September 3rd, 2018
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- Sprains and bruises call for an application of the tincture of arnica.
- If an artery is severed, tie a small cord or handkerchief above it.
- For bilious colic, soda and ginger in hot water. It may be taken freely.
- Tickling in the throat is best relieved by a gargling of salt and water.
- Pains in the side are most promptly relieved by the application of mustard.
- For cold in the head nothing is better than powdered borax, sniffed up the nostrils.
- A drink of hot, strong lemonade before going to bed will often break up a cold and cure a sore throat.
- Nervous spasms are usually relieved by a little salt taken into the mouth and allowed to dissolve.
- Whooping cough paroxysms are relieved by breathing the fumes of turpentine and carbolic acid.
- Broken limbs should be placed in natural positions, and the patient kept quiet until the surgeon arrives.
- Hemorrhages of the lungs or stomach are promptly checked by small doses of salt. The patient should be kept as quiet as possible.
- Sleeplessness, caused by too much blood in the head may be overcome by applying a cloth wet with cold water to the back of the neck.
- Wind colic is promptly relieved by peppermint essence taken in a little warm water. For small children it may be sweetened. Paregoric is also good.
- For stomach cramps, ginger ale or a teaspoonful of the tincture of ginger in a half glass of water in which a half teaspoonful of soda has been dissolved.
- Sickness of the stomach is most promptly relieved by drinking a teacupful of hot soda and water. If it brings the offending matter up, all the better.
- A teaspoonful of ground mustard in a cupful of warm water is a prompt and reliable emetic, and should be resorted to in cases of poisoning or cramps in the stomach from over-eating.
- Avoid purgatives or strong physic, as they not only do no good, but are positively hurtful. Pills may relieve for the time, but they seldom cure.
- Powdered resin is the best thing to stop bleeding from cuts. After the powder is sprinkled on, wrap the wound with soft cotton cloth. As soon as the wound begins to feel feverish, keep the cloth wet with cold water.
- Hot water is better than cold for bruises. It relieves pain quickly, and by preventing congestion often keeps off the ugly black and blue mark. “Children cry for it,” when they experience the relief it affords their bumps and bruises.
- For a sprained ankle, the whites of eggs and powdered alum made into a plaster is almost a specific.
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