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A 37-year-old female asked:

i have 3 patches of skin that periodically shed large flakes: left side of nose, left ear and left hairline about the size of a dime. is it dry skin?

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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care 19 years experience
Could be eczema.: It could be eczema or atopic dermatitis. See your family doctor. Use only mild soap and do not wash the patches excessively. Do not apply alcohol or peroxide as it could further dry the skin and cause more flaking.

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Last updated Sep 9, 2016

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