Diagnosed With Nummular Eczema
by Christie Abraham
My GP diagnosed me with nummular eczema. I am a 61 year old woman living in Northern Arizona. This year I was extremely sensitive to the cold. Turns out my thyroid med had to be adjusted and the heat in our mobile home no longer was working as it did. When we had the home anchored it put a lot of things out of whack.
I don't think it's nummular because I don't have coin shaped lesions. I have what looks like goosebumps. Some are red and some are just there. Most of the time they are on my upper arms, sides and back. Legs, both thigh, calves itchy but no bumps. Sometimes one or two on the top of my feet. Also my hands, just a scatter. And chest.
I was told to use lots of lotion to keep my skin moist. The thyroid med change worked but I don't know what else to do. Any ideas?
Using a good moisturizer or lotion can help because nummular eczema is more frequent in people with dry skin. Nobody knows if that is the cause or not. And, this is especially important since you live in Arizona where the humidity is very low.
Another thing you can do to help yourself is to keep track of your symptoms/flare-ups to see if there is a connect between that and certain laundry detergents or soaps you use.
Sometimes eczema prone skin is aggravated by certain detergents and/chemical/additives found in soaps and creams. Even certain material - like wool can aggravate your skin.
Avoiding these detergents/chemicals/preservatives and materials can greatly help reduce your flare-ups and symptoms.
Finally, I've done some research on this topic looking for a good eczema skin care product. The best one I've come across is the Dermcare system by Zenmed because it's all natural and is free from aggravating chemicals and preservatives.
It is very rich and emolient and helps to maintain proper skin hydration. That's because it's not a typical moisturiizer, it's specially formulated for eczema, dermatits skin.
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I hope this helps,
Linda, Admin Wrinkle Free Skin Tips
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