Dry Blanket Pack
includes Blanket Wrap and Dry Pack
from Hydrothermic Remedies...
same as Hot Blanket Pack except the wet blanket is replaced by a dry sheet.
Or after heating treatment use use,
Wrapping the body except for the head in blankets after a hot treatment.
- Increase circulation in the skin
- Increase metabolism
- Elevate body temperature
- Relieve congestion of internal organs
- Relieve pain stiffness or fatigue
- Strengthen the immune system
- Visceral Congestion in chest, pelvic or abdominal infections, early fevers, sinusitis.
- Repeated Infections
- After heat treatments such as Russian Bath, Hot Tub Bath, Revulsive Shower Fomentations to the chest and back.
- One large sheet
- two blankets
- equipment for a tonic cold treatment such as cold mitten friction or pail pour
Preparation for Treatment
- Drape a bed with a blanket up to the neck level and then cover the blanket with a dry sheet.
- Complete the heat treatment. Make sure the patient is warm and dry
- Have the patient lie on the bed and quickly wrap the sheet around the body as for a wet sheet pack.
- wrap the blanket firmly around the patient making sure the neck closed and no air enters.
- make sure the patient is comfortable
- spread a blanket over the patient up to the neck
- leave until there is profuse sweating, this will be about 20 minutes.
- finish with a cold mitten friction or other cold tonic treatment.
Completion of Treatment
- Have the patient rest for 30 minutes.
from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...
Kellogg called this a Dry Pack
- Room temperature at least 21°C
- Drink 250ml of hot or cold water before then 150ml every 15 min
- Pillow and three blankets arranged as for Wet Sheet Pack
- Applied to naked patient, tuck in well
- Use Hot Water Bottle or dry heat over sheet if feeble
- To accumulate heat before cold, vigorous rubbing of limbs and remove before sweating
- For sweating continue from 2-5 hours - 1-2x a week, no more
For Heating or Antiphlogistic in:
- To abort Chills - do not raise body temperature too much, in
- Shock, Collapse or Surgical Shock in Haemorrhages
- Phlebitis, arteritis in Typhoid
- Preparation for or after Cold Douche or other cold bath - avoid chilling
- to prevent Coryza - within a few hours of onset
local, sometimes general, remove some or all wrapping when sweating profusely, in:
follow with partial Cold Mitten Friction or slowly cool off by slowly removing wrapping, in:
in chronic cases of
from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...
- Use same preliminaries and Hot Water Bottle as in Hot Blanket Pack
- Hot Foot Bath is essential
- Wrap patient in a dry sheet then
- Envelope the body in a dry blanket placing the Hot Water Bottle
- Free Hot Water Drinking is essential during treatment or better hot lemon juice which encourages both sweating and diuresis
- After sweating is established the effect is similar to Wet Sheet Pack
Local Dry Pack to chest
- Dry flannel wrapped, as if a heating compress around the chest. A comfortable warm finely woven, tight fitting vest will produce the same result
- Used for frail or thin
- Apply over a thin singlet
- The skin under the pack should be warm, and gently perspiring.
- Cold Shower Pack
- Cooling Pack
- Dry Blanket Pack
- Dry Pack
- Half Pack
- Heating Pack
- Heating Pelvic Pack
- Heating Trunk Pack
- Hot and Heating Pack
- Hot Blanket Pack
- Hot Hip and Leg Pack
- Hot Leg Pack
- Hot Trunk Pack
- Neutral Pack
- Revulsive Pelvic Pack
- Revulsive Trunk Pack
- Sweating Pack
- Trunk Pack
- Wet Sheet Pack
- Winternitz Pack