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poultice

Med a local moist and often heated application for the skin consisting of substances such as kaolin, linseed, or mustard, used to improve the circulation, treat inflamed areas, etc.

Poultice

 

a form of heat application to the skin and deeper lying tissues and organs. A poultice is made from coarsely ground vegetable matter that has mucous characteristics; linseed and Iceland moss are often used. The vegetable matter is brought to a boil and cooked until a doughy mass is formed. Dry poultices, made from such substances as heated ash, peat, or linseed, are also used. Paraffin and peat treatments and certain other forms of physiotherapy are more perfected heat procedures.

poultice

[′pōl·təs]
(medicine)
A soft mass of hot, moist material applied as an external counterirritant, analgesic, or antiseptic.
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We poulticed the foot over the weekend and put the shoe back on him on Monday morning and he went out and cantered.
We poulticed it and hoped there would be signs of improvement, but that hasn't happened and we'll have to get him to the vet for some x-rays now.
His near-fore is now poulticed, but he was having a break anyway.