skin disorder


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Related to skin disorder: eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo
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Noun1.skin disorder - a disease affecting the skinskin disorder - a disease affecting the skin  
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
acantholysis - a breakdown of a cell layer in the epidermis (as in pemphigus)
acanthosis - an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)
acanthosis nigricans, keratosis nigricans - a skin disease characterized by dark wartlike patches in the body folds; can be benign or malignant
acne - an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
dermatosis - disorder involving lesions or eruptions of the skin (in which there is usually no inflammation)
eczema - generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
erythroderma - any skin disorder involving abnormal redness
furunculosis - acute skin disease characterized by the presence of many furuncles
impetigo - a very contagious infection of the skin; common in children; localized redness develops into small blisters that gradually crust and erode
jungle rot - skin disorder induced by a tropical climate
keratoderma, keratodermia - any skin disorder consisting of a growth that appears horny
keratonosis - any abnormal condition of the outer skin (epidermis)
keratosis - a skin condition marked by an overgrowth of layers of horny skin
leukoderma - a congenital skin condition characterized by spots or bands of unpigmented skin
lichen - any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks
livedo - skin disorder characterized by patchy bluish discolorations on the skin
lupus - any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
melanism, melanosis - a condition characterized by abnormal deposits of melanin (especially in the skin)
molluscum - any skin disease characterized by soft pulpy nodules
necrobiosis lipoidica, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum - skin disease marked by thin shiny patches (especially on the legs); often associated with diabetes mellitus
pemphigus - a skin disease characterized by large thin-walled blisters (bullae) arising from normal skin or mucous membrane
prurigo - chronic inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by blister capped papules and intense itching
psoriasis - a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales; occurs especially on the scalp and ears and genitalia and the skin over bony prominences
rhagades - cracks or fissures in the skin (especially around the mouth or anus)
Saint Anthony's fire - any of several inflammatory or gangrenous skin conditions
seborrhea - a condition in which overactivity of the sebaceous glands causes the skin to become oily
vitiligo - an acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)
xanthoma - a skin problem marked by the development (on the eyelids and neck and back) of irregular yellow nodules; sometimes attributable to disturbances of cholesterol metabolism
xanthosis - an abnormal yellow discoloration of the skin
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I've been reading a book called Medical Medium, recommended by a 16-year-old girl who said it helped her skin disorder.
KARACHI -- November's last week is being observed as International Awareness week for Atopic dermatitis (AD), commonly known as eczema, a kind of skin disorder characterized as an inflammatory, relapsing, non-contagious and itchy skin disorder.
'Don't worry, it's a noncommunicable skin disorder. It is not contagious.
Chicago Blackhawks player Marian Hossa has to forgo competing in the 2017-18 NHL season because he's suffering from a "progressive skin disorder," (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2017/06/21/marian-hossa-skin-disorder-chicago-blackhawks/415257001/) USA Today reported Wednesday.
"I found it staggering that almost half of those questioned are suffering from a serious skin disorder such as acne, eczema, psoriasis or rosacea - and also dread going to a special event of social occasion because they worry about their skin."
Advancements in diagnostic devices, such as the recently launched (January 2011) handyscope by FotoFinder helps doctors capture images of a particular skin disorder and send files to the dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment.
AN ALMONDBURY man flouted his community order because he was being treated for an extreme skin disorder.
RESULT: Of 600 newborns, 240 (40.0%) had 1 or more skin disorder at birth or that appeared during the first 5 days after birth.
I assume not all patients will receive this treatment as I think it depends on the severity of the condition, the length of time you have suffered with it and whether or not other treatments have failed to control the skin disorder.
ONE of Wales' leading skin disorder consultants has told AMs the country only has half the specialist doctors needed in the field.
MUSCAT: Above 50 per cent of children in the Sultanate are affected by atopic dermatitis, an inflammatory, chronically relapsing, non-contagious and pruritic skin disorder, due to the climatic condition of the region, said Shibu Mohammed, consultant dermatologist at Badr Al Sama hospital
On average, patients lost 3.1 workdays because of their occupational skin disorder. Construction workers missed an average of 8.1 days of work, more than twice as many as did workers in any other occupational category.