winter itch(redirected from pruritus hiemalis)
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a skin condition accompanied by the desire to scratch an area of skin to relieve discomfort; see also pruritus.
bakers' itch any of several inflammatory dermatoses of the hands and forearms, especially chronic candidal paronychia, seen with special frequency in bakers.
grain itch itching dermatitis due to a mite, Pyemotes ventricosus, which preys on certain insect larvae that live on straw, grain, and other plants.
grocers' itch a vesicular dermatitis caused by certain mites found in stored hides, dried fruits, grain, copra, and cheese.
ground itch the itching eruption caused by entrance into the skin of the larvae of the hookworm Ancylostoma duodenale or Necator americanus; see also hookworm disease.
jock itch popular name for tinea cruris.
seven-year itch popular name for scabies.
swimmers' itch an itching dermatitis due to penetration into the skin of larval forms (cercaria) of schistosomes, found in those who bathe in infested waters.
winter itch itching of the skin in cold weather, unassociated with structural lesions.
a recurrent eczema appearing with the advent of cold weather.
pruritus occurring in cold weather in people who have dry skin, particularly in those who have atopic dermatitis. Warmer temperature, increased humidity, and topical, antipruritic emollients may offer relief.
win·ter itch(wintĕr ich)
Recurrent eczema appearing with the advent of cold weather.