Eczematous vesicles are not infrequently associated with other lesions of eczema, but usually in small numbers and often in a transitional stage of development. They occur on any part of the skin, but are most frequently encountered upon the face, particularly of infants and young children, also behind the ears and near the joints of the limbs. Their outbreak is usually accompanied by tingling, burning, and intense itching. If the vesicles are not ruptured by scratching, they soon burst on their own. From these closely studded points oozes a clear mucilaginous fluid that dries to form a yellow glaze or peculiar light gummy crusts. When the crusts are removed, a raw, tumid, weeping surface is exposed.
This type of disease may be but the first stage of an exceedingly protracted attack of the malady, in which case it evolves usually into eczema rubrum. As a rule, after several days or weeks the subjective symptoms abate, the discharge ceases, the color fades, scaling takes place, and the skin returns gradually to normal, although for some time the new epidermis may retain a red and tender look.