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No, it’s not Fungal – Nummular Eczema

Posted by Mia Murphy on

So many times, I’ve been asked ‘oh, is that Ringworm?’. And so many times I’ve seen people stare without saying a thing. But Nope. It’s not Ringworm, it’s not even fungal. It’s Nummular Eczema, and thanks all the same trying to be helpful GP, but it won’t respond to an anti-fungal cream. So for all the nosy mums at school who stare, just ask. Eczema isn’t contagious, but caring is.

Nummular Eczema appears as circular patches of dry skin, and is really really hard to keep under control. Breakouts seem to take longer to heal than other types of eczema too. Little or Big, it’s dry scaly patches on the skin, that are uncomfortable and itchy, and very very persistant.

I found this great page that has some pictures that explain it really well. I did have a little giggle at the ‘graphic pictures; warning, as they are not actual photos, but cartoon type illustrations.

Treating Nummular Eczema with 100% Pure Emu Oil takes time, and commitment. A teeny tiny drop of Emu Oil on the area, 3 or 4 times a day. It will go red as it starts to heal, and might even scab over, but it will heal. (Again, not medical advice, just practice notes from a mum who has tried almost everything on the chemist shelf and the health food shop, before I found Emu Oil).