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Discoid Eczema

Discoid eczema is otherwise known as nummular or discoid dermatitis. It is a chronic skin condition causing coin-shaped rashes on the skin lasting for months and years. This condition is managed by applying lotions and antihistamines to reduce itching.

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I have a coin size rash, and it is itching, What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a rash that is a coin size. It causes discomfort and itching. What can I do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Thank you.  Read Full »

How to treat the skin rashes present on the elbow, forearm and neck?

Query: Hi doctor, I have several small, splotchy rashes appearing on my inside right elbow, inner left bicep and forearm, and on the right side of my neck. They are all very itchy and have not gone away for over a month. I have tried putting fragrance free moisturizer on them as well as an antifungal cream...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for sharing the pictures of the affected area. This looks like Discoid or Nummular eczema, which is a kind of endogenous eczema, characterized by coin shaped skin lesions with itching, redness, scaling and sometimes oozing of watery fluid. Antifungals won't wo...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for red circular lesions in legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have red circular lesions on lower extremities. Currently I am taking Amlodipine 10 mg qd, Benazepril 20 mg and Clonidine 0.2 mg. I have not yet taken any tests. Kindly suggest what can it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Red circular lesions can be fungal infections, lichen planus, or drug rash. I would recommend you upload the photographs of the rash so that I can have a clear picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly. Let me know the duration of the rash. Is there any hist...  Read Full »

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