Autumn, winter and spring are not only the withering of nature, the New Year and snowdrops, but, unfortunately, colds. It’s good if everything goes without complications, but quite often colds lead to diseases of the bronchi and lungs, which are naturally accompanied by a strong and painful cough. In addition to antibiotics, which, as a rule, are prescribed for these serious diseases, doctors recommend a sick person and physiotherapeutic procedures aimed at warming sick organs. But not everyone knows that ordinary mustard plasters, which your mothers and grandmothers probably treated you in your childhood, have a similar therapeutic effect. Nowadays, they forgot about mustard plasters, so it makes sense to remind you of how to put mustard plasters correctly.
As Hippocrates said: “There is a medicine in a spoon, and in a cup – poison”. This statement is correct and when using mustard. Firstly, mustard treatment can only be carried out if the patient has a normal temperature. In the case of elevated temperature, you cannot put mustard plasters – you need to know this! Otherwise, the effect of such warming will be the opposite. It should also be remembered that mustard plasters should never be placed on irritated or inflamed skin. If there are allergic or any other rashes on the skin, then this is also a contraindication to the application of mustard plasters.
How to properly apply mustard plasters? First, each of them must be moistened in warm water, and then applied to the problem area of \u200b\u200bthe body. In order for the mustard plasters to start working faster and their warming effect to be stronger, it is advisable to cover the applied mustard plasters with a film and a warm cloth – for example, a bike or flannel. From above, to keep warm, it is recommended to cover the patient with a warm blanket or blanket.
The recommended procedure time is 10-15 minutes, but it is still better to determine, focusing on the individual sensitivity of the patient’s skin. To do this, it is recommended to periodically look at the condition of the skin under the mustard plaster – if the skin turns red, then the mustard plasters can be removed.
It is not necessary to leave the patient who has had mustard plasters alone – it is periodically recommended to ask him about his well-being and his feelings in the treatment area. If he complains of severe burning in this area, then this is a reason to stop the procedure.
Remember that mustard plasters can not be applied to all areas of the human body. It is strictly forbidden to put mustard plasters on the region of the heart, spine and lower back.
Places of application of mustard plasters depend on the disease – for example, with tracheitis they should be applied to the upper part of the chest, with a runny nose or headache, it is recommended to keep mustard plasters on the back of the head, and for pneumonia or bronchitis, with the help of mustard plasters, you should warm up the areas of the body between the shoulder blades and under them.
When treating with mustard plasters, remember the old folk wisdom that “everything is good in moderation” and follow it. Mustard must not be put every day, so as not to get skin burns at the site of their application. The frequency of treatment every other day is considered optimal – that is, if you put mustard plasters today, then you can repeat such treatment only the day after tomorrow.
Treatment with a similar method, like any other treatment, has its own contraindications. You can not warm up the body with mustard wiser for pregnant women and young mothers who breastfeeding the baby. Also, this method of treatment cannot be resorted to malignant neoplasms, pulmonary bleeding, general severe exhaustions and with convulsions.