irritant


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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.

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.

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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Articles have pointed out that boric acid is usually more of an irritant, while in one case, contact allergy was proven to be MCI/MI by contact allergy testing and mass spectroscopy showing that the chemical in school glue that was part of the slime concoction.
When irritant CD lesions occur after exposure to a substance (even in small concentrations), effects may accumulate due to repeated influence commonly leading to chronic skin damages and skin lesions.
While for criteria A the endpoints were checked at predetermined time intervals (0.5, 2, and 5 min), for criteria B the effects were monitored continuously over 5 min, and the time (in seconds) at which the irritant response started was registered.
Evaluation of Counter Irritant Potential of Aqueos Bark Extract of Cinnmon Loureiroi.
However, the study noted that increasing cases of irritant dermatitis could be counterproductive, as infections tend to remain on damaged and broken skin for longer periods of time.
It was concluded that Cuscuta reflexa contained skin irritant compounds.
A South Wales Police spokesman said: "Emergency services were called to the Ikea store on Ferry Road in Cardiff at 11.42am today following the discovery of a suspicious package containing a skin irritant aboard a delivery trailer."
And the 30,000 residents, who call the peninsula at the bottom of Spain home, remain steadfastly tied to the United Kingdom despite the occasional irritants that may arise with their Spanish neighbours.
ICD has a spectrum of clinical features which can be divided into several different categories depending on the irritant and its exposure pattern.
It is called the flannel bush in its native land for the hairy undersides of its leaves, but it is a skin and eye irritant, so be careful when pruning.