After all all-fruit diet the patient may adopt the following regimen:
Breakfast: Fresh fruit as obtainable, or grated raw carrot or other raw salad stuff, prunes or other dried fruits, if desired, and a cup of milk.
Lunch: Steamed vegetables, as obtainable, with either a poached or scrambled egg or a vegetarian savory. Stewed fruit or a baked apple may be taken for dessert.
Dinner: A good-sized raw salad, of any suitable vegetable as obtainable, with whole wheat bread and butter, and prunes or other dried fruits as dessert.
Further short periods on the all-fruit diet should be undertaken at monthly intervals as required, for two or three consecutive days each time. The diet factor is of the supreme importance and fruits and salads must form the main basis of the future dietary. Alcohol, strong tea, coffee condiments, pickles and sauces should be avoided. Smoking, where habitual, should be given up.
Treatment through water is very beneficial in curing Hydrocele. Cold hip baths twice daily in the morning and the evening, for ten minutes each time, are especially valuable. For a cold hip bath, an ordinary tub may be used. It should be filled with cold water. The patient should sit in the tub, keeping the legs outside. A hot Epsom-salts bath is also very useful in the treatment of Hydrocele and should be taken once or twice weekly, where possible. Fresh air and outdoor exercise are vital to the success of this treatment. Sun and air bathing, where possible, should be undertaken. All habits and practices tending to lower the tone of the body should be studiously avoided; strain should be avoided as far as possible.
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