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WOBKING OFF SICKNESS. It is a mistake to suppose one can work off sickness. If you feel il), favor your body, and take the required rest which nature demanda. Don't eat without appetite. Your stomach will indicate when it is time to take food, and then it will be prepared to digest it. FOB THE TOOTHACHE. The application of the following remedy for the toothache is said to be effioacious in the most desperate oases, provided it be not connected with rlieumatism: Alum, reduced to an impalpable powder, two drachme; nitrous spirits ol ether, seven drachms; mix them welj and apply them to the tooth. TO STOP BITCEDING AT THE NOSE. The best remedy for bleeding at the nose, as given by Dr. Gleason in one oi his lectures, is the vigorous motion of the jaws, as if in the act of mastication. In the case of a child, a wad of paper should be blaced in its mouth, and the child instructed to chew it hard. It is the motion of the jaws that stops the flow of blood. This remedy is so very simple that many will feel inclined to laugh at it, but it has never been known to fail in a single instance, or even in very severe cases. ONE WAT OF PUBIFYING A SICK-EOOM. I would like to mention to any among your readers who have charge of invalids or delicate children, or who are not able to go out during the hot weather, that the air of the room may be much improved by hanging thick towels dipped in cold water, with a little vinegar added, to the open window-sash, so that the air passing through is refreshed with moisture end becomes easier to inhale. This is in imitation of a custom prevalent in Cnlcutta, where the matting is kept sprinkled on the sunny sides of the houses. A KEMEDX FOB WEAK EYES. A simple remedy for weak or sore eyes is recommended as follows : Get a cent cake of eider flowt rs at the druggist's, and steep in one gill of soft water - it must be steeped in bright tin or earthenware ; strain nicely, and then add three drops laudanum; bottle it tight, and keep in a cool place ; then use it as a wash, letting some of it get in the eyes. Follow this, and relief is certain. If the eye.3 are painful or much sore, make small, soft oompresses, wet in the mixture, and bind over the eyes at night. I can warrant the above as harmless and sure, having tried it in a ramber of cases where other skill and remedies had utterly failed. If the eyes are badly inflamed, nse it very freely ; and a tea made of eider flowers, and drank, will help cleanse the blood. Pure rook salt and water will strengthen your weak eres if you bathe them daily in it. I would earnestly advise you to avoid mixtures or washes containing mineral or other poisons. - Doctor. WHEN TO BATHE. According to a medical journal, bathing should always be avoided under the following circumstances, viz. : "Within two hours af ter a meal: when hausted by fatigue or any other cause; when the body is cooling after perspiration - the bath to be taken when the body is warm, provided no time is lost in getting inte the water. Bathing in the open air should be avoided altogether, if, after having been in the water a short time, there is a sense oí chilliness, with numbness of the hands and f eet. Vigorous and strong peisons may bathe early in the morning, on an empty stomach, but young persons and tlaose who are weak are safer in bathing three hours after a meal, the best time for such a bath bcing two or three hours after breakfast. Those who are subject to attacks of giddiness and faintness, and those who suffer from palpitation or other senise of discomfort at the heart, should not bathe without flrst eonsulting their medical adviser."


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