Skin diseases & Disorders
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Skin disorder characterized by chronic inflammation of the sebaceous glands from retained secretions and Propionibacterium acnes bacteria
Congenital leukoderma or absence of melanin pigment of the body, including the hair,skin and eyes
Deficiency in perspiration, often a result of fever or certain skin diseases.
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
Foul-smelling perspiration usually noticeable in the armpits or the feet.
Large blister containing a watery fluid; similar to a vesicle but larger
Condition characterized by increased pigmentation on the skin in spots that are not elevated
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.
Dead cells that form over a wound or blemish while it is healing; an accumulation of sebum and pus, sometimes mixed with epidermal material.
Closed, abnormally developed sac containing fluid, semifluid, or morbid matter, above or below the skin.
Inflammatory Condition of the skin.
Also known as contact dermatitis. An eruptive skin infection caused by contact with irritating substance such as chemicals or tints.
Inflammatory, painful itching disease of the skin, acute or chronic in nature, presenting many forms of dry or moist lesions.
Skin sore or abrasion produced by scratching or scraping.
Crack in the skin that penetrates the epidermis, such as chapped hands or lips.
Fever blister or cold sore; recurring viral infection.
Excessive sweating, caused by heat or general body weakness.
Abnormal growth of the skin.
Thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue
Acquired, superficial, thickened patch of epidermis commonly known as callus, caused by pressure or friction on the hands and feet.
Technical term for freckles. Small yellow- to brown-colored spots on skin exposed to sunlight and air.
Mark on the skin. May indicate an injury or damage that changes the structure of tissues or organs.
Skin disorder characterized by light abnormal patches; caused by a burn or congenital disease that destroys the pigment-producing cells.
Spot or discoloration of the skin, such as a freckle
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.
Benign, keratin-filled cysts that can appear just under the epidermis and have no visible opening.
Acute inflammatory disorder of the sweat glands, characterized by the eruption of small red vesicles and accompanied by burning, itching skin.
Small, brownish spot or blemish on the skin, ranging in color from pale tan to brown or bluish black.
Small or large malformation of the skin due to abnormal pigmentation or dilated capillaries; commonly known as birthmark.
Pimple; small circumscribed elevation on the skin that contains no fluid but may develop pus
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
Inflamed pimple containing pus.
Chornic congestion appearing primarily on the cheecks and nose, characterized by redness, dilation of the blood vessels, and formation of papules and pustules
Any thin plate of the epidermal flakes, dry or oily, such as abnormal or excessive dandruff
Light colored, slightly raised mark on the skin formed after an injury or lesion of the skin has healed
Skin condition caused by inflammation of the sebaceous glands. Often characterized by inflammation, dry or oily scailing, or crusting and or itchiness
A greatly increased or exaggerated sensivity to products
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
Abnormal brown or wine colored skin discoloration with a cirucular and irregular shape
Sebaceous cyst or fatty tumor
Change in pigmentation of skin caused by exposure to the sun or ultraviolet rays
Dilation of the surface blood vessels
Abnormal rounded, solid lumb above, within, or under the skin; larger than a papule
Aswelling; an abnormal cell mass resulting from excessive multiplication of cells, varying in size, shape, and color.
Open lesion on the skin or mucous membrane of the body, accompanied by pus and loss of skin depth
Technical term of wart; hypertrophy of the papiallae and epidermis
Small blister or sac containing clear fluid, lying within or just beneath the epidermis
Milky-white spots of the skin. Vitiligo is hereditary and may be related to thyroid conditions.
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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