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I used super sani wipes purple cover without gloves yesterday at the hospital, the warning label I read now says avoid skin contact PLEASE HELP?

I used super sani wipes purple cover without gloves yesterday at the hospital, the warning label I read now says avoid skin contact PLEASE HELP?

The "Warning": is to avoid skin irritation with REPEATED USE ..If it hasn't bothered you up to now..NOT TO WORRY!! Nothing will happen from that single "exposure" Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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Purple feet when sitting + one time HELLP syndrome + possible raynauds suggested when failed to breastfeed. Should I get tested for APS or LA?

Purple feet when sitting + one time HELLP syndrome + possible raynauds suggested when failed to breastfeed.  Should I get tested for APS or LA?

Purple feet: Purple feet (cyanosis) is usually due to congestion of the veins and is not a dangerous condition. If the feet are uncomfortable or swell you could get light compression stockings (15 -20 mmHg) as these would help. With your history I would see a rheumatologist to determine if this is part of a larger medical issue and whether further testing is warranted. Good luck! ...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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Why is my healed cut purple?

Why is my healed cut 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 coloration you see. Over time, there will be some fading as the injury matures. ...Read more

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Bug bite turned red and purple, why?

Bug bite turned red and purple, why?

Bug Bite: The purple color in the skin is caused by bleeding under the skin called purpura. The redness an be cause by inflammation in the skin or a low grade infection. See your doctor to see if you need oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why do I have purple marks on my wrist?

Why do I have purple marks on my wrist?

Age or blood thinner: The purple marks may represent fine bleeding that occurs under the skin (purpura) from age related changes (senile purpura) or from being on medications which thin the blood ( warfarin, aspirin, Plavix (clopidogrel) etc.). The bleeding can occur from very minor trauma or injury to the skin such as bumping into walls. None the less have it checked to be sure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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