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Words Related to Health and Sickness - Skin Diseases and Problems

Here you will learn some English words related to skin diseases and problems such as "acne", "rosacea", and "lupus".

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Words Related to Health and Sickness
acne
[noun]
a skin condition in which small red spots appear on the face or the neck, mainly affecting teenagers
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pemphigus
[noun]
a rare disease where painful blisters form on the skin and inside the mouth due to the body's immune system attacking healthy cells
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alopecia areata
[noun]
an autoimmune condition characterized by the sudden onset of hair loss in well-defined patches on the scalp or other parts of the body
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psoriasis
[noun]
a chronic skin disorder causing thick, red, and scaly patches due to rapid skin cell overproduction
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atopic dermatitis
[noun]
a chronic skin condition causing red, itchy rashes often starting in childhood
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Raynaud's phenomenon
[noun]
a condition characterized by episodic narrowing of the blood vessels in the fingers and toes, resulting in reduced blood flow and color changes in the affected areas
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hives
[noun]
raised, itchy welts on the skin, often triggered by factors like allergies or stress
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epidermolysis bullosa
[noun]
a genetic skin condition characterized by blistering and fragility of the skin
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rosacea
[noun]
a chronic skin condition that causes redness, swelling, and small bumps similar to acne
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hidradenitis suppurativa
[noun]
a chronic skin condition that causes painful, inflamed nodules and abscesses in the skin's sweat glands
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scleroderma
[noun]
a rare autoimmune disease that causes skin and tissue hardening, affecting internal organs
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vitiligo
[noun]
a skin condition characterized by the loss of pigmentation, resulting in white patches on the skin due to the destruction of melanocytes
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ichthyosis
[noun]
a genetic skin disorder characterized by the formation of thick, dry, and scaly skin, often resembling fish scales
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pachyonychia congenita
[noun]
a rare genetic disorder that affects the nails and can cause thickened, abnormally shaped nails, as well as other skin and oral abnormalities
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cold sore
[noun]
a small, painful blister that typically appears on or around the lips, caused by the herpes simplex virus
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blister
[noun]
a swollen area on the skin filled with liquid, caused by constant rubbing or by burning
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actinic keratosis
[noun]
a rough, scaly patch on the skin caused by too much sun exposure and could turn into skin cancer
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carbuncle
[noun]
a painful, swollen cluster of connected boils on the skin, typically caused by a bacterial infection
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eczema
[noun]
a very common skin condition that causes one's skin to become dry, red, itchy, and bumpy
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frostbite
[noun]
a serious injury resulting from excessive exposure to severely cold weather or things, causing the freezing of the nose, toes, fingers, etc.
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cellulitis
[noun]
a bacterial skin infection causing redness, swelling, and tenderness due to a skin break
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lupus
[noun]
a chronic autoimmune disease causing inflammation and diverse symptoms like joint pain and skin rashes
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melasma
[noun]
a skin condition causing brown or gray-brown patches, often on the face, linked to hormonal changes or sun exposure
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contact dermatitis
[noun]
skin inflammation caused by contact with irritants or allergens, resulting in redness, itching, and, in some cases, blistering
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wart
[noun]
a small, often hard elevation on the skin that is caused by an infection or a virus
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seborrheic eczema
[noun]
a long-term skin condition causing red, itchy, and flaky patches, commonly on the scalp and face
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keratosis pilaris
[noun]
a skin condition causing small, rough bumps on arms, thighs, cheeks, or buttocks
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ringworm
[noun]
a contagious fungal infection of the skin or scalp, characterized by circular, red, and itchy rashes with a raised, defined border
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impetigo
[noun]
a contagious bacterial skin infection causing red sores that turn into yellowish-brown crusts
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herpes
[noun]
a viral infection causing painful sores, often around the genital or oral areas, due to the herpes simplex virus
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bedsore
[noun]
injuries to areas of skin and underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence, as a result of prolonged pressure on the skin
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angular cheilitis
[noun]
a condition characterized by inflammation and cracks at the corners of the mouth, often caused by a combination of factors including infection, dryness, and nutritional deficiencies
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dermatitis
[noun]
a general term referring to inflammation of the skin, often causing redness, itching, and various skin conditions
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nettle rash
[noun]
a skin condition marked by itchy, raised welts caused by an allergic reaction or other triggers
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cellulite
[noun]
a condition where the skin on certain parts of the body appears dimpled or lumpy, caused by underlying fat deposits and connective tissue
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