Definition for SCALD'-HEAD

SCALD'-HEAD, n. [See Scold.]

A pustular eruption mostly of the hairy scalp, in which the pustules are indistinct, often distant patches, gradually spreading till whole head is covered as with a helmet; skin below the scabs red, shining, dotted with papillous apertures, excreting fresh matter; roots of the hair often destroyed. It is the Porrigo galeata of Good.

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