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Patches of dry skin on the side of neck, lower back and stomach. Reasons ?

There are patches of dry skin located on the side of my neck, back, lower back, and stomach and a little under my arm pit. I am very active, I go to the gym 5 times a week and my diet is pretty good. Watch my protein carbs and calories. I take a multiple vitamin, whey for the past year. I hav no allegic reactions anymore. I used to break out in hogs when I ate sea food when I was 8ish. Now I am 23 Asian 5 10 205lbs 15% body fat.
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM

There are many reasons for dry skin.
However, you have described certain specific areas where patches of dryness are present. There are couple of disorders which cause dryness of skin in patches. The next step is to visit a dermatologist to find out the cause .
Mean while, you are take general measures to avoid the dryness and the pruritis (itchiness) associated with it (if any).
You should use a mild soap for cleansing and bathing.
Do not scrub the skin too much as it causes loss of moisture.
Use good quantity of moisture in especially during winters.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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