How are potent steroids used in the treatment of nummular dermatitis?

Updated: Nov 21, 2019
  • Author: Jami L Miller, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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A potent-to-intermediate potency steroid may be applied 2-4 times daily to the affected areas. They are most effective when used in ointment form (rather than cream) and applied to damp skin. Once lesions improve, a lower-potency steroid or moisturizer should be prescribed to avoid skin atrophy.

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