Cold baths for alcohol withdrawal

Baths of 18 degrees C. (64.5 degrees F.) were effective in treating delirium tremens according to a report from France. The sufferer was placed in water up to his shoulders and cold water poured over his head. The baths may be given two or three times a day. The cases in the report slept quietly for two hours after each bath. (Journal of American Medical Association 26:616, March 28, 1986)
Copyright 1986 Phylis Austin

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