Definition: Fomentation, Poultice

January 1st, 2008

Fomentation, Poultice: A warm, moist substance applied to the body (sometimes with compression) to relieve pain or inflammation.

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  1. Sprains - Old Time Remedies at Old Time Remedies on June 22, 2021 6:26 am

    […] generally proceed from some external injury, attended with pain, swelling, and inflammation. A fomentation of vinegar, or camphorated spirits of wine, if applied immediately, will generally be sufficient: […]

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