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Should I be concerned if the skin around my bug bite is red and looks like a bruise but it is not itchy or painful?

Should I be concerned if the skin around my bug bite is red and looks like a bruise  but it is not itchy or painful?

Yes: The bruising is the injury to the tissue this will resolve the surrounding redness must be watched to be sure there is no infection and does not spread. Now a bug bite wound is a set up for an infection so keep the are clean and dry and watch for any spreading If so see your doctor ...Read more

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I get huge purple bruises if I just scratch my skin that is itchy. I never used to bruise so easily. I'm 48. Could this just be from getting older?

Bit unusual: Sure, thinning of the skin with old age is normal and this does result in a higher propensity to bruise; however, 48 is on the young side for this phenomenon. This deserves testing of the blood coagulation system and can be initiated by your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy skin. No rash. Why does scratching cause bruising?

Itchy skin.  No rash.  Why does scratching  cause bruising?

Trauma: To the small blood vessels under the skin causes them to break and bleed resulting in bruising.Also, as one ages, the skin becomes more thin , less elastic and fragile.If you are on Aspirin or other blood thinners, this will aggregate this mechanism. ...Read more

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Recently my bruises have been getting red raised and itchy when my skin gets hot or cold. I am not on any regular medication so am a little confused as to why this has started this year.?

Recently my bruises have been getting red raised and  itchy  when  my skin gets hot or cold. I am not on any regular medication so am a little confused as to why this has started this year.?

See doctor: Might be something common line atopic dermatitis or eczema, or something more serious such as vasculitis or panniculitis or other skin condition. Best to see a dermatologist for evaluation, diagnosis (may possibly require a biopsy), and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes a severe itchy, bruising rash that peels away the skin and itches terribly? What is this called or what causes it?

What causes a severe itchy, bruising rash that peels away the skin and itches terribly?  What is this called or what causes it?

Itchy rashes: There are a whole host of rashes that cause itching and if scratched long enough will cause sloughing of skin. Please be more srecific or enclose a pivture so we can help you. ...Read more

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Last few weeks i have been getting really itchy skin to the point im covered in bruises no signs of rash no lifestyle changes the bruises are painful?

Last few weeks i have been getting really itchy skin to the point im covered in bruises no signs of rash no lifestyle changes the bruises are painful?

See a doctor: This sounds as if you may be severely ill if this is due to low platelets or capillary fragility. You should be seen by your doctor and fully evaluated. Please don't let this go much longer. Hope this turns out to be something mild, but you need further assessment. ...Read more

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My skin is extremely itchy and hot, and tiny bumps and red/purple/black blotchy bruises appeare after it stops itching. What could it be? Please help?

Need eval: You should see your pcp and get further evaluation. There are many things causing itchiness on skin from dry skin, skin allergy, skin infection, drugs, diabetes, kidney disease, certain primary bone marrow problems etc. Get yourself checked. ...Read more

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I've been crying a lot, and now my left eye is flaky, red, itchy. The skin under does not look bruised or red. It also appears to have lost elasticity?

I've been crying a lot, and now my left eye is flaky, red, itchy. The skin under does not look bruised or red. It also appears to have lost elasticity?

Like chapped lips: Frequent tear overflow can wash away skin oils and protectants and cause surface damage similar to the chapping that lips sometimes suffer. One would hope that what ever the reason for the sadness is now over. But if the crying persists, you might protect the skin with emollient cream or vaseline which will protect it from the effects of the tears. ...Read more

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I have had itchy legs for a while now, it only comes on on the evening. My thighs have got bruises on them from scatched but no dry skin.

I have had itchy legs for a while now, it only comes on on the evening.  My thighs have got bruises on them from scatched but no dry skin.

Pruritis (Itchiness): Pruritis (itchiness) can be a symptom of internal abnormalities as well as skin problems. I recommend a thorough evaluation and blood work by your physician. ...Read more