Discoid eczema also known as nummular eczema is a chronic (long-term) skin condition, the symptoms are itchy, reddened, dry and cracked skin.
It can affect any part of the body, but is usually seen on the:.
trunk (chest, tummy and back).
People with discoid eczema have circular or oval patches of eczema with distinct edges. These can be smaller than ¼ inch (6mmm) or over an inch or several centimetres in size.
The cause of discoid eczema is unknown, although it is often accompanied by dry skin and is thought to be triggered by irritation of the skin.
Discoid eczema most commonly develops in adulthood and is rare in children. It is more common among men in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and women in their teens or twenties. When discoid eczema occurs in young women, they often have atopic eczema as well.
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