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Dry Skin on Ankle

I've noticed this dry patch of skin on my left ankle. I'd say it's about the size of a bottle-cap. I've tried using lotion, but it won't go away. I've had it for about a year now. Is this something I should be worried about?
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Having a dry patch on your skin is a symbol of eczema and psoriasis. Besides this there are many reasons for dry skin like it's a matter of age, the shoe you are wearing or also nutrition deficiency, soap, and heat and humidity.
Try to moisturize your feet and try to wear moisturizing socks as well. Hope you will be fine soon. Best wishes.
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Hello ,
Dry skin on the ankles can be caused by a variety of factors such as a dry climate, harsh soaps or cleansers, hot showers or baths, age, and medical conditions. To treat dry skin on the ankles, it is recommended to moisturize the area regularly with a lotion or cream, especially after showering or bathing. It is also important to avoid hot water and use a gentle cleanser that does not contain harsh chemicals or fragrances. Drinking plenty of water can help keep the skin hydrated from the inside out. If dry skin on the ankles is due to an underlying medical condition, it is important to consult a healthcare professional for appropriate treatment.
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It's always a good idea to get any persistent skin concerns checked out by a healthcare provider to rule out any underlying conditions. A dry patch of skin that has been present for a year and has not improved with regular moisturizing could be indicative of a more serious skin condition, such as eczema or psoriasis. It could also be caused by an allergic reaction or an external irritant. I recommend making an appointment with a dermatologist or your primary care provider to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. In the meantime, continue to apply moisturizing lotion and avoid scratching or picking at the affected area.
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Dry skin on the ankle can be uncomfortable and itchy.  Here i share with which i follow every day.

Moisturize regularly: Apply a moisturizing cream or lotion to the affected area at least twice a day. Look for products that contain ingredients like urea, lactic acid, or glycerin, which can help hydrate the skin.

Avoid hot showers: Hot water can strip the skin of its natural oils and exacerbate dryness. Take lukewarm showers or baths instead.

Use gentle cleansers: Choose gentle, fragrance-free cleansers that won't dry out the skin. Avoid harsh soaps or body washes that can strip the skin of its natural oils.

Wear breathable shoes and socks: Wearing shoes and socks made from breathable materials like cotton can help prevent excessive sweating and reduce the risk of developing dry skin.

Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help keep the skin hydrated from the inside out.

Consider using a humidifier: If you live in a dry climate or spend a lot of time in air-conditioned or heated environments, consider using a humidifier to add moisture to the air.
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Hello~No, I don't think it is anything to worry about.  Here is one suggestion:   Treat them by giving your feet a little more attention, beginning with moisturizing them at least twice a day. Look for thick moisturizers (Eucerin, Cetaphil, others). Some moisturizers contain skin-softening agents, such as urea, salicylic acid or alpha hydroxy acid, which may help remove dead skin.
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