Two diseases of the time are, faction and fussiness—the one a fever, the other a prurigo.
As an anodyne application in irritable ulcers, ringworm, prurigo, and some other skin diseases.
To allay the itching in prurigo, and some other skin diseases.
Dr. Willan, in one case of prurigo senilis, observed a number of small insects on the patient's skin and linen.
prurigo pru·ri·go (pru-rī'gō)
A chronic skin disease having various causes, marked by the eruption of pale, dome-shaped papules that itch severely.