For itching, rub into them common table salt, or bathe with equal parts vinegar and water.
Hives indicate stomach trouble. Give citrate of magnesia.
If hives persist, give 1/2 tsp. table salt in water or 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar in 1/4 glass of water three times a day for three days.
If hives still persist, consult doctor.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: citrate of magnesia, cream of tartar, fryer, hives, itching, magnesia, nettle rash, rash, salt, stomach, table salt, vinegar | Comment (0)
“Bathe with weak solution of vinegar. Internal remedy; sweet syrup of rhubarb with small lump of saleratus (size of a pea) dissolved in it. This dose was given to a two-year-old child.” The rhubarb helps to rid the stomach and bowels of its impurities, relieving the disease, as hives are usually due to some disorder of the kidneys and bowels.
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: bowels, child, hives, kidneys, nettle rash, rhubarb, saleratus, skin, stomach, vinegar | Comment (0)
“Slippery elm used as a wash and taken as a drink.” Slippery elm is especially good for
any skin disease, as it is very soothing to the parts and relieves the itching. If taken as a drink it acts on the kidneys and bowels, throwing off all the impurities.
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: bowels, hives, itching, kidneys, nettle rash, skin, slippery elm | Comment (0)