eczema definition

  • noun:
    • A noncontagious irritation of your skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that will discharge serous matter and turn encrusted and scaly.
    • An acute or chronic swelling of the skin, characterized by redness, itching, and also the outbreak of oozing vesicular lesions which become encrusted and scaly. It really is noncontagious.
    • An inflammatory condition of your skin, described as the clear presence of redness and irritation, an eruption of small vesicles, together with discharge of a watery exudation, which often dries up, making your skin covered with crusts; -- called also tetter, milk crust, and salt rheum.
    • An inflammation of your skin attended with considerable exudation of lymph.
    • Acute eczema if the color of the skin is extremely purple.
    • Pityriasis rubra.
    • generic term for inflammatory circumstances of the skin; specially with vesiculation when you look at the intense stages

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