treatment is not so markedly effective, though cold to the head is advisable; but the use of packing, or of the vapor-bath, so soon as the general condition admits, is often of the greatest service.