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Is there any treatment for livedo reticularis and what kind of doctor do I need to see? Thank you.

Is there any treatment for livedo reticularis and what kind of doctor do I need to see? Thank you.

Livedo reticularis: You should see a rheumatologist as it could be a manifestation of an underlying rheumatologic disease. ...Read more

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Sudden Livedo reticularis to outer extremities. Never had it before. Couldn't warm up or have relief for 4 hours. Very painful afterwards.

Sudden Livedo reticularis to outer extremities. Never had it before. Couldn't warm up or have relief for 4 hours. Very painful afterwards.

Panniculitis/Pernio: You may have a special kind of Chillblains that attack the Fatty tissue of outer thighs&arms, low abdomen, chin, in people with extra weight during the cold days of winter when not very well covered, or if left moist. Areas turn red and purple/black and hurt. You need to rewarm them but they will blister and slough off until replaced for the new tissue. Go to a Doctor to check for lupus too. ...Read more

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

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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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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Could ehler's danlos present w/spontaneous pneumomediastinum? Desperate for answers. Ongoing GI bleeds and low-grade fevers (6+ months) with no explanation, livedo reticularis, definitely hypermobile

Could ehler's danlos present w/spontaneous pneumomediastinum? Desperate for answers. Ongoing GI bleeds and low-grade fevers (6+ months) with no explanation, livedo reticularis, definitely hypermobile

A qualafied yes: Ehler-danlos is no just one conditiont. There are quite a few variations lumped together under this term. A vascular sub-type may typically cause bleeding. I suggest either a visit to place like mayo clinic or contact the ehlers-danlos national foundation. ...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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Please let me know if there is any preventative measures for livedo reticularis with ulcerations?

Livedo Reticularis: There is no treatment for livedo reticularis. Rewarming the area in idiopathic cases or treatment of the underlying cause of secondary livedo may reverse the discolouration. However, over time the vessels become permanently dilated and livedo reticularis becomes permanent regardless of the surrounding temperature.
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Relationship between reynaud's & livedo reticularis?

Relationship between reynaud's & livedo reticularis?

Different: Raynaud's is spasm of blood vessel with cold or stress leading to white (most important color change) as well as red and blue. Classicially it occurs in the fingers, but also can involve the feet or internal arteries. Livedo is a mottled reticulated vascular pattern that appears like a lace-like purplish discoloration of the lower extremities due swelling of medium veins. The causes can be many. ...Read more

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Does livedo reticularis cause by sjogren's syndrome a form of vasculitis? Or does it cause by inflammation of sjogren's syndrome?

Does livedo reticularis cause by sjogren's syndrome a form of vasculitis? Or does it cause by inflammation of sjogren's syndrome?

No: It is not a vasculitis. It is the the result of swelling of small veins usually resulting from small blood clots. If you have this you need to be checked for clotting disorders. ...Read more

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Have ideopathic livedo reticularis. ANA test suggested lupus, further testing no. This was 5 yrs ago. Is there new info? What about Sneddon Syn?

Have ideopathic livedo reticularis. ANA test suggested lupus, further testing no. This was 5 yrs ago. Is there new info? What about Sneddon Syn?

Sneddon not likely: Often a family history of livedo r. and stroke if Sneddon.
Antiphospholipid antibody may be positive if Sneddon, so if concerned this might be checked.
Usually livedo r. cause is not found, and not associated with more severe illness. ...Read more

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What kind of blood/ circulation illness causes livedo reticularis and loss of leg's hair?

What kind of blood/ circulation illness causes livedo reticularis and loss of leg's hair?

Two questions: Two questions. First is livedo reticularis which is pink vascular skin leg disease with net pattern, associated with diseases like lupus, drugs ; dialysis. 2nd is leg hair loss which can be due to pad, drugs, steroids, skin diseases, thyroid problem, alopecia etc. Please see you doctor for history exam and diagnostic tests. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can raynaud's and livedo reticularis cause severe cramping in one area of the calf when I sit too long?

Can raynaud's and livedo reticularis cause severe cramping in one area of the calf when I sit too long?

May not be: What needs to be known is why you have livedo reticularis and raynauds. Calf cramping can be due to many reasons as well as vascular issues which you may have. Your physician would be able to clarify this or may send you to a Rheumatologist to help clarify thr diagnosis and the reason for cramping. ...Read more

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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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Always had livedo reticularis bad on my legs. In the last year it has developed on my cheeks and backs of upper arms. How concerned should I be.?

