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July 1947


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Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(1):111-112. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520070114013

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Tinea capitis is prevalent in preadolescent youngsters throughout many sections of the country. Most of the infections in the locality of San Jose, Calif., are of the Microsporum lanosum variety and in general respond well to local therapy.

In addition to the various local applications I have been prescribing shampooing of the scalp at frequent intervals, making use of the sulfur foam cloths put out by the Wyeth Company. I prescribe one shampoo each day for the first week and then one shampoo each third day for at least two more weeks. Although I have no figures to quote, it is my impression that the sulfur foam cloths are valuable when used in conjunction with other local therapy.

The use of the sulfur foam cloth makes possible the application of sulfur throughout the scalp in a convenient manner and permits treatment to the minute foci of infection which probably have

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