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[RC] Scratches - k s swigart

Scratches don't usually spread to the face.
"Scratches" is a catch all term for "dermatitis on the pastern."
There are a multitude of causative agents for dermatitis (i.e. skin 
inflamation), many (but not all) of which are microbial.
And yes, some of these causative agents (whether microbial or not) can also 
affect the skin on the face; however, dermatitis on the face is not called 
This, incidentally, is why there is not A (as in just one) cure for all cases 
of scratches.? The right treatment for scratches depends upon the cause of the 
dermatitis.? And those causes vary all over the map.
It is my understanding that photosensitivity IS one of the known causes of 
scratches..and that photosensitivity has been known to cause skin conditions on 
the face as well...but on the face, it's not called scratches.? It may respond 
to the same treatment though.
Orange County, Calif.

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