For soft corn, apply vaseline.
For hard corn, apply iodine and remove pressure by using corn plaster.
For a very sore corn, use a bread poultice at night.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: bread, bread poultice, corn, corn plaster, corns, feet, foot, fryer, iodine, poultice, vaseline | Comment (0)
Caused sometimes by bad teeth, but generally by cold or hardened ear wax.
Hold ear over cloth wrung out of hot water, on which are several drops of alcohol. Syringe ear with warm bicarbonate of soda water — 1 tsp. to a cup; or peroxide of hydrogen water — 1 tbsp. to a cup of water.
One drop laudanum, or one drop arnica to three drops very warm olive oil, dropped into ear with a medicine dropper, often relieves pain; or cotton may be saturated with the warm olive oil and placed in the ear and covered with dry cotton. To prevent hardening of wax: keep ear anointed with ordinary red vaseline (unbleached vaseline). For watery discharge of ear, dust with dry boric acid.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, arnica, bicarbonate of soda, boric acid, cold, cotton, ear, ear wax, earache, earwax, fryer, hydrogen peroxide, laudananum, oil, olive oil, peroxide, red vaseline, soda, teeth, tooth, vaseline | Comment (0)
Gum Camphor 2 drams.
Citrine Ointment 3 drams.
Oxide of Zinc 2 drams.
Powdered Opium 1 dram.
Powdered Galls 1 dram.
Tannic Acid 1/2 dram.
Vaseline to make 2 ounces.
I have put up above for hundreds of sufferers, and have never known a case where great relief has not been experienced, and almost invariably a complete cure wrought.
Source: Tested Formulas and Useful House and Farm Recipes, T. KennyFiled under Remedy | Tags: citrine, galls, gum, gum camphor, kenny, ointment, opium, pile, piles, tannic acid, vaseline, zinc, zinc oxide | Comment (0)
If any member of the family coughs persistently in the night and one happens to be out of the usual remedy, wring out a soft, thick flannel from water as hot as can be borne, brush lightly and quickly with a feather which has been plunged in turpentine, and apply to the chest. If the flesh is very sensitive, it might be well to rub well with vaseline or sweet oil before making the hot application.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, chest, cough, coughs, feather, flannel, lungs, sweet oil, turpentine, vaseline | Comment (0)
Boric acid, twenty centigrams; red vaseline, twenty grams. Rub this pomade into the brows every other day and you will attain your desire — silky, luxuriant eyebrows.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, boric acid, eye, eyebrow, pomade, red vaseline, vaseline | Comment (0)
“Usually all that is required is washing the parts well with castile soap and cold water, and anointing with plain vaselin,” This remedy is always at hand, and is one to be relied upon. Vaselin, as we all know, is very healing.
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: castile soap, chafing, itching, skin, soap, vaseline | Comment (0)
“The flowers of the black elder berries and the bark all possess valuable medicinal
properties. An ointment made by stirring the fresh flowers into melted lard or vaselin and occasionally stirring it, will be found an excellent remedy for scalds or burns.” It is not only soothing, but forms a coating thereby keeping the air out.
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: burns, elder, elderberries, elderflower, lard, scalds, vaseline | Comment (0)
Oil of wintergreen 2 drams
Lanolin or vaseline 1 ounce
Mix and rub on the throat at night and put on flannel until morning. This will relieve the loss of voice very promptly.
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: lanolin, throat, vaseline, voice, wintergreen | Comment (0)
“Iodoform 1 teaspoonful.
Vaselin 1 ounce.”
Before applying the above salve it is very necessary to cleanse the affected parts with a solution made of one teaspoonful of salt to a pint of water. If the iodoform is offensive to some people, you may use the vaselin alone, although the iodoform is known to be one of the best healing remedies that can be obtained.
“Violet Talcum Powder 1/2 ounce
Pulverized Boric Acid 1/2 ounce
Powdered Starch 1/2 ounce
Tincture of Carmine 15 drops
If the nails become hard or brittle, immerse them in warm olive oil every
night or rub vaselin into them.”