Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Nummular Dermatitis Treatment

Treatment for nummular dermatitis usually includes gentle skin cleansing, moisturizing creams or lotions, oral antihistamines, and topical corticosteroids. Oral corticosteroids may be prescribed for some patients.

Treatment for nummular dermatitis may include:

Nummular Dermatitis Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of nummular dermatitis.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Nummular Dermatitis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat nummular dermatitis:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Nummular Dermatitis References
  1. Aoyama H, Tanaka M, Hara M, Tabata N, Tagami H. Nummular eczema: An addition of senile xerosis and unique cutaneous reactivities to environmental aeroallergens. Dermatology. 1999;199(2):135-9. [10559579]
  2. Jarvikallio A, Harvima IT, Naukkarinen A. Mast cells, nerves and neuropeptides in atopic dermatitis and nummular eczema. Arch Dermatol Res. 2003 Apr;295(1):2-7. [12709813]
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