This book is a goldmine of treatments for the hair and skin. For instance, minoxidil is a scalp lotion utilized for baldness and promotion of hair stabilization/growth. Itchy skin may be caused by inorganic irritants, soaps, ammonia and other forms of detergents. Hair is composed of a shaft, sheath, bulb, papilla and blood vessels of the head. Acne may be managed with sulfur-based compounds and salicyclic acid solutions or tetracycline antibiotics. Metallic contaminants consist of nickel, chromium, Hg in jewelry, zippers, clasps, household utensils and dental amalgums. Signs of abnormalities in the skin consist of asymmetry, indistinct borders, colors (brown, black, red or blue), abnormal changes in size, elevation, surface characteristics and pigmentation. Excessive sweating may be managed with a 20% aluminum chloride solution in pure alcohol. ( hyperhidrosis )
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