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Glossary for Dandruff

Medical terms related to Dandruff or mentioned in this section include:

  • Atopic dermatitis: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
  • Contact dermatitis: Skin reaction to an irritant
  • Eczema: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Fowler-Christmas-Chapple syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by the association of polycystic ovaries with the abnormal functioning of the urinary valve.
  • Hair symptoms: Symptoms affecting the hair
  • 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 symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Itchy scalp: Itching of the scalp
  • Ketoconazole -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Ketoconazole (an antifungal drug) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • 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.
  • Pityriasis Rosea: A skin rash that starts with a large scaly spot and then develops into groups of smaller patches. The condition usually resolves itself within about 8 weeks.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scalp symptoms: Symptoms of the scalp on the head
  • Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting 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
  • Vitamin B deficiency: When there is a deficiency of vitamin B in the body

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dandruff:

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