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To the Editor.—
The great number of applications advised in the treatment for epidermophytosis proves that none can be depended on for uniform good results. About five years ago I started to experiment with an ointment consisting of the following: sulphur precipitate, drachm 1; salicylic acid, drachm ½ and zinc paste, ounce 1. The paste is relied on for drying, the salicylic acid for exfoliative and the sulphur for parasiticide effects. The diseased patches are vigorously scrubbed with soap once daily and the ointment rubbed in thoroughly twice daily. I was surprised at the consistent good and quick results of this method, and I have used it exclusively ever since. Dr. R. L. Sutton who tried it also praises it highly. I should be glad to hear the experience of others.
Schalek A. TREATMENT FOR EPIDERMOPHYTOSIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(2):295. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440080135015