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

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The beauty brand Lush has reportedly started selling out of its hand and body lotion called Dream Cream, after a mom claimed the product cured her child's eczema, Pop Sugar noted. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Woman Claims Lush's Dream Cream Cured Her Son's Eczema," 15 Apr. 2018 The earliest sign of allergic disease is atopic dermatitis, or eczema. Chris Couch, USA TODAY, "Ask a Doc: Can I do anything to ensure my newborn doesn't develop allergies?," 17 May 2018 Breast-feeding is also associated with a lower risk for sudden infant death syndrome; allergies, including conditions like asthma and eczema; celiac disease and childhood inflammatory bowel disease. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "Trump Stance on Breast-Feeding and Formula Criticized by Medical Experts," 9 July 2018 Plus, the People’s Pharmacy advises on a surprising treatment for eczema, sleeping pills for older adults, and the neurological effects of low B-12 levels. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "Neighborhood crime may not be as bad as some Seattleites fear and Amazon buys online pharmacy | Thursday Morning Brief, June 28," 28 June 2018 This is the case with conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea, as well as generally sensitive skin. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "11 Things Dermatologists Want You to Know About Sensitive Skin," 16 May 2018 This can range from pretty easy to completely ludicrous, depending on what specifically incites your eczema. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s Exactly What to Do About Eczema on Your Eyelid," 3 July 2018 The guidelines say that those babies with severe eczema or egg allergy, indicating high risk, should see a specialist for testing and discussion of a safe plan to introduce peanut products. Amber Dance, Washington Post, "Peanut allergy is one of the most severe food allergies. New therapies might help.," 12 May 2018 Using the wrong cleanser, on the other hand, can cause negative effects like dryness, flaking, acne and flare-ups of eczema and rosacea symptoms. Dr. Leslie Baumann, miamiherald, "How to choose a skin cleanser," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of eczema

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eczema

New Latin, from Greek ekzema, from ekzein to erupt, from ex- out + zein to boil — more at ex-, yeast

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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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