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Looking for oldtime cure
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James    Posted 08-27-2004 at 15:42:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Does anyone know an old fashioned oldtime cure, for the treatment & relief, of a large carbunkle{boil?} located on the back of the neck, about the size of a ping pong ball. It has become imflammed & hot towels & Porters old time salve have no affect on it. Without insurance or a job, I was wondering if there was another alternative to fixing it myself, w/o doctor intercession..? Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks, James in CT.

marie    Posted 01-26-2009 at 06:53:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would like to see sulfur and cream of tartar
tablets come back on the market.

My mother gave us these tablets for boils.
She used to say that when you had boils it
reflected a problem with our blood.

Linda    Posted 06-10-2009 at 09:21:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
For Cream of Tartar and Sulphur tablets, go to

d.w.weeks    Posted 04-14-2009 at 20:49:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
an old time cure for these things was making a poltice from the inside of a cactus plant,and placing it over the boil,taping it into place and resting comfortably while this thing did its would soften and shrink it into coming out cleanly.good luck

joyce    Posted 11-30-2008 at 20:08:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I shop at the Vermont Country Store online for hard to find old-fashioned remedies. I am also looking for a solution to a similar skin issue, and I have searched their site.

I suggest that anyone looking for the Sulfur and Tartar Cream tablets also make a request to them by going to their site and clicking on the bottom "Suggest a Product" link.

Fortunately, we still live a supply and demand world, and if enough of us request it from companies like this one, then we will be able to find it.


joyce    Posted 11-30-2008 at 20:08:20       [Reply]  [No Email]

uncle Billy    Posted 08-29-2004 at 09:42:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
when I was a youngin used to get them , most likely from drinkin out of the cow pee mud holes.
don't know if you can still buy them, but if you can find'em "sulfur & cream of tartar" tablets will work. just chew a couple a day for a week or so.

Vel    Posted 02-19-2006 at 21:39:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was looking for the oldtime sulfur tablets with cream of tartar on one side. You used to buy them in the older drug stores. They are tablets and you just suck them and they would take care of several different things. Thanks

Reba Bennett    Posted 02-08-2006 at 19:54:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
PLEASE !!!! If anyone knows where you can buy sulfur and cream of tartar tablets let me know. I have been looking forever, they are the best remedy in the world to give dogs for hot spots. My parents also fed them to us when we were younguns to keep us from getting infected mosquito bites during the summer. I would love to locate some to use now in my dog kennel.

Sarah    Posted 06-16-2009 at 15:02:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Red Arrow Lemon Cream of Tartar with Sulfur can be found at or call them at 940-382-1849. At site, there is a search by product in middle of home page. Scroll down to Red Arrow Lemon Cream of Tartar. All Red Arrow product will pop up - the Lemon Cream of Tartar will be listed 2nd (have to scroll down a bit).

Rebecca    Posted 09-02-2007 at 07:15:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am also looking for cream of tartar and sulphur tablets. Please let me know if anyone has an idea of where to find them. Thanks

Dave P    Posted 05-26-2009 at 20:36:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I too am one that would love to find sulfur and cream of tarter tabs. When I was in the Army stationed at Fort Hood, TX back in the early 70's, we used to take one a day to prevent chiggers,tiny almost invisible bugs that burrow under your skin causing great itching and eventually sores like a mosquito bite. I found out soon that they had the added benefit of preventing mosquito bites as well. Mosquitos didn't like me for several years, even after I had stopped taking them (they like me now though).

Dawn Y    Posted 06-09-2009 at 22:42:09       [Reply]  [Send Email] has Red Arrow Lemon & Cream of Tartar
with Sulfur Wafers.

Unfortunately for me, they use an artificial sweetener, Sunnett(Ace-
K) so I'm looking into taking the real stuff!

Carl G    Posted 06-09-2009 at 05:52:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had the "boils" that several people have expanded on when I was 18. They are a staph infection that circulates through out the body via the blood stream. They are very infectious and very contagious so be careful. The conpamy that manufactured them went out back in the 70's and the only way to get them is to have a Dr's perscription for a compound made and then "find" a pharmacy that makes compounds

Sandra King    Posted 05-25-2008 at 08:44:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just curious about the sulfur cream of tartar tablets that my mother gave us kids when we were small. Are they still available???

