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Rosacea Definitions

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Halcinonide – high potency corticosteroid medication used for the treatment of inflammation caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Also sold under the brand names: Halog®, Halog®E.

Halog® – by Westwood Scribb, (Halcinonide) a high potency corticosteroid medication used for the treatment of inflammation caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Also sold under the brand name Halog® E.

Helicobacter pylori – A stomach bacteria which causes ulcers that was once thought to be the cause of rosacea. Later studies did not prove this connection.

Hydrocortisone – a natural chemical made by the body which reduces swelling, itching, inflammation and burning. The most common prescribed and/or over-the-counter steroid medication used for the treatment of itching and inflammation associated with a wide variety of skin conditions such as eczema, allergic skin conditions, dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis. Very low potency steroid. Also sold under the brand names: Cetacort®, Nutracort®, Anusol-HC®, Hytone®, Cort-Dome®, Locoid®, Cortenema®, Cortifoam®, Cortaind®, Lanacort®, Westcort®.

Hypertrophy – Abnormal growth.

Hyperemia – Abnormally increased blood flow.

Hyperplasia – Increased cell production in normal tissue; an excess of normal tissue.

Hypothalamus – The body’s “thermostat”.

Hytone® – by Dermik, (Hydrocortisone) a low potency steroid medication used for the treatment of itching and inflammation associated with a wide variety of skin conditions such as eczema, allergic skin cinditions, dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis. Also sold under the brand names: Cetacort®, Nutracort®, Anusol-HC®, Hytone®, Cort-Dome®, Cortenema®, Cortifoam®, Cortaind®, Lanacort®, Locoid®, Westcort®.