Eczema is one of the many common skin-related problems. At the same time, there are many types of eczema, one of which is nummular eczema. When this problem occurs, coin-sized patches start forming on the skin. Allergy and asthma have been considered the main reason for this. On the other hand, dryness of the skin and the appearance of redness, etc. have been considered as its symptoms. In the case of nummular eczema, it is necessary to get it treated on the advice of a doctor so that it can be cured in time.

Today in this article, you will know in detail about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of nummular eczema -

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  1. What is nummular eczema?
  2. Causes of nummular eczema
  3. Symptoms of nummular eczema
  4. Treatment of nummular eczema
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for Nummular Eczema - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Nummular is a Latin word meaning 'resembling a coin'. Nummular eczema is a type of dermatitis (eczema) problem. In this, there are coin-sized spots or patches on the skin. There can be a lot of itching and burning in them and sometimes fluid can also come out of them.

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Although the cause of nummular eczema is not yet clear, sometimes it can be caused by injuryburn, or insect bite. There are some other reasons as well, which are as follows -

Some conditions can make it serious -

Men are more prone to nummular eczema than women. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD), it can occur in men usually after the age of 50 years. At the same time, women can have this problem before the age of 30 years. If we talk about children, then children who have severe atopic dermatitis can have this problem.

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Coin-sized wounds or marks on the body are considered to be its main symptoms. These often affect the skin of the hands and feet. They can be brown, pink, or red. Apart from this, there are many symptoms, whose information we are giving below -

  • A round or coin-shaped lesion or ringworm-like appearance on the skin.
  • Redness or pinkness of the affected area.
  • Scaly or dry skin.
  • Fluid oozing from the wound. The feeling of itching in the affected area.

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On confirmation of nummular eczema, doctors can treat it in the following ways -


Depending on the condition of the patient, the doctor may prescribe corticosteroids, tacrolimus ointment, or pimecrolimus cream. If the symptoms do not go away even after this treatment, and the problem increases due to any allergy, the doctor may ask for a patch test.

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Lifestyle changes

There is no exact treatment for nummular eczema. It can be controlled to some extent by making slight lifestyle changes. Therefore, keep away from the following things -

  • Stay away from woolen and other clothes that increase the symptoms of nummular eczema.
  • Avoid excessive bathing and hot water.
  • Do not use harsh soap.
  • Avoid stressful situations.
  • Do not come in contact with household cleaners and chemicals.
  • Do not scratch or cut any kind on the skin.

The following types of remedies can also cure nummular eczema to some extent -

  • Use moist bandages to cover affected areas.
  • Take an antihistamine to relieve itching and discomfort.
  • For severe itching, get an ultraviolet light treatment.
  • Hydrate skin with a non-scented moisturizer after showering.
  • Moisturize daily, especially on the feet.

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Nummular eczema is also a type of eczema. It is necessary to identify it in time and get it treated. Take care of the cleanliness of the body, take a good diet, and apply creams and lotions, etc. on the advice of the doctor. Moisturizers can also be used daily by asking the doctor.

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