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and a musical tone of voice is understood much more easily a loud tone.
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THE NOSE.--Excessive wiping, snuffing, and blowing, especially in children,
deforms the nose, and should be practiced only when necessary for cleanliness. A
nose leaning to one side, caused by wiping in one direction may be cured by
using the handkerchief with the other hand, or by wearing occasionally an
instrument surgeons employ for that purpose. Large, fat noses are reduced by
wearing at night a contrivance which compresses the artery that supplies the
nose. Red noses become so by exposure to heat of the sun, by alcoholic drinks,
or by a debility of the blood-vessels of the nose. The latter cause is removed
by gentle friction and cold bathing of the nose.
THE NECK.--Too tight collars and neckerchiefs are apt to produce permanent
swelling of the throat.
THE HANDS.--The use of gloves, especially kids, help to preserve the cleanliness
of the hands. Cleanliness and sprinkling with orris-root counteract excessive
perspiration. Warts are removed by steeping the hands in warm water for half an
hour, and then paring away the white and insensible outer face. The nails should
be cut frequently, always in oval shape. The nail brush should be full and soft.
It should be rubbed on a cake of soap and then used vigorously. Biting nails is
a bad habit. To break it up in children, dip the ends of the fingers in a
solution of aloes.
THE FEET.--The largest pores of the body are located in the bottom of the feet.
For this reason the feet should be frequently and thoroughly washed, and the
stockings changed often. If great cleanliness is not observed, these great pores
become absorbent, and the poisons given off are taken back into the system. The
nails ought to be cut squarely. Blistering may be prevented by rubbing the feet,
after washing, with glycerine. Bunions are caused by wearing shoes too tight or
too short. They are difficult to get rid of, but may be alleviated by wearing
easy-fitting shoes, poultices and putting a rubber ring around the spot. Corns,
which are caused by continued pressure on the foot, may be prevented by wearing
woolen stockings and shoes that fit well. To cure, soak feet for half an hour,
night and day in hot water in which two table-spoons of soda have been
dissolved. After each bath scrape as much away as possible. Soft corns may be
removed by sprinkling a piece of cotton with prepared chalk, and placing it
between the toes where the corn is. The chalk absorbs the moisture and a cure is
FRECKLES.--Grate horse-radish fine; let it stand a few hours in butter and then
strain and use the wash night and morning. Or squeeze the juice of one lemon
into half a goblet of water and use the same way. Most of the remedies for
freckles are poisonous, and can not be used with safety. Freckles indicate a
defective digestion, and consist in deposits of some carbonaeous or fatty matter
beneath the skin. The diet should be of a nature that bowls and kidneys will do
their duty. Daily bathing, with much friction, should not be neglected, and the
Turkish bath taken occasionally, if convenient.
PIMPLES.--Are caused by improper diet, and can never be cured except by
correcting the habits. Cosmetics only injure.
MOLES.--To remove, moisten a stick of nitrate of silver, touch the mole and they
will turn black and sore, and soon they will dry up and fall off by themselves.
If they do not entirely go, repeat. It is better, however, not to attempt their
removal without consulting a physician.
MOTHER'S MARKS--Should never be interfered with except by the approval of a
WARTS.--Wash with water saturated with common washing soda, allow to
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