Unconventional Strange Treatments - page 2
What is the strangest and most unconventional treatment you have ever given for you patient? Did it work? I had a HHC patient who had a terrible itchy rash. She had it for months and many dg had... Read More
Dec 9, '02Occupation: Worrywort Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 1,349; Likes: 16If it was pre surgical, where did she even get room for 800ccs?
If it was post surgical, don't they give fluids for that procedure? They did that without a catheter in place?
Not that I know crap about OB, but seems kinda risky in itself 2nd to stress since the stretch receptors tell you to void after about 2ooccs
I've gotta go now.
Dec 9, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '99; Posts: 2,950; Likes: 619Originally posted by Peeps Mcarthur
I've gotta go now.
Dec 9, '02Occupation: RN Postpartum and loving it! Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 190; Likes: 2These are great will have to start a book of my own to use when the situation arises!
Dec 9, '02Occupation: Ob/Gyn RN Joined: Sep '01; Posts: 927; Likes: 2Originally posted by cindyln
I had a c-section patient who couldn't pee and did not want to be cathed.The OB told me to have her sit on the toilet backwards.Wow it worked.SHe voided 800cc!
Dec 9, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 129; Likes: 13If it was pre surgical, where did she even get room for 800ccs?
The unconventional treatment I have heard of is for post-partum women who are engorged using cold cabbage leaves in their bra to help relieve engorgement. I have pts on their third or fourth baby who swear by this.
Dec 9, '02Occupation: RN-i (RETIRED) Specialty: ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89 ; From: US ; Joined: May '00; Posts: 14,479; Likes: 2,298My mother was bitten severely on her upper arm when she was a child. She said the doctor put wet cabbage leaves on the wound and the bleeding stopped almost immediately. She has a huge scar there but had no infection or any other problems.
Dec 9, '02From: US ; Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 6,238; Likes: 1,829Originally posted by WashYaHands
I had a post partum C section who couldn't pee. She did not want to be cathed, and was very vocal about it. An LPN that I was working with told me to have her sit on the commode, crack a smelling salt and toss it into the commode hat. The patient ended up urinating 700 ml immediately afterward.
Dec 9, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 218; Likes: 7We've used the cabbage leaves on Mom's breasts to help relieve engorgement and it works very well.
Also, a couple bags of frozen peas kept in the freezer work good as cold packs for engorgement because they can be molded to fit the shape of the breasts and can be re-frozen and used over and over... probably no good for cooking and eating after all that thawing and freezing though....
We've also had good luck when a postpartum woman can't urinate when we place warm water in a pan (like the plastic one that comes in admission kits to use for bed baths, etc.) and put it in front of the toilet for her to put her feet in. I suppose it relaxes some women and they are able to void with the cause of urinary retention is anxiety rather than the nerves still being numbed from labor meds...
Wet tea bags placed on sore nipples for about 10-15 minutes helps a lot for many breastfeeding women. Then, leave the nipples to air for a good 10 minutes afterwards. The tannic acid from the tea leaves is supposed to be the chemical that soothes them... I think.
Dec 9, '02From: NY, US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 4,130; Likes: 91Originally posted by Peeps Mcarthur
Smelling salts: Ammonium carbonate/aromatizing ammonia
Contacts the mucos membranes "down yonder" and .................what?
Stimulates free nerve endings?
Creates hypertonic condition in the distal tissue?
Uhmmmm? That's interesting.
Dec 9, '02From: NY, US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 4,130; Likes: 91https://allnurses.com/forums/newrepl...&postid=270414
originally posted by sunnygirl272
i have ulcerative colitis... i am fairly well-controlled with my asacol...knock on wood, have never needed steroids....my main quality of life complaint is the oral ulcers...(am planning on asking for topical steroids at my next followup) anyhoo...a month or so ago, i had probably 6 lesions..sore as he!!....was dying for a turkey sub with extra hot peppers..thought "sore mouth be dammed..i am having this sub..." and man o man were they hot!...and my mouth felt great after....thought hey, maybe it's the capsacin...they use it to treat neuraligias...so now, tonight i have 1 lesion...but it's nasty...and i know it means a few more will be popping up...so i thought"hmmm....i'll try putting hot sauce on it"...and i'll be dammed..after the 2-3seconds of vinegar sting...it felt good enough i could brush my teeth and everything!!!
i am just so tickled with myself i had to share!!!
Dec 9, '02Occupation: RN, Elderly Mental health Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 3,115; Likes: 51Never tried it on a patient, but when the kids were small, and cut their lip, or bit their tongue, bleeding (and yelling!) could usually be stopped with a spoonful of sugar.
Dec 9, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 23; Likes: 1Tried the alcohol pads and they totally work... everybody else thinks I'm crazy till they see it work... an old nurse also once had me swab a womens vagina with betadine sawbs for a yeast infection, and it worked!
Dec 9, '02Occupation: BscN Student Joined: Dec '00; Posts: 26; Likes: 1We had an order to apply sugar to a prolapsed rectum for a 90 year old woman. Everytime she would sit on the toilet it would pop out again and we'd have to get the sugar packets out. What a mess!