Eczema Early Stage Pictures - 77 Photos & Images

It is an allergy-related, dermatological disorder that causes development of coin-shaped, itchy spots or patches over the skin surface. It is characterized by rashes as well as round patches of dry, itchy skin.

The early stages of this disease are typically manifested by the formation of red, coin-sized papules and fluid-filled vesicles on the skin. The rashes often develop into a ring-like form with a distinct center. Due to such an appearance, nummular eczema lesions are often mistaken for spots caused by ringworm infection (fungal infection).

Typically, the initial onset of this condition is evidenced by the appearance of reddish, coin-shaped spots and fluid-filled blisters, known as papules and vesicles, respectively. Since these lesions often evolve into a ring formation with a clear center, nummular eczema is sometimes mistaken for ringworm, which is a fungal infection.

This condition is mainly characterized by symptoms like:

  • Formation of coin-shaped skin lesions on the arms and legs
  • Redness of skin
  • Inflammation of skin
  • Itchiness of skin spots
  • Scaly skin
  • Raw skin
  • Later distribution of rashes to mid-section of the body
  • Oozing of lesions
  • Development of crusts on rashes

The condition is usually seen to affect the lower legs. Due to this, the disorder is often known by the nickname “Varicose eczema”. However, the disease may also manifest itself on the arms, hands and torso of sufferers.

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