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How does nummular dermatitis affect the body?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Nummular dermatitis affects the body in several ways. People with nummular dermatitis develop red-colored sores on the skin. These sores are roughly the size and shape of coins. They usually appear on the arms or legs, though they can spread to the midsection.

Nummular dermatitis also produces itching. The skin may become scaly. In severe cases, the skin sores may ooze fluid.

Your doctor or dermatologist can tell you more about how nummular dermatitis affects the body.
People with nummular dermatitis usually have extremely dry skin. Oval- or coin-shaped patches of red, itchy and/or burning blisters then develop on the skin. The legs are the most common locations for these rashes, but they can also form on the arms and torso.

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