from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chronic inflammation of the hair follicles, especially of the beard, characterized by eruption of pimples and nodules.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pustular eruption that affects the scalp or the bearded part of the face
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pustular eruption upon the scalp, or the beared part of the face, whether due to ringworm, acne, or impetigo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An eruption on the bearded face caused by an inflammation of the sebaceous follicles and hair-follicles.
- n. A fungous sore which resem-bles the pulp of a fig.
You might think the injury has damaged his brain, but do note his explaination to his daughter of the difference between 'sycosis' and
Under these circumstances, a globule of Apis 30 will quiet the patient, and the action of the drug will achieve the cure without any further difficulty, and without much loss of time, unless psora, sycosis, syphilis, or vaccine-virus prevail in the organism, or sulphur, iodine or mercury had been previously given in large doses.
Hereditary and constitutional taints of sycosis, scrofula, psora, syphilis; mercurianism, cinchonism, iodism and many other forms of chronic poisoning.
It is much more common in children than in those past the age of puberty, ringworm of the scalp being limited to the former (rare exceptions), and tinea sycosis being a disease of the male adult.
In tinea sycosis, or ringworm sycosis, the history of the case is different.
Treatment, which is usually unsatisfactory, consists of stimulating applications -- the same, in fact, as employed in sycosis, sulphur and ichthyol deserving special mention.
#How is ringworm of the bearded region to be distinguished from eczema and sycosis?
#How would you exclude tinea sycosis in the diagnosis?
The superficial type of ringworm sycosis is readily distinguished by the ring-like character of the patches.
Ringworm of the bearded region (_tinea trichophytina barbæ_, _tinea sycosis_, _parasitic sycosis_, _barber's itch_) begins usually in the same manner as ringworm on other parts, as one or more rounded, slightly scaly, hyperæmic patches.