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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold, makes my skin swell, turn purple and burn, I don't know y. But i'm very sensitive to heat, i'm always warmer then most ppl. Am i allergic?
Raynaud's phenomenon: This is a condition of vascular instability triggered by cold exposure. It is characterized by rapid changes when exposed to cold causing the digits initially to turn white, then blue, and upon rewarming - red. It can be related to autoimmune diseases such as lupus so you should see your doctor for blood tests to check for it. If all is good, ask about taking a calcium channel block-nifedipine. ...Read more
A German Shepherd bit down on my arm, but didn't break the skin. I have a hard slightly purple lump there now that's sore and warm. Should I see a Dr?
Not a worry: Hi. If there was no break in the skin, it's not a worry. I would still wash it well, but no skin break - no infection risk. You have a deep bruise (a "hematoma"). It will go away on its own with time. If it worsens, get to your doc. Good luck! And bad dog! ...Read more
Dog bite on underside of wrist directly on vein. Did not break skin but it has swollen into a purple lump and is painful. How to treat?
Hi! Okay so sometimes when I get cold I get kind of purple lines that appear on my skin. It isn't affecting my health but I was wondering what it is?
Raynaud's phenomena: This could be a sign of rain nodes phenomenon or a no it's disease. If your hands or feet are cold and have these purple discoloration could be an answer. It is probably worth seeing your primary care physician to confirm or suggest another possibility. That is Raynauds. ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Hi, i have noticed patch of purple skin around my anus. It has well defined edge and it doesn't itch just looks odd. What could be the cause?
I get this purple coloured Lump Under my skin On my Cheek, it appears On my skin nearly Every day for About An hour And Then goes. What Could this be?
You got me: I suggest you take a picture to a dermatologist and ask for an opinion. ...Read more
I am trying to figure out what purple dots under the skin could be. My son is 4 yo.. Nothing is raised and looks like someone took a marker & did it?
Petechial rash?: This may be what we call a "petechial rash" which is like little tiny pinpoint blood blisters under the skin. What is the location? Eye or face? Does he have a cough? What is the distribution? a cluster that makes a shape? or scattered? Can be caused by a variety of things ranging from trauma to childhood leukemia. Definitely needs an evaluation. May need blood work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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