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Question by  Ronnie (16)

What could be causing dry flaky red patch on skin?


Answer by  worker2930 (105)

If it is a raised area of skin, this could be eczema. Can be made worse by allergic reactions to food, laundry detergents, cloth types.


Answer by  lovelizzy (170)

A very common cause of dry or red irritated skin comes from the lack of moisture in the air. This can occur especially during winter months. Another common cause is not using a daily moisturizer on the skin. Using an unscented lotion or moisturizer can help keep skin smooth and flake-free.


Answer by  katdog (294)

It very likely just be dry skin. It could also be dermatitis, psoriasis, or an allergic reaction. Try soaking it in warm water, and putting an unscented lotion on it for a few days and see if that helps.


Answer by  angiem1981 (1059)

Many forms of dermatitis, can cause this. Also responsible is chaffing, and sometimes psoriasis flare ups will start like this. If you have changed skin products or laundry detergent it is also possible but usually excess moisture is to blame.

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