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Name Term description
Name St Anthony's fire Term description

Erysipelas, a bacterial skin infection characterised by raised red patches on the upper dermis.

Name Scald head/scald heid Term description

Used to denote a number of scalp conditions featuring the formation of pustules and the loss of hair (including ringworm).

Name Scrofula Term description

Tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands

Name Shiver Term description

Cold sore, herpes zoster

Name Shuilie fittit Term description

Flat-footed

Name Smit Term description

Infection

Name Smittle Term description

Contagious, infectious

Name Spaining brash/speaning brash Term description

An indisposition affecting children or young animals on being weaned; milk fever.

Name Strangury Term description

Retention of urine

Name Surfeit Term description

Overindulgence in eating and drinking; a Bacchanalian tendency.

Name Swarf Term description

Faint

Name Swiff awa' Term description

Faint or swoon

Name Scrumpox Term description

Skin infection, impetigo