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

3 Responses 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!

  2. dAMPWIRE on March 13, 2015 1:28 am

    I was just talking to my Dad who told me his grandmother use to give them Kerosene and sugar for coughs when he was a child. He’s in his 80’s and recalls this. I can’t image doing this today but he is all good!

  3. Shirley on March 16, 2015 3:16 pm

    My Dad gave us a teaspoon of sugar with 3 drops of kerosene on it for a bad cold. It cleared it up.
    I am 77 and in very good health.
    A lot of the medicine they give us today does not do very good at all. That nasty stuff I had to take worked and I am still very healthy today.

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