• Diaper Dermatitis Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Abscesses- A swollen area within body tissue, containing an accumulation of pus.
  • Psoriasis- A type of skin disease marked by scaly red itchy patches.
  • Eczema- A skin disease characterized by rough, dry inflamed skin with blisters and intense itching.
  • Intestinal flora- Microorganisms living in our gut which helps us to digest food.
  • Inflammation- Reaction of body to any stimulus or injury characterized by redness, heat, pain and swelling.
  • Ulcer- An open sore which is not healed.
  • Blister- A small round bubble filled with clear liquid.
  • Lymph nodes- Small tissue mass in lymphatic system which is important for filtration of lymph (body draining straw colour fluid) and formation of lymphocytes.
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