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- Poultices of (a) bread and water
(b) bread squeezed out of boiling milk
(c) a white turnip
(d) a roasted potato.
These were used to bring the boil to a head and burst it, then plasters of melted beeswax on brown paper or soap and sugar mixed with boiled milk were applied to draw them.Tras-scríofa ag duine dár meitheal tras-scríbhneoirí deonacha.
- 1. A man with a white horse was supposed to have a cure for this. When children in a house had whooping cough, a parent or relative watched for a man having a white horse and addressed him thus "Man of the white horse, will you tell me what will cure the chin cough?" Anything the man suggested was supposed to be effective.
2. Donkeys' milk given to children to drink cures the chin cough.Tras-scríofa ag duine dár meitheal tras-scríbhneoirí deonacha.