What is the prognosis of nummular dermatitis?

Updated: Nov 21, 2019
  • Author: Jami L Miller, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Nummular eczema tends to be a chronic condition that remits and relapses. Patients need to be informed that once nummular dermatitis develops, it is often recurrent. Avoidance of exacerbating factors and close attention to moisturizing the skin may help reduce the frequency.

Pruritus, often worst at night, may cause irritability, insomnia, or both.


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