Yeast Infection Diaper Rash Glossary of Terms

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Abdomen: The belly, that part of the body that contains all of the structures between the...

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Absorption: Uptake. For example, intestinal absorption is the uptake of food (or other sub...

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Ambient: Surrounding, present on all sides; encompassing. As, the ambient noise is deafeni...

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Antibiotic: A drug used to treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics have no effect on viral...

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Antifungal: A medication that limits or prevents the growth of yeasts and other fungal org...

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Anus: The opening of the rectum to the outside of the body.

Asymptomatic: Without symptoms. For example, an asymptomatic infection is an infection wit...

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Bacteria: Single-celled microorganisms that can exist either as independent (free-living) ...

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Bacterial: Of or pertaining to bacteria, as in a bacterial lung infection.

Candida albicans: A yeast-like fungal organism found in small amounts in the normal human...

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Chronic: In medicine, lasting a long time. A chronic condition is one that lasts 3 months ...

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Clinical trials: Trials to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of medications or medical...

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Corticosteroid: Any of the steroid hormones made by the outer portion (cortex) of the adre...

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Cure: 1. To heal, to make well, to restore to good health. 2. A time withou...

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Dermatitis: Inflammation of the skin, either due to an inherent skin defect, direct contac...

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Diaper rash: An inflammatory reaction localized to the area of skin usually covered by the...

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Diarrhea: A common condition that involves unusually frequent and liquid bowel movements. ...

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Fungal: Pertaining to a fungus. For example, a fungal skin infection.

Fungus: A single-celled or multicellular organism. Fungi can be true pathogens (such as hi...

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Gastrointestinal: Adjective referring collectively to the stomach and small and large inte...

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Gastrointestinal tract: The stomach and intestines. Abbreviated GI tract.

Genital: Pertaining to the external and/or internal organs of reproduction.

Groin: The area where the thigh meets the hip.

Hygiene: The science of preventive medicine and the preservation of health. Also commonly ...

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Immune: Protected against infection, usually by the presence of antibodies.

Incidence: The frequency with which something, such as a disease or trait, appears in a pa...

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Infant: A young baby, from birth to 12 months of age.

Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, an...

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Mouth: 1. The upper opening of the digestive tract, beginning with the lips and con...

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Ointment: An oil-based preparation that is applied to the skin. Whereas an ointment has an...

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Pelvis: The lower part of the abdomen, located between the hip bones. Structures in the fe...

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Periphery: 1. The outside or surface of a structure; the portion outside the centr...

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Prescription: A physician's order for the preparation and administration of a drug or dev...

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Probiotics: live microorganisms (usually bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microor...

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Rash: Breaking out (eruption) of the skin. A rash can be caused by an underlying medical c...

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Reservoir: 1. A place where something such as water is kept in reserve.
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Steroid: One of a large group of chemical substances classified by a specific carbon struc...

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Stool: The solid matter that is discharged in a bowel movement.

Superficial: In anatomy, on the surface or shallow. As opposed to deep. The skin is superf...

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Therapeutic: Relating to therapeutics, the branch of medicine that is concerned specifical...

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Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

Thrush: Yeast infection of the mouth and throat, characterized by patches of white, caused...

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Topical: Pertaining to a particular surface area. For example, a topical agent is applied ...

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Urine: Liquid waste produced by the kidneys. Urine is a clear, transparent fluid that norm...

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Yeast diaper rash: Infection in the diaper area of a baby that is caused by a yeast called...

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Yeast infection: Overgrowth of yeast can affect the skin (yeast rash), mouth (thrush), di...

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Yogurt: A dairy product made by fermented milk with one or more bacterial cultures. It has...

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Zinc: A mineral that is essential to the body and is a constituent of many enzymes that pe...

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Zinc oxide: An ingredient found in creams and ointments used to prevent or treat minor ski...

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