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    What causes flaking and extreme dryness on the skin?

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Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Why is my skin producing excessive growth, extreme flaking, and tiny white circles?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
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According to your complaints it could be due extreme dryness associated with old age or patches of asteatotic eczema.
I would recommend you to upload the photographs of the affected areas so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.
Meanwhile you can apply a topical steroid like cortisone cream on the affected areas twice daily along with frequent and liberal application of a moisturising lotion containing white soft paraffin 2-3 times daily.
Besides this take antihistaminic like tablet Cetrizine 10 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching.
Regards
Dr Asmeet

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