Archive for the ‘Alcohol’ Category

Alcohol withdrawal, delirium tremens, cold baths,

July 30, 2009

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

Cold baths for alcohol withdrawal

July 6, 2008

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