Nummular eczema (also known as discoid eczema and nummular dermatitis) appears as coin-shaped spots on the skin that can be painful & difficult to treat. Discoid eczema, also known as nummular or discoid dermatitis, is a long-term skin condition that causes skin to become itchy, reddened, swollen and cracked in. Nummular dermatitis is one of the many forms of dermatitis. it is characterized by round or oval-shaped itchy lesions. The name comes from the Latin word.

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Not just on your head About nails: Eczema is the name for a group of skin conditions that cause dry, irritated skin. What causes nummular dermatitis?

Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis Dermatitis can refer to many different skin conditions. These help reduce inflammation redness and swelling and itch.

Support Center Support Center. Is It Nummular Eczema or Ringworm? There are also things you ezcema do yourself to help, such as avoiding all the irritating chemicals in soaps, detergents, bubble baths and shower gels. Check here for alerts.


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Your GP may refer you to a dermatologist a doctor who specialises in managing skin conditions if they’re unsure of the diagnosis or if you need patch testing. People who get this skin problem often see distinct, coin-shaped nummular or oval sores on their skin. A dermatologist can recommend bath oil that will not irritate your skin. They can affect any part of the body, although they don’t usually affect the face or scalp. A skin injury can worsen nummular dermatitis.

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Women are more likely to get it between the ages of 15 and 25 years.

Discoid eczema – NHS

Do you have psoriasis or is it eczema? Clinical features and aggravating factors in nummular eczema in Thais.

Urushiol-induced contact dermatitis African blackwood dermatitis Tulip fingers other: The prevalence of nummular dermatitis in the United States is approximately 2 per cezema, Sometimes the patches go away and then return. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology.


Some lesions may go away completely while others may come and go. Signs and symptoms Patches on the skin tend to begin as a group of tiny, reddish spots and blister-like sores that weep fluid.

Maintenance of skin moisture was strongly advised. New England Journal of Medicine. Your body’s largest organ About hair: However, you may be able to manage your condition by making certain lifestyle changes and avoiding triggers.

Nummular dermatitis

If the condition occurs only during the sun-less winter months then vitamin D supplement might be an effective treatment. Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Eczema is characterized by itchy, dry, rough, flakey, inflamed, and irritated skin. Dermatitis can refer to many different skin conditions.

Lesions on the thighs, legs, and feet often take longer to heal and may leave behind darker or lighter spots. Face, Hands, and Legs Do you have psoriasis or is it eczema?