plural noun[treated as singular or plural]
Another term for urticaria.
- Stress worsens many skin conditions - such as psoriasis, eczema, hives and acne - and can be a trigger for asthma attacks.
- Nettle rash (also known as hives or urticaria) is characterised by a lumpy, itchy rash with red spots.
- Doctors may also refer to it as cold-induced hives (urticaria).
Early 16th century (originally Scots, denoting various conditions causing a rash, especially in children): of unknown origin.
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