A scurfy state of the scalp. A certain amount of scaling is natural; it is only when it becomes excessive that it constitutes disease.
General Treatment.-When the crust is thick it may be removed by anointing with lard at night and washing with a weak solution of soda in the morning. It must not be removed forcibly.
Medicines.-(To be given night and morning.)
When dark or dirty-looking, with offensive odour, red under the crust; itching. (When Sulphur is given internally a mild sulphur ointment (one part of official Sulphur Ointment to three parts Linguentum cetacci) may be applied at night and washed off in the morning.).