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Remedies For Reddish Purple Skin Blemishes
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
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
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
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
Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease see your doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6wks post allergy testing 4 cough, mark from + injection still on arm. Smaller after wk1 but still larger than tip of finger/purple-redish. Treatment?
Needs time: It is unusual to have a mark 6 weeks after an allergy skin test-most of the time within 1-2 days. If there is no pain or fluid in the area, suggest that you wait another month to see how it progresses. On the other hand, one wonders if the test site was infected and thus the prolonged reaction. ...Read more
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