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  1. Any of various diseases of the scalp.
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Historical Examples

  • It often succeeds in porrigo or scald-head when all other remedies have failed.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • 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