Hey Lynnwood, that's a good question. As far as I know, there isn't anything that can be done about the markings. It's a strange kind of "rash". I guess rash isn't even a good description for it. It isn't raised off the skin, doesn't hurt or itch. No scabbing. It's purple markings under the skin. If I find a good picture of what Livido Reticularis is, I'll post the link. I wouldn't classify it as a rash. Mine get brighter when my APS is more active. I think it's stayed about the same in all the same places for a good 6 years now. It does look like a squiggly, lace-like appearance to it. So King, your description of what you have is pretty much how I would describe mine.
Hey Des! Oh that's interesting to know. I didn't know it could be idiopathic. Actually, mine gets worse in the cold too! I think it has to do with circulation. Thanks for letting us know this info!
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