The syrup should be used for inflammation of the tonsils; the gargle for inflammation of the fauces or pharynx.
In putrid cases, not only the syrup, but also the gargle will do good service.
The temperature of the gargle should be about 70°-75° Fahrenheit.
Gargle the mouth (teeth and gums) with a teaspoonful of this liquid, diluted with an equal quantity of rose-water.
When bad breath is occasioned by teeth, or any local cause, use a gargle consisting of a spoonful of solution of chloride of lime in half a tumbler of water.
If the throat is only reddened, a teaspoonful of chlorate of potash dissolved in a cupful of hot water and when cold used as a gargle and a teaspoonful of the solution swallowed at the same time every two hours is all that is necessary.
Make a solution of chlorate of potassa by dissolving one teaspoonful in a teacupful of hot water, and when cooled off, have the child gargleevery hour or two, and swallow a half to a teaspoonful of the solution at the same time.
You can make a tea of the common garden thyme and gargle or rinse your mouth and throat with it every half to one hour.
It is used as a gargle in sore mouth and throat in dose of a dram to a pint of water.
For sore throat, mouth and gumsgargle freely with the decoction.
It is also good as a gargle for tonsilitis and sore throat.
You can also put one teaspoonful of it in one-half glass of very hot water and gargle if you do not use it locally.
The cayenne pepper and honey gargle should also be kept ready mixed, and used when the first symptoms appear; or in a violent attack, a plaster of snuff and lard may be applied with benefit, keeping it on only a few minutes at a time.
Quince seeds dried, and boiling water poured on them, make a useful gargle for sore throat.
Gargle the throat frequently with a solution of a teaspoonful of salt in a pint of water, or thirty grains of chlorate of potash in a wineglass of water.
Water kept in a room over night is therefore unfit for drinking, and should not be used even to brush the teeth or to gargle in the throat.
Ma'sh rosemary is the gargle that I always use," said Miss Roxy; "it cleans out your throat so.
It is used to gargle the mouth with, either by itself, or diluted with water, as occasion may require.
Or take the green Leaves of a Plum-tree, or of Rosemary, and boil them in Lees of Wine or Vinegar; gargle the mouth with the Wine as hot as you can bear it, and repeat it frequently.
To tinge Vulnerary Water, put any quantity into a glass matrass, and infuse in it some bruised Cochineal; then filter the Vulnerary Water, and use it to gargle the mouth, after which the teeth are to be cleaned with Tooth Powder.
The Tincture is then filtred through paper, and used to gargle the mouth in the same manner as the Vulnerary-water.
Gargle the mouth with a little of this liquor every morning while necessary.
Gargle the mouth every night or morning, with a tea spoonful of this Tincture diluted with an equal quantity of Rose-water.
Diluted with 40 parts of water, it is used as a gargle or as a cleansing wash for diseased surface.
For ordinary ulcerated sore throat arising from cold, chronic inflammation of the part, or a low state of health, the best course will be to gargle the throat four or five times daily with either of the following gargles: 1.
A gargle containing a little hydrated sulphide of iron will instantly remove the metallic taste caused by putting a little corrosive sublimate into the mouth.
Dissolved in water, it forms a useful and pleasant cooling drink or gargle in fevers, sore throats, hoarseness, &c.
Has been used in the form of gargle and troches for sore throat (swallowing the latter may be dangerous).
The red sage, mixed with honey and vinegar, is used for a gargle in sore throats.
When the purgative effect has ceased, he gives cold drinks acidulated with lemons, limes, or hydrochloric acid, and every two hours a gargle composed of lime-water and milk.
An excellent gargle for general use is:-- Chloras Potass.
For bronchial trouble or bleeding at the lungs, gargle the throat often; but for general cleanliness, gargle a little every morning; for catarrh, not only gargle but snuff some up the nose.
Dilute in equal parts of water, and gargle every half hour in a severe case for the first three hours.
A very cold gargle or one as hot as can be held without burning is better than a tepid one.
When people around you have colds, avoid getting close to them, gargle often, take deep breaths of fresh air whenever possible, wash your hands often and keep them away from your nose and mouth.
Salt may be used as a gargle in the same way as soda, and even mixed with soda, also for enemas.
Use at least six separate mouthfuls each time you gargle, and hold long enough at the back of the throat for the gargle to reach every part.
A thoughtful mother teaches it while the child is well, and if the gargle is composed of raspberry vinegar and water, the lesson is learnt without tears.
Business men gargle daily to check colds and sore throat Why is Listerine to be found in the offices of a majority of American business men?
Why do they sometimes halt important meetings, to gargle with it?
An ordinary sore throat will be relieved by a gargle of sulphur and water--one tablespoonful to a glass of water, and use frequently.
In every family the flour of sulphur should be always kept ready for use, and at the appearance of irritation or cankered spots, a gargle should be given, or the powder blown through a paper tube directly into the throat.