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BALD PATCHES. (Alopecia Areata)





Category: Diseases of The Skin

These appear rather suddenly. They are
circular bald patches which may appear on any hairy part of the body, but
more frequently on the scalp. It is considered a chronic trouble, but
tends to final recovery.



Cause. Occurs usually between the ages of ten and forty. It may be from a
parasite.

PHYSICIANS' TREATMENT. Cod-liver oil, elixir quinine, iron and strychnine
one dram three times daily. Arsenic, Fowler's solution, four drops three
times daily.

Local Treatment. Stimulating remedies, like sulphur, tar, tincture of
cantharides, capsicum, in various strength in combination such as given
for baldness. In old persons it may become permanent.





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