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Purple Glove Syndrome
What to do if I have severe raynaud's disease and in the winter I wear really, really big gloves but my fingers still turn white/purple/blue?
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?
My index finger got caught in a baseball glove. I had instant pain and today its knuckle is purple. I can't bend it. Could it be broken?
Sometimes i get red and purple dots and edema in my ankle and legs, also my ESR is 113 and I have sjogren syndrome. Are those symptoms related ?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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