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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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This helps hydrate dry skin. Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment. Some lesions may go away completely while others may come and go. If the condition flares up, a common treatment involves the application of topical corticosteroids.

Discoid eczema – NHS

Outcome With proper treatment, nummular dermatitis can clear completely. Overview Also called discoid eczema People who get this skin problem often see distinct, coin-shaped nummular or oval sores on their skin.

Infected eczema is common in people who have frequent eczema outbreaks.

If the condition occurs only during the sun-less winter months then vitamin D supplement might be an effective treatment. But you can better manage the condition with these tips on njmular to prevent and treat eczema flare-ups.


A skin injury can worsen nummular dermatitis. Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that can cause skin irritation, oozing blisters, and itchy rashes. People who get this skin problem often see distinct, coin-shaped nummular or oval sores on their skin.

Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol. Other lesions may ooze fluid and eventually crust over. These sores can be stubborn, so seeing a dermatologist for treatment is recommended. A yellowish crust may develop on the patches if a Staphylococcus aureus staph infection occurs.

Nummular dermatitis | American Academy of Dermatology

Women typically get it during nmuular or young adulthood. Examination revealed dry skin with round erythematous plaque with yellowish oozing and crusting over the right anterior tibial region. Pruritus ani Pruritus scroti Pruritus vulvae Scalp pruritus Drug-induced pruritus Hydroxyethyl starch-induced pruritus Senile pruritus Aquagenic numilar Aquadynia Adult blaschkitis due to liver disease Biliary pruritus Cholestatic pruritus Prion pruritus Prurigo pigmentosa Prurigo simplex Puncta pruritica Uremic pruritus.

Each type has its own identifying characteristics.

Nummular dermatitis

It can also result in leathery skin…. One of the keys to treatment and prevention involves keeping the skin moisturized. New England Journal of Medicine. She did not mention any specific allergy.


There are seven types of eczema. Dry environments and cold climates can make discoid eczema worse, and sunny or humid damp environments may make your symptoms better. Sores on the thighs, legs, and feet often take longer to numulaar and tend to leave behind darker or lighter spots.

What are the symptoms of nummular eczema?

However, many people with nummular eczema have a personal or family history of allergiesasthmaor atopic dermatitis. Home Treatments and Prevention for Eczema There is currently no cure for eczema.

Dermatological conditions during TNF-alpha-blocking ezcema in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Biopsies are typically not necessary, and cannot be used to rule out other atopic dermatitis or other eczemas.

The best time is just after bathing while your skin is damp. Back to Health A-Z. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.