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Definition Information Drying agents such as calamine lotion may help relieve the itchiness caused by poison ivy or rashes . Your doctor may prescribe strong steroids for extra relief.
Nummular eczema is an allergy-related disorder in which itchy, coin-shaped spots or patches appear on the skin.
Eczema - nummular; Nummular dermatitis
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The cause of nummular eczema is unknown, but there usually is a personal or family history of:
It is relatively uncommon, and most often occurs in elderly men.
Several things may make the condition worse, including
One of the challenges that can face a woman entering perimenopause is totally outside her control. This challenge is one that I faced starting in 2005 – caregiving for an ailing parent. The stress and strain of taking on that role can have a tremendous impact not only on the body, but the psyche of the middle-aged woman who becomes a caregiver. Add in the changes that come with perimenopause, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed.
A recent Newsweek article by Gail Sheehy entitled “The Caregiving Boomerang” was very insightful in describing what we are encouraged to expect at mid-life (which coincides with “The Change”) and what often happens when caregiving is required. Describing her previous views from the past 15 years, Sheehy wrote: “Fifty is the gateway to the most liberating passage in a woman’s life. Children are making test flights out of the nest. Parents are expected to be roaming in their RVs or sending postcards of thems...
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