• Athlete's Foot Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Papules: Circumscribed, solid elevations of skin with no visible fluid, varying in size from a pinhead to 1 cm. They can be pink, red, brown or purple in color.
  • Pustules: A small raised spot on the skin containing pus.
  • Blisters: A small bubble on the skin containing fluid.
  • Plaques: A skin lesion described as a papule or a group of papules equal to or more than 1cm.
  • Allergen: A substance that can cause allergy.
  • Autoinoculation: literally means implanting within the self.
  • Immune System: The system of organs and processes of the body that provide resistance to and protection from infection and toxins. Organs include thymus, bone marrow, and lymph nodes.
  • Auto-immune Disease: Diseases in which there is an immune response against body's own normal organs and tissues.