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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Adding bath oil to the water also may help. Lesions on the thighs, legs, eczemaa feet often take longer to heal and may leave behind darker or lighter spots. An allergy can prevent the skin from clearing. Once this occurs, a yellowish crust will form on the infected lesions.

Dry environments and cold climates can make discoid eczema worse, and sunny or humid damp environments may make your symptoms better. How do dermatologists treat nummular dermatitis? It can sometimes be mistaken for ringworm or psoriasis.

Nummular dermatitis | American Academy of Dermatology

This helps hydrate dry skin. Scrotal eczema is a skin condition that could be the cause of genital itching in males. If the condition occurs only during the sun-less winter months then vitamin D supplement might be an effective treatment.


Men get nummular dermatitis more often than women get it.

A person may be sensitive to: Views Read Edit View history. You can keep the room moist with a humidifier.

Support Center Support Center. They can affect any part of the body, although they don’t usually affect the face or scalp. Call your doctor if you believe you have nummular eczema. When women get it, they are usually younger. There are seven types of eczema.

The Journal of Dermatology. Medicines, such as neomycin an antibiotic that you apply to the skin.

This skin problem is more common in men than in women. Nummular eczema, also known as nummular dermatitis or discoid eczema, is a chronic condition that causes coin-shaped spots to develop on the skin.

Be pink, red, or brown and well-defined. Nummular eczema tends to occur more often in men than in women.

Dermatitis can refer to many different skin conditions. Bed rest in a cool and moist room. One of the keys to treatment and prevention involves keeping the skin moisturized.

Numu,ar Award and Lectureship Marion B. Dermatitis and eczema L20—L30—, A yellowish crust may develop on the patches if a Staphylococcus aureus staph infection occurs.


But you can numulqr manage the condition with these tips on how to prevent and treat eczema flare-ups. Women are more likely to get it between the ages of 15 and 25 years.

Nummular dermatitis

The skin around the lesions may be red, numulad, or inflamed. It’s important to look carefully at all the chemicals in cosmetics and toiletries that may have come into contact with your skin.

Conflict of interest and funding The authors have not received any funding or benefits from industry or elsewhere to conduct this study. Dry skin means your skin can’t provide an effective barrier against substances that come into contact with it.

If nnumular dermatologist thinks you have an allergy, patch testing skin tests to find allergies may be recommended. Nummular eczema often appears after a skin injury, such as a burn, abrasion, or insect bite. Not just on your head About nails: Please review our privacy policy.

Within 3 minutes of getting out of the water, apply a moisturizer to your still-damp skin.