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Glossary for Folliculitis

  • Acne Vulgaris: Another term for the common skin disorder called acne. Acne may occur just about anywhere on the body but is most common on the face, neck and back. The condition may be mild with just a few small spots or severe where large painful cysts develop. Acne generally results from dead skin blocking skin pores which results in infection.
  • Acne-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to acne or highly related to acne.
  • Barber's rash: Skin infection in facial hair areas
  • Buttock rash: An eruption on the skin of the buttocks.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Mineral-Based Crankcase Oil: Mineral-Based Crankcase Oil is a chemical used mainly as a fuel . Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Paraffin wax: Paraffin wax is a chemical used mainly in the production of candles, paraffin papers, varnishes, floor polishes, food packaging, lubricants, cosmetics, wood waterproofing, cork and perfume extraction. The fumes from burning paraffin wax can be quite harmful if excessive inhalation occurs. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Diseases contagious from towels: Diseases that can be contracted from towels
  • Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis: A rare skin disorder characterized by the recurring development of characteristic skin papules and pustules.
  • Facial rash: A rash anatomically located on the face
  • Hair conditions: Any disorder the affects the hair
  • Hair symptoms: Symptoms affecting the hair
  • Heat rash: Skin rash due to hot and humid weather
  • Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A bacterial skin infection that occurs when sweat glands become blocked. Inflamed, pus producing nodules develop and eventually cause scarring. Mainly affects sweat glands in the armpits, groin, breasts and anal areas.
  • Impetigo: Contagious skin rash from bacteria
  • Kartagener syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by enlarged bronchial tubes, sinusitis and cross-positioning of body organs.
  • Keratosis follicularis Spinulosa Decalvans, Autosomal Dominant: A rare inherited skin disorder affecting mostly males and characterized by hardening of skin around hair follicles which leads to scarring and loss of hair. The skin on the face, neck, forearms and other areas can also be affected. Because the condition is inherited in a X-linked manner, carrier females may have milder symptoms.
  • Keratosis follicularis Spinulosa Decalvans, X-Linked: A rare inherited skin disorder affecting mostly males and characterized by hardening of skin around hair follicles which leads to scarring and loss of hair. The skin on the face, neck, forearms and other areas can also be affected.
  • Pollitt syndrome: A rare condition characterized by brittle hair, mental and growth retardation as well as various other abnormalities. The hair is brittle because due to the reduced amount of sulfur in it and the formation of weak spots (nodes) along it which results in it breaking off easily.
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum: A rare inflammatory skin disorder characterized by small red bumps or blisters which eventually become ulcerated.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Staphylococcal infection: Any infection caused by the bacteria staphylococcal
  • Thigh rash: Rash in the thigh area.
  • Tinea: A general term for various fungal skin afflictions; often incorrectly called ringworm.
  • Trichorrhexis nodosa syndrome: A rare condition characterized by brittle hair, mental and growth retardation as well as various other abnormalities. The hair is brittle because due to the reduced amount of sulfur in it and the formation of weak spots (nodes) along it which results in it breaking off easily.
  • Trichothiodystrophy, type C: A rare condition characterized by brittle hair, mental and growth retardation as well as various other abnormalities. The hair is brittle because due to the reduced amount of sulfur in it and the formation of weak spots (nodes) along it which results in it breaking off easily.
  • Trichothiodystrophy-neurocutaneous Syndrome: A rare condition characterized by brittle hair, mental and growth retardation as well as various other abnormalities. The hair is brittle because due to the reduced amount of sulfur in it and the formation of weak spots (nodes) along it which results in it breaking off easily.
  • Trichothiodystrophy-neurotrichocutaneous Syndrome of Pollitt: A rare condition characterized by brittle hair, mental and growth retardation as well as various other abnormalities. The hair is brittle because due to the reduced amount of sulfur in it and the formation of weak spots (nodes) along it which results in it breaking off easily.
  • Underarm rash: An eruption on the skin of the underarm.

 

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