So-called “gum boils” or “canker sores” are little ulcer-like sores which at times appear in children’s mouths, caused by disarrangement of the stomach. Local applications, such as borax or powdered alum, shrink the sores and give a little relief; but the child should be given a dose of calcined magnesia at night or citrate of magnesia in the morning. (Never give a small dose of citrate of magnesia; a child of twelve years should take a tumblerful.)
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, boils, borax, calcined magnesia, canker, canker sores, citrate of magnesia, fryer, gum, gum boils, gums, magnesia, mouth, mouth ulcer, mouths, powdered alum, sores, stomach, ulcer | Comment (0)
Get the pulverized borax, and to about one-third of a teaspoonful of borax, mix about one and a half teaspoonfuls of powdered sugar. Mothers should wash their babies’ mouths out every other morning with a solution of borax and water, they should keep a bottle of it dissolved all the time, pour a little into a cup, and with a cloth wrapt around the finger and dipped into the solution, wipe the child’s mouth out well with it; this will prevent children ever having sore mouths.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: borax, canker, child, children, cloth, housekeeper, mouth, sore, sugar | Comment (0)