eczema

[ ek-suh-muh, eg-zuh-, ig-zee- ]SEE DEFINITION OF eczema

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Others say that she has eczema and dare not show her face, while others say she is mad.

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.

The hemorrhages are absorbed and the eczema heals within a few days.

Unlike mange, eczema is not caused by the intrusion of an insect parasite.

Sulphur has been used with benefit in Eczema, Impetigo, and Lepra.

When eczema is once inaugurated, excoriation is to be expected.

In eczema, and some other cutaneous affections, to allay irritation, &c.

At one stage of his career he was condemned to death for eczema.

WORD ORIGIN

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."

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