How is discoid eczema treated?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A dermatologist may recommend various treatments for discoid eczema, which is also known as nummular dermatitis. In some cases, simple measures such as taking long, lukewarm baths and applying moisturizer can help. Doctors also can prescribe ointments and creams to reduce itching and other symptoms.

Harder-to-treat cases of discoid eczema may require oral medications and other therapies. See a dermatologist, who can explain all of the treatment options for discoid eczema.

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