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Forum Name: Dermatology Topics

Question: Sleeves Causes Little White Circular Itchy Spots

 LEF - Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:17 am

I'm not sure how long this has been going on but I remember when it first happened my arms were covered in huge patches of itchy skin. Now, every winter when I wear long sleeves I get these little, white, circular, itchy places all up and down my arms. Lotion doesn't help though it feels like dry skin. The only thing that helps is not wearing sleeves and that is kind of impossible when it gets really cold outside. Please help me understand this wierd skin condition.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:44 am

User avatar Hello,Nummular dermatitis are the coin shaped dry,itchy patches of dermatitis probably relatedto an atopic tendency.Atopy indicates an allergic tendency inherited in the family.A patch test done in such patients with nummular dermatitis show sensitization to nickel and chromium.Winter would predispose due to dryness produced.
Moisturizing cremes help to combat dryness.Topical steroids like hydrocorisone relieve the itching and dermatitis.
Do consult your doctor for therapy.
 LEF - Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:33 am

Thank you.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:02 am

User avatar Hello LEF,Do keep in touch.Regards and best wishes.

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