Children sometimes swallow buttons, fruit stones, thimbles and pennies. When the mother is sure that the child has swallowed a foreign substance the child should be encouraged and even compelled to eat plentifully of mashed potatoes, thick mush and coarse bread. Then follow with syrup of rhubarb or castor oil. Do not give the cathartic immediately on finding out the accident but make sure that much bulky food is taken. Give a child slippery elm to chew when it swallows a penny or button or hard object. This forms a slippery coating on the surface of the penny in the stomach which aids it in passing easily through the intestine and prevents its lodging there and was the remedy applied by a physician when called.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: bread, button, castor oil, cathartic, child, children, civic, coarse bread, foreign object, intestine, mush, penny, potato, potatoes, rhubarb, slippery elm, stomach, swallow, swallowed | Comment (0)
To remove the hard callous horny warts which sometimes appear on the hands of children, touch the wart carefully with a new pen dipped slightly in aqua-fortis. It will give no pain; and after repeating it a few times, the wart will be found so loose as to come off by rubbing it with the finger.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: aqua fortis, child, children, finger, hand, hands, leslie, pen, wart, warts | Comment (0)
To a quarter of an ounce of dried hyssop flowers, pour one pint of boiling water; allow the tea to infuse for ten minutes, pour it off, sweeten with honey, and take a wine-glassful three times in the course of the day; this will prove an effectual cure when children are troubled with worms.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: child, children, francatelli, hissop, honey, hyssop, vermifuge, worm, worms | Comment (0)
Eighty drops of laudanum, fourteen of oil of anise, two tablespoonfuls of alcohol, and a piece of asafoetida as large as a pea; put these in an eight-ounce phial, and fill with warm water. Sweeten with loaf sugar. Dose from four to six drops to a child a few days old. Increase the dose as the child grows older.
Source: Mrs Hill’s New Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, anise, asafoetida, child, children, colic, hill, infant, infants, laudanum, loaf-sugar, oil of anise, sugar | 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)
One spoonful of syrup of peach-blossoms, taken in a glass of the water from the steeped leaves, is a most safe and certain remedy for worms in children.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: child, children, peach, peach blossom, peach leaf, prescott, vermifuge, worm, worms | Comment (0)
Stew pumpkin seeds, make a strong liquid, and give a tablespoonful once a day. Paroxysms of coughing may be prevented or cured by swallowing a little dry salt.
Source: 76: A Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: 76, child, children, cough, coughing, coughs, pumpkin, pumpkin seed, salt, vermifuge, worm, worms | Comment (0)
Two level tablespoonfuls of powdered alum, two-thirds of a cupful of brown sugar, dissolved in two quarts of water; bottle and put in a dark closet where it is cool.
For a child one year old, a teaspoonful three times a day on an empty stomach. For a child two years old, two teaspoonfuls for a dose. For a child five years old, a tablespoonful. The state of the bowels must be attended to, and the doses repeated accordingly. No other medicine to be taken, except an emetic, at first, if desirable. Except in the case of an infant, a milk diet is to be avoided.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, brown sugar, child, children, cough, emetic, infant, milk, stomach, sugar, whitehouse, whooping cough | Comment (0)
Two teaspoons of calendula, two tablespoons of lard and a piece of beeswax the size of a hickory-nut. Melt beeswax and lard together, remove from the fire and put in the calendula while hot. Keep it covered tight. Spread on a cloth large enough to cover the breast, with a flannel over it, cutting a place in it just large enough for the nipple to go through. Keep on two hours or more, then let the child nurse before removing the cloth, and the swelling will go down.
Source: 76: A Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: 76, beeswax, breast, breastfeeding, breasts, calendula, child, children, flannel, lard | Comment (0)