1. a diffuse area of redness on the skin around the point of application of an irritant, due to vasomotor reaction.
2. a red streak or patchy urticaria along a vein, usually associated with the intravenous infusion of a hypotonic solution or of certain medications. It normally disappears within one to two hours, and almost never lasts longer than 12 to 24 hours.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
flare (flār), Do not confuse this word with flair.
A diffuse redness of the skin extending beyond the local reaction to the application of an irritant; it is due to dilation of the arterioles and capillaries; depends upon an axon reflex set up by the liberation of a histaminelike substance in skin when injured.
See also: triple response
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. A brief wavering blaze of light.
2. An outbreak, as of emotion or activity.
3. An expanding or opening outward.
a. An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.
b. A sudden worsening of the symptoms of a disease or condition: treating an arthritis flare.
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FLARE Abbreviation for
Fast Low-Angle Recalled Echoes (see there)
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
flare Medtalk A period during which disease Sx reappear or exacerbate Rheumatology An acute exacerbation of the Sx and disease activity of SLE Lab ↑ anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies, plasma C3a, serum complex of complement 5b-9 and plasma Bb and ↓ serum complement C3 and C4 Urology
1. An abrupt ↑ in alk phos–ALP that occurs within 28 days after orchiectomy for prostate CA, followed by a decline to baseline.
2. A worsening of clinical disease seen in the early stages of hormonal manipulation for metastatic prostate CA.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. A gradual tapering or spreading outward.
A diffuse redness of the skin extending beyond the local reaction to the application of an irritant; it is due to dilation of the arterioles and capillaries; depends on an axon reflex set up by the liberation of a histaminelike substance in skin when injured.
See also: triple response
3. Protein in aqueous fluid.
4. Sudden intensification in disease; commonly describes arthritic disorders.
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Patient discussion about flare
Q. I've been experiencing real bad flare-ups for a month already. Hello buddies, Amanda here. Anybody here with fibromyalgia - I've been experiencing real bad flare-ups for a month already. They are so painful. I tried lyrica and it didn't do anything for me.
A. Hi Amanda,More discussions about flare
I to am one that can't take lyrica. I am taking tramadol and flexaril.
I take neurotin also. Try your meds and yoga, exercise(as you can tolerate), warm/hot baths, naps(when needed), getting as much sleep as possible, massage, support...talking realizing you are not alone! For alot of us stress triggers flare ups( mine have been kicking of late) and try to stay positive! Good luck and God Bless.
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