EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOMENTATION
Renew the fomentation every five minutes for three-quarters-of-an-hour at least.
The fomentation may then be given once a day until the pain is removed.
Rub on a little oil when the fomentation comes off, and keep the head warm.
This explains our hot poultice and fomentation as used with cold cloths.
At intervals, as the patient feels it desirable, this fomentation may be renewed.
He begun this night the fomentation to my wife, and I hope it will do well with her.
Hops may be used topically as a fomentation or a poultice, as a resolvent or discutient in painful swellings and tumours.
The quantity of liquid forming a fomentation, as well as the size of the cloths employed, must entirely depend upon circumstances.
The bandaging and fomentation were most effectually carried out.
The simplest remedy is suction, fomentation, and the application of oil.
c.1400, from Late Latin fomentationem, noun of action from past participle stem of fomentare, from Latin fomentum (see foment).