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Freckles on feet, Schamburg's disease, prescribed vitamin K and C. Worried about treatment

Freckles on top of feet , schamburg s disease. Prescribed vitamin k and c. Treatment? I am 38 yrs old and I have a lot of freckles (brown spots) on top of my feet up to my inner ankles. I consulted 2 specialists and they both told me its..Schamburg s disease. One Dr. advised to take Vit.K tabs and the other told me to take Vit.C tabs twice a day. They both told me its harmless.... but I am worried. I dont excercise, but since 3-4 weeks I am walking almost 3-4 kms this OK ?? Also I am wearing ankle support medical socks as suggested by my doctor. Pls advise what other care I should take.
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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It is a chronic discoloration of the skin which usually affects the legs and often spreads slowly.
cause- leaky blood vessels near the surface of the skin, capillaries, which allow red blood cells to slip through into the skin. The red blood cells in the skin then fall apart and release their iron which causes a rust color, this accounts for the orange tint of the rash.
symptom- lesions are most frequent on the lower limbs, but may occur anywhere on the body, including the hands, arms, torso and even the neck. They may vary in number and erupt in mass numbers. They consist of irregular patches of orange or brown pigmentation due to hemosiderin (iron), with characteristic "cayenne pepper" spots appearing within and at the edge of old lesions. There are usually no symptoms, although there may be some slight itching. No other significance.
No treatment required for it however vitamin supplement can be given.
so you need not to be worried at all.
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