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Should I talk to my doctor about my nummular dermatitis symptoms?

If you have the characteristic red, itchy, coin-shaped rashes that are usually a symptom of nummular dermatitis, it's probably best to talk to your doctor. A skin doctor, or dermatologist, will be able to diagnose the problem and then decide which treatment is best for you. Some of the more effective treatments are available only with a prescription, so it's important to see your doctor, especially if symptoms are severe or persistent.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
You may not need to talk to a doctor about your nummular dermatitis symptoms. If your symptoms are mild, you may be able to treat them by soaking in a lukewarm bath, then applying moisturizer to the affected skin while it's still damp. Identifying and avoiding the skin irritants that cause nummular dermatitis symptoms to flare up can help to control this condition.

Talk to a doctor if your nummular dermatitis symptoms don't respond to at-home treatment. He or she can prescribe medication that can help. See a doctor as soon as possible if you develop signs of infection, such as a fever or pain. 

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