Bread and milk poultice
by Dorothy Carr
I grew up using a bread and milk poultice for things like ingrown toenails and boils or anything that got infected. As a mother of 7 I also used them on my children. My youngest son had stepped on something outside and got a little cut. We couldn't find anything in the cut but a couple days later the top of his foot was red. Poultice time!! The redness disappeared but a couple weeks later a finger tip size lump appeared on top of his foot. Whatever he stepped on was still in his foot and had worked its way to the top of the foot. We took him to a podiatrist and I told him the story. When I mentioned the poultice, he said, "WHERE did you come up with THAT?" I proudly said, "My Mother!" He said I'm lucky milk is pastuerized nowadays or it might have caused a worse infection. I don't agree.
Also my oldest son got bit by someone's dog and didn't want to go to the Dr. The wound was cleaned right away. The next night at church I noticed his hand was red and told myself we needed to put a poultice on it. Two night with a poultice and it was fine.
No matter what Drs. say, I believe poultices work.