Toffee for Coughs

January 2nd, 2019

1/2 lb Demerara sugar
1 oz butter
2 oz treacle
1 teaspoonful ipecacuanha wine

Boil the butter, sugar and treacle together for 20 minutes and add the wine.

Pour out into a greased tin and when cold break into pieces and keep in a tin for use.

Give a small piece to be sucked slowly, from time to time when the cough is troublesome, but never allow a child to go to bed with a piece in its mouth for fear of choking.

Source: Household Management, E. Stoddard Eckford & M.S. Fitzgerald

Fishbone, Choking from

June 18th, 2008

“Raw egg, taken soon as possible.” It helps to carry bone out of throat and is a remedy ready at hand.

Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter

Choking, Simple Remedy to Stop

May 8th, 2008

“Hold both hands high above the head. If necessary tap gently between the shoulders.”

Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter

Choking, Fish Bone to Stop

April 21st, 2008

“A fish bone stuck in the throat can often be dislodged by swallowing a raw egg or raw oyster.”

Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter

Choking, Grease and Meat Common Remedy for

April 17th, 2008

“Warm lard, or any kind of grease, and give the patient. Have seen it used with success.” The warm grease will usually cause vomiting, and in that way remove the foreign matter.

Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter

Choking, Pennyroyal Tea and Lard Relieves

April 14th, 2008

“Pennyroyal tea and hog’s lard; drink hot.” The pennyroyal may be purchased at any drug store for ten cents. Make a tea of this, then add the hog’s lard. As we all know, this will produce vomiting and relax the tissues so that any foreign matter will come out.

Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter

Blowing into the Ear

February 8th, 2008

Remember that by blowing forcibly into the ear, great assistance is given in coughing up anything which a person has imperfectly swallowed, and which threatens to choke him.

Source: Home Notes, January 1895.