“Wash parts frequently with cold water and use the following solution:
Pure Water 2 gills
Powdered Borax 1 teaspoonful
Sulphate of Zinc 1/2 teaspoonful
Apply by means of a soft rag several times daily. After drying the parts well, dust with wheat flour, corn starch or powdered magnesia.”
The above combination is excellent as the water cleanses the parts and the borax and zinc are very soothing and healing.
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“Usually all that is required is washing the parts well with castile soap and cold water, and anointing with plain vaselin,” This remedy is always at hand, and is one to be relied upon. Vaselin, as we all know, is very healing.
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“Wash parts well with boracic acid water, then dust with fuller’s earth,” The boracic water is cleansing and fuller’s earth is very healing. This is a very simple but
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“Burn common wheat flour until brown. Tie in rag and dust chafed parts.”
“Five cents’ worth of mutton tallow, melted. Apply at night.” If there is a tendency to
chafe during the day, use talcum powder, putting the mutton tallow on at night when the child will be quiet, giving it an opportunity to heal.
“Soak one teaspoonful of quince seeds in one cup warm water over night. Strain through a cloth and add one ounce glycerin, five cents’ worth bay rum, and perfume if you choose.”
Chafing and Redness, which so often occurs in the folds of children’s soft little bodies, should be treated by absolute cleanliness, with the use of a non-irritating soap, and a simple dusting powder to keep it dry. A little absorbent cotton wool may be laid between the folds with the following powder well applied over it: Thymol, one grain; powdered oxide of zinc, one ounce. Or the following application may be used to protect the parts from irritating discharges: Salicylic acid, ten grains; sub-nitrate of bismuth and powdered starch, of each, three drachms; cold cream, a sufficiency to one ounce. Mix, and smear over the surface.
For still more severe cases and mild cases of eczema the following is useful: Powdered tragacanth, fifteen grains; glycerine, twenty-four drops; water to one ounce. To which add: Oxide of zinc, one drachm; carbolic acid, one grain.
Source: Home Notes, January 1895.Filed under Remedy | Tags: bismuth, carbolic acid, chafing, child, children, cold cream, eczema, glycerine, powder, salicylic acid, skin, starch, thymol, tragacanth, zinc | Comment (0)