For Poison Ivy
Two heaping teaspoonfuls boric acid dissolved in a tumblerful of hot water, mop on the part affected, let dry without wiping, then apply zinc ointment. Twice or three times a day is sufficient.
For Ivy Poison
For Ivy Poison apply sweet oil or moistened baking soda
For Insect Stings
Apply weak amonia, oil, iodine, or salt water.
For a Rash
One teaspoon of Epsom Salt in half a glass of cold water. Apply freely.
Rub the irritated skin with castor oil with the finger tips. Relief is quick, often baby will fall asleep during the treatment. For adults take teaspoonful of flour in a glass of water. Repeat several timess a day until relieved. Hives are caused by too much acid in the blood and flour counteracts this.
Sick Room Hints
This section of the cookbook courtesy of the 1939 8th edition of the Willing Workers Cookbook.
Published at Sumneytown, PA by the Willing Workers Society. Folk remedies from almost 100 years ago.