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I get very dry, flakey itchy skin on my neck sometimes and it looks very red and irritated and won't go away even when i use lotion. what is this?

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Dr. Dora Chizea
Anti-Aging Medicine 48 years experience
Eczema: 20 year old female gets dry, flakey itchy skin on neck sometimes and it looks very red and irritated; won't go away even when lotion applied; asks what it is. Eczema is the common name for skin conditions like this dry and flakey, sometimes itchy, and red with inflammation. Cause not very clear but associates with Allergies, Asthma, Hay fever, Family History or Stress. Many OTCs available/ see MD

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Last updated Nov 15, 2015

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