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To cure ringworm on children take some chewing tobacco and
mix with petroleum jelly and place this on the rash. It should
be approximately one week before any results are noticeable.

Submitter comment: Informant states that she tried this on her daughter who
contacted ringworm from playing in the sand.

James Callow comment: Puckett, Ohio recommends curing ringworm with "strong tobacco
leaves" (no. 11126), "saliva from a man smoking a cigar" (11127),
and "nicotine juice from a pipe" (11128), but with no admixture
of vaseline or any other ingredient.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Laurel

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 00-00-1951

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