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MOTHERS' REMEDIES for Toothache, Dry Salt and Alum for

Category: Digestive Organs

1. "Equal parts.
Take common salt and alum. Mix and pulverize these together, wet a small
piece of cotton and cause the mixture to adhere to it and place in the
hollow tooth. At first a sensation of coldness will be produced, which
will gradually disappear, as will the toothache. This is an excellent
remedy and should be given a trial by any person suffering with this

2. Toothache, Oil of Cloves Quick Relief for. "If the tooth has a cavity
take a small piece of cotton and saturate with oil of cloves and place in
tooth, or you may rub the gum with oil of sassafras." These are both good
remedies, and will often give relief almost instantly.

3. Toothache, Home-Made Poultice for. "Make a poultice of a slice of
toast, saturate in alcohol and sprinkle with pepper and apply externally.
This will give almost instant relief."

4. Toothache, Clove Oil and Chloroform for. "Clove oil and chloroform,
each one teaspoonful. Saturate cotton and apply locally."

5. Toothache, Sure Cure for.

"Peppermint water 1/2 ounce
Nitre 1/4 ounce
Chloroform 1 dram
Ether 1 dram
Oil of mustard 10 drops

Remark: This remedy will give relief where all others fail. Not only
for toothache, but for neuralgia pains in any part of the body, apply
with cloth moistened and lay on the parts affected. Continue until

6. Toothache, Salt and Alum Water for. "Fill a bottle of any size half
full of equal parts of pulverized alum and salt, then fill up the bottle
with sweet spirits of nitre. Shake and apply it to the tooth and gums.
Apply it freely, as there is nothing to hurt or injure you."

7. Toothache, Oil of Cinnamon for. "A drop of oil of cinnamon will
frequently relieve very serious cases of toothache. Apply to the tooth
with a little cotton. This will at least give temporary relief until you
can see your dentist and have the tooth treated."

8. Toothache, Reliable Remedy for. "Chloroform, clove oil, alcohol, one
half ounce of each. Mix together and saturate a piece of cotton and place
it in the tooth. This is sure to give relief."

9. Toothache, From Decayed Teeth. "If the tooth is decayed take a small
piece of raw cotton, saturate with chloroform and place in cavity."


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