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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,

n 1. an agent that causes an irritation or stimulation.
2. an agent that is toxic, bacterial, physical, or chemical and is capable of inducing functional derangements or organic lesions of the tissues.
irritant, chemical,
n a chemical agent that causes irritation. The primary agents that have an etiologic relationship to periodontal disease are plaque and calculus. Other agents that serve as a medium for the growth of microorganisms include food debris, sloughed cells, and necrotic material.

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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