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White, dry patches of skin on my arm and occasionally on my legs. Flaky in appearance but not itchy. Most prominent after water contact... What is it?

White, dry patches of skin on my arm and occasionally on my legs. Flaky in appearance but not itchy. Most prominent after water contact... What is it?

Pityriasis alba: This is related to dry skin. Use a cream for dry skin soon after water immersion. Be patient. It is likely to improve in future. ...Read more

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What do I need for dry white patches of skin on my upper arms?

What do I need for dry white  patches of skin on my upper arms?

See a doctor: You have to know what is causing the white patches before instituting treatment. The best way is see a dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have dry patches on skin down the length of my spine and over my sacral area..Why?

Hard to say: It is hard to say, it is usually not spine related in and of itself. There are many potential causes, probably the most common is psoriasis. I would usually encourage you to be checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry patches on skin due to eczema?

How to get rid of dry patches on skin due to eczema?

Topical Ointments: For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Daily moisturization is important as well. Other tips: Take quick shower (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. ...Read more

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I have this dry bumpy patch on skin? What should I do?

Try some aquaphor: but depending on where it is you may need a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could cause dry patches of skin on a 2 year old?

What could cause dry patches of skin on a 2 year old?

Infantile Eczema: You should consult your pediatrician, in all likely hood it is infantile eczema and can be easily treated with miosturisation and mild steroid cream. ...Read more

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Dry patches of skin on my 2 year old. What is it and what causes it?

Dry patches of skin on my 2 year old.  What is it and what causes it?

Possibly eczema: Could be a number of things but most likely is a mild case of eczema. Eczema is often inherited and is more commonly seen in families with allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis , dry skin and asthma. I would first suggest trying non-drying cleansing bars such as dove and moisturizing the skin immediately after bathing with eucerin or a similar cream. Call your doctor if not improving. ...Read more