When a tooth has been pulled, or in an infant, the gums have been freely lanced, sometimes considerable bleeding will occur. If from a tooth, a plug of cotton may be dipped in creosote, or tincture of chloride of iron, and pressed into the bleeding cavity with the end of a bodkin or darning-needle. Ice may be applied to too freely bleeding gums, or they may have put against them a soft rag with alum-water or a solution of tincture of chloride of iron.