Lotions for Ringworm

October 4th, 2021

Sulphate of zinc, two scruples; sugar of lead, fifteen grains; water, six ounces. Wash the parts two or three times a day.

Or: paint the rings with black writing ink.

Tincture of iodine, applied with a feather, is considered to be a speedy cure.

Another good remedy is two drams of muriated tincture of steel (steel drops) mixed with four tablespoonfuls of soft water. Bathe with it night and morning, and let a little of the lotion dry on.

Source: Recipes for the Million

Ring Worm

June 18th, 2021

This eruption, which generally appears on the head, in a circular form, attended with painful itching, is sometimes removed by rubbing it with black ink, or mushroom ketchup. The following preparation is also recommended. Wash some roots of sorrel quite clean, bruise them in a mortar, and steep them in white wine vinegar for two or three days. Then rub the liquor on the ring worm three or four times a day, till it begin to disappear.

Source: The Cook And Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary, Mary Eaton

Cure for Ringworms

February 2nd, 2020

Yellow dock, root or leaves, steeped in vinegar, will cure the worst case of ringworm.

Source: The Canadian Family Cookbook, Grace E. Denison

Pitch Pomade

August 19th, 2018

Take 1 drachm of pitch, and 1 ounce of lard. Mix well, and apply twice a day to the affected parts.

This is used for ringworm, and scald head.

Source: The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness, Florence Hartley

Ring-worms

August 9th, 2017

Rub mercurial ointment on the ring-worm previous to going to bed, and do not wash it off till morning. It will effect a cure if persevered in; sometimes in less than a week.

Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza Leslie

Cure for Ringworm

June 19th, 2016

Yellow dock, root or leaves, steeped in vinegar, will cure the worst case of ringworm.

Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. Gillette

Ring Worm

May 26th, 2016

Put a penny into a tablespoon of vinegar, let it remain until it becomes green, and wash the ringworm with this two or three times a day.

Source: 76: A Cook Book

Cure for Ringworm

July 9th, 2015

Wash the part affected with a little lemon juice; then rub in with the finger a little indigo which has been bruised in a mortar. Do this gently about twice a day.

Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and Receipts

A Simple Remedy for Ringworm

May 29th, 2015

Use thinly-made mustard. With the top of the finger rub this semi-liquid first outside the sore, then over it, always rubbing in a circle and gently, and for a few seconds only. Repeat twice a day while necessary. For a child it is a painful cure; but a grown-up person will not mind a few hours’ smarting, and will find the cure rapid and effectual.

Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and Receipts

In Cases Of Ringworm

February 18th, 2008

In cases of ringworm, a good lotion is made by mixing together half an ounce of hyposulphite of soda, two drachms of glycerine, and six ounces of water. A little of this mixture is to be applied as a lotion to the affected parts, twice or thrice daily.

Source: Home Notes, January 1895.