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    What causes marks on the legs while on blood thinner?

Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello doc. My grand mother aged 88 is getting this marks on her legs. She is taking blood thiner, and her Hba1c is 6.5. Whats the reason? What shd she apply?
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Answer few questions

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
I have reviewed the attached photograph and need to ask you few questions:
Are these spots flat with the surface of the skin or raised above the skin?
Are they associated with any burning, itching or any other complaints?
What is the duration of this rash?
Is it persistant or does it disappear and then reappear?
Kindly revert with the answers.
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 14 minutes later
Spots Slightly raised and bit hard.no itching or burning. Persist and increasing .
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Seems to be pigmented purpuric dermatosis

Detailed Answer:
According to your complaints it seems to be pigmented purpuric dermatosis.
It is a chronic, resistant and persistent disease characterised by pigmentation on the legs.
It usually occurs without any cause but can be associated with obesity, diabetes, liver dysfunction or thyroid disease.
If I was her treating doctor I would recommend her to apply a topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream diluted in a moisturising lotion in the ratio of 1:3 twice daily on the affected areas along with tablet calcium dobesilate 500 mg twice daily for 3-4 weeks.
These are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
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