Jeffrey W. Scales, MD
Location and Office HoursNorth Carolina Center for Dermatology
Durham, NC 27713
- BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
- CIGNA HealthCare
- United Healthcare
- WellPath Select
- Durham Regional Hospital
What is nummular dermatitis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answeredNummular dermatitis, also known as nummular eczema, is a skin condition that causes coin- or oval-shaped rashes to form on the skin. The patches of rashes are usually red and itchy, and they can form almost anywhere on the body. Usually, the rashes last for a few weeks or months and then go away, but sometimes people may be affected by the rashes for years. It often begins as a result of extremely dry skin or after some kind of skin injury. In rare cases it follows exposure to mercury, or exposure to nickel, formaldehyde, or other substances for people who are allergic to them.
What could cause pimples and rash on my bottom and private area?
Evelyn Minaya, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answered
Pimples and rashes on the bottom and in the private area can be caused by the same or different things. For example, the most common causes for rashes in the private areas is yeast. Yeast can affect the skin and it can not only lead to a rash but also to inflamed and uncomfortable rash. Yeast can come from different sources such as too much sugar and carbohydrates in the diet or sometimes because of sweating.Sweating can also lead to pimples on the skin in this area. Habits like not changing after working out and washing after being in a pool can lead to clogged pores just like it does in the face. You should never try to "pop" pimples because they can get secondarily infected.
"Pimples " or rashes can also occur due to dermititis. Dermititis is a conditon of the skin when the skin gets inflamed due to environmental causes. For example, a new detergent can cause inflammation of the skin.
When in doubt, check it out with your doctor.
What skin care ingredients can help me maintain normal, healthy skin?
Ben Kaminsky, Dermatology, answeredTo maintain normal, healthy skin, look for petrolatum, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, phospholipids, and squalane in skin care products used.
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