Joqueta Wilson    Posted 09-13-2008 at 14:49:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am also looking for Sulphur cream of tartar. I took it back in the early 1950's and it was good stuff. It was probably too good and the Doctors weren't making enough money on it....

ROSELLA    Posted 11-01-2007 at 13:26:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am also looking for sulphur and cream of tartar pills. We took them spring and fall and never had impetigo. We live on the mississippi gulf coast and since Katrina my grandkids are always getting sores and i really need some.

Christine    Posted 10-03-2007 at 13:23:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would love to find the sulfer and cream of tartar tablets. My dad told me that when he got out of the navy in the early 60's, he would eat those to stop smoking cigerettes. His lady friend said that she talked to someone at a pharmacy , who remembered them, and was told that they don't make them anymore. I'm still hoping that I can find some on the internet.

Dianna Schmeling    Posted 08-27-2006 at 16:38:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cream of tartar & sulfur tablets, did you ever find anyone who still sold these tablets? I live in Ga and can not go outside in the summer without getting bit by misquetos. That was the only thing that would keep them off of me. Now my son is the same way. I have found Sulfur soap from Mexico for .99 each but makes you smell bad so it don't workas good. Please responde if you can,Thanks for your time.

LIN    Posted 12-12-2006 at 06:46:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Jan    Posted 03-25-2008 at 03:39:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have been looking for these tablets also. I checked a Target Drug store in North Carolina who looked them up but couldn't order them. Target Drug sent me to WallGreen's Pharmacy. Walgreen's pharmacy couldn't even look them up although they had a broader inventory than the Target Pharmacy. There was no NDN number for the tablets, therefore Walgreens could not order them. It appears the rememdy is very old and no one makes them anymore. I did learn from my grandmother that a tsp of table/orgnic sulfur in the morning with several glasses of water throughout the day will do just as well. also, you can mix 1 tsp of sulfur with one tsp of cream of tartar and add enough Maple syrup (grade B) for consistency if you don't have the tablets. This works just as well as the tablets. This remedy is good for most all skins disorders.

Stephanie    Posted 01-02-2008 at 08:56:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am also looking for these cream of tartar and sulfur tabs. My son in law has terrrible reoccurances of carbunkles (boils). He needs some relief! Please, any info would be greatly appreciated.

gary stephenson    Posted 10-27-2006 at 07:41:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hi,there try one part vanilla extract to nine parts water in a srray bottle,for bug bites.

goatmantobe    Posted 08-28-2004 at 16:40:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Look in U'r community for a Free Clinic they should be able to give free medical help & U would prevent problems later good luck.

candi    Posted 08-28-2004 at 07:20:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My Grandparents used to use a product called Wonderful Dream Brand Salve for man or beast
worked on everything Smells terrible but it
works Once used it on a lame horse with a small punchure wound and this stuff drew out a small stick that had been in bedded in her leg
Good Luck
Its hard to fine sometimes you have to order it from the druggist if you can't fine it on the counter

candi    Posted 08-28-2004 at 07:20:02       [Reply]  [No Email]

Apollo    Posted 08-28-2004 at 04:20:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Friend, even without insurance, there is medical treatment available. Go get it looked at by someone who knows what they are doing. Think about it-someone here actually told you to put cow cr@p on it. Sheesh!

Apollo    Posted 08-28-2004 at 04:20:31       [Reply]  [No Email]

Dianne Tichansky    Posted 09-11-2006 at 20:57:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Years ago I also used Wonderful Dream salve, good for man or beast and it worked for drawing out slivers or if you had an infection in your hand or whatever. It did smell really bad, but it did what it was supposed to do. The last time I found it was probably 20 years ago in Roseville, Michigan and I did have to ask the pharmacist for it. That pharmacy is gone and no one knows what I'm talking about when I ask for it. If anyone has a name of a place I can get it, that would be great! Thanks.

AMANDA    Posted 09-21-2006 at 21:03:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Robert    Posted 06-24-2008 at 17:14:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
its called Iodex special order at Walgreens

Artist1018    Posted 09-09-2005 at 06:38:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I called the Wonderful Dream Salve company and a machine message said that the salve was no longer available.
If ANYONE can locate some of the product, please let me know. I will be glad to reimburse you for the cost, inclcuding shipping.

joann    Posted 07-20-2009 at 17:48:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i am also looking for the cream of tartar and sulfur wafers/tablets???? my mother gave us these tabs to purify our blood when we would get a sore or fungus on us.i have been to a lot of drugstores and evry one says this is something thats 40 years old and cant be found in stores but try the if you find them please put it on the internet for all to see and i'll do the might try a health food store.

