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Discoid eczema

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Introduction
Discoid eczema, also known as nummular eczema, is a chronic (long-term) skin condition that causes the skin to become itchy, reddened, dry and cracked.
Symptoms of discoid eczema
Discoid eczema causes distinctive circular or oval patches of eczema. They may be a few millimetres or several centimetres wide and are usually pink, red or brown.
Causes of discoid eczema
The cause of discoid eczema is unknown, although it is often accompanied by dry skin. Discoid eczema may be linked to contact dermatitis or atopic eczema.
Diagnosing discoid eczema
As discoid eczema causes distinctive symptoms, your GP should be able to make a diagnosis by examining the affected areas of skin.
Treating discoid eczema
There is no simple cure for discoid eczema. However, there are a variety of treatments that can ease the symptoms during an eczema flare-up.
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