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
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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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