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Can nummular dermatitis be prevented?

Unfortunately, nummular dermatitis itself can't be prevented. However, it is possible to prevent future outbreaks of rashes. Keep skin moisturized by using gentle lotions or moisturizers every day. When bathing or showering, avoid very hot shower and use only mild, non-irritating soaps or cleansers. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton, and make sure you wash your clothes using dye-free and fragrance-free detergents with no fabric softeners or dryer sheets.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
There is no known way to prevent nummular dermatitis. No one knows what causes this skin condition, which is also called nummular eczema. There is no cure, but doctors have suggested ways to help prevent flare-ups of nummular dermatitis.

For starters, keep in mind that this condition is worsened by dry skin. Applying lotion and ointment after bathing can help keep skin moist. Symptoms of nummular dermatitis are often triggered by contact with some irritant, such as wool clothing, or eating certain foods. Identify the triggers for your nummular dermatitis symptoms, and avoid them.

Emotional stress can worsen nummular dermatitis and some other skin conditions. Find a way to keep your stress under control, such as meditation or exercise. Choose a stress reliever that works best for you. Talk to your doctor about ways to help manage symptoms of nummular dermatitis.

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