Scald head

(Med.) a name popularly given to several diseases of the scalp characterized by pustules (the dried discharge of which forms scales) and by falling out of the hair.

See also: Scald

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Outwardly they are used against deformities of the skin, scabby ulcers, scald heads, and other cutaneous distempers'.
'It heals all foul scabs and ulcers, scald heads, the King's evil, scales, bones by extracting and cleaning the humours that cause the malady.' In one case, a man from Westmoreland came and found relief from a serious dog bite.