Definition of eczema
: an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions which become scaly, crusted, or hardened
eczematousplay \ig-ˈze-mə-təs\ adjective
Recent Examples of eczema from the Web
And there were no ties between a mother eating sweets during pregnancy and either eczema or hay fever.
Use it to recover quickly from sunburn, winter chapping, or to heal skin that is compromised as result of diabetes, cancer treatments, eczema, and psoriasis.
So the team swabbed S. hominis and S. epidermidis from the skin of a few volunteers with eczema, grew the bacteria in the lab, and incorporated the microbes into Cetaphil lotion.
Parents who have older children with eczema or other similar skin conditions might want to consider moisturizing their newborn’s skin because atopic dermatitis has a genetic component and runs in families.
This is especially important in newborns with a family history of eczema.
Dr. Gallo had discovered that Staphylococcus hominis and Staphylococcus epidermidis, typically friendly members of the human skin microbiome, can kill Staphylococcus aureus, which is known to play a role in eczema.
This includes an itchy rash, eczema, hives, acne and dry skin.
Research has linked shifts in the microbiome to inflammatory issues such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne.
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ECZEMA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of eczema for English Language Learners
medical : a skin disease that causes areas of the skin to become red, rough, and itchy
ECZEMA Defined for Kids
Definition of eczema for Students
: a skin disease in which the skin is red and itchy and has scaly or crusty patches
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