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urticant

 [ur´tĭ-kant]
producing urticaria.

ur·ti·cant

(ŭr'ti-kant),
Producing a wheal or other similar itching agent.
[L. urtica, nettle; see urtica]

urticant

/ur·ti·cant/ (ur´tĭ-kant) producing urticaria.

urticant

(ûr′tĭ-kənt)
adj.
Causing itching or stinging.
n.
A substance that causes itching or stinging.

ur·ti·cant

(ŭr'ti-kănt)
Producing a wheal or other similar itching agent.
[L. urtica, nettle; see urtica]

urticant

1. Causing itching.
2. A substance that causes itching.

urticant

producing urticaria.
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Urticarial lesions on a horse's skin. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003

Patient discussion about urticant

Q. What caused my hives? I woke up this morning and saw that all my back and chest are covered in hives. How did this suddenly appear? What caused it?

A. Urticaria (hives) is generally an allergic reaction, or an immune response to food or some other allergen, but can also appear for other reasons, notably emotional stress.

Q. I was diagnosed with chronic urticaria. What is the reason for this condition? I was diagnosed with chronic urticaria last week after more than two months of urticaria (I have more than twenty 1 dollar coin area no my trunk that are red swollen and itchy). when I was younger I had a similar reaction too a bee sting and I was treated with an adrenalin shoot. Since that one time I never suffered from this kind of symptoms till two months ago. What can be the reason for this condition?

A. As was said before chronic urticaria is a symptom of many problems. I once took NSAIDs for knee pain and I started to itch myself. It took my doctor 3 weeks to understand that I was allergic to this specific drug. I also know that tomatoes can cause me an allergic reaction. Try to think is there anything new in your life? Tell it to the GP maybe he will be able to tell you if this is the reason for your symptoms.

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