Irritation in organisms

  • Allergic response may cause irritation in higher organisms.
  • An irritant acts in a non-specific manner.
  • Stress can increase sensitivity to mild irritations.
  • Pain perception is not observable in basic organisms.
  • Single-celled creatures share the sense of irritation.

Eye irritation

  • Modern office work with office equipment can cause eye irritation.
  • Chronic dry eye sensation can be caused by disorders like Sjögren's syndrome.
  • Blepharitis causes dryness and itching on the upper eyelids.
  • Warm compresses and topical corticosteroid creams can relieve itching sensation.
  • Restasis is a drug that may help with chronic dry eye.

Skin irritation

  • Eczema is a common cause of chronic skin irritation and itching.
  • Allergies to substances like nuts, hair, and fabrics can cause skin rashes and itching.
  • Intertrigo is a disorder associated with chronic irritation under folds of skin.
  • Excess sweating can be a chronic irritation and lead to infections.
  • Good hygiene and use of deodorants/antiperspirants can help treat excess sweating.

Vaginal irritation

  • Fungal vaginitis and trichomoniasis are common causes of vaginal irritation.
  • Herpes simplex infection can be recurrent and extremely irritating.
  • Contraceptives and latex condoms can cause allergic reactions and itching.
  • Postmenopausal vaginitis is caused by a decline in female sex hormones.
  • Vaginal estrogen pessary and moisturizers can help treat postmenopausal vaginitis.

Lung irritation

  • Smoking and exposure to pollutants can cause Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
  • COPD is characterized by constant irritation in the lungs.
  • Tobacco smoke affects the respiratory system and can lead to irritation.
  • Smog and airborne pollutants can irritate the lungs and respiratory tract.
  • COPD is a chronic condition that requires medical management.


Causes of Gastritis

  • Smoking
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen
  • Surgery
  • Major burn

Symptoms of Gastritis

  • Sharp abdominal pain
  • Radiating pain to the back
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal bloating

Complications of Gastritis

  • Lack of appetite
  • Loss of blood in stools
  • Severe condition may occur
  • Condition often comes and goes for years
  • Continued alcohol consumption or NSAID use

Treatment for Gastritis

  • Use of antacids or acid neutralizing drugs
  • Antibiotics
  • Avoidance of spicy food
  • Avoidance of alcohol
  • Follow medical advice

Related Terms

  • Irritation
  • Allergy
  • Irritability (psychology)
  • Itch
  • Stimulus (physiology)

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