Aug 042012
 

hot foot bath

The hot foot bath is one of the most useful of all hydrotherapeutic measures. Perhaps if we had only one hydrotherapeutic measure available to us, we would need to select the hot foot bath. it has so many uses, so few contraindications, and is so readily available under all kinds of… circumstances… is inexpensive...

SUPPLIES:

BED: (for rest after treatment)
-Plastic shower curtain or sheet
-2 sheets
-blankets
-CHAIR
-TOWELS:  1 small for neck , 2 to dry off after treatment and shower
-WASH CLOTHES: 2 for cold compresses on the head
-THERMOMETERS: H2O oral
-BASINS: 1 for feet, 1 for cold water/ice for compresses
-PITCHER: hot water to reheat HFB
-BATH MAT
-WARM SOCKS AND SLIPPERS

***LISTEN TO YOUR PATIENT***

PROCEDURE:

-PLAN:
45 minutes set up and clean up
20-30 minutes to 1 hour for treatment.

-MAKE BED:
with plastic sheet etc.

-PLACE:
blanket then sheet on a sturdy chair

-SIT:
Patient on chair

-WRAP:
entirely in sheet and blanket

-PRAY:
if they desire it

-KEEP water in HFB at 106 degrees F -110 degrees Fahrenheit
–Depending on the stamina of patient.
–Add water with your hand between patient’s feet and pouring water.

-PLACE cold compresses on head when patient befins to sweat or oral temperature reaches 100 degrees Fahrenheit

AT THE END of treatment:

-COLD WATER POUR over feet–lift feet with your hands and pour the basin of cold water over them top and bottom.
-PUT ON warm socks and slippers
-REST 30-60 minutes
-PRAY: if they desire it.
-SHOWER cool or contrast or ALCOHOL rub
-Dry thoroughly

ACTION:

Dilates the blood vessels in feet and depletes congestion in chest, pelvis and head.

Works on the nervous system to raise the temperaturehot foot bath

Derivation is the act of drawing blood from a distant, internal part as applications are made over a large area of the surface of the body…drawing away blood that may be congesting the head.

Aids relaxation and comfort

INDICATIONS: (or why you should use treatment) :

H1 COLDS , FL U,CONJESTIVE HEADACHE (at onset best), INDIGESTION, INDULENT FEVER, SR PAIN , H1 CHEST CONGESTION, H1 PELVIC CONGESTION, EYE CONGESTION, INTERNAL CONGESTION, SORE THROAT , H1 CHILLED, SR SINUSITIS, H1 INFLAMINATION OF FEET, H1 NOSE BLEED, H1 RELAX (reduces fatigue), EAR ACHE , TO INDUCE SWEATING (nephritis, toxic states), H1 PREPARATION FOR OTHER TREATMENTS AS SUBSTITUTE FOR HOT HALF BATH IN PREGNANT WOMAN

CONTRAINDICATIONS: or oppositions

-H1 DIABETES
——-Use fomentations or whirpool for insulin dependent
——-Cooler temperatures necessary 103 degrees Fahrenheit to 104 degrees Fahrenheit
——-ANY VASCULAR INSUFFICENCY
————–Causing temperature sensation to NOT be effective

-ARTERIOSCLEROSIS of lower extremities causes loss of feeling

-H1 CIRCULATORY DISTURBANCES
——-Demand for oxygen exceed the capacity to deliver oxygen. Deprived tissue will die.
————-ELEVATED PULSE
————-BUERGERS DISEASE
————-UNCONSCIOUS

PRECAUTIONS:
——–Wait till after lunch and walk 1 hour
——Use rubber gloves when infection present
—-When adding hot water to foot bath, push feet to one side and place hand between feet and hot water. Swirl to mix with your hand.

References: HYDRO THERAPY Thomas HOME REMEDIES Thrash, SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES Thrash.

The hot foot bath is one of the most useful of all hydrotherapeutic measures. Perhaps if we had only one hydrotherapeutic measure available to us, we would need to select the hot foot bath. it has so many uses, so few contraindications, and is so readily available under all kinds of circumstances is inexpensive.

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