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eczema

[ ek-suh-muh, eg-zuh-, ig-zee- ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. an inflammatory condition of the skin attended with itching and the exudation of serous matter.


eczema

/ ɛkˈsɛmətəs; ɪɡˈziːmə; ˈɛksɪmə /

noun

  1. pathol a skin inflammation with lesions that scale, crust, or ooze a serous fluid, often accompanied by intense itching or burning


eczema

/ ĕksə-mə /

  1. An acute or chronic noncontagious inflammation of the skin, often caused by allergy and characterized by itching, scaling, and blistering.


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Derived Forms

  • eczematous, adjective

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Other Words From

  • ec·zema·tous [ig-, zem, -, uh, -t, uh, s, -, zee, -m, uh, -], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of eczema1

First recorded in 1745–55; from New Latin, from Greek ékzema, from ek- ec- + ze- (stem of zeîn “to boil, ferment”) + -ma, noun suffix

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Word History and Origins

Origin of eczema1

C18: from New Latin, from Greek ekzema, from ek- out + zein to boil; see yeast

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Example Sentences

Plus, constant hand washing and sanitizing have led to an increase in eczema flare ups.

These inequities can make it especially difficult to then recognize skin concerns like eczema on your own skin and then advocate for yourself to get an accurate diagnosis.

This will help them identify conditions like eczema or hyperpigmentation so they can help you relieve these conditions with effective ingredients like oat or soy.

They worsened over the next couple of weeks, but when she took her children to their pediatrician, “he just chalked it up to eczema,” Gaither says.

For instance, clinic visits for eczema went up in all age groups.

Food that one patient could eat with impunity brought out a beautiful eczema or urticaria on another patient.

Useful in eczema and diseases of the integument where cell destruction is a prominent factor.

What is to be said about the use of soap and water in eczema?

How would you exclude ringworm in a suspected case of eczema?

Eczema may be due to constitutional or local causes, or to both.

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