This is often met with in children, occasioned by debility and relaxation of the parts.


It should be gently replaced with the fingers, smeared in lard or sweet oil. If inflammation and swelling have taken place, so that it cannot be easily returned, steam the part and poultice with slippery elm. Injections of hemlock, witch hazel or sumach will be found useful to strengthen the debilitated parts. The bowels should be kept free.