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Suggest Treatment For Dark Red And Purple Marks On Legs

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Posted on Fri, 14 Oct 2016
Question: I think i already filled this out and paid but I guess I will try again. about 2 hours ago I noticed my legs had turned a dark red color with dark purple spots in places
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Tawde (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Advised to go to ER if can't see a Dermatologist by today...

Detailed Answer:
Hi my dear,

I have just received your query and gone through the photo you sent in.

I noted the dark red color with dark purple spots in your legs that appeared suddenly.

If you don't remember to apply any new cream locally, then, contact dermatitis is ruled out.
A good evaluation of the local blood vessels is needed.

Furthermore, possible infection of the dermis (cellulitis or erysipelas) should be considered if the affected skin has high temperature too.

If cannot see your dermatologist immediately, please go to ER for immediate treatment.

Wishing you a fast recovery!
Dr.Sejdini
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Tawde (49 minutes later)
I haven't yet gone to the er but I did feel my legs and they are hot. i started looking my arms because they are looking bad also both of my arms are heavily scared duet a rash developed years ago that got infected with MRSA. They had to remove part of my muscle in my right arm in about 2010. Im telling you this case I now noticed the dark red alligator skin on my arms also and the white scaring actually looks worse i then applied a lotion I use often and the dark alligator skin started rolling off. this was never a sun burn it is very strange and I'm now even more concerned. i then did the same to the dark parts of my legs and the skin started rolling off of them also. i have no idea what this is, but it is scaring me.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Tawde (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Thinking of MRSA cellulitis back...

Detailed Answer:
Hi back my dear,

As you report to have had MRSA in the past, I strongly think that has come back.

So, please stop being worried and take the necessary action. Go to ER for confirmation or exclusion of it.

Do not apply anything on your thighs except for cold compresses.

You need antibiotics to be taken systematically.

Wishing you a fast recovery.
Dr.Sejdini
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Suggest Treatment For Dark Red And Purple Marks On Legs

Brief Answer: Advised to go to ER if can't see a Dermatologist by today... Detailed Answer: Hi my dear, I have just received your query and gone through the photo you sent in. I noted the dark red color with dark purple spots in your legs that appeared suddenly. If you don't remember to apply any new cream locally, then, contact dermatitis is ruled out. A good evaluation of the local blood vessels is needed. Furthermore, possible infection of the dermis (cellulitis or erysipelas) should be considered if the affected skin has high temperature too. If cannot see your dermatologist immediately, please go to ER for immediate treatment. Wishing you a fast recovery! Dr.Sejdini