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1. the quality of being efflorescent.
2. a rash or eruption.


1. Botany A state or time of flowering.
a. A gradual process of unfolding or developing.
b. The point or time of greatest vigor; the culmination.
3. Chemistry
a. A deposit that results from the process of efflorescing. Also called bloom1.
b. The process of efflorescing.
4. Medicine Redness, a rash, or an eruption on the skin.

ef′flo·res′cent adj.


  1. the period of flowering.
  2. a bursting forth, blooming.
  3. a dry, crusty growth.


1. the quality of being efflorescent.
2. a rash or eruption.

Patient discussion about efflorescence

Q. What is the cause of my head rash? I have a rash on my head. It is red and itchy, what could it be from?

A. A head rash can be caused from lots of different things. I found a website that helps you diagnose it with charts:

Q. What do I do with this horrible Diaper Rash?? I have no idea what is up with my daughters diaper rash, she is a year old and I do everything to keep this rash from coming, but it comes back! All week I have let her run without a diaper on trying to let it air out as much as possible, (thank god for carpet shampooers).Is there any secret that someone has to getting rid of this rash?

A. My own daughter was yeasty from whatever they do to newborns in the hospital and I battled it ever day until I started taking garlic gel tabs. Because I breasfed her she got all the benefits of it and her bottom cleared right up.
Probiotics can help, yogurt, kefir and the like. Super Salve from supersalve.com is amazing in its healing abilities. Avoid processed foods and especially sugars.

Q. Doyou know if the Plant Yarrow give a RASH?

A. ThanksTerrany and Henry for your answers. I do need more information concerning skin contact with Yarrow.MRaye

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You can get efflorescence remover, but I would leave it a few months to give the efflorescence time to migrate.
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Since the patch is new stucco, before you paint, prime the patch with a masonry primer designed with specific resistance to high pH and efflorescence.
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It's enough," he wrote, "to give you some sense of the tremendous diversity of Jewish cultural expression during the 78 era, which stretched from the late 19th centurya full 25 years before the advent of radioto the early 1950s, a span that saw the efflorescence of Yiddish theater, the rise of 'hebe' dialect humor, and the eager engagement of a rapidly assimilating immigrant community with American culture at large.
Efflorescence is the presence of salt residue leeching from within the masonry material that forms on the exterior surface of the wall.
When the crystallization of salts happen beneath the surface of the brick-mortar matrix, the phenomenon is called subsurface efflorescence or subflorescence.
In 2004, a Corps inspection--conducted by the New York District--showed that leaks were present behind a buildup of efflorescence (crystallization that had accumulated on the dam's surface), raising concerns that there could be a more serious problem down the road if the dam was left unmonitored.
was characterized by an enormous efflorescence of voluntary organizations.