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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Reddish Purple Skin Blemishes

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Left an ice pack too long on my skin, now skin is ice burned. Skin went from cold/stiff, to red/slightly swollen skin. How do I remedy?

Left an ice pack too long on my skin, now skin is ice burned. Skin went from cold/stiff, to red/slightly swollen skin. How do I remedy?

Urgent care or ER: If the area was white, cold and stiff or hard and if it then becomes red and swollen as it warms, you need to seek professional medical assistance. Usually the area will form blisters and permanent "bruising" or skin discoloration, which indicates long-term damage and possible destruction of blood vessels. Get it seen asap. Good luck! ...Read more

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My wife has purple spot on skin on her thigh and calves.What are the causes and what is the treatment ?

Angiomas: What may be a small red to purple papule that is a normal finding on most skin. They usually develop in adulthood and have no medical complication. If the spots are sudden and only in one area, have your dermatologist assess the area for your concern. ...Read more

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I would like preventative or alternative treatment for senile purpora. The slightest scratch on my forearms brings on a big purple/red spot. ?

I would like preventative or alternative treatment for senile purpora. The slightest scratch on my forearms brings on a big purple/red spot. ?

Sun damage: Your bruising symptoms are most commonly the result of irreversible damage to the skin from prior sun exposure. The only treatment is to avoid trauma to the affected areas of skin. Using sunscreen will prevent further damage. If excessive bruising is also noted in non sun exposed skin especially if associated with other signs of clotting problems such as bleeding gums or nosebleeds see your doctor. ...Read more

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Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?

Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?

Leech Bite?: It is actually rare to be allergic or to have a reaction to a leech bite. Assuming it was a leech bite, you could have some irritation and itching, but normally should have no further problems if you have good health and no leech allergies. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as you describe, then you need to seek medical attention as it may be infected. ...Read more

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Causes and treatment of blackish purple spots on abdomen to thighs?

Causes and treatment of blackish purple spots  on abdomen to thighs?

Hopefully these: Links would be of help 2 u. Go see ur dr for a thorough exam and accuracy of diagnosis.Take care and god bless u! http://www.healthline.com/health/purpura. http://www.healthline.com/health/discolored-skin-patches. ...Read more

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I trim my hair very short with a trimmer and have noticed 2 purple in color spots appear on my head. They don't hurt. Cause and treatment please.

I trim my hair very short with a trimmer and have noticed 2 purple in color spots appear on my head.  They don't hurt.  Cause and treatment please.

Moles?: Are these raised? Might be a form of nevus which has blood vessels in it giving it this color? Can you send a picture? A dermatologist can easily identify and remove these if you would like. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a swollen and purple eyelid?

What is a good home remedy for a swollen and purple eyelid?

Swollen eyelid: It depends on the cause of the swelling and discoloration. If it is from trauma (being hit) then ice is the best remedy. If it is from an insect bite or something else then you should see your physician. It could be an infection and should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have external dark purple hemorrhoid home treatment no good, and now its a really foul smell down there and vagina burns what do first?

I have external dark purple hemorrhoid home treatment no good, and now its a really foul smell down there and vagina burns what do first?

Could be thrombosed: This could be a thrombosed hemorrhoid if it is very dark colored. The other possibility is that you have an abscess, particularly if there is a foul smell. See a doctor to have this looked at. You may need to have a procedure performed for this. In the meantime, try sitz baths (soak in warm water) and ice packs. ...Read more

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