Skip to content

Announcements

Looking for skin, hair or nail care tips? Considering cosmetic or anti-aging procedures? Get your questions answered here!

Find more info see our Healthy Beauty Center

If your question is not related to cosmetic procedures, anti-aging, or beauty please post it on Skin Problems & Treatments Community.
Includes Expert Content
Patch of dry skin
avatar
FrenchBulldogMom posted:
I have a small patch of dry skin about 1 inch long on my right wrist. It's been here for a few years. I apply lotion, exfoliate it, and it just won't go away. I don't have any other areas on my body like this, so I know it's not psoriasis. It's not eczema either. Has anyone had a problem like this and what did you do to treat it?
Reply
 
avatar
David A Colbert, MD responded:
Dear frenchbulldogmom,

What you have described as "a dry patch" could be a variety of different things. Does it itch? Are there tiny little bumps that compose the patch?

I would suggest seeing a local dermatologist so that you may try prescription strength creams in conjunction with exfoliating products and emollients.


Featuring Experts

Mohiba K Tareen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who has an innovative practice in Roseville, Minnesota. Tareen Dermatology ( www.TareenDermato...More

Helpful Tips

Be the first to post a Tip!

Expert Blog

Secrets of a Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon - Robert Kotler, MD ,FACS

Dr. Robert Kotler gets beneath the surface to discuss selecting a cosmetic surgeon, computer imaging, celebrity makeovers and more...Read More

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.