Chapter 4 - Skin Diseases
Introduction to Skin Diseases
Congestive Inflammation of the Skin
Measles
Scarlet Fever
Smallpox Vaccination
Smallpox Illustration
Smallpox Variola
Varioloid
Chicken Pox
Image of Erysipelas & Inflammatory Blush
Cow Pox
Erysipelas
Nettle Rash
Rose Rash
Inflammatory Blush
Watery Pimples
Eczema and Salt Rheum
Shingles
Itch
Rupia
Pemphigus
Mattery Pimples
Crusted Tetter
Papulous Scall
Scaly Eruptions
Leprosy
Psoriasis
Pityriasis
Dry Pimples
Lupus
Warts and Corns
Mother's Marks
Nerves of the Skin
Color of the Skin
Disorders of the Sweat Glands
Disorders of the Oil Glands and Tubes
Barber's Itch
Disorders of the Hair and Tubes
Lice
BedBugs
Freckles
Corns
Bunions
Dandruff
Baldness
Gypsy Moth and Brown Tail Moth
Red Nose

4.21 Pemphigus

Pemphigus. Pompholix.

THE, first of these terms is from the Greek, and means a bubble; the second, pompholix, is from the same language, and means a water bubble. This is still more applicable to the disease in hand, which consists, in fact, in the raising up of the scarf skin in the shape of bubbles, containing a watery fluid. These bubbles are just like common blisters. They vary from the size; of a split pea to that of a hen's egg. They rise up very rapidly, and break in two or three days, leaving a raw surface which soon becomes covered by a thin crust.

Treatment. Similar to that for Rupia, with the addition of iodide of potassium (140), and applying the stick nitrate of silver to the whole surface of the ulcer, and a short distance beyond it on all sides, or the ointment (176). See treatment for syphilis.

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