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Glossary for Flaky skin

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

  • Accutane -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the use of Accutane during pregnancy may cause 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.
  • Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
  • Cracked skin: Cracking skin areas
  • Dermatitis: Inflammation of the skin.
  • Diabetes-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of diabetes
  • Dry skin: Dryness, cracking or scaling of the skin.
  • Eczema: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
  • Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis: A rare inherited skin disorder characterized by blistering, redness, scaling and ultimately thickening of the skin that occurs from birth. The severity of the condition is variable.
  • Flaking skin: Where a persons skin lifts loosely in flakes
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hodgkin's Disease: A form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.
  • Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
  • Ichthyosis: Fish-like scaly dry skin areas
  • Isotretinoin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Isotretinoin (an acne treatment 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.
  • Itching skin: Itching feeling of the skin.
  • Malabsorption: Dysfunctional absorption
  • Moynahan syndrome III: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by short stature, defective tooth enamel, clubfoot, skin problems and a variety of other anomalies. Blisters tend to occur during the warmer months of the year.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Pityriasis Versicolor: Fungal skin infection
  • Pityriasis rubra pilaris: A chronic inflammatory skin condition
  • 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.
  • Rough skin: The appearance of rough skin
  • Scaly skin: Toughness or scaliness of the skin
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin pain: Pain affecting the skin.
  • Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin rash: Change in the skin which affects the color, appearance or texture.
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Skin texture changes: Changes to skin texture or consistency.
  • Sunburn: A skin inflammatory reaction due to overexposure to sun
  • Tinea: A condition which is characterized by an infection caused by a fungus
  • Weak skin: Weakening of the skin texture.
  • Xeroderma: Genetic condition in which the enzyme systems repairing damage from solar ultraviolet rays is defective, causing early development of skin cancers.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Flaky skin:

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