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A 37-year-old female asked:

my husband has diabetic neuropithy and lower leg on both legs are purple what do i do?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Legs: He may get a benefit from taking trental (pentoxifylline). See your dermatologist to find out the best treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities.: Some causes of discoloration of the skin include trauma , infection, circulatory disease, and medication side effects. Have it evaluated by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis.

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