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urtication

 [ur″tĭ-ka´shun]
1. the development or formation of urticaria.
2. a burning sensation, as of the sting of nettles.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ur·ti·ca·tion

(ŭr'ti-kā'shŭn),
1. A burning sensation resembling that produced by urticaria or resulting from nettle poisoning.
2. Synonym(s): urticaria
[L. urticatio]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

urtication

(ûr′tĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The formation or development of hives.
2. The sensation of having been stung by nettles.
3. A lashing with nettles formerly used to treat a paralyzed part of the body.
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ur·ti·ca·tion

(ŭr'ti-kā'shŭn)
1. Whipping with nettles to induce counterirritation, formerly used in the treatment of peripheral paralysis.
2. A burning sensation resembling that produced by urticaria or resulting from nettle poisoning.
3. Synonym(s): urticaria.
[L. urticatio]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ur·ti·ca·tion

(ŭr'ti-kā'shŭn)
Burning sensation resembling that produced by urticaria or resulting from nettle poisoning.
[L. urticatio]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about urtication

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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