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 for Eczema
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eczema \Ec"ze*ma\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'e`kzema; "ek out + zei^n to
     boil.] (Med.)
     An inflammatory disease of the skin, characterized by the
     presence of redness and itching, an eruption of small
     vesicles, and the discharge of a watery exudation, which
     often dries up, leaving the skin covered with crusts; --
     called also tetter, milk crust, and salt rheum.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin;
           particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "eczema":
     acne, acne vulgaris, allergen, allergic disorder, allergy, asthma,
     conjunctivitis, cosmetic dermatitis, dermamycosis, dermatitis,
     dermatosis, elephantiasis, epithelioma, erysipelas, erythema,
     exanthem, hay fever, heat rash, herpes, herpes simplex,
     herpes zoster, hives, impetigo, itch, jungle rot, leprosy, lichen,
     lichen primus, lupus, lupus vulgaris, miliaria, pemphigus,
     pollinosis, prickly heat, pruigo, pruritus, psora, ringworm,
     rose cold, scabies, shingles, skin cancer, tetter, urticaria

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