Glossary Q

Rosacea Definitions

The cornerstone of successful treatment and control of rosacea begins with an understanding of the terminology associated with rosacea and ocular rosacea.

MOVE DOWN THE LIST BY CLICKING ON A LETTER:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I |J | K | L | M |N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Rosacea

Q

Q-U-Cort topical- a mild corticosteroid used to treat the symptoms of red skin rashes or itching associated with insect bites, exposure to poison oak, sumac or ivy, eczema, dermatitis and allergy related rashes, redness and itching. Hydrocortisones help to relieve the swelling, itching, and redness that may occur with any of these conditions, but should not be used on the facial skin.

Quincke Syndrome- another name for hives which may be caused by an allergy to insect bites.

Quinine- a naturally occurring white crystalline alkaloid having fever-reducing, antimalarial, painkilling, and anti-inflammatory properties and a bitter taste. Quinine was the first effective treatment for malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Quinine is also used to treat symptoms of lupus, nocturnal leg cramps and arthritis.