Discoid Dermatitis: Treatment Options
Discoid Dermatitis or nummular dermatitis is an eczema that affects mostly adults of middle age. It comes in coin-shaped patches or plaques of redness and scaling on the skin. Nummular dermatitis most often affects the legs and buttocs, but it may appear on any part of the body. It involves itchiness and oozing of the area, if not treated properly.It is chronic and recurring.
The coin-shaped red plaque is scaly and can begin to swell or become irritated without any treatment. With treatment, it still may take time to heal. Even after treatment the area can leave a visible spot.
Even though there is no known definitive cause, extreme weather condition may worsen the disease so it is best to keep out of any environmental pathogens that will trigger it. Wind and dryness are problematic. Since the skin becomes dry during nummular dermatitis, it tends to aggravate during winter.
Nummular dermatitis has been considered to be a genetic condition, but certainty is not established. It is not contagious, and is not related to allergies. It is aggravated or even triggered by stress like most other skin conditions, and is advised that you reduce your stress level to prevent any worsening of this skin condition.
There are several different irritants that can trigger the start of discoid dermatitis skin disease. It is quite possible to get bitten by an insect and initiate this skin condition. A possible burn or excess bathing can bring on this skin condition with the build up of plaque on the skin. Too much bathing reduces the body’s natural oil and discoid dermatitis thrives on dry skin. Treatment
A doctor will be able to diagnose your skin disease and able to prescribe the appropriate treatment.
Discoid dermatitis is usually treated with emollients, and steroid creams if necessary, and antihistamines are also helpful.
Be careful of the types of detergents and soaps that you are exposed to especially if you have sensitive skin. Choose the types of fabric that you wear because if your skin is sensitive to different kinds of fabric, you will cause the skin to become irritated. Natural Treatment
Tamanu oil is becoming very popular for most skin conditions and Discoid dermatitis patients will benefit from it as well. The oil is a natural moisturizer and emollient, and a most powerful healer.
Tamanu oil has healing properties that heals the skin from almost any skin disease. It nourishes and penetrates the skin and prevents consistent irritation of the skin.
This oil will bring back the moisture in the skin and hydrate the dry skin caused by the disease. Apply the oil after a bath when the skin is clean.
As with any eczema, essential oils will heal heal and soothe discoid dermatitis.
Herbs are also healing this condition. Certain herbal formulas have shown tobe most helpful. Click here to read about the best herbal cure.
Take care of your body from the inside and out. If you drink at least 8 glasses of water each day, it will help to flush out your system. This will help to improve the condition of your skin.
Exercise is a good way to get rid of toxins in your body that cause disease. Keeping healthy with exercise is part of a a good treatment.
Change your diet if you are not already eating foods like vegetables and fruits. Be good to your body and it will be good to you.
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