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Patch of dry skin
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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?
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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.