Discoid Eczema

Nummular Eczema (Discoid Eczema)


  1. Itchy ,circular or oval lesions with papulo-vesicles
  2. Itchy ,circular or oval lesions with papules scales on an erythematous base
  3. Common in older age group
  4. Affects the hands ,feet,legs , thighs and trunk,face(rare)
  5. Chronic, recurrent lesions


  • Soaps
  • Cold season
  • Topical medicaments
  • Emotional stress
  • Alcohol.


  1. Avoidance of contact with irritants
  2. Liberal use of emollients
  3. Topical steroids
  4. Systemic steroids and antihistamines may be required in resistant cases.

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