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Rosacea Definitions

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Ear Psoriasis – ear Psoriasis can appear as dry scales in the ear canal. Ear psoriasis generally occurs in the external ear canal, not inside the ear or behind the eardrum. Psoriasis of the ears occurs in approximately 18 percent of all patients at some time.

Eczema – a chronic skin disorder categorized by itching, rash, and a personal or family history of seasonal allergies or asthma.

Eczema craquelé- or asteatotic dermatitis is characterized by pruritic, dry, cracked, and polygonally fissured skin with irregular scaling. It most commonly occurs on the shins of elderly patients, but it may occur on the hands and the trunk.

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Edema – Another name for swelling due to rosacea, acne rosacea or acute rosacea.

E.E.S.®- Oral antibiotic used to treat infections. Also sold under the brand name(s): Erythrocin® (Oral), Eryc®, E-Mycin®, Erythromycin (Oral), Ilosone®, Pediamycin®, Robimycin®

Elidel® – by Novartis the first non-steroid prescription medication for the treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis.

Elocon® – by Schering, (Mometasone furoate) a cortisone-like steroid medication available in cream, ointment, and lotion form.

Embeline™ E – (Clobetasol) a corticosteroid used to reduce itching, redness, and swelling. Also sold under the brand names: Cormax®, Temovate®.

Emollient – making soft or supple; soothing especially to the skin or mucous membrane.

E-Mycin® – Oral antibiotic medication used in the treatment of infections. Also sold under the brand names: Erythrocin® (Oral), Eryc®, E.E.S.®, Erythromycin (Oral), Pediamycin®, Ilosone®, Robimycin®.

Endogenous Eczema – eczema which is caused by no obvious external factor but is cuased by processes originating within the body.

Epidermis – the outermost layer of skin. The epidermis has several active zones of skin cells, including cells that participate in immune reactions. Many eczematous skin conditions are initiated in the epidermis.

Eryc® – Oral antibiotic medication used in the treatment of infections. Also sold under the brand names: Erythrocin® (Oral), E.E.S.®, E-Mycin®, Erythromycin (Oral), Pediamycin®, Ilosone®, Robimycin®.

Erygel® – Topical antibiotic medication used on the skin in the treatment of acne. Also sold under the brand names: Erymax®, A/T/S®, Staticin®, Erycette®, Ery-Sol®, Erythra-Derm®, T-Stat®, Eryderm®, Erythromycin.

Erythema – Facial redness common to rosacea, adult rosacea, acne rosacea & ocular rosacea(a rash) caused by inflammation of the skin. Often, the cause of a rash can be determined from its visible characteristics and other co-occurring symptoms. Alternative names: Skin redness or inflammation; Skin lesion; Rubor Skin rash.

Erythrodermic psoriasis – widespread reddening and scaling of the skin, often accompanied by itching or pain. Psoriasis characterized by severe redness and shedding of the body surface.

Erythrocin® (Oral) – Oral antibiotic medication used in the treatment of infections. Also sold under the brand names: Eryc®, E.E.S.®, E-Mycin®, Erythromycin® (Oral), Pediamycin®, Ilosone®, Robimycin®.

Erythromycin (Oral) – Oral antibiotic medication used in the treatment of infections (there is also a topical form of erythromycin). Also sold under the brand names: Eryc®, E.E.S.®, E-Mycin®, Erythrocin® (Oral), Pediamycin®, Ilosone®, Robimycin®.

Erythromycin (Topical) – Topical antibiotic medication used on the skin in the treatment of acne. Also sold under the brand names: Erymax®, Erygel®, A/T/S®, Staticin®, Erycette®, Ery-Sol®, Erythra-Derm®, T-Stat®, Eryderm®, Erythromycin.

Exfoliation- peeling and sloughing off of the skin’s tissue cells.

Exfoliative Dermatitis- The entire surface of the skin becomes red, scaly, thickened, and sometimes crusted. A person with exfoliative dermatitis may experience severe itching, develop swollen lymph nodes, have a fever, feel cold despite the fever, lose large amounts of fluid and protein through the damaged skin,or shed hair and nails

Exfoliativa neonatorum- exfoliative dermatitis supervening in bullous impetigo of the newborn.

Exogenous Eczema- this type of eczema occurs as a result of external contact with an allergen.

Exorex lotion- (Pharmax). This lotion which originally came into this country as an herbal over-the-counter product has recently become available on prescription. It contains some Coal Tar and has fatty acids similar to those found in banana skin. There are other products under this trade name which are not on prescription, but can be purchased in Pharmacies