BUTCH    Posted 11-16-2007 at 08:23:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
To find something close to wonderful dream salve here is the site: They are a mail order house.The name of the salve is DRAW OUT small tube is 3.95 plus shipping. Thats the killer 9.95 if you get one or three? With a 30day money back opt. I ordered some on 11,16,07 U P S They also have a 800# you can call

Bob G    Posted 10-22-2005 at 09:32:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am also looking for this salve. I you receive any responses please advise.

One tin has lasted over 20 years but it has run out.

~Lenore    Posted 08-28-2004 at 14:49:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Apollo, when a body asks about old time cures.....
there is not a bit a telling what will be offered up. LOL

I was just surprised no one suggested kerosine and duct tape!
I understand that was an old time cure for everything.

~Lenore    Posted 08-28-2004 at 14:49:43       [Reply]  [No Email]

fredo.    Posted 08-27-2004 at 18:56:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
cow manure poltice.

fredo.    Posted 08-27-2004 at 18:56:51       [Reply]  [No Email]

bob    Posted 08-27-2004 at 17:05:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Years ago I had two at different times and i heated a pop bottle and put over boil and it would pull on it with the vacumn created. some times it took many times but it would pull core out in a while . just be carefull you don,t burn yourself I don,t pretend to be a dr but would like to help you in sitation

Hope this ...    Posted 08-27-2004 at 15:48:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
can help you....


George in TX    Posted 08-27-2004 at 16:48:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife has cut my hair for many years now but way back when, many years ago, ... I went to a professional barber for a haircut. The old geezer was probably older than Clipper is now and a whole lot balder, if that's possible. What the flying heck do bald barbers know about cutting hair anyway? Sorry, I digress.

I had a pea sized "something" under the skin on the side of my neck down about the lower beard line. Each time I went to this barber he'd lay a towel on my shoulder, pinch the skin on my neck under this "something" and squeeze a bunch of yellow gooky stuff out of it. He never mentioned it and acted like it was part of the job he was supposed to do. And I never thought to ask what it was. I was pretty young and dumb then. SHADDUP CLIPPER!

Some years later I asked my doctor about it. He took a look and said it was probably an epidermal cyst. I think that translates to an ingrown hair. He said it was nothing to really worry about but if I wanted it removed because I didn't like the way it looked or if it bothered me shaving he could take it out with no problem.

I finally decided I'd be better off without it than with it and had the doc remove it in a very simple cut and stitch operation as an outpatient. I'm glad I talked to the doc about this as it could have been something much worse than a simple cyst.

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Pfffffftttttt.......    Posted 08-27-2004 at 17:04:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whut that "perfessional barber" didn't tell ya wuz dat he wuz squeezin yer brains out you old Geritol Junkie......:^)

Clipper :^)

Shana Frank    Posted 11-21-2007 at 02:18:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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George in TX    Posted 08-27-2004 at 17:23:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that's the Clipper I know and love.

Oh My Gawd! Did I just say I loved Clipper? Warsh my mouth out with lye soap and send me into the corner wearing a dunce cap.

I can't believe I said that. I must have had a couple too many - I'm pouring out the last half of my beer and going to bed. SHEEZH!

Well goooolllllleeeeeee..    Posted 08-27-2004 at 18:16:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dang George I didn't know you could mix dat Geritol wit beer.....killin two boids wit one stone is keerful tho...member last time ya done that Texas Red hadda make a mergency run ta WalMart and git ya a truckload of dem heavy duty Pampers!!! :^)

Catch ya on the light side later pal...:^)


toolman    Posted 08-27-2004 at 16:21:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
or a night at the saloon could help , that is if fern left any of that

Maritza Strong    Posted 11-21-2007 at 00:14:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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Burrhead    Posted 08-27-2004 at 16:38:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you can catch it before it gets too big just prick it and start putting regular condensed tomato paste on it and cover it with gauze morning and night til it quits draining.

When my son started getting a boil his doctor used tomato paste. I was amazed with all the meds available that he used .

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