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Archives a Century Ago
Sep 2011

Review of Dermatology and Syphilis

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SECTION EDITOR: MARK BERNHARDT, MD

Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(9):1022. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.258

THE JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS DISEASES VOL. XXIXSEPTEMBER, 1911NO. 9

Hot Air in Dermatological Therapeusis. R. LUTEMBACHER. Monde M éd., April, 1911.

The author discusses a therapeutic possibility to which very little attention has been paid —the use of superheated air at varying temperatures in the treatment of certain skin affections.

When used at low temperatures (140 ° F.) as a prolonged douche, it has a pronounced effect on painful manifestations and pruritus, vulvar and anal pruritus being relieved after other methods had failed. At a temperature of 140 °-176 ° F., it produces hyper æmia with consequent stimulation of indolent conditions.

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