Skin dictionary: Letter E

Learn the meaning of words that tell you more about your skin, hair, and nails.
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Eating disorder (ee-ting dis-or-der)
A disease where people don't eat enough, or make themselves sick right after they eat because they are afraid of gaining weight or think they already weigh too much. It can cause you to lose hair.

Eczema (egg-zuh-muh)
A disease that makes skin irritated and itchy.  Eczema often causes a rash that is red, blistering, oozing, scaly, or brownish. There are lots of kinds of eczema, but the most common is atopic dermatitis.

Emery board (em-er-ee bord)
A cardboard nail file with a rough surface, like sandpaper, that you can use to smooth out your nails.

Epidermis (ep-eh-der-miss)
The top layer of your skin.