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Dermatology Glossary Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Here at Appearance Dermatology, we strive on providing our patients with the best knowledge and resources available. That is why we have teamed up with Academy of Dermatology to bring the Dermatology A to Z. With Dermatology A to Z, you will find and learn about the following:

  • In-depth information about conditions that affect our skin, hair and nails
  • Unbiased content that is reviewed by Academy member dermatologists for accuracy.
  • Tips from dermatologists that they give their own patients.
  • New content that highlights a dermatology issue every month.


Please click on the skin condition below learn more:

Acne – Blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cysts are all types of acne that can be successfully treated.

Acne cysts – Find out why painful acne cysts form.

Actinic keratosis – This precancerous growth develops on sun-damaged skin and on the skin of people who frequently use tanning beds and sunlamps.

Alopecia – Alopecia means hair loss, and effective treatment often hinges on finding the cause.

Alopecia areata – This disease causes hair loss and often occurs in otherwise healthy people.

Atopic dermatitis – Often called eczema, this skin condition frequently causes itchy skin and a rash.

Atopic eczema – Often called eczema or atopic dermatitis, this condition often appears before 5 years of age.

Atypical mole – Find out what you should know if you are diagnosed with an atypical mole.

Basal cell carcinoma – This is the most common type of skin cancer, and it can appear on the skin in many ways.

Blackheads – Blackheads are a type of acne and should be treated with acne treatment.

Condylomata acuminata – Often called genital warts, treatment can help ease symptoms and reduce spreading the virus.

Congenital mole – Some congential moles increase a person’s risk of getting melanoma, a type of skin cancer.

Discoid eczema – With proper treatment, the coin-shaped patches and other signs can clear completely.

Dry skin – These tips can help ease the discomfort and heal your skin.

Eczema – This information can help you care for the most common type of eczema, atopic dermatitis.

>Erythematotelangietatic rosacea – Redness, spider veins, and extremely sensitive skin are hallmarks of this rosacea subtype.

Erythrodermic psoriasis – If this type of psoriasis appears suddenly, you may need to get to an emergency room.

Exfoliative psoriasis – Also called erythrodermic psoriasis, this type causes intense redness and skin shedding.

Female-pattern baldness – Also called hereditary hair loss, treatment can help stop progressively thinning hair.

Flexural psoriasis – This type of psoriasis forms in the skin folds, causing redness and tenderness.

Genital warts – Treating genital warts can help reduce the risk of infecting others.

Guttate psoriasis – Small, red bumps define this type of psoriasis, which may appear after strep throat.

Hair loss – Learn about the many causes of hair loss and what dermatologists can do to treat hair loss.

Herpes simplex – Cold sores and genital herpes are both caused by herpes simplex viruses.

Herpes zoster – Often called shingles, herpes zoster can cause a painful rash.

Hives – These raised, itchy bumps on the skin are your body’s response to an allergic reaction.

Intertriginous psoriasis – This type of psoriasis forms in the skin folds, causing redness and tenderness.

Inverse psoriasis – Also called flexoral or intertriginous psoriasis, this type of psoriasis forms in the skin folds.

Lichen planus – This condition can show up on your skin, inside your mouth, and even on your fingernails.

Male-pattern baldness – Treatment can help hair re-grow.

Melanoma – With early diagnosis and treatment, this type of skin cancer can be cured.

Melasma – Sun protection plays a key role in treating this skin condition that causes brownish patches.

Moles – Learn how to spot the warning signs of melanoma, a type of skin cancer that can begin in a mole.

Molluscum contagiosum – This common skin condition is contagious when you see bumps on the skin.

Nevi – Your dermatologist may use the medical term for moles, which is “nevi.”

Nodular acne – Treatment can ease pain and prevent new nodules.

Nummular dermatitis – With proper treatment, the coin-shaped patches and other signs can clear completely.

Ocular rosacea – When rosacea affects the eyes, treatment is necessary.

Papulopustular rosacea – The redness, swollen skin, and acne-like breakouts can be effectively treated.

Phymatous rosacea – This rosacea subtype causes thickening skin, which can be effectively treated.

Pimples – With so many effective treatments available today, no one has to wait to outgrow pimples.

Pityriasis rosea – The rash often clears without treatment, but in some cases you may want to see a dermatologist.

Pityriasis versicolor – Treatment can help clear the skin discoloration.

Plaque psoriasis – Most people who get psoriasis develop this type of psoriasis.

Poison ivy – Learn when you can treat a poison-ivy rash at home and when you should get medical care.

Psoriasis – Learning about psoriasis can help you make informed decisions and know what to expect.

Psoriatic arthritis – If you are living with psoriasis, you should know the early warning signs of this type of arthritis.

Pustular psoriasis – Red, swollen skin and pus-filled bumps are signs of pustular psoriasis.

Rosacea – Rosacea causes more than a red face; it can even involve the eyes.

Scabies – Find out whether you have this common skin condition and what really works to get rid of scabies.

Scalp psoriasis – This information can help you treat psoriasis on the scalp, which can be stubborn

Seborrheic keratoses – Although harmless, there may be times when treatment can be beneficial.

Shingles – Learn why treatment is recommended and everyone 60 and older should get the vaccine.

Skin cancer – Discover how to find skin cancer early when treatment often leads to a cure.

Spitz nevus – This is a type of mole that often looks like melanoma, a type of skin cancer.

Squamous cell carcinoma – If you develop any signs of this common skin cancer, you should see a dermatologist.

Tinea versicolor – Common in warm and humid climates, this condition causes skin discoloration.

Traction alopecia – Changing the way you style your hair can be an effective treatment for this type of hair loss.

Trichotillomania – If you often feel like pulling your hair out, you may have trichotillomania.

Urticaria – This is the medical term for hives, and following these tips can help ease your symptoms.

Vitiligo – Treatment can help restore lost skin color

Warts – Find out which warts you can treat at home and when you should see a dermatologist.

Whiteheads – Whiteheads are a type of acne and should be treated like acne.

Xerosis – Dry skin is also called xerosis, and the tips within are meant to help ease the symptoms.





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