Scabies

Figure 21-1. Scabies. (Hoechst-Roussel Pharmaceuticals)

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Figure 21-1. Scabies. (Hoechst-Roussel Pharmaceuticals)

Figure 21-2. The female of the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. The small, oval, black body near the anal opening is a fecal pellet. Proximal to it is a vague, much larger, oval, pale-edged mass—an egg. (Dr. H. Parlette)

Scabies is usually more prevalent in a populace ravaged by war, famine, or disease, when personal hygiene becomes relatively unimportant. However, there are unexplained cyclic epidemics of this parasitic infestation. In the 1970s and 1980s such a cycle plagued Americans. In normal times scabies is rarely seen except in schoolchildren, among the elderly in nursing care centers, or in poorer populations under crowded conditions. It can be a sexually transmitted disease.

Fight Acne

Fight Acne

I am sure that every one of you is familiar with acne. Almost all of us got this skin disorder, right? Well, technically known as acne vulgaris, this skin disorder affects millions of people from different walks of life, annually.

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