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April 1956


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Delavan, Wis.

AMA Arch Derm. 1956;73(4):387. doi:10.1001/archderm.1956.01550040081016

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To the Editor: Eczematous contact-type dermatitis may be found in unusual locations under uncommon circumstances. The treatment depends on the success of the detective work which permits of elimination of the cause. Such a situation was seen in the case of a farmer who noticed an itchy, red, scaling patch of the left cheek. The border of the patch merged gradually into the normal skin; there was no central clearing. The history was finally elicited that the farmer rested that portion of his cheek against the posterior flank of his cows when adjusting the milking machine. The dermatitis cleared in a week with the use of a bland ointment and avoidance of this habit. The moral which can be drawn is that milking should not be done cheek to cheek.

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