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Arabs bathe their children in salt and water.
Soreness or Chafe on any part of the body, powder pipe clay.
Failure to Make Water.-—Make a tea of beaten watermelon, pumpkin, or flax seed tea; give a little.
Groin Hernia.—Keep the child lying down as much as possible, and do not let it cry. If the rupture does not heal itself; apply a pitch plaster. If this fails call in a physician and have it made under the direction of an experienced physician. Note. Groin rupture can be cured if taken in season. Push in the protruding bowel, and while lying down apply the plaster.
Cure for Diarrhea.—Cut up a dozen green persimmons with 1 ounce of red wood bark ; boil these in a pint of water until reduced to 1-2, then add 1 ounce gum arabic and 1-2 pound of white sugar. Boil this mixture with a teaspoonful of syrup from blackberry preserves (if the preserves have not fermented), stew down to a stiff syrup, sift coarse white sugar in a clean sheet of white paper and drop the candy on it in the shape of lozenges. Let the patient eat 3 or 4 a day. Drink gum arabic water and toast water.
Cholera Medicines.—When the premonitory symptom is diarrhea, use as recommended. Chalk mixture, 1 ounce, 10 or 15 grains aromatic confection, 3 to 15 drops tincture of opium. To be repeated every 3 or 4 hours, or oftener, if the attack be severe, until the looseness is stopped.
An Excellent Washing Fluid.—Three tablespoonfuls each of soda and spirits of camphor to 2 pints of salt water put into a bottle, and before using shake it well; to 3 cups of soft soap add 4 tablespoonfuls of the mixture, make suds of warm water and the fluid, soak the clothes in it for 30 minutes, then with the same quantity of fluid and soap make another suds, and boil the clothes in it for 1-4 hour, then rinse them in 2 waters.
Washing Fluid.—One-half pint of spirits of turpentine, 1-4 lb. of sal soda in water, 1-2 gallon of soft soap ; make 1 gallon of fluid; 1-2 pint makes enough for one washing.
Belgium Washing Fluid.—In Holland they use 1-2 pound of powdered borax in 10 gallons water; very little soap is needed. Borax water should be on every toilet stand.
Fig Leaf tea, to Stiffen Black Calicoes.—After washing the article through 3 warm waters, rinse it in the fig-leaf tea; when nearly dry, fold, let it remain an hour and iron immediately. Ox gall sets dark colors well. One tablespoonful to a gallon of water,