How can I prevent discoid eczema?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
No one knows the cause of discoid eczema, so it's difficult to recommend measures that will prevent it from developing. If you are prone to flare-ups of discoid eczema, it may help to protect your skin from scrapes, cuts, and other injuries. Damage to the skin seems to trigger outbreaks of discoid eczema. See a dermatologist if you have this skin condition. He or she can recommend other strategies that can help you manage discoid eczema.

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