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Glossary for Diaper rash

  • Anal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the anus.
  • Atopic dermatitis: Skin disorder characterized by chronic inflammation, and pruritis. Often hereditary and associated with allergic rhinitis and asthma.
  • Candidiasis: Fungal infection of moist areas such as mouth or vagina
  • Cradle Cap: Common scalp condition in babies
  • Dermatitis: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Excessive sweating: A condition which is characterized by an abnormal excess of sweating
  • Genital rash: Rash of the genital region
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Infant health conditions: Medical conditions typically affecting infants (including newborns and babies under one year old).
  • Intertrigo: Skin inflammation from rubbing together of two skin areas
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: A condition which is characterized by proliferation of Langerhans cells
  • Letterer-Siwe disease: A rare usually fatal condition characterized by skin lesions, bleeding tendency, enlarged liver and spleen, enlarged lymph nodes and progressive anemia. The condition is caused by excessive proliferation of histiocytes.
  • 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.
  • Rash: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin infection: A condition which is characterized by an infection which occurs on the skin
  • Soap allergy: An immune-mediated reaction to exposure to soap. Soap allergy tends to be more common in children and symptoms can vary in nature and severity.
  • Thrush: Thrush is a fungal infection which is caused by a fungus from the Candida species. It usually affects the mucus membranes of the mouth and vagina. Occasionally the infection can spread throughout the body and cause severe illness.
  • Vaginal candidiasis: Fungal infection of the vagina, sometimes called thrush.


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