Yeast Infection Skin 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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Abdominal: Relating to the abdomen, the belly, that part of the body that contains all of ...

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Abdominal pain: Pain in the belly. Abdominal pain can be acute or chronic. It may reflect ...

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Acidophilus: Bacteria found in yogurt that can help restore a supportive bacterial environ...

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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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Antifungal agent: A drug used to treat fungal infections.

Appendicitis: Inflammation of the appendix, usually associated with infection of the appen...

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

Birth control: Birth control is the use of any practices, methods, or devices to prevent p...

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Breastfeeding: Feeding a child human breast milk. According to the American Academy of Ped...

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Cancer: An abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and, ...

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

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Candidiasis: Disease caused by the yeast Candida albicans. Candida albicans can cause vagi...

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Cell: The basic structural and functional unit of any living thing. Each cell is a small c...

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Cheilitis: Inflammation of the lips or of a lip. Cheilitis can also be spelled chilitis.

Chills: feelings of coldness accompanied by shivering. Chills may develop after exposure t...

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

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

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Cutaneous: Related to the skin.

Cuts: Severed skin. Washing a cut or scrape with soap and water and keeping it clean and d...

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Dehydration: Excessive loss of body water. Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract that cau...

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Denture: An artificial set of teeth that can be removed.

Diabetes: Usually refers to diabetes mellitus or, less often, to diabetes insipidus. Diabe...

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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

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Discharge: 1.The flow of fluid from part of the body, such as from the nose or vag...

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Douche: Usually, a stream of water applied into the vagina for cleansing purposes. A douch...

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Emergency department: The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medica...

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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37...

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Fingernail: A fingernail is produced by living skin cells in the finger. A fingernail cons...

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Food and Drug Administration: An agency within the US Public Health Service that provides ...

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

Fungi: Plural of fungus.

Genetic: Having to do with genes and genetic
information.

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

Groin: The area where the thigh meets the hip.

Herbal: 1. An adjective, referring to herbs, as in an herbal tea.
2. A...

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HIV: Acronym for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the cause of AIDS (acquired immunodefi...

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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.

Immune system: A complex system that is responsible for distinguishing a person from every...

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Indicate: In medicine, to make a treatment or procedure advisable because of a particular ...

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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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Inflammation: A localized reaction that produces redness, warmth, swelling, and pain as a ...

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Itching: An uncomfortable sensation in the skin that feels as if something is crawling on ...

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Kidney: One of a pair of organs located in the right and left side of the abdomen. The kid...

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Laboratory: A place for doing tests and research procedures, and for preparing chemicals a...

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Lactobacillus: A bacterium normally found in the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina. Lact...

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Leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells. Strictly speaking, leukemia should refer only to canc...

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Liver: The largest solid organ in the body, situated in the upper part of the abdomen on t...

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Menopause: The time in a woman's life when menstrual periods permanently stop; it is also ...

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Menstruation: The periodic blood that flows as a discharge from the uterus. Also called me...

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Microscope: An optical instrument that augments the power of the eye to see small objects....

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Microscopic: An object so small it cannot be seen without the aid of microscope (for examp...

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

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Nail: In medicine, there are two types of nails. One is just a plain old metal nail used t...

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Nausea: Stomach queasiness, the urge to vomit. Nausea can be brought on by many causes, in...

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Obese: Well above one's normal weight. A person has traditionally been considered to be ob...

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Occlusion: The act of occluding. See: Occlude.

Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Palate: The roof of the mouth. The front portion is bony (hard palate), and the back porti...

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Paronychia: Inflammation of the folds of tissue surrounding the nail due to infection or i...

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Pelvic: Having to do with the pelvis, the lower part of the abdomen, located between the h...

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Pharmacist: A professional who fills prescriptions and, in the case of a compounding pharm...

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Potassium: The major positive ion (cation) found inside cells. The chemical notation for p...

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Pregnancy: The state of carrying a developing embryo or fetus within the female body. Thi...

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

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Pus: A thick, whitish-yellow fluid that results from the accumulation of white blood cells...

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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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Rule out: Term used in medicine, meaning to eliminate or exclude something from considera...

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Speculum: An instrument that is used to widen the opening of the vagina so that the cervix...

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Steroid: One of a large group of chemical substances classified by a specific carbon struc...

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

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Sweat: A colorless transparent acidic fluid with a distinctive odor secreted by the small ...

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Sweating: The act of secreting fluid from the skin by the sweat (sudoriferous) glands. The...

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Systemic: Affecting the entire body. A systemic disease such as diabetes can affect the wh...

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

Throat: The throat is the anterior (front) portion of the neck beginning at the back of th...

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

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Toenail: A toenail is produced by living skin cells in the toe. A toenail consists of seve...

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Tongue: A strong muscle that is anchored to the floor of the mouth. The tongue is covered ...

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

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Toxicity: The degree to which a substance (a toxin or poison) can harm humans or animals. ...

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

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Uterus: A hollow, pear-shaped organ that is located in a woman's lower abdomen, between th...

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Vagina: The muscular canal that extends from the cervix to the outside of the body. It is ...

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Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge is a fluid produced by glands in the vaginal wall and...

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Vaginal yeast infection: Infection of the vagina caused by a fungus known as Candida...

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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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