Old Wrinkly's Cures for Common Illnesses is a list of remedies for common illnesses written by Old Wrinkly. It appears in Book 4, How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse.


Old Wrinkly's Cures for Common Illnesses is presented when Hiccup takes an ill Fishlegs to see Old Wrinkly. Fishlegs is congested, weak, feverish, and has bouts of his berserker tendency emerging at improper times.



Stuff a small carrot up each nostril to stop a running nose. Remember to breathe through MOUTH.
  — Book 4  

Upset Stomach

Drink a cupful of live earwigs. The insects will attack the germs in your small intestine and eat them. Probably.
  — Book 4  

Chicken Pox

Paint the spots with Old Wrinkly's soothing lotion of Runny Seagull Poo. This will relieve the itching. It will also cause your friends to stay away from you, thus protecting them from infection.
  — Book 4  

Headache with Temperature

Old Wrinkly's tasty medicine of sheep mucus and dead flies wrapped in cobwebs will soon have the patient bouncing out of bed.
  — Book 4  


Pray to Thor. Nobody knows what to do with a virus.*

*Interestingly, 1,500 years later, medical science has advanced to such and extent, that we still don't know what to do with a virus.
  — Book 4  

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