red·​ness | \ ˈred-nəs How to pronounce redness (audio) \

Definition of redness

: the quality or state of being red or red-hot

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Acrylates can be both extremely irritating to the skin as well as cause true allergic reactions which can result in redness, swelling, blistering, infection, and even permanent scarring. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Kids, Please Stop Plumping Your Lips With Glue and Posting the Photos on TikTok," 13 Sep. 2019 Chafing develops because of trauma from rubbing of the skin, which physically disrupts the outer skin layer, causing redness, inflammation and sometimes even painful, raw skin. Kristen Granero, NBC News, "Sweating, chafing, chlorine: Solutions to summer's biggest hair and skin challenges," 18 Aug. 2019 After a numbing cream is applied, the treatment takes about 10 minutes (expect a mild burning sensation), followed by four to seven days of swelling, redness, and peeling. Emily Listfield, Harper's BAZAAR, "Non-Surgical Eye-Lifts Are On the Rise," 14 Aug. 2019 Symptoms include pain, especially when the ear is tugged or there is pressure on the ear; itching; swelling and redness, and pus drainage. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Wanna swim? Here's how to protect yourself from bacteria, parasites," 4 July 2019 Expect to pay $1,000 for the 15-minute treatment, with no pain or downtime other than varying redness. Elycia Rubin, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood Skin Experts Advise How To Repair Sun Damage After Summer Break," 15 Sep. 2019 Absorbed swiftly and surprisingly tamed mild facial redness. Los Angeles Times, "Rosacea treatments: 10 creams, lotions and salves that promise to save your skin," 28 Aug. 2019 Sutphin said the effects of using it are erratic behavior and extreme swelling and redness of the hands and feet. Htv National Desk, Houston Chronicle, "Police: People overdosing on meth alternative made from wasp spray," 18 July 2019 The innocuous oil deeply hydrates skin (without suffocating your pores) with fatty acids that also fade acne scars and reduce redness. Chloe Metzger And Taylore Glynn, Marie Claire, "The Best Face Oil for Every Single Skin Type," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of redness

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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