| | Dry spots on hands?
I have been getting dry spots on my hands for a couple years now. They start out all of the sudden as dry(white) patchs of skin about the diameter of a pencil. They just flake off and the dry/dead skin area gets larger. Just the edges where the top layer of skin and the second layer of skin are becomes dry and it flakes off getting larger and larger. Eventually it stops and heals. Sometimes my thumbs will get so bad that they crack and are very painful. Lotions seem to help some. Escpecially if I really put them on heavy and then goto bed. When I wake up the hands look alot better, but within a couple hours they are back to pealing again. Is this a vitamin deficiency? I have seen a derm., and they gave me some cream and oils, but they didn't do much. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. By the way I am 27 years old and have no other health problems.