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What Is The Best Treatment For Livedo Reticularis
Is there any treatment for livedo reticularis and what kind of doctor do I need to see? Thank you.
Livedo reticularis: You should see a rheumatologist as it could be a manifestation of an underlying rheumatologic disease. ...Read more
Livedo reticularis: Livedo reticularis = common skin condition which has a mottled & lace-like appearance. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/livedo-reticularis/expert-answers/FAQ-20057864 ...Read more
There is no treatment for livedo reticularis. Rewarming the area in idiopathic cases or treatment of the underlying cause of secondary livedo may reverse the discolouration. However, over time the vessels become permanently dilated and livedo reticularis becomes permanent regardless of the surrounding temperature.
Is there current info for ideopathic livedo reticularis that is not suggestive of lupus? have had rhum. Dr do work up. All negative, this was 5 yrs ag
See details: The majority of cases of livedo have no underlying cause. ...Read more
I've developed raynaud's. Also have livedo reticularis all over my body which seems to be getting worse. I know these can both be primary conditions, but should I be worried about an underlying issue?
Systemic disease: Yes, see a rheumatologist for a complete workup. ...Read more
Different: Raynaud's is spasm of blood vessel with cold or stress leading to white (most important color change) as well as red and blue. Classicially it occurs in the fingers, but also can involve the feet or internal arteries. Livedo is a mottled reticulated vascular pattern that appears like a lace-like purplish discoloration of the lower extremities due swelling of medium veins. The causes can be many. ...Read more
Sudden Livedo reticularis to outer extremities. Never had it before. Couldn't warm up or have relief for 4 hours. Very painful afterwards.
Panniculitis/Pernio: You may have a special kind of Chillblains that attack the Fatty tissue of outer thighs&arms, low abdomen, chin, in people with extra weight during the cold days of winter when not very well covered, or if left moist. Areas turn red and purple/black and hurt. You need to rewarm them but they will blister and slough off until replaced for the new tissue. Go to a Doctor to check for lupus too. ...Read more
It is common skin fi: It is a common skin finding where skin is mottled reticulated vascular pattern looks lace like purplish discolouration of skin. ...Read more
Dermatologists: Skin specialists should be able to help you. ...Read more
Recently my doctor diagnosed me with livedo reticularis.I also have fibromyalgias could these 2 be associated?
Does livedo reticularis cause by sjogren's syndrome a form of vasculitis? Or does it cause by inflammation of sjogren's syndrome?
Have ideopathic livedo reticularis. ANA test suggested lupus, further testing no. This was 5 yrs ago. Is there new info? What about Sneddon Syn?
Sneddon not likely:
Often a family history of livedo r. and stroke if Sneddon.
Antiphospholipid antibody may be positive if Sneddon, so if concerned this might be checked.
Usually livedo r. cause is not found, and not associated with more severe illness. ...Read more
I'm having trouble regulating my body temp. I have livedo reticularis does this affect body temps? Bloods recently show I have scurvy & anti ccp high
I have widespread livedo reticularis so I'm used to mottled skin, but my new tan from the beach has revealed pale mottling now too. What is this?
Could ehler's danlos present w/spontaneous pneumomediastinum? Desperate for answers. Ongoing GI bleeds and low-grade fevers (6+ months) with no explanation, livedo reticularis, definitely hypermobile
A qualafied yes: Ehler-danlos is no just one conditiont. There are quite a few variations lumped together under this term. A vascular sub-type may typically cause bleeding. I suggest either a visit to place like mayo clinic or contact the ehlers-danlos national foundation. ...Read more
I have livedo reticularis. Doesn't abate much w/heat. Could this have anything to do w/a similar looking (kind of an inversed livedo pattern) heat rash i always get in the shower?
Md consult: Livedo can indicate autoimmune diseases like lupus. This must be further investigated.So please contact md. ...Read more
Have Ehlers-Danlos. Always had dark purple livedo reticularis on legs. Now permanent on stomach, arms, face. Cardio can't figure it out. Concerning?
Suggest DoingYourOwn: research, e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehlers-Danlos_syndrome & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livedo_reticularis for starters & consider that your primary physician is always yourself, regardless medical background. You decide what you pay attention to, what help you seek out, from whom, what changes you make & get to live with the outcomes; no one else. Physicians are just fellow humans. ...Read more
Two questions: Two questions.First is livedo reticularis which is pink vascular skin leg disease with net pattern, associated with diseases like lupus, drugs ; dialysis. 2nd is leg hair loss which can be due to pad, drugs, steroids, skin diseases, thyroid problem, alopecia etc . Please see you doctor for history exam and diagnostic tests. Thanks. ...Read more
Can raynaud's and livedo reticularis cause severe cramping in one area of the calf when I sit too long?
May not be: What needs to be known is why you have livedo reticularis and raynauds. Calf cramping can be due to many reasons as well as vascular issues which you may have. Your physician would be able to clarify this or may send you to a Rheumatologist to help clarify thr diagnosis and the reason for cramping. ...Read more
I have livedo reticularis on palms (hands) and soles (feet), causing severe pain when standing or holding object in hand. What tests do I need?
General eval: by primary care. Then if indicated testing for clotting disorders like antiphospholipid antibodies and MTHFR mutation. ...Read more
Why do I have livedo reticularis on bottom of hands and feet, but nowhere else on body? Is this seen in vasculitis? Chronic infections?
Get another opinion.: I have personally never seen livedo limited to just the hands and soles of the feet. Get another opinion. ...Read more
Always had livedo reticularis bad on my legs. In the last year it has developed on my cheeks and backs of upper arms. How concerned should I be. ?
Livedo reticularis: Would follow up with doctor/rheumatologist make sure not underlying autoimmune disease or tumor. Check sed rate CRP, ANA. phosphoilipid antibodies. May be realted to ameds, amatadine, brmocriptine, Concerta Also I note you are hpermobile do you have Ehrlos Danlos or a variant? That could be related. F/U with rheumatologist, ...Read more
I have livedo reticularis and pink patches on the front of my calves. 19. When I lay in bed, no veins appear. Why is there research on acne but not LR?
LR may be a normal skin condition that is just more obvious when exposed to cold, or it may be a symptom associated with autoimmune disorders such as Lupus.
Your question was why is there more research done on acne. I suspect it is because there is more money to be made from acne treatment since acne is so common.
It is obvious you find the LR disturbing. Consult a cosmetician for a cover-up. ...Read more
I've had livedo reticularis for the past 4 years. Currently i'm battling a particularly stubborn bout of cellulitis on my left forarm. Why would this cause my lr to flare on arms, legs and back?
Dermatology Consult: Cold exposure, emboli, vasculitic conditions, high blood viscosity, ischemic stroke and conditions causing excessive coagulation are possibilities. Not know what form of lr you are dealing with makes coming up with a precise reason for your flare up difficult. Good luck! ...Read more
In the past week I have had livedo reticularis in my knees and arms all day for a week with no past history of it? Not in a cold climate, 20 yr old fm
Get it evaluated: This needs evaluation by a dermatologist. Coagulation studies should be considered as this skin reaction can be seen in a relatively uncommon entity called antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Other causes are certainly possible as well. ...Read more
What causes mottled red and white blood-flow in hands and feet?..Red with white spots where there is no blood-flow. Vasculitis? Livedo reticularis?
You may be correct: See a dermatologist. If livedo reticularis, could be related to one of your medications. ...Read more