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Broken ribs & broken calvicle. Why would skin burn and turn red?

I just had an injury, 6 broken ribs & a broken clavicle . In the ICU for 3 days. I m healing now but notice that the skin on my back burns from inside only noticeable when I lie down. Many years ago I was living in Japan and read a protein label wrong. I took 6 times the amount of protein daily. After that my skin would burn and turn red and I could even draw a line with my finger and watch it turn red. Then it went away until I ate grapes which for a few years caused the same reaction. No issues for over 20 years, but this feels like the same thing. Got any ideas?
Asked On : Sat, 26 May 2012
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if you have recently got out of the icu it could be that you have a pressure sore on your back from lying on it without moving for many hours. this should improve with time and without any specific intervention but should your symptoms be ongoing I would speak to your dr. dermatographia is the name given to your skin type where red lines appear immediately after scratching the skin.
Answered: Wed, 26 Mar 2014
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