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COMMON SKIN DISEASES OF CHILDREN


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COMMON SKIN DISEASES OF CHILDREN

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Of the hundreds of skin diseases, there are only about a dozen, aside the contagious fevers, which are very common among school children and young adults. The purpose of this article is to enlighten the elementary-school teacher with regard to the disorders that are most common. The descriptions, however, must not be regarded as complete. Whenever one of the skin diseases is discovered in the school, it is well to see that the affected child consults the school physician or other competent physician.

IMPETIGO CONTAGIOSA
PEDICULOSIS (LOUSINESS)
SCABIES ("THE ITCH")
RINGWORM OF THE SCALP
RINGWORM OF THE BODY
RINGWORM OF THE HANDS, FEET, CROTCH, AND ARMPITS
WARTS
ACNE VULGARIS
BOILS AND CARBUNCLES
HERPES SIMPLEX (COLD SORES)
ALOPECIA AREATA
PSORIASIS
DERMATITIS VENENATA
ECZEMA
SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS

TEACHER'S MANAGEMENT OF CASES

The teacher's problem is to now when to isolate pupils with skin lesions and when such isolation need not be insisted on. Of course, the safe procedure is to isolate all such pupils until a definite diagnosis has been made by a physician. Proper hygiene and cleanliness are good preventives of certain contagious skin disorders, and it is a part of the teacher's task to encourage these measures.

by Clark W. Finnerud (1929)

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