- urticaria resulting from contact with various plants causing local irritation.
Origin of nettle rash
First recorded in 1730–40
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Examples from the Web for nettle rash
It is not the first time I've made a rash remark: nettle-rash this turned out!Folly as It Flies
In any case its only evil effect may be an attack of nettle-rash or hives.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
My wife is very sick and confined to her bed with something like the nettle-rash.Memoir of John Howe Peyton
And then I got as busy as a one-armed man with the nettle-rash pasting on wall-paper.The Gentle Grafter
Hives, hīvz, n. a popular term for nettle-rash and other similar skin diseases: laryngitis.
- a nontechnical name for urticaria
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