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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is discoid / nummular eczema?

A skin condition that tends to be long term (chronic). There are scattered rashes (rounded skin plaques) which can occur anywhere on the body. The cause is not clear, but could be related to a previous bacterial infection, dry skin, or other triggers like drugs or chronic alcoholism. All age groups can be affected, but more common in older males and young adult females.

Symptoms of discoid / nummular eczema

  • Dark spots on skin

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

  • Thick, leathery skin

Questions your doctor may ask to check for discoid / nummular eczema

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose discoid / nummular eczema

  • Do you have skin darkening?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

  • Do you have any areas of thick or rough skin?

Treatment for discoid / nummular eczema

Skin protection and skin care (e.g. bath oils, moisturizers) are ways that this condition can be managed at home. A doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory creams and ointments, or antibiotics. More serious cases may be treated with oral medication, injections or phototherapy.

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