Fits are occasioned by an effort of nature to overcome some obstruction.

Treatment

In cases of fits of every description, an injection should be administered, composed of slippery elm and antispasmodic tincture, in quantity according to age and severity of the attack, as soon as possible. If the jaws are locked, put some of the antispasmodic tincture into the back part of the mouth, and they will soon be come relaxed, then give a great spoonful in some kind of warming tea. In order to effect a permanent cure, full courses of medicine should be resorted to, with a constant stimulant and tonic treatment. Regard should also be had to diet and exercise in the open air, which are a sine qua non in the cure of all cases.