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Acne

Skin disorder characterized by chronic inflammation of the sebaceous glands from retained secretions and Propionibacterium acnes bacteria

Albinism

Congenital leukoderma or absence of melanin pigment of the body, including the hair,skin and eyes

Anhidrosis

Deficiency in perspiration, often a result of fever or certain skin diseases.

Asteatosis

Condition of dry, scaly skin due to a deficiency or absence of sebum that is caused by old age and by exposure to cold

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Most common and least severe type of skin cancer; often characterized by light or pearly nodules

Bromhidrosis

Foul-smelling perspiration usually noticeable in the armpits or the feet.

Bulla

Large blister containing a watery fluid; similar to a vesicle but larger

Chloasma

Condition characterized by increased pigmentation on the skin in spots that are not elevated

Comedo

Hair follicle filled with keratin ad sebum. When the sebum of the comedone is exposed to the enviornment it oxidezes and turns black. When the follicle is closed and not exposed to the environment, comedones are a white or cream color.

Crust

Dead cells that form over a wound or blemish while it is healing; an accumulation of sebum and pus, sometimes mixed with epidermal material.

Cyst

Closed, abnormally developed sac containing fluid, semifluid, or morbid matter, above or below the skin.

Dermatitis

Inflammatory Condition of the skin.

Dermatitis Venenata

Also known as contact dermatitis. An eruptive skin infection caused by contact with irritating substance such as chemicals or tints.

Eczema

Inflammatory, painful itching disease of the skin, acute or chronic in nature, presenting many forms of dry or moist lesions.

Excoriation

Skin sore or abrasion produced by scratching or scraping.

Fissure

Crack in the skin that penetrates the epidermis, such as chapped hands or lips.

Herpes Simplex

Fever blister or cold sore; recurring viral infection.

Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating, caused by heat or general body weakness.

Hypertrophy

Abnormal growth of the skin.

Keloid

Thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue

Keratoma

Acquired, superficial, thickened patch of epidermis commonly known as callus, caused by pressure or friction on the hands and feet.

Lentigines

Technical term for freckles. Small yellow- to brown-colored spots on skin exposed to sunlight and air.

Lesion

Mark on the skin. May indicate an injury or damage that changes the structure of tissues or organs.

Leukoderma

Skin disorder characterized by light abnormal patches; caused by a burn or congenital disease that destroys the pigment-producing cells.

Macule

Spot or discoloration of the skin, such as a freckle

Malignant melanoma

Most serious form of skin cancer; often characterized by black or dark brown patches on the skin that may appear uneven in texture, jagged, or raised.

Milia

Benign, keratin-filled cysts that can appear just under the epidermis and have no visible opening.

Miliaria Rubra

Acute inflammatory disorder of the sweat glands, characterized by the eruption of small red vesicles and accompanied by burning, itching skin.

mole

Small, brownish spot or blemish on the skin, ranging in color from pale tan to brown or bluish black.

Nevus

Small or large malformation of the skin due to abnormal pigmentation or dilated capillaries; commonly known as birthmark.

Papule

Pimple; small circumscribed elevation on the skin that contains no fluid but may develop pus

Psoriasis

Skin disease characterized by red patches, covered with silver-white scales usually found on the scalp, elbows, knees, chest, and lower back, but rarely on the face

Pustule

Inflamed pimple containing pus.

Rosacea

Chornic congestion appearing primarily on the cheecks and nose, characterized by redness, dilation of the blood vessels, and formation of papules and pustules

Scale

Any thin plate of the epidermal flakes, dry or oily, such as abnormal or excessive dandruff

Scar

Light colored, slightly raised mark on the skin formed after an injury or lesion of the skin has healed

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Skin condition caused by inflammation of the sebaceous glands. Often characterized by inflammation, dry or oily scailing, or crusting and or itchiness

Sensitization

A greatly increased or exaggerated sensivity to products

Skin tag

A small brown or flesh-colored outgrowth of the skin

Squamous cell carcinoma

Type of skin cancer more serious than basal cell carcinoma; often characterized by scaly or red papules or nodules

Stain

Abnormal brown or wine colored skin discoloration with a cirucular and irregular shape

Steatoma

Sebaceous cyst or fatty tumor

Tan

Change in pigmentation of skin caused by exposure to the sun or ultraviolet rays

Telangiectasias

Dilation of the surface blood vessels

Tubercle

Abnormal rounded, solid lumb above, within, or under the skin; larger than a papule

Tumor

Aswelling; an abnormal cell mass resulting from excessive multiplication of cells, varying in size, shape, and color.

Ulcer

Open lesion on the skin or mucous membrane of the body, accompanied by pus and loss of skin depth

Verruca

Technical term of wart; hypertrophy of the papiallae and epidermis

Vesicle

Small blister or sac containing clear fluid, lying within or just beneath the epidermis

Vitiligo

Milky-white spots of the skin. Vitiligo is hereditary and may be related to thyroid conditions.

Wheal

Itchy, swollen lesion that lasts only a few hours; caused by a blow, the bite of an insect, urticiaria, or the sting of a nettle.

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