Nummular (coin-shaped) dermatitis is round areas of itchy red sores or dry skin. It can be an isolated lesion, or appear in several areas of the body. It can occur after trauma to the skin, or without a trigger. It is a chronic rash that most commonly affects middle-aged people and is more common in the winter.
Dermatologic experts do not know the exact cause of nummular dermatitis. Some possible triggers for the condition include:
Common symptoms of nummular dermatitis include:
Treatments focus on relieving the symptoms to heal the skin. Treatment depends on the individual person: one treatment approach is not effective for everyone with this condition. Treatment options at UCLA Dermatology may include:
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