Nursing and External Applications for Diarrhea

Dietetic measures for diarrhea

Grated apple with banana
Cooked carrots
Dried blueberries
Yarrow tea 

External applications for diarrhea

  • Diarrhea with accompanying cramp-like symptoms:
    Abdominal compress with Chamomilla e floribus W 10%, Oleum WALA 
    For instruction, see https://www.pflege-vademecum.de/kamoel-bw.php?locale=en 

  • With strongly inflated abdomen (meteoric):
    Abdominal compress with Carum Carvi oil

  • In case of accompanying nausea:
    Abdominal compress with yarrow tea

  • To support upbuilding forces:
    Rhythmical embrocation of the upper arms with sloe oil
     

Research news

Pilot study  on the clinical effect of yarrow liver compresses  
Liver compresses are commonly applied in integrative cancer treatment and are believed to have an energizing effect. A randomized pilot study was conducted to investigate the influence of yarrow liver compresses on the autonomic nervous system by analyzing heart rate variability in metastatic cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy and suffering from cancer-related fatigue. The study found that this application led to increased sympathetic activity during daytime in the intervention group, whereas in the control group, which did not receive any external application, increased parasympathetic activity. The study is open access:  
https://doi.org/10.1177/15347354221081253


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