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Scabies

Scabies is an infestation of mites (tiny insects) characterized by small, red bumps and intense itching.

Scars

A scar is the body's natural way of healing and replacing lost or damaged skin.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is one of the most complex of all mental health disorders. It involves a severe, chronic, and disabling disturbance of the brain.

Sciatica

Sciatica, also known as lumbar radiculopathy, is a pain that originates along the sciatic nerve, which extends from the back of the pelvis down the back of the thigh.

Scleroderma

Scleroderma, also called systemic sclerosis, is a chronic, degenerative disease that affects the joints, skin, and internal organs.

Scoliosis

A spine affected by scoliosis shows evidence of a lateral, or sideways, curvature, and a rotation of the back bones (vertebrae), giving the appearance that the person is leaning to one side.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a mood disorder characterized by depression related to a certain season of the year - especially winter.

Sebaceous Cysts

Sebaceous cysts are harmless, slow-growing bumps under the skin, often appearing on the scalp, face, ears, back, or groin area.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammation of the upper layers of skin, characterized by red, itchy skin that sheds scales.

Seizures

Epilepsy is a neurological condition involving the brain that makes people more susceptible to having seizures.

Septicemia

Septicemia is the clinical name for blood poisoning.

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a rapidly spreading, potentially fatal infectious viral disease.

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common viral infection of the nerves, which results in a painful rash of small blisters on an area of skin anywhere on the body.

Shoulder Dislocation

Dislocation of the shoulder means the displacement of the upper arm bone (humerus) out of the shoulder joint.

Shoulder Pain and Problems

Common shoulder problems include the following: dislocation, separation, bursitis, impingement syndrome, tendonitis, rotator cuff tear, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and fracture.

Shoulder Tendonitis

Tendonitis of the shoulder is an inflammation of the rotator cuff and/or biceps tendon.

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder characterized by defective hemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues of the body).

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an infection of the sinuses near the nose. These infections usually occur after a cold or after an allergic inflammation.

Skin Cancer (Condition)

Skin cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in the skin cells and accounts for more than 50 percent of all cancers.

Skin Pigment Disorders

Skin color is determined by a pigment (melanin) made by specialized cells in the skin (melanocytes). Some disorders which affect skin color are: albinism, melasma, pigment loss after skin damage, and vitiligo.

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