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February 16, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(7):232-234. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400840016004

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Treatment of Sycosis.  Dr. George Thomas Jackson, in summarizing the results of treatment in 22 cases, says:The first thing to be done is to open up the pustules and get rid of their contents. Epilation, soap frictions, and the use of the dermal curette all do this, and all proved beneficial—12 cases out of 14. After epilation or curetting, the chosen application should be made, whether as an ointment or oil.In acute cases where there is much pustulation, epilate or curette, and apply boric-acid ointment, or Lassar's paste with salicylic acid. Give one-tenth of a grain of calcium sulphide in fresh tablet triturates every one or two hours. If an acute outbreak of pustules occurs under it, stop it until a subsidence of the eruption takes place, and then begin again.In subacute cases where there is not so much pustulation, but more redness and the disease

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