Head in upright position. Raise arm on bleeding side. Loosen collar. Apply ice in a cloth to bridge of nose and back of neck. A roll of paper under upper lip. Snuff cold tea up nose, or salt water, 1 tsp. to cup water, or the same of powdered alum.
If bleeding continues, tie a small wad of cotton with thread; dip it into peroxide of hydrogen, and plug nostril by pushing the cotton gently with a pencil. The thread is used to withdraw cotton.
If these means fail, send for doctor.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, arm, beck, bleeding, blood, cloth, collar, cotton, fryer, head, hydrogen peroxide, ice, lip, nose, nose bleed, nosebleed, paper, peroxide, powdered alum, salt, tea | Comment (0)
Dissolve a small lump of white sugar in a table-spoonful of rosewater, (common water will do, but is not as good.) Mix it with a couple of large spoonsful of sweet oil, a piece of spermaceti, of the size of half a butternut. Simmer the whole well together eight or ten minutes, then turn it into a small box.
Source: The American HousewifeFiled under Remedy | Tags: housewife, lip, lips, mouth, rosewater, salve, skin, spermaceti, sugar, sweet oil | Comment (0)
Lard, twenty-six ounces; white wax, two ounces; nitre and alum in fine powder, of each one-half ounce; alkanet to color.
Source: The Ladies’ Book Of Useful InformationFiled under Remedy | Tags: alkanet, alum, ladies-book, lard, lip, lips, mouth, nitre, salve, wax | Comment (0)