Treatment of skin diseases, common in developing countries, is often based on the use of simple management schemes which are easy to apply and cheap.

The protocols shown in this section of the IFD web site were devised to provide examples of recognition and treatment schedules which meet these criteria. It is important to recognize that these are seldom supported by a strong evidence base as many of the treatments were devised and assessed many years ago. However we hope that they provide useful examples of treatment protocols that can be applied in different countries using medications that are commonly available. They are broadly based on the evidence presented in the Disease Control Priorities project  (


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