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I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

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Dr. Michael Bryan
Dermatology

In brief: Eczema?

By location and symptoms, it sounds like eczema.
When it goes away, it sometimes leaves lighter patches. Treated by cortisone creams and prevented by moisturizing the skin better, eczema is very common. Dry climate (winter) can worsen. Moisturize well--creams, not lotions. The color will return if it is eczema.

In brief: Eczema?

By location and symptoms, it sounds like eczema.
When it goes away, it sometimes leaves lighter patches. Treated by cortisone creams and prevented by moisturizing the skin better, eczema is very common. Dry climate (winter) can worsen. Moisturize well--creams, not lotions. The color will return if it is eczema.
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