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The technical term for a birthmark


A small brownish spot or blemish on the skin ranging in color from pale tan to brown or bluish black


A chronic inflammatory congestion of the cheeks and nose which is characterized by redness, dilation of the blood vessels, and the formation papules and pustules


qA closed abnormally developed sac, containing fluid, semifluid, or morbid matter above or below the skin

six months

children under the age of ______ should not be exposed tot he sun

malignant melanoma

skin cancer that starts w/ a black or dark brown patch on the skin that appears uneven in texture jagged or raised


congenital absence of melanin pigment of the body


An abnormal cell mass varying in size, shape and color

ultra violet rays

The weakening of collagen and elastic fibers occurs at a faster rate when the skin is frequently exposed to ________ w/out proper protection


the technical term for excessive prespiration


The Ameerican Cancer Society recommeds using the ABCDE cancer check list to help make skin cancer easier to recognize w/ A representing Asymetery, B/ Border, C/ _________, D/ Diameter, E/ Evolving


As we age, elastin fibers naturally weaken, causing wrinkling and ________ of tissue


A thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue


While they can be damaging to the skin, ______ rays do contribute to the body's synthesis of vitamin D and other important minerals.


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

Herpes Simplex

The recurring virus infection commonly called a fever blister


Approximately _______ of our aging is caused by the rays sun.


An inflamed pimple containing pus


A crack in the skin that penetrates the dermis


The technical term for a wart


a skin sore or abrasion produced by scratching or scraping


an accumulation of epidermal flakes, dry or greasy


A skin disease characterized by red patches covered w/white silver scales usually found on the scalp, elbows, knees, chest and lower back.


a small discolored spot on the surface of the skin, such as a freckle

dermatitis venenata

an eruptive skin infection caused by contact w/irritating substances such as chemicals or tinit


A condition of dry, scaly skin due to a deficiency or absence of sebum, caused by aging and exposure to the cold


a condition characterized by increased pigmentation on the skin, in spots that are not elevated

closed comedones

the technical term for white head


A skin disorder characterized by light abnormal patches; caused by a burn or congenital disease that destroys the pigment producing cells

macual or macule

the technical term for a freckle


a callus, an acquired superficial thickened patch of epidermis.


a sebaceous cyst which is a subcutaneous tumor of the sebaceous gland

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