Because you never know when you're going to get a bilious headache.
A child may frequently be relieved from worms by the administering of an injection. A little cinna is the principal remedy. It can be given in homeopathic doses prescribed by a physician, to great advantage.
FOR A COLD IN THE HEAD.
Camphor is the best remedy for the first symptoms. If there is nothing convenient but the ordinary spirits of camphor, put one or two drops upon a lump of sugar and dissolve the sugar in a tumbler half full of water, and give a teaspoonful every two hours.
The period of teething is one fraught with considerable danger to the infant. Teeth-cutting generally begins between the ages of five and seven months. It is indicated by redness, heat, and tenderness of the gums. Sometimes there is fever, fretfulness, disturbed sleep. More frequent discharges from the bowels.
General Treatment. When the gums are hot and swollen, and especially if there is determination of blood to the head, with twitching of the muscles, the gum should be lanced immediately over the tooth; this will generally relieve the symptoms. The child may be allowed to bite upon some hard substance, as an ivory ring.
Aconite may be given when there is much fever, with restlessness and pain; the child cries and starts.
TO CURE TOOTHACHE.
The worst toothache, or neuralgia coming from the teeth, may be speedily and delightfully ended by the application of a bit of clean cotton, saturated in a solution of ammonia, to the defective tooth. Sometimes the late sufferer is prompted to momentary laughter by the application, but the pain will disappear.
CURE FOR RHEUMATISM AND BILIOUS HEADACHE.
Finest turkey rhubarb, half an ounce; carbonate magnesia, one ounce; mix intimately; keep well corked in a glass bottle. Dose: One teaspoonful, in milk and sugar, the first thing in the morning; repeat till cured. Tried with success.
How did anyone survive the early nineteen hundreds? Seriously? Lance your baby's gums? What? No! No lancing!
Although, I kinda love the laughter-inducing toothache cure.