Acute Capillary Bronchitis

In acute capillary bronchitis in infants and children a wholly fluid diet of the simplest but most nutritious kind must be enforced. In young infants milk alone, in older children milk, meat juice, meat broths, and beaten eggs or egg albumin, should be fed at least every two hours in such quantities as the stomach will bear. It may be best to pancreatinise all food. Very feeble children will require food oftener, and sometimes a teaspoonful only should be ordered once every fifteen or twenty minutes. If the child refuses food or vomits constantly, nutrient enemata (p. 414) must be prescribed once in three or four hours.

Chronic Bronchitis

The diet for chronic bronchitis is substantially the same as that recommended for the earlier stages of pulmonary phthisis, to which the reader is referred (p. 462).

The cough is often momentarily relieved by drinking hot lemonade, hot milk and Seltzer or Vichy, glycerin and whisky, and sometimes by sucking a raw egg through the perforated shell.