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Castellani's paint

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Paint used as a disinfectant for skin and in treatment of fungus infections of the skin.

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Paint used as a disinfectant for skin and in treatment of fungus infections of the skin (eczematous and microbial skin diseases). It is effective in pustular dermatoses of the hands and feet, and has also been recommended for pruritus ani and pruritus vulvae. Colourless CastellaniŒs paint may be used to reduce secondary bacterial contamination in onycholysis and in chronic paronychia. Composed of phenol, resorcinol, basic fuchsine, boric acid, and acetone. The paint was perfected by Castellani in 1905.

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