If the dry patches are chronic or itchy, they can be a form of topical dermatitis or eczema
and may require treatment by a dermatologist. If you’ve done your best to eliminate the
cause of the problem and the problem persists, one of the best ways to calm down the appearance of dry patches is with an over-the-counter cortisone cream. Lanacort and Cortaid are 1% hydrocortisone creams meant for dry patches of skin, for short-term use only. It is amazing how effective they can be. If the problem lingers, consult a dermatologist for topical
prescription options, but for many people over-the-counter hydrocortisone is all it takes.