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Try a bread poultice on an abscess, cyst, or a splinter. All you need is a slice of breads and 2 or 3 tablespoons of milk. Here’s how to make it:
Warm the milk in a small pan on low heat.
Turn off the stove, remove the pan from heat, and let it cool so it’s warm to the touch — not too hot.
Place the slice of bread in the pan and let it soften.
Stir the milk and bread to make a paste.
Apply the paste to the skin and leave on for 15 minutes.
Repeat two or three times a day.