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Glossary for Cradle Cap

  • Atopic dermatitis: Skin disorder characterized by chronic inflammation, and pruritis. Often hereditary and associated with allergic rhinitis and asthma.
  • Dandruff: White flaking and dryness of the scalp.
  • Decreased pigmentation: A decrease in the melanocytic composition of the skin.
  • Diaper rash: Red rash in diaper area of infants
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus: Form of lupus affecting the skin.
  • Ear conditions: Any condition that affects the ear
  • Ear rash: May be present either in the external or middle ear.
  • 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.
  • Exfoliative dermatitis: Form of dermatitis where skin flakes or falls off.
  • Eyebrow conditions: Conditions that affects ones eyebrows
  • Eyebrow rash: An eruption on the skin of the eyebrow.
  • Hand-Schuller-Christian Syndrome: A group of blood disorder involving excess production of histiocytes (type of immune cell) throughout the body. Accumulation of histiocytes results in non-cancerous growths which can damage organs and other body tissues such as bones. Symptom vary hugely and depend on location and size of tumor growths.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Hypomelanotic disorder: Lack of pigmentation
  • 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
  • Lice: A parasitic insect that can infect humans
  • Lupus: Autoimmune disease with numerous effects on various organs and linings.
  • Pediculosis: Lice infestation of the body
  • Pityriasis Rosea: Skin inflammation
  • Pityriasis Versicolor: Fungal skin infection
  • Polydactyly alopecia seborrheic dermatitis: A very rare disorder characterized by the association of extra digits, alopecia and seborrheic dermatitis.
  • 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.
  • Rosacea: Inflammatory rash affecting cheeks, nose, forehead, chin
  • Scabies: Mite infection of the skin common in institutions.
  • Scalp symptoms: Symptoms of the scalp on the head
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Tinea capitis: A condition which is characterized by tinea of the scalp
  • Tinea corporis: A condition which is characterized by tinea of glabrous skin
  • Tinea cruris: Red, scaly rash in groin and upper thigh area; usually found in men and due to fungal infection
  • Underarm rash: An eruption on the skin of the underarm.
  • Vitamin B deficiency: When there is a deficiency of vitamin B in the body

 

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