This section is from the book "Smith's Family Physician", by William Henry Smith. See also: Natural Physician's Healing Therapies: Proven Remedies that Medical Doctors Don't Know.
These are miniature Carbuncles. They should be poulticed, and as soon as they show a head, should be opened with a lancet. Sometimes they come out in successive crops, one after another, for some time. They are frequently the result of living too much on salt food, and a deficiency of green vegetables.
Half a teaspoonful of Bicarbonate of Soda, taken three times a day, in a little water, and continued for a month or two, will always effect a cure; unless the patient lives in such a way as to counteract the effects of the medicine. He must confine himself to fresh meat, eat a fair proportion of vegetables; and abstain from pickles and vinegar.