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Boils or Infections

1 Part hog lard (pure lard at The store)
2 Parts quinine (from drug store)
Pure lard; more if needed
Sterilized square of old sheet

Use a teaspoon hog lard mixed with 2 teaspoons quinine. Use more pure lard if needed to spread the salve easily.

Poulice: Sterilize a square cut from an old sheet with a hot iron. Spread salve over entire square and put it over the red area on the skin. Wrap loosely with a bandage to keep in place. Leave poultice on infected area overnight. Apply a second poultice, if needed.

Boils: Put a piece of very fat bacon or salt pork on the boil. Tie or strap it down. The infection will be drawn.

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