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annxyzz
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Anyone remember medicinal kerosine ? I have older friends who say their Moms/ Grandmas used a medicinal kerosine for parasites or worms.

I have read a bit about it and wondered if anyone has memories or info .

I am not advocating swallowing something dangerous , but do believe that kerosine was used medicinally for years . It was also used with bubonic plague in my history reading .

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Maybe they used it externally?

I doubt anyone would live to tell of ingesting it. It can be fatal.

I heard they used it to "WASH THEIR HAIR" centuries ago in the days of knights on horseback and all - when they only bathed a couple times a year and did not consider it necessary. (Oy,Vey, eh?)

Not sure that is true but a high school teacher told us that (decades ago).

My grandmother raised cattle. She would never have used kerosine even with the cows. She had safer methods.

A few interesting links of "history" or folk tales comes up with a Google search, though.
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BTW, this summer, my state had a case of bubonic plague. The poor man suffered terribly for a long time - lost many digits but pulled through after a harsh battle.

Fleas are not our friends. And fleas love mice and mice love woodpiles. So, wood for fires can be risky. But ticks can also wind up in wood piles as they also like to befriend mice.
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