CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Christopher Ayers is treating eczema.

These present as dry skin patches that can occur anywhere on the body.

Eczema is caused by an irritant to the skin. It can be caused by a particular type of clothing, soaps or lotions that irritate the skin. It can also be caused by certain outdoor or indoor allergens.

Treatment involves using plenty of thick moisturizers (like vaseline) to the affected areas and sometimes using an anti-histamine like benadryl.

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