Definition of Nettle rash
1. Noun. An itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs.
Generic synonyms: Efflorescence, Rash, Roseola, Skin Rash, Hypersensitivity Reaction
Medical Definition of Nettle rash
1. An obsolete term for urticaria. Serum rash, a cutaneous manifestation of serum sickness. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Nettle rash
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1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"Nominale MS. NBVB. A nephew. Also, a spendthrift, NETTLE-HOUSE. A Jakes. North. NETTLE-SPRINGE. The nettle-rash. Eatt. NETT-UP. Exhausted with cold. ..."
2. Bismarck, the Man & the Statesman: Being the Reflections and Reminiscences by Otto Bismarck (1899)
"... a correction of this kind, a nervous crisis which had been impending for months came to a head, happily only in the more trivial form of a nettle-rash. ..."
3. A Treatise on the physical and medical treatment of children by William Dewees (1858)
"OF URTICARIA, OR NETTLE-RASH. 1726. THIS very troublesome, and oftentimes obstinate complaint, is wont to attack children who are teething, or who indulge ..."
4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"U. tuberosa, is the rarest and the most severe of the forms of nettle rash, in which the eruption is in the form of red swollen patches of the breadth of ..."
5. A Treatise on the Diseases of Children: With Directions for the Management by Michael Underwood, Marshall Hall (1835)
"An eruption, with every appearance of the nettle-rash, sometimes occurs in children, and more generally under two years of age, and is exceedingly ..."
6. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1866)
"NETTLE-RASH, OR URTICARIA. This is a non-contagious affection, characterized by the cutaneous elevations called wheats, which are usually surrounded by a ..."