- Prevent dry skin. Dry skin can trigger itchiness and other symptoms of nummular dermatitis. After the person you're caring for bathes, make sure he or she applies moisturizer to the affected skin before toweling off. This helps the skin retain moisture.
- Eliminate triggers. Certain irritants can worsen symptoms of nummular dermatitis, such as wearing wool clothing and eating certain foods.
- Provide medication. If a doctor has prescribed medicine for nummular dermatitis, make sure the person in your care gets the right dose, on schedule.
- Lower stress. Emotional anxiety and tension can trigger nummular dermatitis, so try to create a stress-free environment.
- Watch out for changes. Report any worsening of symptoms, such as oozing from sores, to a doctor.
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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredIf someone in your care has nummular dermatitis, doctors recommend several steps to help control the symptoms and monitor the condition.
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
When caring for someone with nummular dermatitis, it's important to reinforce good skincare habits. Make sure the person is taking any medications as directed, whether it's topical ointment or oral antibiotics. Also make sure the products used in the household are non-irritating, including soaps, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, and any other product that could eventually come into contact with the skin. If air conditioning or heat is needed in the house, use a humidifier to make sure the air isn't too dry.