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Redness of the skin caused by dilatation and congestion of the capillaries, often a sign of inflammation or infection.

[Greek eruthēma, from eruthainein, to redden, be red, from eruthros, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

er′y·them′a·tous (-thĕm′ə-təs, -thē′mə-), er′y·the·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk), er′y·the′mic adj.


(Pathology) having the characteristics of erythema
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Sayre, however, points out that his study using an SPF 100 product clearly shows that at four hours all early sunscreen treated UV erythemic responses were eliminated.
Nipple pain and trauma: pain sensation on frictional and suction lesions of nipple ranges from uncomfortable feeling to severe pain with physical trauma (cracked, sore, bleeding, oedematous, erythemic, blistered nipples that may have fissures and eschar present) associated with breastfeeding.
The area surrounding the surgical wound was largely inflamed and erythemic with purulent discharge coming from the wound site.