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Purple Blotchy Skin After Showering
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?
Skin is blotchy when cold - almost purple and recent test showed slightly enlarged spleen, small gallstones and low iga, igm. Also has ibs. All related?
I have a bad back. L3-l5 herniation and deg. Disc dis. It's been sore lately and I noticed the skin in the area is red/purplish and blotchy. Worry?
Possible worry.: If you have been using a heating pad a lot, the rash could be due to that - a condition called erythema ab igne - which is sometimes precancerous. If you are not using a heating pad, it could be shingles, or another type of skin infection. Either way, you should be examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more
I've been getting random pains across my body on and off and my skin seems really sensitive to pain and when I have a shower my legs go purple/red.
The purplish/reddish: Color suggests this has something to do with the vascular or blood vessel system. An inflammation of blood vessels called vasculitis could account for these symptoms. I would start with your primary care physician and possibly see a vascular medicine specialist. Specialzed tests and exams will likely be needed to sort this out. All the best:) ...Read more
Red blotchy skin, "not a rash" I'm a pretty healthy teenage boy but when I take a shower or go outside on a hot day my legs get red splotches all over?
CholinergicUrticaria: Cholinergic urticaria is a form of hive which develops in response to a physical trigger, such as drastic temperatures, hot showers, sunlight, emotional distress, exercise and occassionally viral infectons. When this condition becomes chronic (recurrent, frequent), daily medications such as Zyrtec or Xyzal (levocetirizine) can be used for prevention. ...Read more
Dr Pollard: Provided excellent info. I don't know the reason without seeing the lestions. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
Raynaud's phenomenon: Raynaud's phenomenon is a vasospastic disorder causing discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other areas. Named after french physician maurice raynaud (1834–1881), the phenomenon is believed to be the result of vasospasms that decrease blood supply to the respective regions. Stress and cold are classic triggers. ...Read more
See a doctor:
Really need more info.
But I would see a doctor fro evaluation. ...Read more
My legs frequently have purple like lines/ blotchy appearance used to be only when cold but all the time now. What could cause this?
Skin discoloration: Purple blotches on the skin arise from capillaries (small blood vessels) in the skin. They may be more noticeable under certain conditions (temp, exercise, alcohol). Depending on the type/degree of involvement lasers may be helpful in reducing their appearance. If they are associated with other symptoms or change in their appearance, it would be advisable to have an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I threw up this morning and now I have a red/ purple blotchy face. Is there a way to help get rid of it?
Will go away itself:
No treatment is needed it will get better by itself. It happens due to increased pressure in the capillaries which carry blood. Too much pressure fills them up with blood and some may break.
It does not require any treatment and usually go away in 1 to 3 days ...Read more
I have blotchy purple marks, almost like burst bliod vessels, on the back of both my calves for the last couple of months. What causes this?
Spider veins: Likely it is spider veins. It could be related to heredity, occupations that involve a lot of standing, obesity, hormonal influences during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause, birth control pills, a history of blood clots, conditions that cause increased pressure in the abdomen including tumors, constipation, etc. Tx varies from stocking compression, lifestyle changes-weight loss, laser, surgery etc. ...Read more
My legs are always red, and have a capillary refill time of 5 or more seconds. I am 18, and it started when I was 12. They turn purple and blotchy!
When I stand for a period of time my legs will turn purple and blotchy red why does this happen? It's embarrassing when I wear shorts anyway I can fix
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have a rash that started bright red and elevated bumps turned into blotchy purple spots but not pin pricks no other symptoms should I see a doctor?
You should: Any purple spots if they are bigger than 1-2 mm or more than 5-10 in number, raises questions about your blood having some problem. Unless these have have faded away and there are no new ones coming up, you should seek medical examination. ...Read more
Why are my breasts purple and blotchy red? Also there's a line of aching from breast to nipples. Should I be worried? I've had hysterectomy
Go to the Doctor: The description you give your breast is not in any way normal or something to just live with. Please sign off of the internet and call and get in to see your family physician to determine if this is as worrisome as I feel it could be. ...Read more
How do you get rid of red/purple blotchy marks on face from acne? I haven't had acne in years, but marks still there. Could birth control be the cause?
What would cause the site of a blood draw to be very painful and bruised bright purple-blotchy in more than 1 spot? Infection? Pain radiates whole arm
I have a bumpy, itchy rash on the top of my feet and on one knee. it starts out red and blotchy and then it turns my foot purple. itching is severe.?
My hands and feet are always blotchy purple/red and freezing cold. I get lightheaded often so I think it could be something to do with poor circulation?
It is not normal: For a 16 year old to get light headed.....please visit your pediatrician. ...Read more
Skin color: This an indication of purpura (blood under the skin). As a patient ages, the skin thins, and this can be a normal phenomenon, especially if the patient is on blood thinners, aspirin, nsaids, vitamin E, garlic, fish oil, etc. However, this would not be normal in younger patients. ...Read more
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
Skin care: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergnic & unscented. 5. Only need frequent soap/cleanser on areas that are dirty or create body odor. 6. Use moisturizer as needed. 7. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. 8. Maintain a healthy diet. 9. See a dermatologist to find out why skin is red & flaky. ...Read more
VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
See your doctor: You may have allergies, eczema, or any form of atopic dermatits. See your doctor for a diagnosis and get treated. You may want to isolate what is causing it as well. ...Read more