Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fact of the Day: Kerosene Cough

Before modern medicine, people came up with some rather dangerous methods of remedies. Kerosene was a key ingredient to many of these, including a coughing remedy.  

14 comments:

  1. Yep, they sure had some rather nutso things made up

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  2. How true- I'm a family researcher and I have found some pretty sketchy "home grown" cure-alls for what ails ya. Heroin being one! Historical newspapers are full of ads for these crazy meds.

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  3. It is really amazing what we used to do...and what worked.

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  4. My grandmother used to wrap a kerosene soaked cloth around my mother's neck to 'draw the cold out'. Crazy.

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  5. What in the world??? Wow! Hugs...RO

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  6. oh no, hope nobody got poisoned.

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  7. Oh that doesn't sound good at all.

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  8. Hard to believe some of the things people did and still do. : )
    I wonder if it worked, I still have my nagging cough!!

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  9. Don't take that while smoking..

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