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Nearly eveiy person knowa v. nat to o in case of injury or suddea Hiekness, but it oiteu happeng that under the excitement attending such circumstanees they become confused, and forget all they know about it. The following suggestions might be pasted up on the inside of the closet or book-case door where they could be referred to promptly : For stomach cramps ginger ale, or a half-teaspoonf ui of the tincture of ginger in a half-glass of water in which half a teaspoonful of soda has beendisaolved. Swallowing saliva of ten relieves sour stomach. Hot, dry flannel, applied as hot as possible, for neuralgia. Whooping-cough paroxysms are relieved by breathingthe fumes of turpentiue 01 carbolic acid. For cold in the head nothing is better than powdered borax snuffed up the nostrils. A strong solution of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) taken írequently h; a reliable remedy for diarrheal Uoubles, particularly those ariaing from acidity of the storaach. ív HKuiiuiig umuiuie ioi poison uy Llevv, poison-oak, ivy, etc, is to takea liandfulof quicklime.dissolve in water; let it stand half an hour, then paint the poisonod parts witli it. Three or four applications will never fail in the most aggravated cases. If cbildren do nót thrlve 011 ftesh milk, it sliould be boiled. Powdored resin is the best thing to stop bloeding from cuts. After the powder ia sprinkled on, wrap the wound v.itli a soft colton cloth. A-. : ion as the wound begins to fel [everish, keej) the cloth wet vvith cold water. For butus, sweet oil and cotton aro Din standard remedies. If they are not at hand snrinkle the -- ■ w ■ i t" V1UU burned part witta iour, and wrap loosely with a soft cloth. Don't remove tbe dressing until tlie inflauiniation ' sides, hs il Wil! break tlie new skin that is forming. For nose-bleeding, bathe ihe face and neck with oold water. If an artery is severed, lie a small oord or handkerchief tightly above it. For bilious colic, soda and ginger in hot water. ]t may bc, taken freely. Broken limbs should be placed in natural positions and the patiënt kept quiet until tlie snrgeon arrivés. Nervous spasms are usually relieved by a little salt taken into the mouth and allowed to dissolve. Hemorrhages of the lungs or stomach are promptly checked by small doses of salt. The patiënt s-hould be ■ kept as quiet as poasible. Sloeplessness caused by too much blood in the head may be overeóme by applying a cloth wet with cold water to tbe back of the neck. Wind colic is promptly relieved by peppermint essence taken in a little warm water. For small children it may be sweetened. Paregoric is also good. Chlorate of potash dissolved in water is a standard remedy for sore throat, particularly if the throat feels raw. Tickling in the throat is best re lieved by a gargle of salt and water. Indigestión is the proliflc cause of colics, diarrhea, headaehes, constipation and many diseases of the bladder. Food that is not digested, fermente and becoines powerfully acid, causing irritation and iuttanrmatkm wherever it touches. Many fevers are caused by it. PepBin is the best remedy, if taken iminediately after oatin. If pepsin is not taken; the acidity should be controlled by bicarbonato of soda or potash. Sickuess of the stomach is most promptly relieved by drinking a teacupful of hot soda ana water. If it brings the offending matter up all the better. A teaspoonf ui of grouud mustard iu a cup of warm water is a prompt aud reliable emetic and should be resorted to in cases of poisoning or cramps of the stomach f rom over ating. Fains in the side are most ly relieved by the applioation of mustard. Spraius and bruisès cali for au application of the tincture of árnica. Avoid purgativos and strong physics, as they not only do no good, hut are positively hurtful. Pilis may relieve for the time, but they seldom cure. The pill-takers' latter end is always worse than his first condition. Stomach bitters are a snare, and only créate n tlesire for stimulants. Eat only such things as agree with y on, and not too much at a time. By heeding the warniugs of your stomach many doctor's bilis, and even undertakers'too, may be avoided. Shun feasts and big feeds. Give children plenty of milk and bread, Graham or oatmeal crackers, and good, ripe fruit. They will not oiily thrive on this diet but keep healthy. In every house there should be a little nook in which a few simple remedies are kept. Aniong thern should be extract of ginger, Dover's pewder, peppermint, chlorate of potash, bicarbouate of soda, sweet oil, paregoric, camphor, árnica, a bottle of pure whisky, cottou, old muslin for bandages, some sticking-plaster, a box of ground mnstard and some ready-made mustard piasters. Always striko a light when you go to get any of these in the dark, and be sure you have the right one.


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