What should I avoid if I have discoid eczema?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you have discoid eczema, also called nummular dermatitis, it's important to take good care of your skin. Try to avoid cuts, scrapes, burns, bug bites, and other damage because these may trigger outbreaks of discoid eczema. Ask a dermatologist about other steps you can take to prevent discoid eczema and avoid flare-ups. For example, a doctor may recommend using moisturizer, since people with dry skin seem to be more likely to develop discoid eczema.

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