Nettle Rash

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Nettle Rash is the common (non-medical) name for the type of skin lesion also known as a "wheal" which result from contact with the plant commonly known as "nettles", or another allergen that results in a similar rash in the cases of those affected by it.

Generally, nettle rash takes the form of many rounded or flat-topped elevated lesions caused by flares of swollen skin containing an accumulation of fluid. (The medical term for "swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid" is "edematous" - though this word is not used in all texts).

Although usually transitory, they can constitute a medical emergency if the lips, eyes, or tongue are affected because considerable swelling can occur.


See also skin conditions and disorders (all on one page). This may interest students of massage, reflexology, holistic treatments of various types, beauty therapies, and other health related courses.

Further information about skin includes the structure of skin (with diagram), an explanation of what dermatology means and includes and textbooks about dermatology.

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