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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have been getting dry spots on arms&legs. skin peels & dry sometimes itchy. what is this?

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Dr. Anna Rozentul
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Eczema: Sounds like you may have eczema. It is a chronic condition in which the skin loses its ability to maintain moisture. Moisturizing your skin frequently with a nice unscented moisturizer like cetaphil or cerave, especially after bathing/showering, will help. If it is still bothersome i recommend seeing a good dermatologist.
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