- an inflammatory condition of the skin attended with itching and the exudation of serous matter.
Origin of eczema
Examples from the Web for eczematous
Historical Examples of eczematous
Discharge from the ear, or otorrhœa, is occasionally due to an eczematous condition of the skin lining the external meatus.
Eczematous children should not be taken out when the weather is very cold or when there are high winds.
When an external remedy is applied to any eczematous surface it is necessary to apply it on a cloth.
Is the eczematous eruption (patch or patches) sharply defined against the neighboring sound skin?
Eczematous inflammation, if present, is to be treated with the ordinary remedies.
- pathol a skin inflammation with lesions that scale, crust, or ooze a serous fluid, often accompanied by intense itching or burning
Word Origin for eczema
1753, from Greek ekzema, literally "something thrown out by heat," from ekzein "to boil out," from ek "out" (see ex-) + zema "boiling," from zein "to boil," from PIE root *yes- "to boil, foam, bubble" (see yeast). Said to have been the name given by ancient physicians to "any fiery pustule on the skin."
- Of, marked by, or resembling eczema.
- An acute or chronic noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly.
- An acute or chronic noncontagious inflammation of the skin, often caused by allergy and characterized by itching, scaling, and blistering.