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This handbook for mothers uses the question and answer method. Its value to the mother may be judgd from the following illustration:
"264. What should be done when the baby has a cold in the head?
"At the onset give a cathartic: calomel (10 doses of one-tenth grain each at intervals of 10 minutes), castor oil or milk of magnesia. Give a hot bath, followed by a hot drink after 1 year (milk or lemonade), and put to bed, covering warmly with the object of promoting sweating. Vaseline or albolene (a few drops of the latter) may be put into the nostrils several times a day. The nose may be irrigated with a Seiler's tablet solution (one tablet to half a glassful warm water) morning and night, allowing repeated small quantities to run into each nostril, using a medicine-dropper and so tipping the head as to allow each instillation to
Care and Diet of Children.. Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(5):1200. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980050232020