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what are nummular dermatitis symptoms?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Nummular derm: Topical steroids are effective. Less erythematous, less pruritic lesions may be treated with low-potency (class iii-vi) steroids. Severely inflamed lesions with intense erythema, vesicles, and pruritus require high-potency (class i-ii) preparations. Penetration of the medication is enhanced by occlusion or presoaking in a tub of plain water followed immediately (without drying) by application.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are treatment options for nummular dermatitis?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Nummular derm: Topical steroids are effective. Less erythematous, less pruritic lesions may be treated with low-potency (class iii-vi) steroids. Severely inflamed lesions with intense erythema, vesicles, and pruritus require high-potency (class i-ii) preparations. Penetration of the medication is enhanced by occlusion or presoaking in a tub of plain water followed immediately (without drying) by application.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the alternative treatments for nummular dermatitis?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Nummular derm: Topical steroids are effective. Less erythematous, less pruritic lesions may be treated with low-potency (class iii-vi) steroids. Severely inflamed lesions with intense erythema, vesicles, and pruritus require high-potency (class i-ii) preparations. Penetration of the medication is enhanced by occlusion or presoaking in a tub of plain water followed immediately (without drying) by application.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What increases risk for nummular dermatitis?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Dermatitis: A number of health conditions, allergies, genetic factors, physical and mental stressors, and irritants can cause dermatitis.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How do different medications treat nummular dermatitis?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
NUMMULAR DERMATITIS: Common with dry skin. Try to lubricate skin to prevent drying before applying steroid cream.Oral antibiotics may be given for inflamed lesions. For widespread and resistant cases puva rx may be helpful or oral steroid for short rx may be given.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How do you make the diagnosis of nummular dermatitis?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
It's clinical: A trained eye looks at the lesions. A biopsy may seal the dignosis of what the cause of the "coin-like" lesions are. Psoriasis is most common.

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