ImpetigoAn inflammatory skin complaint, marked by an eruption of pustules, which usually attacks the face round the nose and the mouth. It is considered to be of a microbic nature, but it always gets a footing on a skin that is low in natural immunity. The pustules have very thin crusts and appear in clusters, and once they have been seen they are easily recognized. Sores of a similar nature may sometimes accompany the serious chronic diseases, but this, of course, is determined by the general condition of the patient.
KeloidThe simpler kinds are formed by scar tissue, especially in relation to bad cases of acne that have been neglected. The more serious kinds involve the deeper tissues.
Leukoderma The skin shows white patches where there is deficient pigmentation. It is said to be hereditary, but very little is actually known about it. It is probably due to some deficiency in nutrition, and external treatment is of no value in its treatment. Everything should be done to restore the general health of the body and the skin.
MiliariaThis term is employed to denote the condition that is commonly called prickly heat. The sweat glands are obstructed and inflamed and feel slightly rough under the fingers. There is a good deal of discomfort and itching with this complaint, which usually responds to proper treatment.