Glossary

Allergen - (al-ler-gen)
Any substance that can cause an allergy Biopsy - (bi-op-sy)
The removal of a small sample of tissue from a living body for examination and diagnostic purposes Chronic - (chron-ic )
Being long-lasting and recurrent in nature; characterized by long standing suffering Crust - (Crust)
A thick/hard outer layer that covers something Flare up - (fler-up)
Intensify suddenly Genetic - (ge-net-ic)
Occurring amongst members of a family - usually by heredity; related to genes Hay fever - (Hay fever)
A seasonal allergic disease resulting from a reaction to pollen Immunity - (im-mu-ni-ty )
The body system, made up of many organs and cells, which defends the body against infection, disease and foreign substances. Inflammation - (in-flam-ma-tion )
A response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat Scaling - (Scaling)
The process of scales shedding off from the skin or scalp
Eczema