Is the eczematous eruption (patch or patches) sharply defined against the neighboring sound skin?
eczematous children should not be taken out when the weather is very cold or when there are high winds.
Discharge from the ear, or otorrhœa, is occasionally due to an eczematous condition of the skin lining the external meatus.
eczematous inflammation, if present, is to be treated with the ordinary remedies.
Men or women who worry about their eczematous condition apparently prolong it.
In fact, an eczematous eruption of the pustular type soon results, attended with more or less crust formation.
When an external remedy is applied to any eczematous surface it is necessary to apply it on a cloth.
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."
eczematous ec·zem·a·tous (ěg-zěm'ə-təs, -zē'mə-, ĭg-)
Of, marked by, or resembling eczema.
eczema ec·ze·ma (ěk'sə-mə, ěg'zə-, ĭg-zē'-)
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.