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Treating 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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