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thick skin on knees and ankle bone

I have thick skin on both my knees, On my right knee I have 2 patches probably the size of a 50 cent coin and 1 on my left. I also have these on both my ankle bones.( the size of a quarter) The areas do not rub on anything so I am not sure why I am getting a calius here. I put lotion on many times a day and I have tried rubbing them with a pummace stone and it does nothing.
What can I do?
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Hello,
I cannot confirm anything without examination but it can be due to hyperkeratosis, keratoderma or lichen planus of the skin. Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used, whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid.

Symptoms can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin. If still the symptoms do not improve then please get a clinical examination done by a dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


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