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

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 Topping the list: Hand eczema is a common condition that affects about 1 in 10 people living in the U.S. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 29 Mar. 2022 From a brand known for skincare products tailored to sensitive skin and eczema, this Mustela mineral SPF with pure zinc is approved by the National Eczema Association. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 19 Apr. 2022 Lloyd, who is a British-Nigerian pharmacist, was frustrated in her search for a natural remedy to manage her young twin son’s severe and significantly painful eczema. Kate Hardcastle, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 For example, babies often get contact dermatitis—a type of eczema caused by direct contact with an irritant—around their mouths because of drool or introduction to certain foods. Jessie Van Amburg, Health.com, 2 Dec. 2021 All forms of eczema are caused by a disruption in the skin barrier, which usually keeps irritants out and hydration in, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD). Claire Gillespie, SELF, 23 Mar. 2022 These days, though, programming breaks are dominated by soft-focus pharmaceutical ads that try their best not to stand out when promising eczema or depression medications that help folks blend in. Los Angeles Times, 13 Feb. 2022 From nourishing creams that are safe for eczema to the top moisturizers from drugstore brands and luxury labels, check out the best moisturizers for winter below. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Feb. 2022 Dry skin types and eczema-prone skin aren't out of the woods, either. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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“Eczema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eczema. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for eczema

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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