- Any of various diseases of the scalp.
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It often succeeds in porrigo or scald-head when all other remedies have failed.
Eczema and psoriasis, pityriasis, impetigo, and porrigo decalvans are forms of skin eruption seen.
To remove the scurf in porrigo furfurans, applied twice a day diluted with warm water.
It has been occasionally employed in medicine, chiefly externally in itch and porrigo, made into an ointment with lard.
There is favus or scall-head, called also “porrigo,” which has its primary seat in the hair follicles.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses
Mordecai Cubitt Cooke