Livedo reticularis: Would follow up with doctor/rheumatologist make sure not underlying autoimmune disease or tumor. Check sed rate CRP, ANA. phosphoilipid antibodies. May be realted to ameds, amatadine, brmocriptine, Concerta Also I note you are hpermobile do you have Ehrlos Danlos or a variant? That could be related. F/U with rheumatologist, ...Read more

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I have livedo reticularis and pink patches on the front of my calves. 19. When I lay in bed, no veins appear. Why is there research on acne but not LR?

I have livedo reticularis and pink patches on the front of my calves. 19. When I lay in bed, no veins appear. Why is there research on acne but not LR?

Livedo reticularis: LR may be a normal skin condition that is just more obvious when exposed to cold, or it may be a symptom associated with autoimmune disorders such as Lupus.
Your question was why is there more research done on acne. I suspect it is because there is more money to be made from acne treatment since acne is so common.
It is obvious you find the LR disturbing. Consult a cosmetician for a cover-up. ...Read more

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I've had livedo reticularis for the past 4 years. Currently I'm battling a particularly stubborn bout of cellulitis on my left forarm. Why would this cause my lr to flare on arms, legs and back?

Dermatology Consult: Cold exposure, emboli, vasculitic conditions, high blood viscosity, ischemic stroke and conditions causing excessive coagulation are possibilities. Not know what form of lr you are dealing with makes coming up with a precise reason for your flare up difficult. Good luck! ...Read more

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In the past week I have had livedo reticularis in my knees and arms all day for a week with no past history of it? Not in a cold climate, 20 yr old fm

In the past week I have had livedo reticularis in my knees and arms all day for a week with no past history of it? Not in a cold climate, 20 yr old fm

Get it evaluated: This needs evaluation by a dermatologist. Coagulation studies should be considered as this skin reaction can be seen in a relatively uncommon entity called antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Other causes are certainly possible as well. ...Read more

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It's a long shot, but could the black mold in my apt. Explain chronic low fever, ab pain and GI bleeds, spontaneous mediastinal air, livedo reticularis, pre-syncopes, joint pain and severe headaches?

It's a long shot, but could the black mold in my apt. Explain chronic low fever, ab pain and GI bleeds, spontaneous mediastinal air, livedo reticularis, pre-syncopes, joint pain and severe headaches?

No: You may have low fever and headaches from mold exposure but the rest are highly unlikely to be related. You need to consult your doctor on your problems.
By the way, even if you were not ill, it is unhealthy to live in a moldy environment. ...Read more

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I have lupus and raynaud's and livedo reticularis. Could my poor circulation be causing my dizzy spells and brain fog? My cardiac workup was normal.

I have lupus and raynaud's and livedo reticularis. Could my poor circulation be causing my dizzy spells and brain fog? My cardiac workup was normal.

Maybe: Unusual for someone your age to have poor circulation. However with inflammatory conditions circulation can be limited. If you have documented blockage in the right vessels then those symptoms can develop. ...Read more

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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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+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

See allergist and dermatologist: Your symptoms and clinical picture suggests to different diagnosis as -either simple allergic condition, or connective tissue disease, lupus erythrommatosus. You should be further investigated as blood test and may be skin biopsy may give clue to diagnosis. Avoid sun exposure, taking anti allergic medication and steroids may help. Consult the dermatologist ...Read more

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I have livedo reticularis, bulging veins, non-healing body acne, off/on fever, GI bleeds, diarrhea ALT w/constip, migraines, shocks of pain neck lymph nodes. No ibd, ANA negative. Any common cause?

I have livedo reticularis, bulging veins, non-healing body acne, off/on fever, GI bleeds, diarrhea ALT w/constip, migraines, shocks of pain neck lymph nodes. No ibd, ANA negative. Any common cause?

Complicated question: Pika this is not one for the internet these can be caused by a variety if illnesses. Autoimmune problems come to mind. First you need a good internist, consultation with rheumatologist as well. These persons must be board certified in their fields as well.
I would be surprised if your illnesses were not related to a central cause of either an immune nature, or lymptatic system disturbances. ...Read more

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Are there any effective herbal treatment for cataplexy?

Are there any effective herbal treatment for cataplexy?

No: Cataplexy is tougher to treat than the narcolepsy daytime treatment, and, so far, xyrem seems to be the best approach, although some patients respond to nuvigil, pro vigil, or ritalin (methylphenidate). There is no known otc treatment so far. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a herbal/ayurvedic treatment for recurring cough?

Could you recommend a herbal/ayurvedic treatment for recurring cough?

Persistent cough: Persistent coughs may be from acid reflux. It is often silent other than the cough. You can try raising the head of the bed at night, and reducing acid causing foods. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...Read more