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Nummular Dermatitis - Symptoms & Treatment


Nummular dermatitis, also identified as nummular eczema, is one of the many forms of dermatitis. The disorder is recurrent and chronic, and may emerge at any age, although it is most common in people in their 60's. The cause is unidentified. Only infrequently does this turn out to be a medication allergy, while this is often measured in the evaluation. It is more frequent in the winter. Nummular eczema is often related with dry skin. Nummular dermatitis does not emerge to be a inherited condition, is not related to food allergies, and is not contagious. The coin-shaped areas can involve any ingredient of the body, however the legs and buttocks are the most frequent areas. Flare-ups are related with dry skin, so the winter season is a mainly bad time for those with this condition.

Causes of Nummular Dermatitis

Some causes & risk factors of nummular dermatitis are as follows:

  • Stress and caffeine, which dehydrates the body and therefore the skin.
  • Living in a dry environment.
  • Family history of reactions, asthma, or atopic dermatitis.
  • Taking very hot showers.

Symptoms of Nummular Dermatitis

The possible symptoms of nummular dermatitis includes:

  • An epidemic may initiate with one or numerous round red plaques with tiny overlying blisters.
  • Raw skin.
  • Swelling and oozing arise in newer lesions and itching can be gentle to severe.
  • Skin redness.
  • Skin scales.

Treatments of Nummular Dermatitis

One of the keys to treatment and deterrence absorb keeping the skin moisturized. Lotions, creams, and bath oils may help prevent an occurrence. Treatment is not effectual until there is no further contact with the substance causing the problem. Once the essence is removed, the redness usually disappears after a week. In addition, petite areas of dermatitis can be alleviate by applying pieces of gauze or thin cloth dipped in cool water or aluminum acetate several times a day for an hour. Larger areas may be treated through short, cool tub baths with or devoid of colloidal oatmeal. If the condition flares up, a common treatment occupies the relevance of topical corticosteroids. Oral antihistamines may help decrease itching. More severe cases at times respond to ultraviolet light treatment.

 

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