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irritant

 [ir´ĭ-tant]
1. causing irritation.
2. an agent that causes irritation.

ir·ri·tant

(ir'i-tănt),
1. Irritating; causing irritation.
2. Any agent with this action.

irritant

[ir′itənt]
Etymology: L, irritare, to tease
an agent that produces inflammation or irritation.

ir·ri·tant

(ir'i-tănt)
1. Irritating; causing irritation.
2. Any agent with this action.

ir·ri·tant

(ir'i-tănt)
1. Irritating; causing irritation.
2. Any agent with this action.

irritant

1. causing irritation.
2. an agent that causes irritation.

irritant contact dermatitis
see contact dermatitis.

Patient discussion about irritant

Q. I have stomach problem from many years.This irritates me a lot and I feel troubled by this weight on me. I have stomach problem from many years. I am in my middle age and have given room for all the methods to lose weight and even read books and all and all magazines but in vain. This irritates me a lot and I feel troubled by this weight on me. What could be the reason for this?

A. Its tedious for some people to lose weight, while majority can and do lose weight, why not. You must meet a dietician and attend for 2 or 3 quarters of a year on regular basis. Ask to work with you to find the weight loss plan that will ‘unlock’ your metabolism. Now patience is needed so, and do not be hopeless; it could be something straightforward that you are making a wrong move. Keep a record of what you eat and drink together with your exercise log and take it to your dietician on a very initial meeting, you will be well on your way to losing weight.

Q. It’s actually a real source of irritation to me. I can't stand. Any such experiences…. The cesarean incision done on my body is really sensitive. I avoid touching it. I try to wear clothes that come up over my scar line, and I hate it when my son steps on the area when we're playing. It’s actually a real source of irritation to me. I can't stand. Any such experiences….

A. I don't think I had sensitivity like you. As far as I can remember I was able to wear jeans once it healed. One thing that does set off the sensitivity for me is when my brother`s dog of the right height jumps on me and puts their claws over the area. I wish to know is that area sensitive or paining? Both make a lot of difference. Better consult with your physician.

Q. I was diagnosed with "Baker's cyst". The pain in very irritating. what can I do to ease the pain? I was diagnosed with "Baker's cyst". The pain in very irritating but I prefer not to undergo surgery or steroid injections. is there another more "holistic" way to take care of my situation?

A. Here are some more "holistic" options that helped me (though you should consult your doctor before doing anything...):
Knee bracing and quadriceps physiotherapy.
If you don't want surgery and don't want to be injected with steroids, but it is OK with you to suction the cyst - I heard it can help a lot, but I must say I didn't try it.

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Irritant properties of the plants have long been discovered by Indians Chinese and Arab physicians (Bah et al.
In some cases, an acute irritant, such as dust in the environment, will persist, but even then it should resolve within less than a day or two.
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In contrast, ETS-related irritants that inflame the airways may play a stronger role in adult cases of asthma.
Regardless of the source of the irritants, if you don't deal with them they will continually grow and grow.
Daniel and his colleagues found a history of exposure to contact irritants in 93% of patients.
Strict avoidance of irritants and scrupulous nail protection are the most important aspects of managing chronic paronychia, Dr.
In this case, the chemicals in the perfume may have acted as irritants.
One of the two narrators of this novel is 13year-old Tottie (for Charlotte), who starts off with typical complaints about minor irritants in her loving family.
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In 2001 at Johns Hopkins, a researcher wanted to understand why some people respond to inhaled irritants by developing asthma and some don't.