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What causes mottled skin on legs?

What causes mottled skin on legs?

Many things: You may be shaving and then scratching (most common), skin diseases, skin rashes, circulation, heart conditions, and more. See your doctor and review your medical history to determine which pertains to you. ...Read more

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My baby has veiny mottled skin from the face down doctors have told me it's immature circulation when will this go away ?

My baby has veiny mottled skin from the face down doctors have told me it's immature circulation when will this go away ?

Up to 6 months: I've seen kids with this condition where it takes even 6 months for them to develop the control of circulation. The good thing is despite it looking really nasty at times when your child is pale and mottled, it is really harmless to the baby. Attend all your well child checks so pediatrician can have ongoing assessment of baby's entire cardiac system. ...Read more

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Noticed slightly mottled skin on inner thighs. No itching. Normal at sight. Only realized difference in the mirror. Had at least for 1 yr?

Noticed slightly mottled skin on inner thighs. No itching. Normal at sight. Only realized difference in the mirror. Had at least for 1 yr?

H&P: Make an appointment with your family doctor and let him/her get a good history and do a physical examination. Then you may have to have some lab work and perhaps even a skin biopsy to evaluate your mottled inner thigh skin. ...Read more

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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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10month old has a temp of 39.4, very unsettled, sleepy, diarrhoea,mottled skin, not passing much urine and not taking his bottles. What could this be ?

10month old has a temp of 39.4, very unsettled, sleepy, diarrhoea,mottled skin, not passing much urine and not taking his bottles. What could this be ?

It could be ER time: It could be time to see his doctor right now, or visit the hospital ER which takes care of young children. A baby with diarrhea who has mottled skin and has little urine means he may be dehydrated. If he is too sleepy and not taking his bottles, he may be getting weaker and cannot rehydrate himself orally... which is bad. Thus, time is of the essence. 103 fever means there is likely an infection. ...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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I have mottled skin on my lower back, left side, about the size of my hand. No pain, itching, swelling. Has been there for about a month. Ideas?

I have mottled skin on my lower back, left side, about the size of my hand. No pain, itching, swelling. Has been there for about a month. Ideas?

Mottled skin: You may have an ecchymosis - a spot of bleeding under the skin with diameter larger than 1 cm . It is similar to hematoma, commonly called a bruise. Most commonly, it coould be harmless caused by unnoticed trauma but may be harbinger of more serious diseases such as purpura, and hemophilia. If it doesn't resolve or you get more eruptions see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why are my hands and feet always cold along with mottled skin?

Why are my hands and feet always cold along with mottled skin?

Raynauds: What you are describing pending no other candor ions such as anemia or hypothyroidism among others could be raynaud's disease. Keep your hands and feet warm and it may help. ...Read more