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528 HEALTH-SUGGESTIONS.

the ear, stop the ear tight with cotton, and repeat every hour or two. If matter should form in the ear, make a suds with castile soap and warm water, about 100 F., or a little more than milk warm, and have some person inject it into the ear while you hold that side of your iiead the lowest. If it does not heal in due time, inject a little car- bolic acid and water in the proportion of one drachm of the acid to one, pint of warm water each time after using the suds.

CROUP.

CROUP, it is said, can be cured in one minute, and the remedy is simply alum and sugar. Take a knife or grater and shave off. in small particles about a teaspoonful of alum; then mix it with twice its amount of sugar, to make it palatable, and administer it as quickly as possible. Almost instantaneous relief will follow. Turpentine is said to be an excellent remedy for croup. Saturate a piece of flannel and apply it to the chest and throat, and take inwardly three or four drops on a lump of sugar.

Another remedy. Give a teaspoonful of ipecacuanha wine every few minutes, until free vomiting is excited.

Another recipe said to be most reliable : Take two ounces of the wine of ipecac, hive syrup four ounces, tincture of bloodroot two ounces. Mix it well.

Dose for a child one year old, five to ten drops ; two years, eight to twelve drops; three years, twelve to fifteen drops; four years, fif- teen to twenty drops; five years, twenty to twenty-five drops, and older children in proportion to age. Repeat as often as shall be nec- essary to procure relief. If it is thought best to produce vomiting, repeat the dose every ten or fifteen minutes for a few doses.

BURNS AND SCALDS.

A PIECE of cotton wadding, spread with butter or sweet oil, and bound on the burn instantly, will dra\v out the pain without leaving a scar; also a handful of flour, bound on instantly, will prevent blis- tering. The object is to entirely exclude the air from the part affected. Some use common baking-soda, dry or wet, often giving instant relief, withdrawing the heat and pain. Another valuable remedy is to beat the yellow of an egg into linseed oil, and apply it with a feather on the injured part frequently. It will afford ready relief and heals with

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