erythema definition

  • noun:
    • Redness of your skin caused by dilatation and obstruction of the capillaries, frequently a sign of swelling or illness.
    • irregular redness and swelling of the skin, considering vasodilation.
    • body redness from sunburn or substance discomfort
    • A disease of the skin, for which a diffused irritation types rose-colored patches of variable dimensions.
    • A superficial redness of some part of your skin; particularly, in pathology, such a redness, varying in extent and type, which may be attended with additional general condition.
    • abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or irritation)

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