Nummular Dermatitis with Reaction: Its Background and History


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Nummular Dermatitis with Reaction: Its Background and History

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  2. 2. Unknown to many, there are several types of dermatitis. Usually, the kinds of dermatitis are often named after their shape or the location which they frequently appear. Nummular dermatitis with reaction is named such because of its coin shaped nature which commonly appears on the arms and legs of the affected person. Nummular Dermatitis with Reaction: Its Background and History
  3. 3. It is considered an atypical type of dermatitis because it only affects two out of one thousand people. The incidence is also higher in males than in females. All races can be affected with this disease; and like many other dermatitis, its hallmark sign is pruritus. Hallmark sign is pruritus
  4. 4. Nummular dermatitis with reaction has various causes. Although its etiology is unknown in nature, there are factors which precipitate the onset of the disease. When there is an insufficiency of blood flow to distal areas, nummular dermatitis with reaction is likely to occur. This condition can happen to patients with multiple varicosities and edema. Local trauma to the skin can also contribute to the occurrence of this disease; examples include abrasion in the skin, chemical erosion of the skin, and insect bites. Multifactorial Causes
  5. 5. People who have very dry skin are also prone to acquiring nummular dermatitis with reaction. Studies also show that patients undergoing interferon therapy as a form of treatment to Hepatitis C become susceptible to the disease. The aforementioned causes are only the few of the diverse factors which trigger the onset of this ailment.
  6. 6. There are a number oaf activities which can initiate the relapse of nummular dermatitis with reaction. Staying in a hot environment will worsen the skin itch, and a dry skin can result to further flaking. To lessen the onset of the skin rash, here are some ways to help you alleviate the situation: it is therapeutic to remain in a cool environment, activities which will heat the body up should be avoided, and ironically speaking, exposure to sunlight has proven to be very beneficial. Proper rest and hydration should also be taken to account. Activities to Lessen Nummular Dermatitis with Reaction
  7. 7. The recovery phase focuses on rehydrating the skin, intake or application of drugs, and cutback of inflammation through some given preparations. The most effective way to rehydrating the skin is through a warm soak bath for twenty minutes. Experts say that this type of bath has shown a great improvement in patients having nummular dermatitis with reaction. Nummular Dermatitis with Reaction: The Recovery
  8. 8. Also, application of moisturizers after a bath and while the skin is still damp has proven to be an effective regimen in this case. Medications include: oral antihistamines, oral antibiotics, and topical steroids. Tar preparations and petroleum jelly are also helpful. By following these simple steps, you will slowly find out that having an itch free skin is attainable. One should practice these steps with a great deal of patience. Application of moisturizers
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