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Why is my wound still purple?

Why is my wound still purple?

Natural Process: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells get deposited int he area and give it the purlishish coloration you see. Over time, there will be some fading as the injury matures. ...Read more

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Is purple-bluish skin normal?

Is purple-bluish skin normal?

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

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The back of my sons earlobes are purple?

The back of my sons earlobes are purple?

Needs exam: Without seeing this it is hard to say much. Purple could be bruising from trauma. It could be a sign of low platelet count or other blood cell line problem. He needs to have a complete history and physical exam to get to the correct diagnosis. Don't delay! ...Read more

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What does it mean when a bite turns purple?

What does it mean when a bite turns purple?

Purple bite: The saliva of female mosquitoes contains an anticoagulant substance that can cause mosquito bites to turn purple. ...Read more

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What is purple kush? What would happen if you do purple kush?

What is purple kush? What would happen if you do purple kush?

Purple : Purple kush is medicinal strain of cannabis. It has a very high thc level and is carried at a number of medical marijuana dispensaries. Although it may have strong medicinal effects, it also puts the user at risk for a number of psychological risks as it is a psychoactive substance. ...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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Does seeing random sparkles of light (purple and green) lead to seeing 'flashing lights?'

Does seeing random sparkles of light (purple and green) lead to seeing 'flashing lights?'

Flashes: You must see an ophthalmologist to make sure you have no retinal problem. ...Read more

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I got a wound and I kept picking on it, its been 5 months but it still is quite purple. Should I be worried?

I got a wound and I kept picking on it, its been 5 months but it still is quite purple. Should I be worried?

Scars: If this is just a purple scar, then leave it alone and avoid getting sun on it and it will fade over the next year. If you still have a scab or open area, get this checked out to see why it has not healed. Put a bandaid on it and trim nails and cover it with clothes to avoid picking (if possible) ...Read more