When the talk is of bruising, does that include blood coloured bruises?
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Yes, that’s what I get, often about the size of coins for me. Usually on my lower arms, from simple bumps, or scratches from my puppy. I look like I’ve been fighting off an attacker at times. More a Superficial red colour than the traditional deeper purple bruise.
It does with me. The tiniest bump.
Mine is in the same spot on the back of my hand, when it's coming on it usually starts by itching then it becomes slightly raised then it becomes painful and very sore. The back of my hand always feel like something is crawling under my skin that slowly travels up my arm. Would love to know what causes it so if anyone has any idea I woul love to hear it.
the cause is steroids i get them all the time I think they make the skin very thin
I get them too. From blue to red. Or the other way round.
I get them mostly on my lower arms with the slightest knock. Steroidal medication and other types of medication thins the skin especially as we get older. Also long term aspirin use makes the blood thinner so bleed more easily. Sometimes think I could do with arm shields.
I get them, it's mainly due to Steroids and Warfarin. I have bought some protective sleeves/ cuffs from Ebay and wear them when doing jobs such as gardening. They do help quite a lot. If I do get them I use an Aloe Vera based cream called Cyclax which helps clear it quicker.
I use a concealer make-up from Nyx at Boots which does a reasonable job of hiding the marks if needed when trying to look like a normal person!
Oh, and if I make a really good job of it and break the skin and get bleeding, I’ve found I need light sterI strips as sensitive and normal plasters cause worse damage if I try to remove them without soaking thoroughly.
I’d love suggestions for good “plasters” as I also seem to bleed copiously these days from the slightest tear or cut.
I have the same issue, my husband is constantly giving dire warnings of me getting blood poisoning from puppy and gardening wounds but he’s very good at first aid. He often puts a a small dressing on the wound uses Mepitac tape to hold it in place. It isn’t too sticky and comes off a bit too easily at times
I suffer from this also suffer from this, I only have to knock myself and I bruise especially on my lower arms. Have a lovely day and take care 😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxx
I have a newish red one on .ower arm from a thwack from the dog's claw. I dont mind though as in the past on different preventer it would have been a skin rip and open wound. I know this red one will fade soon. Hope that helps. P
So can I ask what you’re on that makes a difference?
I was on Seretide 250 2 puffs twice daily. Skin was a mess from my 50's, so any scars from it being ripped. Within a year of being on Fostair it was hugely improved and now I've not had a rip for quitesome time. Hard,y ever harder purp,e bruising just the odd red one.
Addendum: wear double tubigrip on arms for protection when active ie gardening
The term for this condition is senile purpura. (get it myself) Generally nothing to worry about, but have it checked out if you wish.