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Dr. Ronald Achong
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Purple Mottled Skin (Overview)

Livedo reticularis is a clinical finding in which a purple, lace-like skin change in the legs due to swelling of the veins. It can be caused by many diseases that affect the blood vessels.


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I am experiencing knee pain, hand pain, finger swelling, purple mottled skin and skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun) . The following also describe me: Stiff joints, Finger stiffness, and Soft tissue swelling. What should I

I am experiencing  knee pain, hand pain, finger swelling, purple mottled skin and skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun) . The following also describe me: Stiff joints, Finger stiffness, and Soft tissue swelling. What should I

Exam and testing: Your symptoms are highly suggestive of an autoimmune disease, lupus or lupus like and timely evaluation is highly recommended. You can start with your primary care doc and based on initial assessment you might end up being referred to a rheumatologist. Keep a log of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Achong
44 doctors shared insights

Purple Mottled Skin (Overview)

Livedo reticularis is a clinical finding in which a purple, lace-like skin change in the legs due to swelling of the veins. It can be caused by many diseases that affect the blood vessels.


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Causes of purple and white mottled skin on the legs?

Causes of purple and white mottled skin on the legs?

Mottled skin : It may be cutis marmorata . A non serious condition characterized by purple and white blotch legs. There are not itchy or painful. A doctor should evaluate to make sure there is no underlying circulation issues. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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Have Ehlers-Danlos. Always had dark purple livedo reticularis on legs. Now permanent on stomach, arms, face. Cardio can't figure it out. Concerning?

Have Ehlers-Danlos. Always had dark purple livedo reticularis on legs. Now permanent on stomach, arms, face. Cardio can't figure it out. Concerning?

Suggest DoingYourOwn: research, e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehlers-Danlos_syndrome & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livedo_reticularis for starters & consider that your primary physician is always yourself, regardless medical background. You decide what you pay attention to, what help you seek out, from whom, what changes you make & get to live with the outcomes; no one else. Physicians are just fellow humans. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
once
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I have widespread livedo reticularis so I'm used to mottled skin, but my new tan from the beach has revealed pale mottling now too. What is this?

I have widespread livedo reticularis so I'm used to mottled skin, but my new tan from the beach has revealed pale mottling now too. What is this?

Tinea versicolor: this is a fungal infection of the skin. Where it doesn't tan is the fungus and is commonly seen after trips to the beach. A treatment with antifungal pills and then keeping your skin treated with selsun over many months will help keep it from recurring ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner Dr. Lerner
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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
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If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
Once
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High scl70, joint pain, fatigue,palmar erythema,telangiectasias,lung fibrosis,livedo reticularis,no hard skin! Can it be Scleroderma if no hard skin?

High scl70, joint pain, fatigue,palmar erythema,telangiectasias,lung fibrosis,livedo reticularis,no hard skin! Can it be Scleroderma if no hard skin?

Rheumatologist: The answer would be yes. These symptoms and signs are consistent with an autoimmune/connective tissue disorder. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you after ordering appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have got purple spots on top of my head?

I have got purple spots on top of my head?

Insect bite: Can be dry skin , insect bite, inflamed hair follicular, allergy to shampoo, etc. Check with dermatologist if not resolved. ...Read more

Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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What could cause purple-brown skin lesions?

Have it evaluated.: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed by a doctor if needed
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The skin around my rectum is purple. What does that mean?

Hemorrhoid: This is usually an indication of hemorrhoids. A hemorrhoid is a dilated vein, hence the purple color. Avoid constipating foods. Do not read on the toilet, and try a stool softener. ...Read more

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A question on livedo reticularis! funny name. What is it?

It is common skin fi: It is a common skin finding where skin is mottled reticulated vascular pattern looks lace like purplish discolouration of skin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Livedo reticularis?

Livedo reticularis: Livedo reticularis = common skin condition which has a mottled & lace-like appearance. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/livedo-reticularis/expert-answers/FAQ-20057864 ...Read more

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What allergic reactions could make your skin break out with purple lines?

What allergic reactions could make your skin break out with purple lines?

Allergic Reaction: I am sorry but I have never heard of purple lines associated with an allergic reaction. There is something known as "striae" which are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue (aka. Stretch marks). Get in to see a doctor since this rash must be seen to be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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