Nummular Dermatitis

Symptoms of Nummular Dermatitis

Nummular dermatitis is coin-shaped lesion on the skin. That can vary from a reddish spot to a blister-like sire that can weep fluid. These lesions can vary in size from about 1 inch to 4 inches. Nummular dermatitis usually effects people between the ages of 55-65, but can appear as early as 20.

Nummular dermatitis usually appears in these locations:

  1. Legs
  2. Feet
  3. Hands
  4. Upper Body
  5. Arms

Causes of Nummular Dermatitis

Nummular dermatitis is still unknown what the exact cause, but there is some evidence that point to some triggers. These are some common triggers, which are known to make the nummular dermatitis worse.

  1. Weather conditions, from extremely hot, cold, humid or dry
  2. Avoid wearing tight fitting clothing
  3. Stress
  4. Harsh detergent, or soaps

It is also common to see a family history of allergies or asthma play a role in nummular dermatitis.

Some patients may need to avoid item such as rubber or nickel. These have been found to be a trigger as well.


Treatment for Nummular Dermatitis

  1. Dermatitis-Ltd III will help reduce the original onset of the nummular dermatitis, if caught early enough, it could possibly eradicate the lesion.
  2. Jojoba oil helps to moisturize the skin, which can relieve some of the itch.
  3. Use mild soaps, we recommend these ones: Neutrogena (the transparent facial bar) " dry skin formula - fragrance free" is very good. Also, the Dove 'Sensitive Skin Unscented Beauty Bar' has been around for years and is known to cleanse sensitive skin.

Other tips

Try not to scratch the lesion! They can start to bleed and from there an infection can set in.

When the lesions start to weep, place some gauze on the area, till the weeping has stopped.