Rosacea

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Rosacea – Definition

Rosacea is a skin disorder. It causes chronic redness of the face. It can also cause swelling, tiny pimples, and the appearance of broken blood vessels. Rosacea usually affects the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. The ears, chest, and back may also be affected. More than half of people with rosacea also have mild eye symptoms. This may include redness, burning, and watering. This is known as ocular rosacea.

Ringworm

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(Tinea Infection; Dermatophyte Infection)

Ringworm – Definition

Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin. Despite its name, it has nothing at all to do with worms. Fungal infection may appear on the skin, nails, hands, feet, or scalp. Both adults and children can be affected, but it occurs most commonly in children. Fungal infection of the feet is sometimes called athlete’s foot.

Psoriasis

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Psoriasis – Definition

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease. Knees, elbows, scalp, trunk, and nails are the most commonly affected areas. There are several types of psoriasis:

  • Plaque — inflamed patches of skin topped with silvery, white scales (most common type)
  • Guttate — small dot-like lesions
  • Pustular — weeping lesions and intense scaling
  • Inverse — in body folds (armpits, groin, under breasts)
  • Erythrodermic — intense sloughing and inflammation of the skin

Pressure sores

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(Pressure Ulcers; Bed Sores; Decubitus Ulcers)

Pressure Sores – Definition

A pressure sore is a lesion that develops on the skin and underlying tissues due to unrelieved pressure usually over a bony prominence. The skin and tissues rely on an adequate blood supply for oxygen and nutrients. When tissues are compressed for an extended period from hours to days, blood supply can be cut off, leading to development of a sore.

Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac

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(Allergic Contact Dermatitis; ACD; Contact Dermatitis; Allergic Dermatitis)

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac – Definition

Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are plants that cause a rash in those allergic to them. This rash is caused by a chemical in the sap. About 50%-70% of people are sensitized to this chemical and are, therefore, allergic. Virtually everyone will eventually become sensitized if repeatedly exposed.