eczema

noun
ec·​ze·​ma | \ ig-ˈzē-mə, ˈeg-zə-mə, ˈek-sə- \

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 \ adjective

Examples of eczema in a Sentence

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Her favorite products include Dr. Barbara Strum Anti-aging Body Cream and NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil for her eczema. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "Go Inside Hairstylist Jennifer Yepez' Beauty Stash," 21 Dec. 2018 There are formulas that hydrate and formulas that heal—this does both, which makes sense as it's designed for eczema-prone complexions. Sarah Wu, Glamour, "This Drugstore Baby Product Keeps My Skin Moisturized All Winter Long," 13 Dec. 2018 Some acids may not be recommended for people with sensitive skin or for people with skin conditions like rosacea, eczema or psoriasis. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Pick the Right Skin-Care Acid for Your Concerns," 9 Oct. 2018 Shah says the large, scaly flakes from the videos could also be pityriasis amiantacea, which is a severe form of seborrheic dermatitis that is a result of psoriasis, eczema, or even a fungal infection. Jessica Cruel, Allure, "Dandruff Scraping Videos (aka the New Pimple-Popping Clips) Are Going Viral on YouTube," 20 July 2018 Patch testing is usually conducted to see what might be causing an issue like contact dermatitis (an allergic skin reaction that involves an itchy, inflamed rash) or eczema (a condition that can cause persistently dry, irritated, rash-ridden skin). Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s Exactly What to Expect If You Need Allergy Testing," 5 Sep. 2018 Levin especially wants patients with a history of keloidal scars, eczema, and psoriasis to check with their dermatologist before attempting a semi-permanent BB procedure. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "What Is Semi-Permanent BB Cream, and Why Are People Getting It Microneedled Into Their Faces?," 9 Nov. 2018 Claudia Sulewski Shah says the large, scaly flakes from the videos could also be pityriasis amiantacea, which is a severe form of seborrheic dermatitis that is a result of psoriasis, eczema, or even a fungal infection. Jessica Cruel, Teen Vogue, "Dandruff Scraping Videos Might Be the New Pimple Popping Videos," 23 July 2018 Having an eczema flare-up is like taking a master class in self-control. Korin Miller, SELF, "What Causes Eczema, Anyway?," 13 July 2018

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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

noun

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, 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, ˈeg-zə-mə, ˈek-sə- \

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 \ adjective

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