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Dandruff--simple Remedy

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The acoumulation of dandruff, upon the scalp, or among tho hair, is not only annoying, by causing an intolerable itohing, compelling persons, troubled with it, to be perpetually scratohing ; but its falling upon the collar and shoulders of a nice dress coat, leads strangers to believe one to be negligent of personal cleanliness, whieh is not the case, often, at least, as its constant falling will soon make quite a show upon a black coat, especially. The question, then, is how to get rid of it. John L. Davis, in the American Journal of Pharmacy, sayo that af ter being annoyed with it for years, trying the various alcoholic and castor oil solutions, also the bórax and carbonate of potassa preparations, the latter of which, although it proved oifoctual in presenting the dandruif, yet his hair became thinner and thinner, and he believed would have fallen " out altogether." As a " last resort," he says: " The belief that dandruff arisoa f rom a disease of the skin, although physicians do not seem to agree on this point, and the kuowledge that the use of sulphur is frequently attended with very happy results in such disoases, induced me to try it in my own case. " A preparation of 1 oz. of flour of sulphur and 1 qt. of water was made. The clear liquid was poured off, after the mixture had been repeatedly agitated during intervals of a fow hours, and the head was saturated with this every morning. " In a few weeks every trace of dandruff had disappeared, the hair became soft and glossy, and now after a discontinuance of the treatment for 18 months, there is no indication of the return of the disease. I do not pretend to explain the modus operandi of the treatment, for it is well known that sublime sulphur is aliuost, or wholly insoluble, and the liquid used was destitute of taste, color, or smell. Tho effect speaks for itaelf. Other persons to whoin it has been recommended have had the same results, and I communicate the result of my experience in the belief that it may be valuable and acceptable to many who have suffered in the same marnier as myself."


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