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Glossary for Body ringworm

  • Dandruff: White flaking and dryness of the scalp.
  • Erythema multiforme: An allergic inflammatory skin disorder which has a variety of causes and results in skin and mucous membrane lesions that affect mainly the hands, forearms, feet, mouth nose and genitals.
  • Granuloma annulare: A harmless skin disease characterized by raised, bumpy, ring-shaped skin lesions.
  • Impetigo: Contagious skin rash from bacteria
  • Nummular dermatitis: A skin disorder characterized by the development of round or oval skin lesions which itch and burn. In the initial stages, small red spots or blisters form and the grow and joint together to form a patch. The lesion eventually looks similar to a ringworm infection with a clear centre and a distinct border. The causes of some cases includes mercury fillings and allergy to rubber, nickel, formaldehyde or neomycin.
  • Pityriasis Rosea: Skin inflammation
  • Pruritus: The sensation of itch
  • Psoriasis: Chronic skin rash condition, usually red or silver and blistery.
  • Tinea corporis: A condition which is characterized by tinea of glabrous skin


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