eczema

noun
ec·​ze·​ma | \ ig-ˈzē-mə How to pronounce eczema (audio) , ˈeg-zə-mə, ˈek-sə- How to pronounce eczema (audio) \

Definition of eczema

: an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions which become scaly, crusted, or hardened

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Other Words from eczema

eczematous \ ig-​ˈze-​mə-​təs How to pronounce eczema (audio) \ adjective

Examples of eczema in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a child, Lane-Hayes experienced medical issues including extreme hair loss, eczema, asthma and allergies that severely limited her diet and mobility. Anchorage Daily News, "Meet the Alaska students who are earning bachelor’s degrees - as teenagers," 24 Dec. 2020 The company was founded by Krystn Keller, whose son Elliott suffered in infancy from extreme eczema. al, "Alabama mom’s business featured in ‘Drew Barrymore Show’ gift guide," 17 Dec. 2020 Cow's milk, meanwhile, has been linked in studies to acne, children's eczema and chronic fatigue. Tyler Jett, USA TODAY, "Fact check: No evidence that almond milk can give women larger breasts," 3 Dec. 2020 Melodic Elements also sells specialty products like African black soap imported from Ghana, which helps heal skin problems such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Shop local: Here are 5 holiday gift ideas from Black-owned businesses in Louisville," 12 Nov. 2020 The eczema on her eyes looks like a red eye shadow that was blended out for a soft wash of color on the lid. Gabi Thorne, Allure, "Elle Fanning Turned Her Eyelid Eczema Into a Beauty Moment," 15 Sep. 2020 And people with skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema are automatically just prone to sensitivity. Audrey Noble, Seventeen, "How to Figure Out Your Skin Type—And Why You Should Care," 26 Oct. 2020 Seborrheic dermatitis occurs on your scalp and is often called seborrheic eczema or seborrheic psoriasis, the Mayo Clinic explains. Korin Miller, SELF, "How to Know When Your Dry Skin Is Actually Eczema," 6 Oct. 2020 Topicals’ Like Butter moisturizing mask is a thick cream full of anti-inflammatory ingredients (like colloidal oatmeal) created for dry, sensitive, and eczema-prone skin. Crystal Martin, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Black Scientists, Doctors, and Entrepreneurs Changing The Beauty Industry," 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of eczema

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eczema

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Greek ékzema, from ekze-, stem of ekzéō, ekzeîn "to boil over, (of disease) break out" (from ek- ec- + zeîn "to boil, seethe") + -ma, resultative noun suffix — more at yeast entry 1

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The first known use of eczema was circa 1753

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“Eczema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eczema. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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eczema

noun
How to pronounce eczema (audio) How to pronounce eczema (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of eczema

medical : a skin disease that causes areas of the skin to become red, rough, and itchy

eczema

noun
ec·​ze·​ma | \ ig-ˈzē-mə How to pronounce eczema (audio) , ˈeg-zə-mə, ˈek-sə-mə \

Kids Definition of eczema

: a skin disease in which the skin is red and itchy and has scaly or crusty patches

eczema

noun
ec·​ze·​ma | \ ig-ˈzē-mə How to pronounce eczema (audio) , ˈeg-zə-mə How to pronounce eczema (audio) , ˈek-sə- How to pronounce eczema (audio) \

Medical Definition of eczema

: an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions which become scaly, crusted, or hardened

Other Words from eczema

eczematous \ ig-​ˈzem-​ət-​əs How to pronounce eczema (audio) \ adjective

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