Common Diseases of the Skin; With Notes on Diagnosis and Treatment

Common Diseases of the Skin; With Notes on Diagnosis and Treatment

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...water to make up 6 ounces, can be used in a similar way. Scrubbing the part with spirits of green soap (sapo viridis 2 parts, alcohol 1 part) is a time-honoured remedy. Salicylic acid in the form of an ointment or dissolved in collodion, 20 to 60 grains to the ounce, also answers well. In making use of these remedies the frequency of application must be governed by the amount of inflammatory reaction they induce. Exposure to the Roentgen rays has not devorp of much value in our experience. MILIARIA Miliaria, commonly known as Prickly Heat or Flannel Rash, is an acute inflammatory disease produced by excessive sweating. It is met with at any time of year, but is more commonly seen in the summer time in those who are overclad, and at all times in those whose occupation exposes them to excessive heat. Children and young infants form a large proportion of the cases, as they perspire more readily than adults. The lesions consist of small, bright red papules or papulovesicles corresponding to the orifices of the sudiparous ducts. On its first appearance the inflammation is limited to the mouths of the ducts, and the intervening skin is unaffected, but it usually extends and renders the whole surface of a uniform, red colour, on which the papules stand out. The eruption usually covers a large part of the surface of the body but is apt to be more marked on the front and back of the upper part of the trunk. It lasts from a few days to a couple of weeks, and produces no symptoms but a sense of burning or tingling. The diagnosis is usually suggested by the conditions under which it occurs. In children it may at times give rise to a suspicion of scarlet fever, but the absence of the other symptoms, especially of the characteristic sore throat, will clear up...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552385
  • 9781236552389