Skin dictionary: Letter R

Skin dictionary: Letter R

Learn the meaning of words that tell you more about your skin, hair, and nails.
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Rash
(rash)
A reaction to something that makes your skin red and often itchy.

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
A disease that may cause a red or black spotty rash. You can get it when you're bitten by a certain type of tick, a tiny, round bug that can attach itself to you when you're walking through the woods. Wear long pants and bug spray to keep them away from your skin.

Root (roo-t)
Where each hair on your body starts growing. The root is at the bottom of a follicle, a tiny pocket in your skin.