Posted 6/23/2019 9:15 AM (GMT -6)
Has anyone had dark red skin blotches with no known cause?
Also known as Bateman's purpura or actinic purpura. It's oddly shaped, discolored blotches, on my exposed lower arms. Not a bruise, not a bleeding disorder, or a lack of vitamins.
Suspect is my 'aging' skin becoming thinner, more delicate, and aggravated by steroids like Budesonide, which I've been on for over 3 months. Weaning off it right now. I guess we could get the same 'gift' from Prednisone.
No real harm from the blotches, probably aggravated by the SoFL sun. The dark blotches just both look ugly and remind me than I'm getting older.