If the person noticed his own skin becoming flaky as reptiles have, it is another symptom of eczema. Well, it may refer to other illnesses as well. A rough patch-like body is divided into a connection of smooth “chips” which are rather thin. It is important not to confuse the dry skin scales with flakes. If the scaly skin turns too much thin, it also becomes white. It is unpleasant to touch the infected areas.