Bread & Milk Poultice
(Paynesville, MN USA)
When I was a young girl I stepped on a rake & it almost went all the way thru my foot. I went to the ER that day & they cleaned it & dressed it. I did not get a tetanus shot because I had had one recently. When I went to see the family physician 2 or 3 days later, I had blood poisoning halfway up my leg. The Dr. told me to soak the foot in hot hot water & take antibiotics. My grandmother happened to be visiting at the time & she scalded some milk, put a slice of bread in it until it soaked up the milk, then put it on some cloth to make a poultice. We applied the poultice to my wounds & it drew out a lot of the infection each time we applied it. The blood poisoning was gone in a few days.