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Glossary for Scaly eruptions

Medical terms related to Scaly eruptions or mentioned in this section include:

  • Blisters: Blistering of the skin.
  • Bowen's disease: Intraepiderman form of squamous cell skin cancer cause by sun damage to skin.
  • Contact dermatitis: Skin reaction to an irritant
  • Cradle Cap: Common scalp condition in babies
  • Darier Disease: A slowly progressing inherited skin disorder characterized by small brownish warty bumps and nail abnormalities. The skin disorder because the skin cells are not held together properly.
  • Darier disease: A slowly progressing inherited skin disorder characterized by small brownish warty bumps and nail abnormalities. The skin disorder because the skin cells are not held together properly.
  • Dermatomyositis: A muscle disease characterized by chronic muscle inflammation resulting in progressive muscle weakness and a characteristic rash.
  • Discoid eczema: Discoid eczema is a common form of skin inflammation and irritation characterized by its round or oval shape. The size of the lesions may vary from a few millimetres to centimetres across. The cause is unknown but minor injuries such as insect bites may be triggers. The lesions tend to occur most often on the limbs.
  • Eczema: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
  • Guttate psoriasis: Guttate psoriasis refers to a distinctive, acute clinical presentation of an eruption characterized by small, droplike, 1-10 mm in diameter, salmon-pink papules, usually with a fine scale.
  • Itching skin: Itching feeling of the skin.
  • Lichen planus: Skin rash
  • Lichen simplex chronicus: Lichen simplex chronicus refers to thickened itchy skin that results from persistently rubbing or scratching an area of skin.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Papulosquamous skin disorders in children: Papulosquamous skin disorders in children refers to a child who has disorder characterized by a skin eruption of scaly red, round, raised bumps that have clear borders.
  • Parapsoriasis: A group of skin condition characterized by red scaly skin which resemble psoriasis. The chronic, inflammatory skin lesions are relatively difficult to treat. The skin lesions may develop into cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
  • 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.
  • Pityriasis Versicolor: Fungal skin infection
  • Pityriasis lichenoides chronica: A chronic inflammatory skin condition possible caused by abnormal immune system functioning. It involves the development of a skin rash consisting of small skin bumps that change color, flatten and disappear over a matter of weeks.
  • 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: Rash of any type affecting the skin.
  • Rough skin: The appearance of rough skin
  • Scaly eruptions in children: Scaly eruptions in children refer to a child's rashes or lesions that are flaky or crusty.
  • Scaly skin: Toughness or scaliness of the skin
  • Secondary syphilis: A condition which is characterized by fever, multiform skin eruptions, iritis, alopecia, mucous patches and severe pain in the head and joints
  • 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.
  • Skin thickening: Thickening of the skin texture.
  • Sores: Sores affecting the skin.
  • Sun spots: Wart-like lumps from sun exposure
  • Tough skin: Excessive toughening or scaling of skin.

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