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How can you relieve nummular eczema?

How can you relieve nummular eczema?

Can be a challenge: This type of eczema results in "coin-shaped" circles of eczema which is often quite itchy and located on the legs (most common location) the arms or trunk. Higher potency topical steroids can be helpful, but does take longer to respond than regular eczema. Often, injections of cortisone into the plaques can offer fast relief and clearance. See your doctor or a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of nummular eczema?

What are the symptoms of nummular eczema?

Itchy round lesions: Nummular eczema appears on the skin as a circular shaped dry patch. There may be solitary or multiple patches. It may be confused for ringworm but can be distinguished by its lack of central clearing, and scaly dryness throughout the patch. It can be itchy as well. The treatments for nummular eczema are the same as for other forms of eczema, mild soaps, mouisturing creams, and topical steroids. ...Read more

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What does nummular eczema generally look like?

What does nummular eczema generally look like?

Coin-like rash: "nummular" means discoid or coin-like. Nummular eczema is a descriptive term, coin-like dermatitis. It generally is a reaction to an underlying problem, most commonly dry skin. Moisturizing is the most helpful, though sometimes your doctor will prescribe a topical steroid if inflammation is severe. ...Read more

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Can I outgrow my nummular eczema or will I always have it?

Can I outgrow my nummular eczema or will I always have it?

Depends: Eczema tends to be a chronic skin disorder that comes and goes, and can be triggered by excessive heat or cold, sun, wind, dry arid climate, stress, allergic reactions. Eczema can resolve in some people over time especially if they identify allergies and can control them, or move to better climate or geographic location with less seasonal allergies. Many factors. ...Read more

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Can contact dermatitis change into nummular eczema?

Can contact dermatitis change into nummular eczema?

DERMATITIS: Nummular eczema are round inflammatory pruritis skin lesions treated with oral antibiotics and local steroid cream whereas contact dermatitis is caused by irritants or allergens also very itchy treated with antipruritic agents and steroid cream and avoidance of causative factors. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a nummular eczema and i'm taking steroids but it does not cure?

What can I do if I have a nummular eczema and i'm taking steroids but it does not cure?

Avoid triggers: Like wool, lanolin. Keep skin moisturized. Topical steroids or ointment with tar. Ultraviolet light. And Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching. ...Read more

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Doctor said I have a patch nummular eczema. Its not itchy but its slight raised and tender to the touch. Worried of misdiagnosis. Had it for 3 weeks.

Doctor said I have a patch nummular eczema. Its not itchy but its slight raised and tender to the touch. Worried of misdiagnosis. Had it for 3 weeks.

One thought: If you are taking any medication, especially a new one, this may be a fixed eruption due to the medication. That's the serious concern here. If it hangs on for another week, ask about a biospy. Were you given a trial of a mild topical glucocorticoid? Also note you have acne. This needs to be managed especially now that you're an adult. Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid are your friends ...Read more

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I have skin peeling in one armpit. It started with extreme itchiness and now peels daily. I have nummular eczema on my torso. Could this be the same?

Likely have ezcema: This skin condition could be another type of ezcema like you have on your torso. It is unusual that this is only occuring in one armpit and not the other. I would be useful for a doctor to examine the rash. You could also try an OTC steroid cream and see if it goes away. If not then go see the doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause nummular dermatitis?

What can cause  nummular dermatitis?

Numular eczema: Nummular ("coin-shaped") eczema (dermatitis) is just a variation on chronic eczema in which you get scattered patches of eczema 1-2" in diameter. They usually respond much better to steroid creams that the diffuse type of eczema. Symptoms are reddening and scaling of the skin and itch. ...Read more

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What are nummular dermatitis symptoms?

What are  nummular dermatitis symptoms?

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. ...Read more

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What increases risk for nummular dermatitis?

What increases  risk for nummular dermatitis?

Dermatitis: A number of health conditions, allergies, genetic factors, physical and mental stressors, and irritants can cause dermatitis. ...Read more

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How will nummular dermatitis affect the body?

How will nummular dermatitis affect the body?

Numular means: "coin - like" and is most commonly used with psoriasis. The cause bresh in integrity of skin and infection, and they are cosmetic and social issues. They also itch. ...Read more

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How do you make the diagnosis of nummular dermatitis?

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. ...Read more

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How do different medications treat nummular dermatitis?

How do different  medications treat nummular dermatitis?

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. ...Read more

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How can nummular dermatitis be prevented?

How can nummular dermatitis be prevented?

NUMMULAR DERMATITIS: Common with dry skin. Try to lubricate skin to prevent drying before applying steroid cream. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for nummular dermatitis?

What treatments are there for  nummular dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for nummular dermatitis?

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. ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

No cure, treatable: There is no cure for eczema but atopic conditions such as eczema or asthma can be easily treated with a good regimen, and with steroids with flareups. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more