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Kids have mottled skin that appears lacy, reddish despite of temperature. Any ideas?

Two out of four kids of mine have mottled skin. My oldest son,21, and my youngest daughter, 15. My son s skin appears lacy deep reddish... and it regardless of temperature. If he s cold , it takes on a purplish- orangish blotchy mottled color. It didn t seem to bother him. Our family doctor dismissed it. It bothers my daughter. She wants to know why her upper arms look like she s mottled with cold. Always blotches. Any ideas?
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Both of your child are suffering from cutis marmorata telengiectetica congenita. In most of the cases it improves with the age as skin also matures with age, but in some it may persist.
In general for the skin lesions there is no specific treatment. But be in touch with dermatologist as rarely there may be some progress in skin lesions.
In few cases it may be associated with glaucoma also, so also consult an opthalmologist for early diagnosis if any. Avoid exposure to cold as it will precipitate the skin lesion.
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