1) Use vinegar and a flat iron (not an electric iron). The iron is heated until it is hot
enough to vaporize the vinegar, and is then covered with some wool fabric,
which is moistened with vinegar and applied at once to the painful spot.
The application may be repeated two or three times a day. As a rule, the
pain disappears in twenty-four hours, and recovery ensues at once.
2) Take full grown cucumbers and put them into a pot with a little salt. Then put the pot over a slow fire, where it should remain for about an hour. Then take the cucumbers out of the pot and press them. The juice from the cucumbers must be put into bottles, corked up tight, and placed in the cellar, where they should remain for about a week. Then wet a flannel rag with the liquid and apply it to the parts affected.
Clipart of vinegar courtesy of http://etc.usf.edu/clipart, FCIT.