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skin dry and like lizzard skin, on ankle

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by Hunny1954 on Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:31 am

skin dry and like lizzard skin, on ankle

I have had a problem with my skin on my ankle, it started out with just a 50 pence size red patch on my ankle about 5 years ago. I went through test at the hospital and could not find out what it was. Then about a month ago it spread. It is almost the whole ankle, very red, itchy and feels like a sunburn. I was sent to the hospital, was in there all day, and still no more of a clue. It burns and pinches, and the skin is very dry. Any body have a clue?

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by talkhealth on Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:31 pm

Re: skin dry and like lizzard skin, on ankle

Hi Hunny 1954

Thank you for your recent post.

Please have a look at free support programmes mydryskin, and mypsoriasis,, they may not be specific to your symptoms but you may find them useful.

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by Stella741 on Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:59 pm

Re: skin dry and like lizzard skin, on ankle

Hi Hunny 1954,

Feet normally have thin skin on the upper part, and can be eczema prone. Funnily enough, the same thing happened to me about 2 months ago, and at first I just moisturised it with raw shea butter.

As it kept on being itchy, I then used Forever Marine Mask. It contains Aloe vera, kaolin clay and other beneficial ingredients. It is a clay paste. I put a generous amount on the eczema patch and let it dry overnight.

I washed it off with water the following water, then massaged raw shea butter onto the patch until it became soft.

2 weeks on and the skin on the eczema patch is no longer itchy and new skin is forming. There is no scab either.

I find that using emollients and steroid creams do not actually help with the itch or texture of my skin which is extremely dry. I tend to use raw shea butter or coconut oil instead.

I do hope you feel much better and try this method. It definitely works to calm the itchiness down. And if you don't itch, your skin will have a chance to begin the repairing process.

All the best,


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