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Rough flaky spot appeared on the back of ankle. How to get rid of this?

Jul 2012
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what are the brown quarter-size rough flakey spots on the back of my ankle. I try to scape them off, but to no avail.
Posted Fri, 19 Apr 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 5 hours later
Hi there.
Most likely theses are flaky scales of an icthyosis or dry skin condition.
Please do apply a moisturizer containing 6% or 12 % urea & this may help relieve your problem over a couple of weeks.
Cheers & Best regds & wish you a speedy recovery.
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
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