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

Query: 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're all very itchy and haven't gone away for over a month. I've tried putting fragrance free moisturizer on them as well as an antifungal cream. Neither seem ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello Thanks for sharing the pictures of the affected area. This looks like Discoid/Nummular eczema, which a kind of endogenous eczema, characterized by coin shaped skin lesions with itching, redness, scaling and sometimes oozing of watery fluid. Antifungals won't work in nummular eczema. Do you o...  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 icliniq.com. Red circular lesions can be fungal infection, lichen planus or drug rash. I would recommend you to 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 his...  Read Full »

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