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Orienting test to assess the alkaline resistance of the skin, especially in toxic-degenerative eczema.
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3 adjacent areas of skin (usually on the back of the hand or the forearm flexion side) are each wetted with 1 drop of 0.5 normal NaOH solution and each covered with a small glass block. After 10 minutes, one glass block is completely removed; another drop of the above-mentioned solution is dropped under the two remaining blocks. After a further 10 minutes, the second glass block is also removed; only under the last ones is another drop of the above-mentioned solution placed before this glass block is also removed after a total of 30 minutes. Skin reactions in form of erythema, infiltrate, papules or erosion already after 10 or 20 minutes indicate a reduced alkaline resistance of the skin.