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Glossary for Dry skin in children

Medical terms related to Dry skin in children or mentioned in this section include:

  • Anorexia Nervosa: A disorder where a distorted sense of body image leads to self-starvation to the point of death in some cases.
  • Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
  • Contact dermatitis: Skin reaction to an irritant
  • Dehydration: Loss and reduction in body water levels
  • Dry skin: Dryness, cracking or scaling of the skin.
  • Eczema: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hodgkin's Disease: A form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.
  • Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia: An inherited disorder involving the developmental abnormalities during the fetal stage that can affect the skin, hair, nails, teeth and sweat glands. This form of ectodermal dysplasia is characterized by a reduced ability to sweat due to a lack of sweat glands or dysfunction of present sweat glands.
  • Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
  • Ichthyosis: Fish-like scaly dry skin areas
  • Keratosis pilaris: A condition characterized by hyperkeratosis which is limited to the hair follicles
  • Leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells, usually white blood cells.
  • Lymphoma: Any neoplastic disorder that occurs in lymphoid tissue
  • Malnutrition: Any disorder that relates to inadequate intake of nutrients.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • 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.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin pain: Pain affecting the skin.
  • Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.

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