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white specks will be noticed on the toneils. 2. Large patches of false membrane
both on the tonsils and back of the throat; but the glands of the neck do not
become swollen. 3. True malignant diphtheria, with swelling of the glands of the
neck and under the jaw; profuse and often offensive exudations in the mouth and
throat; more or less discharge from the nostrils. Simple treatment will usually
cuase a recovery in a majority of cases under the first and second varieties
Chlorate of potash put into a tumbler of water until no more will dissolve, is
the best remedy for home use in the early stages of the disease. But the advice
of a good physician should be sought on the appearance of the first symptoms of
this dangerous disease, as prompt measures are often necessary to save life.
SURE CURE FOR CROUP. --Boil pigs feet in water, without salt, and let it stand
over night; in the morning skim off the fat (which will be formed in a cake on
top), put in a tin pan, boil until all water is evaporated; bottle, and keep for
use. Give a tea-spoon every fifteen minutes on the appearance of the first
symptoms, and apply freely to chest and throat, rubbing well. A celebrated
physician says that a child can not have the croup if pigs feet oil is
administered at the first symptoms.
Or warm a tea-spoon with a little lard in it or goose grease; thicken with
sugar, and give it to the child; it may produce vomiting, which is always
desirable, thus breaking up the membrane that is forming. Apply lard or goose
grease to throat and chest, with raw cotton or flannel. Care should be taken,
removing only a small piece at a time of these extra wraps to prevent taking
MUSTARD PLASTER. --Mix with boiling water, vinegar, or white of an egg (the
latter is best when a blister is not wanted) to consistency the same as if for
the table. Some add a little flour when not wanted so strong. Spread on half a
thin muslin cloth, cover with the other half, or put on cloth, and put over it a
thin piece of gauze; apply, and when removed, wash the skin with a soft sponge,
and apply a little sweet cream or oil.
FOR RHEUMATISM. --(Internal remedy).--Three drams iodide of potash, dissolved in
one-half pint of hot water. Take a table-spoonful three times a day, and drink
lemonade at intervals between.
(External remedy). Liniment.--Two ounces tincture arnica, one ounce camphor, one
ounce belladonna, one ounce cannabis indica, one-half ounce aconite (if
neuralgia), one-half ounce oil hemlock, one-half ounce worm-wood, one-half ounce
sassafras (if there are humors), one-fourth ounce origanum, one-fourth ounce
tar, (if there are sores), one-fourth ounce cajeput, one eighth ounce
peppermint, one-fourth ounce chloroform, six ounces aqua ammonia. Wet a flannel
with this liniment, and rub the parts affected; or place the flannel over the
rheumatic part, and cover it with thick paper, and place near it a warm brick.
Immediate relief will be obtained.
REMEDY FOR PILES. --Mix a tea-spoon of sulphur with a tea-cup of milk, and take
twice a day, morning and night, until improvement takes place; then take
FOR SICK HEADACHE.--Whenever the symptoms are felt coming on, drink a cupful of
thoroughwort or boneset-tea.
CATARRH COLD. --Ten drops carbolic acid, and seven and a half each of iodine and
chloroform; heat a few drops over a spirit lamp in a test tube, holding the
mouth of the tube to the nostrils as soon as volatization is effected. Repeat
every two minutes, until the patient sneezes a number of times, when the
troublesome symptoms will disappear.--Scientific American
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