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January 22, 1887

PERMANGANATE OF POTASH IN THE TREATMENT OF ECZEMA.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(4):92. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391290008002c
Abstract

In the Medical and Surgical Reporter, of July 11, 1885, I read the following in regard to "Permanganate Potash Baths:"

"In June, 1879, a well-developed child, of two years of age, was brought to Dr. Hüllman (Archiv. für Kinderheilk, Band vi, Heft 3), covered with eczema and impetigo. He had been sent from Berlin to Halle to try the baths there, but after three weeks he was worse instead of better. He was therefore prescribed an immersion-bath of permanganate of potash of the strength of fifteen grains to a pail of water, the child to remain in it until the fluid began to turn brownish. Fourteen days afterwards he was cured. Since then Dr. Hüllman has used the remedy both in adults and in children, and mostly with good effect. He has not confined its use to eczema, but has also employed it in prurigo, intertrigo, and the desquamating stage

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