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Diseases » Athlete's foot » Glossary
 

Glossary for Athlete's foot

  • Candidiasis: Fungal infection of moist areas such as mouth or vagina
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Contact dermatitis: Skin reaction to an irritant
  • Diabetes: Failing or reduced ability of the body to handle sugars.
  • Eczema: Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by skin inflammation and irritation. The severity of extent of the condition is highly variable. It may be caused by allergies, irritants or other factors such as stress.
  • Erythrasma: A condition where there is a bacterial skin infection that is located in the armpits or the groin
  • Foot conditions: Any condition that may affect the foot
  • Foot symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both feet
  • Fungal infections: Any condition caused by fungus.
  • Intertrigo: Skin inflammation from rubbing together of two skin areas
  • Itraconazole -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Itraconazole (an antifungal drug) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Lower limb conditions: Any medical condition affecting the lower limbs, i.e. the legs, knees, feet, etc..
  • Miconazole -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Miconazole during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Nystatin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Nystatin during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Pruritus: The sensation of itch
  • Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where the defective immune system causes skin cells to grow rapidly. It affects a significant number of people. Arthritis, which can be severe, is associated with the psoriasis in up to a third of cases. Not all patients who are susceptible to the condition will develop it - roughly 10% of those susceptible will actually develop the condition. There are various environmental factors which can trigger the onset of the disease e.g. strep throat (common trigger), some medication, stress and cold weather. Once the disease develops, it may resolve on its own or with treatment or may become a persistent chronic condition. The severity and duration of symptoms is variable.
  • Scabies: Mite infection of the skin common in institutions.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Tinea: A general term for various fungal skin afflictions; often incorrectly called ringworm.
  • Toenail symptoms: Symptoms of the nails on the toes
  • Type 2 diabetes: Most common diabetes in adults, usually progressing slowly, mostly treated without insulin at diagnosis.

 

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