Nummular Eczema VS Ringworm

Nummular eczema, also known as nummular dermatitis or discoid eczema, is a chronic condition that causes coin-shaped spots to develop on the skin. It often appears after a skin injury, such as a burn, abrasion, or insect bite. And the condition may result in one patch or multiple patches of coin-shaped lesions which can last for several months.

Skin ringworm is a kind of infection of the skin caused by fungi. It may lead to red, itchy, scaly, circular rash even hair loss. Besides, ringworm is most common among children between ages 3 and 7, but it can affect adults, too.

The causes of nummular eczema include:

  • Sensitive skin
  • Temperature changes
  • Stress
  • Dry skin
  • Surgery
  • Environmental irritants, such as soaps, metals, and formaldehyde
  • Skin injury, such as an insect bite or abrasion
  • Bacterial infection
  • Some medications

The causes of ringworm include:

  • Sharing personal items such as hats, clothing, towels, and combs with others.
  • Exposure to other people who are suffering from ringworm.
  • Exposure to pets. (rare)
  • Using public exercise machines.
  • Wearing rented bowling shoes, ski boots, skates or roller skates.
  • Environmental factors including personal hygiene, living habits.
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