what is mottled skin????

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unknown seizure disorder
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   Posted 12/11/2007 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
i had a seizure today while out shopping and when i come round the paramedic was saying my skin was mottled, and asking me does this usually happen? i didnt no what it was and quickly made up an excuse for it so they wouldnt take me to hopital yet again. ended up going to hospital but pretended to be ok and went before being seen by the doctor because i didnt fancy staying in just wanted to go home to sleep.
 
does any one no what skin mottling is and what causes it?????

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   Posted 12/11/2007 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
First of all, I would like to welcome you to HealingWell.  I am not familiar with the mottled skin.  I was only diagnosed with epilepsy myself about 15-16 months ago, so I am still learning.  Darren, our moderator is on the other side of the world and will be checking in later on.  Believe me, he is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to epilepsy.  Usually if he doesn't know about it, he tries to find out about it.  Or, maybe someone else will come along who has had the same experience.
 
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 12/12/2007 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   

And, right on cue, in steps the encyclopedia... tongue

I seem to be making a habit of knowing the answers to peoples questions just recently! (And Carla always gives me such a warm introduction!)

Mottled Skin: Imagine a leopard's skin (but MUCH less severe!). It is where there are faint spots or patches on the skin. They can very in colour depending on what the cause is. Often red patches are caused by heat but it can also be a sign of an allergic reaction. Did the paramedics give you any other details?

Thats about as scientific as it gets really. Mottled skin is not life threatening, dont worry! I guess the paramedics are interested in case it was an allergy... but I could be wrong on that. (I am wrong occasionally... Despite what Carla might tell you tongue )

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unknown seizure disorder
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   Posted 12/12/2007 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
thanx for the replys the paramedics didnt really say much, just something about peripheral perfusion or something dunno tho,  quickly made an excuse blamed it on a skin complint because i didnt want to go to hopital ha, but they made me go in the ambulance but i discharged myself soon as i got to hospital wivout being seen ha x

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   Posted 12/14/2007 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Peripheral Perfusion really is just a posh word for the blood supply to the surface (in this case skin). Peripheral means outer or outside and Perfusion is the supply of blood to the capillaries in biological tissue. Sometimes you need a dictionary when you talk to paramedics and doctors... its like they talk another language. (Your lucky im nearly fluent! lol) If in doubt, google! It usually comes up with the right answer!


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