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Glossary for Dandruff

  • Atopic dermatitis: Skin disorder characterized by chronic inflammation, and pruritis. Often hereditary and associated with allergic rhinitis and asthma.
  • Blepharitis: A common eyelid inflammation
  • Contact dermatitis: Skin reaction to an irritant
  • Cradle Cap: Common scalp condition in babies
  • Dermatitis: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • Dry scalp: A condition which is characterized by a dry texture to ones scalp
  • 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.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Flaking skin: Where a persons skin lifts loosely in flakes
  • Flaky scalp: Flaky scalp is the appearance of small flakes of skin on the scalp and in the hair.
  • Fowler-Christmas-Chapple syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by the association of polycystic ovaries with the abnormal functioning of the urinary valve.
  • Hair conditions: Any disorder the affects the hair
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • ICF syndrome: A very rare, recessively inherited syndrome characterized mainly by a weak immune system and facial anomalies.
  • Impetigo: Contagious skin rash from bacteria
  • Itchy scalp: Itching of the scalp
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurodermatitis: Lichen simplex chronicus refers to thickened itchy skin that results from persistently rubbing or scratching an area of skin.
  • Parkinson's Disease: Degenerative brain condition characterised by tremor.
  • Pityriasis Rosea: Skin inflammation
  • Polycystic ovaries urethral sphincter dysfunction: A rare syndrome characterized by the association of polycystic ovaries with the abnormal functioning of the urinary valve.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects approximately 5% of all women.
  • 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.
  • Scalp psoriasis: Scalp psoriasis can be very mild, with slight, fine scaling. It can also be very severe with thick, crusted plaques covering the entire scalp, which commonly can cause hair loss.
  • Scalp symptoms: Symptoms of the scalp on the head
  • Sick: Feeling ill or off color
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Stress: Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)
  • Tinea capitis: A condition which is characterized by tinea of the scalp
  • Tinea versicolor: A condition which is characterized by a chronic noninflammatory multiple macular patches

 

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