Croup, Coal Oil (kerosene) and Sugar for

December 9th, 2008

“Coal oil and sugar; put a few drops on a teaspoonful of sugar.” The coal oil produces vomiting, relieving the trouble. If the first dose does not have this effect upon the child, repeat it.

Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter

One Response to “Croup, Coal Oil (kerosene) and Sugar for”

  1. Coka on July 16, 2009 10:58 pm

    My 80 year old brother in law remembers taking kerosene and sugar when he was a little kid. Back then, a doctor was not readily available. His mom used this remedy along with the towel and steam method. He still is in great shape today!

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